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Risk Management Specialist

Solicitation number MA021-20-0031

Publication date

Closing date and time 2020/02/19 13:00 EST


    1. Title
    Risk Management Specialist
    2. Objective
    Provide support to Marine Atlantic’s Risk Department in its efforts to establish a Divisional level
    Risk Process that aligns with its existing Enterprise Risk Management Framework.
    3. Background
    Implementation of a Divisional level Risk Management process is an important next step in
    Marine Atlantic’s journey of ERM maturity. This will have a significant impact on our ability to
    embed a Risk culture as well as increase the Corporation’s capacity for success in the
    achievement of its strategic objectives.
    4. Scope of Services
    Stream 3: Risk Management Specialist
    Intermediate: 5 - < 10 years of experience
    The required services may include, but are not limited to the following:
    • Conducting risk assessments and evaluating potential risk and losses
    • Assisting in prioritization and assignment of risks
    • Coaching, mentoring and training project teams in risk mitigation techniques
    • Documenting process improvements
    • Preparing reports for internal or external publication (Corporate Services, Policy,
    • Liaising with and interviewing stakeholders, as required, to obtain, clarify and exchange
    information, in-order to co-ordinate and manage the Risk Assessment Process
    • Identifying, confirming and documenting the objectives and priorities specific to the
    process, project, program or strategic direction being assessed, feasibility studies
    • Identifying relevant risks and opportunities (including, but not limited to, economic,
    political, operational, legal, reputation, technical, organizational, accounting, banking and
    social risks) that threaten the objectives and priorities
    • Utilizing both quantitative and qualitative techniques, as appropriate, to assess the
    likelihood that a risk event will occur/or the impact if the risk event occurs
    • Recommending and documenting suggested Risk Responses necessary to manage the
    likelihood and/or impact of the identified risks
    • Performing Control Risk Assessments and analysis, which may include statistical
    sampling and analysis of existing controls
    • Assisting with the on-going monitoring of risk and assisting with the implementation of
    risk response/mitigation strategies
    • Preparing draft and finalized risk assessments, briefing notes, presentations and papers
    related to risk management, and developing and updating risk management plans
    • Providing advice with respect to risk management best practices and providing guidance
    and direction to assist in managing risk

    Activities include:
    • Supporting the Corporation’s Risk Officer with the roll out of a Divisional risk process
    using the existing ERM Framework. This support will encompass the following activities:
    • Identification of the “top” risks for each Division based on their core business activities
    • Conducting risk assessments for each Division’s top risks
    • Identification of existing controls and additional activities required to further mitigate the
    • Identification of risk metrics for each Division
    • Development, facilitation, and capturing of outputs of Divisional Risk workshops
    • Liaising with and interviewing stakeholders to identify risks and validate information
    • Providing guidance, coaching for Directors/Managers and their respective teams in the
    creation of the risk registers
    • Preparing draft and finalized documents relative to the roll out of the process as required
    (i.e., Risk registers, briefing notes, presentations, communiques etc.)
    • Creation and establishment of quarterly reporting requirements
    • Development of formal Divisional risk tools and templates for reporting
    • Organizing Divisional space on the Corporation’s Internal information management
    • Development of a detailed active process for Divisions to use in the management of risk
    including a calendar of activities/Divisional workflow
    • Delivery of sessions with a consultative component to solidify the risk management
    active process before finalizing
    • Facilitating understanding of the linkages to the Corporate level Risks
    • Expansion of ERM guide to capture Divisional process and convert it to electronic format
    with hyperlinks to tools and templates
    • Establishment of a Director level committee including terms of reference for risk
    management at the Divisional level
    5. Official Languages
    All work to be performed and written in English.
    6. Work Location
    The onsite location for this project is the Port Aux Basques office located at: 239 Grand Bay
    Road, Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland, A0M 1C0. However, the location of the work will
    depend on the nature of specific deliverable listed above. It is estimated that the majority of
    work can be done remotely but that the Risk Management Specialist will need to be flexible to
    travel as required to the onsite location, as well as to St. John’s Newfoundland and North
    Sydney, Nova Scotia.

    Contract duration

    Refer to the description above for full details.

    Trade agreements

    • Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA)

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    Contact information

    Contracting organization

    Marine Atlantic Inc.
    10 Fort William Place
    St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 1K4
    Contracting authority
    Pothier, Stephanie
    65 Memorial Drive
    North Sydney, NS, B2A 0B9

    Buying organization(s)

    Marine Atlantic Inc.
    10 Fort William Place
    St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 1K4
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    Summary information

    Notice type
    Request for Proposal
    English, French
    Region(s) of delivery
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Region of opportunity
    Newfoundland and Labrador
    Procurement method
    Competitive – Open Bidding
    Commodity - GSIN
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