Senior Consultant – PRM, Risk Transformation – Melbourne

EY Risk Transformation team helps addressing client issues such as business performance variability, business and process controls transformation; application security integrity, governance, risk and control (GRC) technology enablement, business and/or IT GRC, continuous monitoring, vendor and contract risk management and IT risk management. We enhance performance through creating risk- enabled organizations. We help clients identify important risks, design frameworks to manage them and improve the effectiveness and efficiency of risk management.


A broad range of risk- based advisory services our Risk Transformation team provides include Program Risk Management (PRM) which assists our clients in proactively identifying and managing risks in programs and individual projects. This can be achieved by providing independent verification of the state of mission-critical business and IT programs and initiatives (growth or operational excellence). Additionally the PRM team assists organizations with designing and implementing the governance programs necessary for ongoing decision making and risk management that can lead to success. Our team provides fact- based advice to senior executives in five strategic areas: Independent Project and Program Review (IPR); Independent Program Management Office maturity assessment; Investment Governance and Portfolio Management; Strategic Sourcing Risk Advisory and Expert Witness Services.


About the Opportunity

Proactively identifying and managing risk to provide clients with the visibility, predictability, and management criteria to effectively identify and manage risk to positively influence the outcome (reduce the cost and/or enhance the effectiveness) of a program or initiative. The PRM practice combines large complex program and project management experience with unique insights gained from years of program/project management experience and expert witness work. This background provides our resources with the understanding and the ability to rapidly identify and remediate the root cause of incremental failures that, if not contained, can lead to large- scale program or project failure.



Our Program Risk Management team is all about helping clients to improve the attainment of project goals and achieve the anticipated business benefits for complex programs and projects.

In your role as a Senior Consultant you will be responsible for:


  • Participating in Program Risk Management engagements

-        Project complexity factors and governance pre- planning alignment

-        Project formation and launch

-        Execution controls and performance monitoring

-        Pre- implementation readiness assessments

-        Post- implementation analysis

-        Project risk management planning and implementation

  • Working effectively as a team member sharing responsibility, providing support, maintaining communication and updating senior team members on progress
  • Preparing reports and schedules for clients and other parties
  • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships with clients
  • Participating in business development initiatives such as writing proposals

 About You


The successful candidate will work with client personnel to identify, analyze, and evaluate project and program risk factors. You will love working in a dynamic team environment with fellow-minded motivated and collegiate professionals.  You will bring high levels of energy and enthusiasm to what you do, and want to join an organisation that values learning and growth. You may have previous experience working for a professional services firm or State/Federal Government organisation and have the following:


  • A bachelor's degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience;
  • A degree in Computer Science or Engineering, or a business degree with a minor in Computer Systems and Engineering Certification, or be pursuing certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Experience in project risk management
  • Relationship management and business development experience
  • Ability to effectively interact with project executive sponsors, a project team and external consultants with excellent presentation, organizational, and project planning skills

 What we look for

We’re interested in leaders with a genuine creative vision and the confidence to make it happen. You can expect plenty of autonomy in this role, so you’ll also need the ability to take initiative and seek out opportunities to improve our current relationships and processes.  If you’re serious about Risk Transformation and ready to take on some of our clients’ most complex issues, this role is for you.  


What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded based on your performance and the value you bring. Our Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working, career development, and an extensive range of wellbeing and benefit offerings. We are happy to consider formal and informal flexible working arrangement.  To find out how some of our people are using these arrangements to help them achieve a lifestyle balance, please click here.


Who we are

EY is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer offering a vast range of internal networks including Unity, our LGBTI network and our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander network.  These provide our people with the opportunity to connect across offices and allow us all to embrace and value the diverse society we live within.  We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process and supportive work environment. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application.


About EY

As a global leader in advisory services, we’re using the finance products, knowledge and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better.   Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime.


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The preferred applicant will be subject to employment screening by EY or by their external third party provider.


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