Senior Internal Audit & Risk Lead, Operations - VR/28679

Status: Permanent
Location: Aberdeen or London
Rate: Available Upon Request

Permanent opportunity to join largest London listed E&P organisation as Senior Internal Audit & Risk Lead. In this role you would be responsible for delivery of targeted internal audit activities for non-finance audits.


The Senior Internal Audit & Risk Lead will play a key role in establishing and embedding effective internal audit practices as part of in-housing audit delivery capability. Reporting to the group Internal Audit Manager, duties will include:

  • Supporting the embedding of the company risk management framework across the company, under guidance from Group Risk Manager.
  • Contributing to the development of the risk-based Internal Audit (IA) 6 monthly plan.
  • Driving internal audit quality through demonstration of IA expertise.
  • Owning and developing relationships with key stakeholders as part of an integrated IA and Risk stakeholder management plan.
  • Working effectively with other team members, including co-sourcing teams and internal technical resources, to manage and deliver specific internal audit or risk activities under guidance of the relevant Group Manager, including: audit scoping, process documentation, identifying relevant risks, assessing control design effectiveness and testing control operating effectiveness.
  • Where issues are identified, working with management, and influencing as required, to agree appropriate mitigating activities with reference to agreed risk appetites.
  • Preparing clear, timely, accurate and comprehensive working papers to record all work undertaken, and peer reviewing other team members work to ensure quality.
  • Pro-actively informing leadership of risks or exposures related to internal controls requiring prompt action.
  • Contributing to risk and internal control assessments of acquired companies.
  • Managing internal audit action management process including: recording, tracking, validating closure, and reporting to senior management of the status of internal audit actions.
  • Contributing to IA and Risk’s participation in critical business and technology initiatives and projects as directed.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of IA and Risk Team Vision and actioning the plan to continue to mature inhouse risk and controls capability.


Experience required:

  • Experience of working in an operations or technical role within an oil and gas or similar business environment.
  • Ability to work independently, and as part of a team, to deliver efficient and effective risk and assurance activity.
  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships whilst also providing robust challenge.
  • Strong organisational skills with a focus on detail, process and investigative instinct.
  • Adaptability, and ability to operate and prioritise effectively through business change.
  • Good team player with the ability to work collaboratively with both Harbour Energy staff and third-party resources.
  • Working knowledge of process documentation.


This can be a development role so the skills listed below will be developed in a successful applicant to enhance existing technical skills.

  • Internal audit / assurance, or equivalent, professional qualification (e.g. IIA).
  • Oil and gas or extractive industries experience.
  • Knowledge of the design and implementation of risk management frameworks and experience in helping businesses manage risk.


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