Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager

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The Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager is responsible for overseeing and implementing an organization-wide strategy for identifying, assessing, and mitigating risks. This role requires a deep understanding of various risk categories, regulatory requirements, and industry best practices. The Program Manager will collaborate with cross-functional teams to develop policies, procedures, and tools to manage risks effectively. Additionally, they will lead risk assessment processes, monitor risk indicators, and communicate findings to senior leadership to support informed decision-making.


1. Responsible for providing leadership and management direction surrounding the implementation of strategic risk management programs which are standard based, add value to the agency, and are implemented using a practical and cost–effective method. Also responsible for providing trusted advice to the management team on risk management practices and the effectiveness of such practices that protect the agency’s interest and achievement of strategic objectives in conjunction with the agency’s mission, vision and core values.

Risk Management: Develop and implement an enterprise-wide risk management strategy aligned with organizational goals and objectives. Collaborate with stakeholders across departments to identify, assess, and prioritize risks, including operational, financial, strategic, and compliance risks. Design and implement risk management policies, procedures, and controls to mitigate identified risks and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards. Lead risk assessment processes, including risk identification, analysis, evaluation, and treatment, utilizing industry-standard methodologies. Develop and maintain risk registers, risk matrices, and other tools to track and monitor risks, their potential impacts, and mitigation actions. Establish key risk indicators (KRIs) and develop reporting mechanisms to provide timely insights into emerging risks and trends. Conduct regular risk reviews and assessments to evaluate the effectiveness of risk mitigation strategies and controls. Coordinate with internal audit, compliance, legal, and other relevant functions to address risk-related issues and findings. Provide guidance and support to business units on risk management practices, including risk identification, assessment, and mitigation. Facilitate risk awareness training sessions and workshops to promote a risk-aware culture across the organization. Stay informed about industry trends, regulatory changes, and emerging risks to continually enhance the risk management program. Prepare and present risk management reports and recommendations to senior leadership and the board of directors.

Project Level Risk Management: Implement an integrated project level risk function that ties into long-range planning, enterprise risk management, strategic planning, the annual budget cycle and the refueling outage planning cycle providing qualitative and quantitative risk analysis at both the projected level and aggregated portfolio level. Scope applies to the full agency project portfolio. Risk analysis activities must follow a systematic approach and align with industry standards. Any major change to the process requires effective use of change management.

2. Risk Management specific – act as assist to the Chief / Deputy Chief Risk Officer in that responsible for risk related activities in the absence of the Chief / Deputy Chief Risk Officer.

3. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of general economic conditions, plant condition, changing trends, and industry activities that may affect the agency (positive and/or negative) regarding emerging risks and advise the agency leadership.

4. Develop and maintain professional relationships with key contacts in the community and the industry.

5. Performs other duties as assigned or apparent. May be required to participate in the Emergency Response Organization or Outage support.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in engineering or business and at least fifteen years of experience related to fuel management, accounting, or finance.

  • Experience must include managing diverse functions with a high level of problem solving responsibility.

This posting is open through 5/19/24

Pay Range

$124,510.00 - $186,764.00 Annual



Typically, selected candidates are hired between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Offers will be negotiated based on each candidate's qualifications.

Incentive Compensation

This role may be eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan. Incentives are earned based on employee performance against defined metrics and company goals.


Energy Northwest (EN) offers a highly competitive and substantial benefits package which allows qualifying employees (and their families) to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits may include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurances, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance. EN offers three retirement programs to qualifying employees including a matching 401(k) deferred compensation plan, the Washington State Pension Plan (PERS), and a 457(b) savings plan. Qualifying employees will also accrue 160 hours of personal time per year and nine paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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