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Enterprise Risk Program Manager

CPS Energy

CPS Energy

San Antonio, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, January 19, 2024

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Position Summary

As the Enterprise Risk Program Manager, you will be responsible for developing, facilitating, and leading the oversight, execution, and evolution of the Enterprise Risk Management Program and all the related processes. Using a consultative approach, you will facilitate discussions and meetings with various internal business unit customers to assess and identify organizational risks and create mitigation plans for the higher-level risks. You will be accountable for providing the framework and high standards for the Enterprise Risk Management Program, providing oversight, and creating awareness and education about risk at all levels of the organization. You are responsible for coordinating meetings at the executive level to achieve consensus on the current identified risks, and accountable to help set the vision and direction for the program which includes meeting with executive management and providing periodic updates at various Board meetings.

Pay Grade: 17

Deadline to apply: open until filled

Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Encourages and facilitates enterprise risk engagement and awareness across and through the organization. This will include, among other things, attending reoccurring business unit staff meetings, assisting in further developing a training program for all levels of the organization, scheduling meetings with stakeholders to discuss emerging risks as they are identified, and creating self-help risk tools/ metrics to assist the business units.
  • As part of the overall integrated planning of the organization, facilitates and coordinates a periodic, review of the enterprise risk register for the organization, which culminates in achieving executive consensus of current and new enterprise risks. Other integrated planning responsibilities include validating risk considerations in business cases and facilitating the creation of mitigation plans for any high and swan risks identified and overseeing the succeeding engagement activities with the business units to ensure the mitigation plans implemented remain on track.
  • Implement initiatives to improve the program’s effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new ideas, metrics, training, and concepts identified as necessary to further the maturity of the risk program and to follow emerging risk management best practices.
  • Provide effective leadership to the Risk Management team and assisting in building team cohesiveness and engagement.
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with various leaders, at all levels of the organization, to contribute to cross-functional team objectives.
  • Lead and facilitate risk red sheets, risk assessments, and risk matrix evaluations to enable risk-based decision making.
  • Responsible for overseeing and/or updating and maintaining the enterprise risk register and mitigation plan database.
  • Assist in other enterprise risk tasks, projects and leadership activities as needed.
  • Produce effective PowerPoint presentations as needed for meetings.
  • Attend/present at CPS Energy Board of Trustees committee meetings as needed.
  • Attend events and training sponsored by different risk associations.

Minimum Skills

Minimum Knowledge and Abilities

Professional risk management certification/designation such as Certified Risk Manager (CRM), certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) or comparable risk management certification
Excellent relational, analytical, planning, multi-tasking, negotiating, problem-solving, verbal, written and communication skills
Extensive enterprise risk management experience
Strong understanding of internal controls
Organizational agility - solid & proven aptitude to seamlessly navigate through the organization and work with different levels of management, personalities, and ambiguity but still produce solid and useable results
Proven critical thinking & analytical skills - problem diagnosis, resolution options, successful plan execution
Commitment, drive and resolve for producing comprehensive, high quality work
Demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
Must possess strong personal computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Business, Finance, Enterprise Risk Management, Economics, Math, Accounting, or other quantitative field from an accredited university.
  • Extensive CPS Energy institutional knowledge related to this posted position.
  • Familiarity identifying and establishing Key Risk Indicators (KRI) to monitor critical risks.
  • Experience with the electric or gas utility industry gained through experience at an electric/gas utility, an investment bank, consultant, or other professional service provider serving the industry.
  • Experience with GRC (Governance, Risk & Compliance) framework and related software solutions.
  • Experience with ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) solutions such as SAP, PeopleSoft, or Hyperion.
  • Experience establishing an aligned assurance framework to create a common risk language and risk management process for an organization.


Developing Plans
Driving Projects to Completion
Communicates Effectively
Navigating Organizations
Prioritizing and Organizing Work
Driving Continuous Improvement

Minimum Education

Bachelor’s degree in Enterprise Risk Management, Business, Accounting, Finance, Math or related business or quantitative field from an accredited university.

Required Certifications

Working Environment

Indoor work, operating computer, manual dexterity, talking, hearing, repetitive motion. Use of personal computing equipment, telephone, multi- functioning printer and calculator.
Ability to travel to and from meetings, training sessions or other business related events.

Physical Demands

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time.
Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

CPS Energy does not discriminate against applicants or employees. CPS Energy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfers and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information or any other protected status. CPS Energy will comply with all laws and regulations.