Specialist, Risk Management

Are you looking for a new opportunity in the field of risk management in an organisation that strongly supports professional growth? Would You like to develop operational risk management of VTT and be part of integrating risk management to everyday day work as a part of everyday business? We are looking for You who has strong capabilities in risk management and good understanding on security.  

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning, and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World

In this position you will be a member of team of security and information security specialists, which is part of VTT’s Security function lead by the Head of Security. In this role you have a possibility to become a top talent in risk management. The role can also be modified to match your expertise and ambitions.


What you will do:

In this role you will have the overall responsibility and ownership of reporting and analyzing VTT’s exposure in various operational risks, which can vary from personal protection to information systems and satellites. Position includes coordination of Business Continuity Management (BCM) activities. Your team works in close collaboration with different Business and Research Areas. Your responsibilities include risk monitoring and reporting and development of processes and tools around them. In your role you will provide reports and analyses to enable sound risk decisions.


Who we are looking for:

You are highly analytical, and you can drive change and implement robust and effective processes. You can understand the big picture but at the same time you are willing to work hands-on with details. You can be an experienced professional or in the beginning of your career – the thing we value the most is your attitude. You have the ability and willingness to develop an in-depth understanding of research organisation and its risk management.

We expect you to have a willingness to develop by learning from others, challenging conventional and innovating in new ways of working. You seek for a life-long learning. You are always ready to support others but also challenge when necessary. You have commitment and ambition and hunger to grow in your role.

We hope that you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or similar.
  • Prior experience in the field of risk management and security.
  • Ability to handle tight deadlines and at times high workload.
  • Precision and an eye for the details.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to liaise at different levels in the organisation and to engage other stakeholders.
  • The Ability of being self-driven, enjoying taking initiative and willing to actively enhance own knowledge and skills through training and learning.
  • A good team player but also able to take initiative and responsibility.
  • Fluent oral and written Finnish and English.


With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

  • Work with a strong purpose. At VTT, you’ll get to use your professional expertise to help solve the greatest challenges of our time through science and innovation. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating solving systemic and technological challenges, such as reaching carbon neutrality and creating superior digital systems. At VTT, you’ll get to do your part in driving this meaningful change through your own professional skills. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.  
  • An inspiring community. VTT houses all the cutting-edge fields of innovation from quantum technology to synthetic biology under one roof. As a professional at VTT, you’ll get to witness and influence the future of science and technology as it happens. 
  • Career and learning opportunities. As a scientific expert organisation, we put a lot of emphasis on learning and development and support our people in reaching their full potential. People tend to stay at VTT for more than 10 years, as we offer opportunities to develop and grow into new responsibilities. If you’re curious, ambitious, and willing to learn, VTT is the place to take your career to the next level.
  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture great team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work-life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays, we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation programmes and training on cognitive ergonomics.

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!


Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 25 May 2022. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.


Interested and want to know more?

Got interested? Feel free to contact Head of Security Tero Reponen, tero.reponen@vtt.fi, +358 405 529 258


We look forward to hearing from you!


Location: Espoo

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have 80 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.


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