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Senior Cyber Security Consultant

R-044360
  1. Cheltenham, London, Bristol
  1. Security, aerospace & defence

Senior Cyber Security Consultant

Let's make our world safer, smarter, better.

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

The successful candidate will be a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and conscientious individual who has relevant experience implementing Cyber Security in an Operational Technology (OT) environment such as energy, utilities or transportation. Your engagements will be consulting-led, focused on understanding our customers’ business, building trust, winning work and providing Cyber Security expertise across the spectrum of people, process and technology, covering strategic and advisory through to secure solution design. To be successful in this role you need to have the ability to work on multiple projects and with many stakeholders concurrently.

Your purpose

  • Provide Cyber Security advice and guidance for Critical National Infrastructure clients in ‘business as usual’, technical refresh and new project environments

  • Be able to apply technical knowledge, with creative and innovative thinking in a broad range of complex and non-routine contexts

  • Identify and establish good security governance to meet client business requirements

  • Perform Cyber Security risk assessments and determine the most cost-effective deployment of security controls and solutions in line with the business risk appetite to protect OT systems and maximise uptime and resilience

  • Create client policies and procedures to meet corporate and regulatory requirements and standards, taking into account normal working practices in OT environments

  • Select appropriate technology to meet clients’ security requirements and help them deploy that technology in a live CNI environment

  • Build successful working relationships with team members, key customers and stakeholders that improves the value of the security services being performed

What you can bring

  • Experience of delivering technical Cyber Security consultancy in an OT environment in a relevant domain such as energy, utilities or transportation

  • Experience of conducting engagements on live industrial plants including risk assessments/management and the deployment of appropriate controls

  • An excellent communicator, verbal (active listener) and written (able to write concisely)

  • Ability to articulate and pitch Cyber Security advice both at a technical and non-technical level, directly to key client stakeholders

  • Ability to work on multiple projects and tasks concurrently, successfully balancing business and client priorities and delivering security outcomes to tight deadlines whilst managing client stakeholder expectations

  • Ability to work effectively both individually and within a team in a multi-discipline environment and in a matrix organisation

  • Deep understanding of the way that OT systems are procured, designed, deployed and operated, including best practice around the way that cyber security is factored into these processes

  • Familiarity with one or more OT cyber security standards or regulatory frameworks such as IEC 62443, NIST CSF, the Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations or HSE OG-0086. GICSP, IEC/ISA 62443 or other cyber security qualification with strong relevance to OT cyber would be an advantage.

  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo a security vetting process and offers of employment will be subject to relevant security clearance being granted

  • Flexibility over travel throughout the UK.

Why work for Atkins?

Our ADS&T teams provide independent and objective advice in mission-critical sectors. Join us to make a direct difference in helping our country to achieve its security and defence goals. From advisory, conceptual design and acquisition, through transformation, manufacture, certification and in-service support. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in the industry.

We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. So, you'll be part of a culture that wants to see more women in senior roles. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters. These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to being a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

Meeting your needs

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Flexible Working

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements

Diversity & Inclusion

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Security

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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