Cyber Security Consultant

Ref: ZR_6499_JOB  ·  Posted on 01 October 2021


  • These roles are required to support our client’s work within Critical National Infrastructure.
  • There are a range of opportunities, so your role will vary depending on your existing experience, our clients’ needs and your aspirations.

The successful candidate will be a knowledgeable, enthusiastic and conscientious individual who has relevant experience implementing Cyber Security within CNI 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.

Key responsibilities
  • 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 Operational Technology 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 Operational Technology 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.
Skills & experience
  • Experience of delivering technical Cyber Security consultancy in a CNI 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.
  • 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.
  • Flexibility over travel throughout the UK.

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Part-time opportunities/flexible working is available to suit individual needs.

Additional benefits


  • Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance – Life assurance will be 4 x salary for new starters, whether or not they are in a pension scheme.
  • Holidays – Basic entitlement 25 days with option to buy an additional 15 days or to sell 5 days.
  • Income Protection – All annual salaried UK employees who are aged between 16 to state pension age except casual employees who are hourly paid.
  • Professional Fees – Annual subscription reimbursed for membership of a professional body relevant to your role with the client.
  • Season Ticket Loan – All UK employees are eligible on successful completion of their probationary period.

This position offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including bonus scheme, private medical insurance employee assistance program and pension, along with a whole host of flexible benefits to include childcare vouchers, flexi-leave, travel insurance and dental care.

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