Operational Technology Cyber Security Consultant

The role

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future. 

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life

PA's Digital Trust and Cyber Security team comprises approximately 100 consultants focused on multiple sectors. Part of this team focuses on Operational Technology (OT) Cyber Security and Critical National Infrastructure across the energy, utilities, manufacturing and transport sectors

Our OT Cyber Security team in the UK is seeking talented consultants, at Analyst to Principal Consultant grades, with demonstrable experience in OT cyber security to support its business growth and new clients in this area.

You will already have a reputation for delivering innovative solutions within a critical infrastructure company, manufacturing, equipment vendor or professional services firm. You will have demonstrable experience of the cyber security issues facing organisations and particularly security risk management relating to OT. You will have a keen understanding of the direction of travel for these types of systems in terms of the integration of information systems and OT and what this means in terms of cyber security risks and enabling opportunities for business transformation through digitalisation. You will possess a strong team focus, excellent communication, relationship building and influencing skills. 

We are looking for candidates with demonstrable experience in:

  • Security management of industrial control and operational technology systems and applications such as:
    • Process control
    • SCADA
    • Distributed control
    • PLCs and RTUs
    • Industrial cyber security and data communications
    • Electricity transmission and distribution network control.
  • IoT and Industrial IoT
  • Industrial cyber security risk management, architecture and security monitoring
  • Key industries such as:
    • Electricity generation, transmission, distribution and distributed energy
    • Smart energy and metering
    • Oil and gas
    • Water
    • Civil Nuclear
    • Transport (including aviation, rail, maritime, road and autonomous vehicles)
    • Wider critical infrastructure
  • Security standards relating to the sector, including:
    • NCSC NIS Guidance and CAF
    • ISO 27001 and ISO 27005
    • NERC CIP
    • ISA-99/IEC 62443
    • NIST CSF.

As a self-starter, you will have the ability to operate successfully in a commercial environment and flourish in an entrepreneurial setting that offers you the opportunity to work at the highest levels within a global centre of excellence.

Unlike other consultancies, we are a largely employee owned business that rewards on merit and shares its success.  

As a member of PA’s Digital Trust and Cyber Security team you can expect to consult to a wide range of clients throughout the UK, Europe and globally covering a wide range of critical industries.

Based from one of our UK offices you should expect to travel and work on client sites and you should have the unconditional right to work globally.

 

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we recognise the value of flexible working. As soon as you join, we’ll have an open discussion about what works best for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for those major family milestones.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year in addition to your standard allowance.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to grow your career ambitions and keep you curious.

Planning for the future

We offer all the sensible things as well, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether you’re just starting out, or you’re a practiced hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone at PA get the support they need.
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Going further afield

With offices spread across the globe, we’re able to relocate our people who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off – so can you.

Location

The base office for this role is Victoria, London. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.

Address

10 Bressenden Place, Westminster, London SW1E 5DN

Transport links

Our office is a short walk from Victoria station. Victoria is on the National Rail as well as Circle & District and Victoria Underground lines.

Victoria – 2 minutes walk
Charing Cross – 15 minutes by tube
Waterloo – 15 minutes by tube

Our offices

Additional Information

Benefits

  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)
     

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com