Principal OT Cyber Security Specialist

Sellafield Ltd
Sellafield, Cumbria
Closing date
2 Nov 2020
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Who we are looking for:

Sellafield Ltd is recruiting a Principal OT Cybersecurity Specialist. The role will be based in West Cumbria and you will be working on some of the most leading-edge engineering challenges here in the UK.
We are interested in hearing from candidates who have a proven track record in providing expert Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity support to projects and programmes. 

About the role:

This leadership role will initially support the Head of Cyber Programme in the development, and implementation, of a new suite of arrangements covering Cybersecurity for Operational Technology across all phases of an asset’s lifecycle. It will require engagement at both Sellafield Ltd and 3rd party locations with senior stakeholders, both internally and externally, including regulators (ONR, HSE) and the UK National Technical Authority (NCSC), as well as new, and in-flight, projects including those being delivered through Programme, Project Partners.

Further accountabilities include:

  • Provide expert Operational Technology (OT) Cybersecurity support to projects and programmes.
  • Develop the Professional and Technical networks and future company OT Cybersecurity specialists required to deliver the site plan.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring for Sellafield Ltd. (SL) Senior Managers relating to OT Cybersecurity.

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To thrive in this role you will need:

Degree (min 2:2) or equivalent in engineering or computer science

Accredited to an appropriate professional body, e.g. IET or BCS providing depth and breadth of knowledge to perform effectively in a leadership role.

GICSP qualification and accreditation

Evidence of operating in a leadership capacity on legislative, regulatory, and management system issues internally and externally.

Evidence of utilising leadership skills to influence and manage senior stakeholders, both internally and externally.

Demonstration of extensive knowledge of procedures, methods, and full underlying principles of applicant’s area of expertise i.e. specific technology or asset lifecycle

Evidence of performing at strategic level (thinking and planning) as well as tactical and operational levels.

You may also have:

Evidence of managing an operating budget effectively and participating in tender evaluations and make-or-buy decisions.

Additional Information Closing Date: 19/10/2020

Salary: £60,724

Diversity & Inclusion Statement

In promoting equal opportunities, Sellafield Ltd welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

Additional Information

You are advised to regularly check your emails (including any junk mail/spam folders) for correspondence related to this post, including assessment or interview invitations and any other type of correspondence relating to your application. In the event of a high number of responses to any advert, Sellafield Ltd reserves the right to close the programme early.

Work at Sellafield Ltd, and you’re not just building a career. You’re embarking on a mission. Joining 10,000 men and women on a 100-year project transforming the Sellafield site, leaving it a safe, environmentally sound space for all the generations that follow.

Tomorrow-defining work

Sellafield Ltd is a global centre for nuclear engineering management. We pioneered the harnessing of nuclear power to generate electricity for the country. Now the world is watching as we set international standards in high-hazard reduction. In short, we’re at the forefront of the industry.

A smart community

We have the site at Sellafield (West Cumbria) and our office at Risley (near Warrington). Together, these are home to the greatest concentration of PhDs in the UK. Join us and you’ll work shoulder-to-shoulder with industry-leading – sometimes world-leading – experts. There are generations and generations of knowledge here and people only too willing to share it. Our culture of continuous improvement is underpinned by commitment to professional and personal development few can match.

Projects on an epic scale

The Sellafield site is one of the biggest construction sites in the UK. Our challenges are almost always industry firsts. Hazard reduction is incredibly demanding technically, calling for vision, imagination and expertise. The complexity of each project is unmatched anywhere else in the nuclear sector.

We currently have 11 major projects either in design or construction, with more than £350 million per year invested. Whether you’re designing, delivering or supporting these projects, we’re talking about CV-defining opportunities.

A global nuclear renaissance

There’s a nuclear renaissance going on around the world. This is an industry for the future – with Sellafield Ltd at its heart. The skills you gain with us will stand you in very good stead – whether leading projects here, progressing your career in the wider world of nuclear energy, or working in a different sector entirely.

Excellent safety

Our relentless pursuit of excellence is reflected in our health, safety, security and environmental performance, and the quality of the products and services we deliver to our customers. One in five of our employees have a specific safety role – helping to ensure that our safety performance is world-class across our operations and sites.

Breathtaking beauty or city life

Opportunities based at our Sellafield site and Risley office come with the opportunity to live in one of two great locations. Whether you’re seeking outdoor thrills or tranquility, you’ll find it all close at hand in the Lake District or along the Cumbrian coast. Our Risley office combines hi-tech development with close proximity to the vibrant city life of Manchester and Liverpool.




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