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IT Security Specialist

  • Job reference: CS-002375
  • Sector: Security, Support Services
  • Location: Epsom
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Atkins is part of the SNC Lavalin Group of companies, the delivery of its IT is via a function called Group IS which is organised as a global operation with significant presence in India.  Group IS has developed an operating model for 2020 to revolutionise the way IT services are provided to the company, moving from a ‘Business as Usual’ focus to an organisation driven by Business Value.  Key concepts include:  transitioning to digital products, adopting agile delivery approaches across the organisation, leveraging cloud services, and applying focus to supporting company project bids and delivery.

Job Description
An opportunity has arisen for a confident, diligent and business focussed individual to join our IT Security team providing services to a global user base involved in some of the most imaginative engineering projects in the world.

Using their knowledge of Information and IT Security the role holder will provide a bridge between business protection and business agility.  A key aspect of this will be accrediting suppliers and managing accreditation of our systems for civil and government customers.

The ideal candidate will be well versed in standard security frameworks and will be an evangelist for security as an enabler both within the wider IT team and the rest of the business.

The role is based in Epsom but opportunities for working from home or other Atkins offices may be available after a period of probation and evaluation.

Knowledge of:
• Common legal requirements for security reporting
• Information / Cyber security frameworks
The following experience:
o Achieving and maintaining accreditation under UK government frameworks
o Working in a multinational IT function
o Standard risk management frameworks
o Supporting bids for new work by compiling answers to security questionnaires.
o Use of a major ITSM product 
o Presenting security topics to senior business stakeholders
o Evaluating physical security measures for IT
o Organising external and internal vulnerability assessments
o Interpreting security reports and security alerts.
o Assessment of the security of Cloud and other 3rd party suppliers
This role requires the following skills:
• Creation of documents and performing analysis using standard Microsoft Office.
• A good standard of written and spoken English
Other additional skills / experience which would be of benefit:
• Data analysis using PowerBi and SQL server
• Experience of obtaining IT Security accreditation for government and other organisations.
• A good standard of written and spoken French

Preference would be given to candidates possessing the following qualifications or equivalent:
• CCP / Security & Information Risk Advisor
• Degree educated
• Post graduate qualification in information security
• CompTia Security+ or equivalent experience
• CSA Certificate of Cloud Security knowledge or equivalent 

• Evaluating reported security incidents and escalating as appropriate
• Defining security incident response processes
• Obtaining / creating security training awareness material
• Presenting security topics to business users
• Addressing security questionnaires from customers and other 3rd parties
• Evaluating the security posture of Cloud and 3rd Party Suppliers
• Carrying out risk assessments for IT changes and policy waivers
• Discovering and documenting external/customer requirements for security 
• Providing security relevant metrics to the business and to IT management
• Acting as a liaison between IT Security and the Global Security team
• Acting as an advocate for business within the security team
• Creating and maintaining system and topic specific policies

The Individual
We are seeking someone with the following personal attributes:
• Ability to build and maintain efficient working relationships 
• Keen to take ownership of and accountability for relevant products and services 
• Ability to plan, prioritize and complete your own work, whilst remaining a team player 
• A strong work ethic and commitment to service delivery.
• A good communicator able to engage with all levels of management

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and benefits:
Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

Security Clearance:
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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