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Information Security Manager

Smarter Grid Solutions
Glasgow, City of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Engineering, IT, Security
Job Role
IT Security Manager
Job Type
Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is a pioneering technology company that spearheaded the introduction of Active Network Management in the UK, and is now a world-leading provider of DERMS Software to electrical utilities across the UK, Europe and North America. We have a customer base that includes major utilities including UK Power Networks, Western Power Distribution, Consolidated Edison, Hydro One and Southern California Edison and controls over 500 MW of renewable generation, from wind turbines to electric vehicles, across its customer territories.

We are looking for an experienced Information Security Manager to join our exceptional team of professionals. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, you will have a track record of leading security and compliance programmes in SMEs, preferably in the technology space.

This role is critical for safeguarding the SGS's sensitive data, ensuring regulatory compliance, and maintaining a resilient security posture in the dynamic energy sector.


1. Security Strategy and Planning:
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define the SGS's security strategy.
  • Create and execute security roadmaps, considering business objectives and risk appetite.
  • Stay informed about emerging threats and technologies.

2. Incident Response and Security Operations:
  • Develop incident response plans and coordinate security incident handling.
  • Oversee security monitoring, vulnerability assessments, and penetration testing.
  • Manage security incidents and coordinate with relevant teams.

3. Security Awareness and Training:
  • Promote security awareness across the SGS.
  • Conduct training sessions for employees on security best practices.
  • Foster a security-conscious culture.

4. Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC):
  • Develop and implement information security policies, procedures, and standards aligned with industry best practices.
  • Ensure compliance with relevant regulations, including ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and GDPR.
  • Engaging with key company stakeholders, assessing and actively managing risk through effective mitigation strategies.

5. ISO 27001 & ISO 9001 Compliance:
  • Lead ISO 27001 & ISO 9001 compliance activities.
  • Maintain our integrated management systems for information security and quality management.
  • Monitor and audit controls to ensure ongoing compliance.

  • Proven experience in information security management.
  • Strong knowledge of information security frameworks and regulations such as, ISO 27001, NIST 800 series, NERC-CIP, NIS and GDPR requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience of quality management systems, especially in an ISO 9001 certified environment.

Desirable Qualifications
  • Degree in Information Security, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., CISSP, CISM, ISO 27001 Lead Auditor).

  • Competitive salary, dependent upon experience
  • 33 days holiday
  • 5% matched Employer pension scheme
  • Up to 12% bonus dependant on company performance against Income Before Tax target
  • Private Medical Insurance through Vitality
  • Life Cover (3x)
  • Cyclescheme

Smarter Grid Solutions is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We are committed to working in an environment that is free from all types of discrimination, is inclusive and empowers our people to bring their whole self to work and reach their full potential. At Smarter Grid Solutions, we recognise that we can grow and thrive with a diverse team of people. We hire great people from a variety of backgrounds not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes our Company stronger.

We are committed to providing reasonable support or adjustments during our recruitment process. If you need support, please reach out to

Should your application be successful, we will conduct relevant employment checks before you join us too.

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