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Technical Consultant - OT Cyber Security

WSP Canada
Guildford, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Closing date
23 Jun 2024

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Technical Consultant - Cyber Security OT

Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, London, Guildford, Leeds

In today's world it's important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

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As one of the world's leading engineering, professional services and technical consultancy firms, at WSP, we are passionate about the big questions. And big answers, naturally. For us which is all about reaching beyond the expected to do work that will make a profound impact felt long into the future.

WSP has a vacant position for a Cyber Security Consultant to join our industry-leading Intelligent Transport Services team, which is delivering specialist cyber security services to a wide spectrum of industries.

As a key part of the team, you will be able to access a range of benefits, from targeted professional development, the opportunity to contribute to the direction of our business and to help us improve the way we do things. You will contribute to the capability of our Systems and Infrastructure team providing cyber security and strategy advice, technical assurance, solution guidance, specification, design, and testing assurance to our domestic and international clients.

You will provide technical consultancy services in close alignment with client needs and will be leading WSP Intelligent Transport Services cyber security deliverables through the lifecycle of an IT or OT development and Digital Transformation projects. You will also be providing strategic advice across our client spectrum as part of your delivery and growth role.

You will have a background in Cyber Security, OT, Integration or Systems Engineering with a consultancy or supplier. You will ideally have led teams and worked with junior cyber security professionals and supported them in their career development.


You and your team will be involved in the following activities:
  • Advising the client on Cyber Security compliance especially in regard to NIS-D, NIST, ISO 27001, ISA/IEC 62443 and other relevant industries standards and best practices
  • Developing a framework for governance as well as developing Cyber Security and Information Security Management systems
  • Analysing Cyber Security controls, commenting on an architecture proposal and conducting Threat and Risk assessments
  • Cyber Security requirements analysis and tailoring them to the client's needs
  • Understanding business and technical requirements and translating them into tangible actions


Expertise in several of the following areas:
  • Specifics of IT, OT and IoT/IIoT cyber security
  • Industry specific experience of applied cyber security, ideally in Automotive/Road or Rail
  • Team leadership skills and early career professionals development
  • Government Frameworks
  • Writing proposals in collaboration with the sales team
  • Threat modelling, Vulnerability analysis, Risk matrix modelling
  • Security Policy and governance
  • Cloud Security including OT in the Cloud
  • Incident Management frameworks, Security incident analysis, digital forensics, crisis management, SOC operations and supporting tools

Also, during your professional experience you will have gained experience in an IT/OT or electronics engineering/systems company with knowledge and practical experience in leading teams, collaborating with clients and partners within a Cyber Security environment.

We are looking for someone who has sound practical knowledge on the use and application of risk assessment methodologies in systems and software development (including Agile and ITIL process and V-model) and combining them for optimal solutions.

If your career has given you the opportunity to author and publish technical reports, advise clients, work with formal security frameworks including ISA/IEC 62443 and DfT's CAF implementation guidance and define and design ITS solutions from a security perspective then you would be a real asset to our team.

About Us

We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!

In today's world it's important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move its vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong.

To find out more about our business click on the following link and discover what awaits you at WSP: Who We Are | WSP


Work-life balance?

WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important - whether that's for your families, friends, or yourself.

Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.

Inclusivity & Diversity?

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP's Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.

Health & Wellbeing?

We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.

Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.

Flex your time?

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the "WSP Hour" which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. We also offer part time and flexible working arrangements plus the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.

Your development?

We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that's why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, whether that's chartership, training or mentoring.



Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. As a Disability Confident leader, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

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