Lead Security Consultant - Hybrid

London, GB

BAE Systems

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Location(s): UK, Europe & Africa : UK : London 


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.





We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Lead Security Consultant to join our growing security consulting business supporting our Critical National Infrastructure clients, including energy, utilities, telecommunications and financial services.


This exciting role follows a hybrid working pattern offering a mix of office, home and client site working and can be based from our London, Guildford, Gloucester or Leeds offices. We also offer opportunities to work abroad and clear career progression pathways.


What you will be doing:


As one of our (Enterprise) Lead Security Consultants  you will provide business driven advice on the management of security and information risk to our customer’s so they can understand their exposure to cyber security threats and risks. Day to day responsibilities will include things like:


  • Analysis of information risks at a system, platform or organisational level, including assessment of risk, identification of options for mitigation, and assessment of compliance with control requirements.
  • Building and maintaining excellent client relationships, articulating security advice directly to CIO or IT Director level clients.
  • Supporting business development, including identifying new opportunities and follow on work, working with account teams to identify new opportunities for work and supporting the production of quality proposals.
  • Planning & project management, using recognised methods and tools, ensuring that effective project control, change control, risk management and testing processes.
  • Providing leadership and creating a positive workplace and high performance culture, by ensuring teams collaborate together to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our business.
  • Leading in driving forward the BAE Systems Digital Intelligence security strategy and undertaking thought leadership activities. As well as representing BAE Systems Digital Intelligence at industry forums, expert panels and conferences.


What skills and experience will you need?


Proven experience as a security consultant is essential, ideally you a range of the following skills and experience, but you don’t need to have them all to apply:


  • Ability to articulate and pitch security advice, often at a technical level, directly to key customer stakeholders
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as both written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • You will be confident tackling problems and crisis situations, inspiring confidence in the team.
  • Abel to effectively lead multiple streams and/or deliverables with responsibility for delivering to stream plan.
  • Ability to prioritise workload, work well under pressure and concurrently manage both customer and BAE Systems expectations
  • You will have experience in a relevant commercial industry such as financial Services, banking, insurance, the energy sector or telecoms.


How we will support you:


  • Work-life balance is important; you’ll get 25 days holiday a year and, via our flexible benefits package the option to buy/sell and carry over from the year before
  • Our flexible benefits package includes; private medical and dental insurance, a competitive pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, taste cards and more
  • You’ll have a dedicated Career Manager to help you develop your career and guide you on your journey through BAE Systems
  • Don’t know a particular technology? Your learning and development is key to your future career
  • You’ll be part of our bonus scheme
  • You are welcome to join any/all of our Diversity and Support groups.  These groups cover everything from gender diversity to mental health and well being.


Security Clearance


Only those with the permanent and unrestricted right to live and work in the UK will be considered for a position within BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. Due to the nature of our work, successful candidates for this role will be required to go through Government security clearance at BPSS Level prior to starting with us and must be eligible for SC clearance in the future. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance





Life at BAE Systems Digital Intelligence 


We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day.


By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance well-being.


Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Digital Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. 


Division overview: Capabilities


At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and Capabilities is the engine that keeps the business moving forward. It is the largest area of Digital Intelligence, containing our Engineering, Consulting and Project Management teams that design and implement the defence solutions and digital transformation projects that make us a globally recognised brand in both the public and private sector.

As a member of the Capabilities team, you will be creating and managing the solutions that earn us our place in an ever changing digital world. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours. 




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Region: Europe
Country: United Kingdom
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