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Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist

Company: Black & Veatch
Location: Cary
Posted on: May 11, 2024

Job Description:

Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist

Date: May 3, 2024



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

Together, we own our company, our future, and our shared success.

As an employee-owned company, our people are Black & Veatch. We put them at the center of everything we do and empower them to grow, explore new possibilities and use their diverse talents and perspectives to solve humanity's biggest challenges in an ever-evolving world. With over 100 years of innovation in sustainable infrastructure and our expertise in engineering, procurement, consulting and construction, together we are building a world of difference.

Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 103513

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : No

Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

Why Black and Veatch

Recognized by Glassdoor as a 2023 Top 100 place to work and winner of the Newsweek's 2023 America's Greatest Workplaces for Diversity, Black & Veatch allows you to lend your talent and perspective to humanity's biggest challenges in a flexible environment where you are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities. We offer competitive compensation; 401K match and benefits that start day 1. Our hybrid environment allows you to balance your work and personal life.

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

The Opportunity

The Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist provides both technical consulting and implementation services for critical infrastructure clients. The Industrial Cybersecurity Specialist leverages their technical and industry knowledge of OT networks and industrial cybersecurity to contribute to the completion of multiple engagement phases. In this role, you will assess clients' security posture, develop recommendations to enhance their programs and technologies, and implement recommendations outlined in master plans. This is a hands-on role, blending technical capabilities with analysis and customer guidance.

The role requires a wide range of duties, including onsite assessments, customer relationship management, compliance and standards reviews, security architecture analyses, plan development, and technology implementation and integration.

You will need to demonstrate capabilities with a moderate level of oversight and collaboration with more senior level professionals. The ICS might lead a small to medium size effort or project team and you will manage projects from prospect to client deliverable. This role will require travelling and will be identified as a business traveler position.

Key Responsibilities

Technical Consulting and Implementation Capabilities:

Assesses people, process, and technical dimensions of client cybersecurity posture

Develops and writes master plans that combine analyses, reviews, and recommendations of client industrial cyber programs, technologies, and networks

Performs walk-downs of client sites to assess cyber and physical security postures

Applies industrial cybersecurity standards and regulatory requirements (e.g., NERC CIP, NIST, IE62443) to customer programs

Performs technical (e.g., segmentation, hardening, technology integration) and programmatic (e.g., policies, response plans) implementation of master plans and recommendations

Develops applicable knowledge bases by using best practices to redefine tools and techniques. Outlines specific performance measures, targets, and goals to articulate the business case for realized efficiencies or added value

Develops, presents, and defends conclusions, recommendations, and implementation plans

Identifies technical issues impacting an engagement and proposes solutions

Analyzes and applies best practices knowledge of the industry

Project Management Capability (where applicable):

Manages client expectations within defined scope of engagement

Recommends appropriate resources based on the phases of an assignment

Uses defined processes and practices in assessing engagement risks

Manages engagement issues in less complex projects or escalates issues in more complex projects

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Acts in capacity of a "lead person." Does not have management responsibility for the people to whom they provide work direction.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or relevant work experience

4+ years experience in a business/consulting environment

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience applying common OT standards and regulations (e.g., NIST, IE6433, CMMC, NERC CIP)

Experience at customer sites

Proven experience with OT penetration testing and/or red teaming

Experience with OT Security-by-design and/or new OT in construction

Proven ability to install monitoring technologies (e.g., Nozomi, Dragos, Tenable, Claroty)

Experience scoping technical projects

Proven ability to assess security architectures of OT networks

Direct experience in planning and facilitating risk workshops, table-top exercises, and other client-facing work sessions

Experience conducting maturity and technical assessments


Other relevant cybersecurity certifications preferred (e.g., Nozomi, Fortinet, Dragos, Tenable) - preferred

Security+ Nozomi Networks Certifications

Nozomi Networks Certified Engineer (NNCE)

Nozomi Networks Advanced Troubleshooting (NNAT)

Nozomi Networks Security Analyst (NNSA)

Fortinet Network Security Expert (NSE) in Cybersecurity (Certification Levels)

Fortinet Certified Expert (FCX)

Fortinet Certified Solution Specialist (FCSS)

Fortinet Certified Professional (FCP)

Fortinet Certified Associate (FCA)

Fortinet Certified Fundamentals (FCF)

Dragos Academy - ICS/OT Cybersecurity Training

Dragos Platform Certified User (DPCU)

Tenable Training and Certification

Tenable OT Security Specialist Certification

Tenable Security Center

Specialist Certification

Expert Certification

Tenable Vulnerability Management

Specialist Certification

Expert Certification

Work Environment/Physical Demands

B&V Office Environment and Client Site

Salary Plan

CST: Consulting

Job Grade


Black & Veatch endeavors to makeaccessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process because of a disability, please contact the Employee Relations Department at +1-913-359-1622 or via our. This contact information is for disability accommodation requests only; you may not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications. General inquiries about the status of applications will not be returned.

Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy.

Our comprehensive benefits portfolio is a key component of this commitment and offers an array of health care benefits including but not limited to medical, dental and vision insurances along with disability and a robust wellness program.

To support a healthy work-life balance, we offer flexible work schedules, paid vacation and holiday time, sick time, and dependent sick time.

A variety of additional benefits are available to our professionals, including a company-matched 401k plan, adoption reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, vendor discounts, an employment referral program, AD&D insurance, pre-taxed accounts, voluntary legal plan and the B&V Credit Union. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

We are proud to be a 100 percent ESOP-owned company. As employee-owners, our professionals are empowered to drive not only their personal growth, but the company's long-term achievements - and they share in the financial rewards of the success through stock ownership.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

For our EEO Policy Statement, please click. If you'd like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please clickand.

Notice to External Search Firms: Black & Veatch does not accept unsolicited resumes and will not be obligated to pay a placement fee for unsolicited resumes. Black & Veatch Talent Acquisition engages with search firms directly for hiring needs.

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