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Associate Partner, EY UK Cyber – Energy, Power & Utilities


Cyber Security is one of the most important risks facing businesses today. Systems and processes are becoming increasingly interconnected and automated and many organisations are now reliant upon technology to drive business strategy and growth. As the reliance on technology grows, risks also increase. 


The Energy sector is currently undergoing a significant digital transformation driven by deployment of smart sensors, digital grids, cloud technologies, and advanced analytics with significant cyber risk implications. That’s why at EY we have large-scale plans to expand Cyber Security practice. 


The opportunity


EY is looking for a leader with cybersecurity experience in the Energy sector (Power & Utilities and/or Oil & Gas) who will play a direct role in developing new cyber business opportunities, creating new cyber offerings, and running and supporting cyber client engagements. 


Your key responsibilities


The role will see you lead and build our cyber presence in the Energy sector through thought leadership and solution development to drive penetration across our priority Energy accounts. You will be leading client business development activities, including proposal writing and presentations to potential clients. You will enthusiastically manage go-to-market activities across UK in collaboration with our European teams, build EY brand awareness and develop and own key client relationships. Furthermore, you will get involved as a senior subject matter expert in selected cyber project execution activities in the Energy sector.


Skills and attributes for success


You will have experience in the following:

  • Working with security in IoT, OT and control systems (SCADA) used within either the:

    • Oil & Gas sector (e.g. pipelines, oil refineries, oil storage)

    • Power & Utilities sector (e.g. Smart metering, Generation / Transmission / Distribution, digital grids etc.)

    • Other sector experience at large global organisations also of interest

  • Security concepts typical to the IoT/OT-ICS environments (i.e. network segmentation, defence in depth, monitoring)

  • Understanding of OT-ICS Security standards, including: ISA/IEC 62443, NIST 800-82

  • Running multinational projects, or working in international environment and multicultural teams

  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams and driving results


This is a UK role, but you must be prepared to travel for both sales and delivery requirements.

To qualify for the role you must have
  • Energy sector experience, either Power & Utilities or Oil & Gas, and knowledge of associated cyber challenges

  • Deep understanding of the Energy market (either Power & Utilities or Oil & Gas sub-sectors)

  • Deep understanding of cyber challenges within sector transformation programmes, e.g. smart metering, digital grids, IoT sensors and automation

  • Full professional proficiency in English

Ideally, you’ll also have
  • An existing network of information security and senior stakeholders contacts within Energy, Power and Utilities or other large global organisations.

  • Security relation qualifications such as CISSP, CISM, CISMP, CISA, ISSMP.

  • Good understanding of regulatory landscape impacting energy sector including how NIS D is applied across Operators of Essential Services (OES).

  • Good understanding of Critical Infrastructure aspects, legal and regular dependencies, market trends and clients’ needs in this area.


What we look for

  • Core consulting skills- Advanced data and evidence management, client management on remediation programmes, driving innovation and continuous improvement.

  • Technical skills- Strong technical insight, practical knowledge and specialist capability.

  • Market/Sector knowledge- Demonstrable market/ sector expertise in your field.

  • Versatility- Proven ability to adapt and learn in an innovative environment.

What working at EY offers
We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:
  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around
  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career
  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you
About EY
As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build a better working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities and creative freedom to make things better. Whenever you join, however long you stay, the exceptional EY experience lasts a lifetime. And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.
If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.
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