The transition to renewable energy is rapidly changing the electricity grid. Grid operators are creating complex automation systems to accommodate windmills, solar power, and electric vehicles. These systems are creating new cyber security challenges. Addressing these challenges is critical to a secure electricity supply in our future. For this purpose, European grid operators have joined forces in the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS), an independent organisation owned by grid operators and with the goal of improving their cyber-security. ENCS is looking for security experts to help achieve this goal.
As a junior security consultant, you will be working with senior consultants on projects. You will help ENCS members with their security challenges, such as:
You will also work on member projects and European projects, researching the latest threats and risks facing grid operators, and the ways to mitigate these. Operator’s security challenges change each year. So, there is always variety in the work.
ENCS offers allows you to learn the security needs of the electricity sector and the differences between IT and industrial environments. You will be supported and given on-the-job training by senior ENCS staff and experts at our members.
As an ENCS consultant, you’ll need to:
To succeed in this role, you’ll need:
Additional useful skills are:
When infrastructure is critical, so is its security. With an ever more connected electricity grid, cyber security challenges are multiplying every day and demand a new way of thinking from security professionals.
Founded in 2012, the European Network for Cyber security (ENCS) is an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to enhancing the security of critical energy infrastructures across Europe. Using our network in academia, government and business, we provide cyber security solutions and counsel to utilities and regulators.
By joining ENCS you’ll be part of a small, international team of industry experts making a real difference to critical infrastructure cyber security developments in Europe. From our offices in The Hague you’ll work across Europe, giving you the chance to:
Interested in joining us?
We hope so. Please submit your CV and a supporting cover letter in English outlining why you want to work For ENCS by e-mail to: email@example.com
Please note that an employee screening is part of the interview process. All employees of ENCS need to obtain a Police Clearance Certificate/Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG).