Perimeter Security Specialist

Employer: EDF Energy
Barnwood, Gloucester 

Company Overview 
EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Poland. We are the UK’s leading generator and supplier of low carbon energy, producing around one-fifth of the nation’s electricity and employing more than 15,000 people. We operate nuclear, coal and gas power stations, wind farms, and combined heat & power plants. We have a focus on safe, dependable energy generation and an ethos of service excellence. We intend to play a leading role in new nuclear build in the UK and secure a bright future for the combined business and its employees.

Business Unit Overview As one of the UK’s largest energy companies, there’s a huge amount of opportunity available for finance professionals here. Our Finance Division comprises various business units, including, Customers, Generation, Nuclear New Build and Corporate Finance. Each of these has its own challenges and rewards – and each will help you to build a well-rounded skill set. At EDF Energy our finance professionals are seen as part of the wider business team. And wherever you go, you’ll learn how energy markets work, the challenges we face as an industry and the actions we need to take to overcome them.

Vacancy Overview 
The Perimeter Security Specialist will maintain and support the corporate technical and operational Perimeter Security environments at an advanced level in order to provide a quality service to all the customers of IT. The post holder will be the recognised technical subject matter expert in the Operational Security Team within Enterprise IT, and will attain an in-depth understanding of EDF Energy’s business needs and Company objectives.

A key aspect of the job will be to participate in an out of hours standby rota covering Perimeter Security to manage operational problems outside of normal working hours. It is a requirement of this role that the post holder either holds, or can obtain and maintain Security Check (SC) clearance.
Nature and Scope Operating Environment
The Enterprise IT operating environment is complex, meaning our stakeholders’ needs are constantly shifting and evolving, in several dimensions:
Supporting a rapidly evolving energy supply market, both in industry and in the home;
Supporting the need to move beyond supply, to provide innovative energy services and products;
Supporting our existing generation assets through to end of life and beyond;
Supporting our new build programme;
Meeting our cost targets set by the Executive; and
Digitalising the workplace to support ever more efficient ways of working.In order to meet the challenges presented by a complex environment, the Enterprise IT team needs to work with the right culture and in an effective way. This means we are:
Business Centric – so that we structure ourselves and our work around the needs of customers
Empowered – so that we give our people the ability to solve problems with our customers
Agile – so that we continually adapt to the changing needs of our customers
Value Focused – so that we always focus on the most valuable things for our customers
Accountable – so that it’s clear who is accountable for what and that accountability is visibly discharged
Employee Friendly - so that we don’t lose what makes this a great place to work and developWithin this context, the post holder helps Enterprise IT meet our customers’ needs by running the specialist technologies solutions required to enable the business.

Framework & Boundaries
The post holder is required to work within the following frameworks:
IT technical, security and support frameworks;
Supply Chain frameworks;
Capex, project management and investment frameworks (EEPW, PD, Agile PD); and
Enterprise IT governance frameworks.
Principal Accountabilities Transformation Accountabilities
Support future enhancements to the services and products provided by the Perimeter Security team.Operational/Programme Accountabilities
Provide second line Perimeter Security support services on technologies including firewalls, Internet proxies, intrusion detection & prevention systems and security log and event management systems;
Be responsible for the prioritisation and clearance or escalation of Perimeter Security incidents reported through the EDF Energy helpdesk reporting system, or escalation process;
Review and install new Perimeter Security infrastructure as required by projects or as part of operational upgrades and migration of services, as well as inspecting them to ensure they are optimised and managed in order to meet security and compliance requirements;
Perform Perimeter Security system and infrastructure maintenance and regular inspections;
Effectively communicate with internal customers to understand, identify and resolve their Perimeter Security requirements;
The Perimeter Security Specialist may from time to time be asked to assist in the overseeing of contractors and vocational trainees, additionally deputising for the Perimeter Security Team Leader.
Liaise with internal and external service providers and third parties;
Provide Perimeter Security infrastructure performance and service summary reporting to the Operational Security Manager;
Use specialist knowledge gained to identify opportunities to improve customer support and reduce costs;
Act as Perimeter Security technical lead in project planning meetings and workshops as required by the Operational Security Manager;
Participate in an out of hours standby rota covering the Perimeter Security infrastructure working without direct supervision and manage operational problems outside of normal working hours;
Skills and Qualifications Knowledge and Skills
In depth knowledge of Perimeter Security environments;
Knowledge of ITIL best practices;
Industry knowledge of security best practices;
Working knowledge of project management methodology (EEPW, Prince 2);
Awareness of contractual agreements between EDF Energy and its IT service partners;
Awareness of energy, generation, supply industry and EDF Energy ambitions.

Qualifications and Experience

Experience of implementing and supporting a Data Loss Prevention Solution (ideally ForcePoint);
Proven experience in supporting Perimeter Security environments;
Experience of working in a nuclear regulated environment;
Experience of working with IT security compliance, risk and governance practices;
Experience of representing the company in meetings, forums with external stakeholders;
Experience of coaching others;
Vendor and security accreditation;
Foundation ITIL practices.

Salary Range Starting from £44,010

Removal Date 21-Nov-2016

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