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At Jacobs, we're challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world's most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good.

With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of approximately 52,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

Visit jacobs.com and connect with Jacobs on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed -today and into tomorrow.


Jacobs are looking to recruit an IT/OT specialist to join the existing and expanding Cyber team in the UK. Jacobs provide cutting edge cyber support and solutions to clients across the full Critical National Infrastructure spectrum. Our forward-thinking capabilities are used to provide complex solutions to our clients based within the UK and beyond. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct: Incident response, Architecture reviews and designs, full Cyber risks assessments and risk mitigations recommendations, IT/OT red team assessments.

We are looking for forward thinking individuals with extensive cyber experience across the IT/OT environments to provide expertise to exciting and future Jacobs clients.

Roles and responsibility:

  • Ability to understand and perform assessment of ICS design considerations with emphasis on operational safety and the availability/security of operating environments across multiple sectors (Nuclear, Rail, Power etc).

  • Prepare, review, and assess Low level and High-level design for IT and OT environments and apply best practice, policies, and standards.

  • Undertake risk assessments in an OT/ICS environment and providing a risk mitigation strategy to the client.

  • Develop, improve and evolve a comprehensive ICS cyber security portfolio to meet the customers' cyber security and compliance requirements.

  • Work with customers to design and implement various cyber security technologies and process across IT and OT systems.

  • Maintain familiarity with legislation and regulations relevant to ICS cyber security.

  • Build and maintain relationships with internal & external stakeholders.

  • Provide technical assistance to Head of Cyber Ops and Intel when necessary.Desirable experience, qualifications and training

  • Working knowledge and understanding of ICS/OT systems including SCADA, PLCs, RTU, etc.

  • Ideally have experience and skills in safety-related control systems, including a working knowledge of IEC 61508 and IEC 61511 Functional Safety Standards.

  • Experience in design, implementation and packet analysis of IT and OT network communication protocols including TCP/IP, UDP, DNP3, Modbus, IEC 61850, OPC, OPC UA, and PROFINET, etc.

  • Hands on experience with ICS threats and vulnerabilities assessments including experience of utilizing the MITRE ATT&CK matrix and the ATT&CK for ICS framework.

  • Experience in implementation and assessment of cyber security standards such IEC 62443, ISO 27001, NIST CSF, NIST SP 800-82, CPNI Good Practice, etc.

  • Experience of the NIS Regulations.

  • Experience deploying or supporting security practices and technologies such as risk or vulnerability assessments, antivirus software, firewalls, intrusion detection systems, centralised alert logging and monitoring in ICS environments.

  • Experience in developing ICS security recommendations and level of effort estimates to support those recommendations.

  • Ability to author technical and non-technical documents for varying audiences from technical automation personnel to senior security or operations personnel.

  • Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or other ICS cyber security related certification would be preferred.

    Our Culture:

    At Jacobs we see safety differently - we strive to go 'BeyondZero' by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

    We are committed to equality across our business and we work with external organisations such as STEM, WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) and Stonewall. We are also Disability Confident Committed; therefore, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy.

    When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity which is the foundation of our business and at the centre of our values.

    To find out more about our networks, please visit our website; www.jacobs.com

    Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

    JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.
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