Operational Technology Cyber Security Consultant

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DF, GB


Company description

**Please note we are recruiting this opportunity for 2023 start date**

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 4000 specialists in consumer and manufacturing, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government and public services, health and life sciences, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists.

We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Netherlands and Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life

Job description

PA's Digital Trust and Cyber Security team comprises approximately 100 consultants focused on multiple sectors. Part of this team focuses on Operational Technology (OT) Cyber Security and Critical National Infrastructure across the energy, utilities, manufacturing and transport sectors

Our OT Cyber Security team in the UK is seeking talented consultants, at Analyst to Principal Consultant grades, with demonstrable experience in OT cyber security to support its business growth and new clients in this area.


You will already have a reputation for delivering innovative solutions within a critical infrastructure company, manufacturing, equipment vendor or professional services firm. You will have demonstrable experience of the cyber security issues facing organisations and particularly security risk management relating to OT. You will have a keen understanding of the direction of travel for these types of systems in terms of the integration of information systems and OT and what this means in terms of cyber security risks and enabling opportunities for business transformation through digitalisation. You will possess a strong team focus, excellent communication, relationship building and influencing skills.

We are looking for candidates with demonstrable experience in:

  • Security management of industrial control and operational technology systems and applications such as:
    • Process control
    • SCADA
    • Distributed control
    • PLCs and RTUs
    • Industrial cyber security and data communications
    • Electricity transmission and distribution network control.
  • IoT and Industrial IoT
  • Industrial cyber security risk management, architecture and security monitoring
  • Key industries such as:
    • Electricity generation, transmission, distribution and distributed energy
    • Smart energy and metering
    • Oil and gas
    • Water
    • Civil Nuclear
    • Transport (including aviation, rail, maritime, road and autonomous vehicles)
    • Wider critical infrastructure
  • Security standards relating to the sector, including:
    • NCSC NIS Guidance and CAF
    • ISO 27001 and ISO 27005
    • NERC CIP
    • ISA-99/IEC 62443
    • NIST CSF.

As a self-starter, you will have the ability to operate successfully in a commercial environment and flourish in an entrepreneurial setting that offers you the opportunity to work at the highest levels within a global centre of excellence.

Unlike other consultancies, we are a largely employee owned business that rewards on merit and shares its success.

As a member of PA’s Digital Trust and Cyber Security team you can expect to consult to a wide range of clients throughout the UK, Europe and globally covering a wide range of critical industries.

Based from one of our UK offices you should expect to travel and work on client sites and you should have the unconditional right to work globally.

Additional information


  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom