Cybersecurity Consultant Industrial Control Systems (ICS)

at DNV
Published May 23, 2023
Location Seattle, WA
Category Default  
Job Type Full-time  


Job Description

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV Energy Systems' Markets & Risk is seeking a Cybersecurity Consultant- Industrial Control Systems (ICS) to join our growing team conducting risk and vulnerability assessments and cybersecurity consultation of renewable and non-renewable energy generation, storage, and transmission infrastructure.

This position will ideally be based in our Houston (TX), Seattle (WA), Medford (MA), San Diego (CA) or Chalfont (PA) offices. Other office locations or remote work may be considered for the right candidate.

The position requires an estimated 25% travel to other DNV offices and customer locations with performance of technical cybersecurity assessments in industrial settings.

What You'll Do

  • Cyber Risk & Vulnerability Assessments
    • Conduct cybersecurity risk and vulnerability assessments to identify cybersecurity concerns in client interconnected Information and Operation Technology environments
    • Prepare reports and presentations for clients covering operations methodology, findings, and actionable recommendations
    • Develop & refine processes and techniques to conduct control system cybersecurity validation and testing
    • Collaborate with global cyber and engineering colleagues to build interpersonal relationships, provide guidance to engineers, consultants, and project managers to develop customer solutions
    • Provide direct consultation with clients to enable support along our continuum of cybersecurity services
    • Be a company and industry advocate through outreach efforts focused on energy and cybersecurity -specific joint industry collaboration opportunities
  • Business Development
    • Develop positive relationships with new clients through outreach efforts and partner with key account managers to identify cybersecurity needs of existing clients
    • Participate in the sales process to identify client needs, build cost estimates, bid/proposal development and closing the sales process
    • Generate leads by attending and presenting at relevant industry and technical conferences, networking events and through their existing professional network

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (or equivalent experience) in areas such as computer science/engineering, IT/telecom, or related fields
  • Highly organized self-starter with the ability to manage multiple projects whether working independently or as part of an assessment team
  • 7-10 years of technical experience with the following:
    • Conducting cyber risk & vulnerability assessments of operation technology systems in accordance with NIST, IEC/ISO and other applicable cybersecurity frameworks
    • Industrial Control Systems (ICS) end-point design, integration, and security architecture to include RTUs, PLCs, HMI, Historians, DCS, SCADA systems and associated networks
    • IT end-point security design, analysis, and implementation
    • Configuring, implementing, and maintaining stand-alone and centrally managed host-based security features (e.g., firewalls, anti-virus, IDS/SIEM, etc.)
    • Host-based vulnerability validation tools (e.g., Nessus, Metasploit, Kali Linux, etc.)
    • Extensive knowledge of Linux & Windows command line and scripting languages such as Python, Powershell, etc.
    • Strong interpersonal and technical communication skills (oral & written) geared towards technical report writing, client communication needs and team collaboration
  • Relevant industry certification(s) such as GICSP, CISSP, CISM, CEH, and other operating system certifications (e.g., Linux, Microsoft, Cisco, etc.)

What is Preferred

  • Experience with renewable energy, electric utility, oil & gas, and maritime OT infrastructures
  • Master's degree or emphasis in relevant discipline is an asset but not required
  • Experience with Identity & Access Management constructs (e.g., zero-trust, PKI, etc.)
  • Experience with cloud-based computing environments, particularly for OT & IoT systems
  • Experience with database & web-application systems design & security
  • Experience with data privacy regulations and design concepts

Immigration-related employment benefits, for example, visa sponsorship, are NOT available for this position

Benefits may vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election

How We Do It

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DNV is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

DNV is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. US applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment department (). Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.

DNV is proud to announce being named one of Houston's best places to work in the 2022 Houston Business Journal - Best Places to Work competition.

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What We Offer

  • Generous Paid Time Off (Vacation, Company Holidays, Parental Leave, Sick, and Disability)
  • Multiple Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefit Plans to choose from
  • Spending Accounts - FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, Company-Seeded HSA
  • 401(K) with company match
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Employer-Paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities

Benefits may vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act and New York City Salary Transparency Law, DNV provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado or New York City. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado and New York City, NY only, the range of starting yearly salary for this role is $130,000.00- $196,000.00.

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Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise, we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.

We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!