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Jacobs Cyber Security Engineer in Bristol, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs’ greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.

In addition to the benefits you’d expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We’re happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the Opportunity

Jacobs are offering an exciting opportunity to join our growing team of System Engineering professionals to work on a range of projects for our diverse client portfolio that covers Critical National Infrastructure, National Security, Defence and Nuclear market sectors.

Our team is growing fast and we are looking for a self-starting, motivated and experienced Cyber Security Engineer to operate across the full spectrum of security engineering activities in support of the design, development, integration, delivery and in-service support of complex technical projects.

You will support the delivery of our existing projects and help to secure future business, enabling us to evolve and grow within our target markets, whilst giving you the opportunity to work on some of the most exciting and interesting projects and programmes across the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Government portfolio. This role provides a fantastic career opportunity, allowing you to join a growing team and develop your skills and experience under the guidance and mentorship of our senior system engineers.

You will have the opportunity to work across multiple market sectors to suit your interests and career aspirations under a hybrid working arrangement that best suits each client’s needs. Training and development opportunities specific to the project needs, the role and those of your own career plan will be available and supported by the company and team.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs and, with offices throughout the UK, we can be flexible about location and are happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours to suit you and our business.

Reporting to the Senior Cyber Security Engineer, typical activities that you would undertake include:

  • Supporting the development of security requirements, architectures, and designs for complex systems.

  • Supporting the definition of cyber security assessment approaches.

  • Execution of a robust security risk management process adhering to defined processes.

  • Supporting accreditation activities with the client and regulating authorities.

  • Conducting security reviews and audits in accordance with defined processes.

  • Conducting security operations, including Protective Monitoring, Incident Management, Incident Response, and Incident Recovery activities.

  • Providing technical assistance to Business Development.

  • Maintaining familiarity with legislation and regulations of relevance.

Here’s what you’ll need :

  • Experience providing security expertise delivering projects within a complex and dynamic environment.

  • Experience of JSP604 and JSP440 Defence standards (or equivalent).

  • Experience of the full System Engineering lifecycle.

  • Experience of the MOD accreditation process and/or principles of Secure By Design is highly desirable.

  • Experience of working on projects delivering to the UK MoD is desirable, but not essential.

  • Good communication skills, both written and oral, and the ability to manage stakeholder relationships.

  • Ability to work flexibly across a wide variety of projects as part of a diverse team of people.

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

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