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Red Team Lead


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Cyber Vulnerability Testing
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  20681
Job Category:  IT
Job Function:  Information Technology

About the role


Red Team Lead - Security, IT (Warwick - open to discuss remote working options) 


The Vulnerability Testing team is part of Vulnerability Management within the National Grid’s global Security Team. We support the Security Team’s operations by identifying vulnerabilities and security issues via penetration testing assessments. We also identify real-world threats posing a genuine risk to National Grid via adversary emulation engagements; replicating behaviours of threat actors, assessed by Government and commercial intelligence providers. Your discoveries will enable National Grid to proactively adjust its defensive posture.


We are seeking an individual to take on a Red Team Lead role with an advanced skill set in adversary emulation and infrastructure testing. A successful candidate will have the opportunity to build out an internal Red Team, and will lead on designing and performing adversary emulation exercises based on Cyber Threat Intelligence and key objectives. The scope of this team will be across National Grid’s global business, and across a range of environments including Enterprise and Critical National Infrastructure networks.


Following these exercises, you will lead collaboration with blue teams to enhance detection and prevention controls. Outputs will be shared with C-level management and will help influence the strategic direction of the Security department. As part of the role, you will provide guideance and mentoring to junior members of the team, and act as the SME for red team engagements. 

Key Acccountabilities will include: 

  • Design and build out a Red Team function
  • Scope, lead, and conduct Red Team engagements
  • Collaborate with Blue Teams to enhance controls
  • Analyse or produce high quality reports and draft remediation plans
  • Build / maintain command and control (C2) environments
  • Perform quality assurance checks of Team and Vendor proposals and reports
  • Mentor junior tester, developing their penetration testing and Red Team experience
  • Act as the SME for Red Team engagements
  • Liaise with Senior Stakeholders to articulate findings

About you

To succeed in this role you will ideally have: 

  • 5+ years of experience working in an offensive security role
  • Strong experience in designing and performing adversary emulation exercises as a lead, or senior operator, covering all phases of Mitre Att&ck
  • Experience in deploying and maintaining C2 infrastructure, such as Cobalt Strike, PoshC2, or similar
  • Experience in Penetration Testing infrastructure and Active Directory environments. 
  • Excellent stakeholder management and written/oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate at a technical and business user level
  • High reporting standards and strong attention to detail, able to review and QA work of peers


Desirable experience includes: 

  • Experience in web application testing
  • Able to work in both waterfall and agile software delivery projects
  • A good understanding of Cloud based architectures including Azure and AWS
  • Good understanding of Industrial control systems including SCADA
  • Good understanding of the Energy industry
  • Good understanding of automation of penetration testing activities. 
  • Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or Security related degree (or higher)


About us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow. 
In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt. 
The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 

To find out more about us and what we do click here

More Information

Grade: Band D 

For further information please contact: sukhi.shina2@nationalgrid.com


We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as National Grid’s recruitment periods can and may vary. We reserve the right to remove this advert or close it to further applications at any point during the recruitment process.


At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.