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Strategic Risk Specialist


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  Global Security
Job Type: 
Requisition Number:  24789
Job Category:  IT
Job Function:  Information Technology

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. 

About the role


Senior Risk Specialist - Security, IT - Warwick 

Are you excited about working in Energy, Critical Infrastructure and Operational Technology and have in-depth risk management experience?  We have a unique opportunity in cyber security for a Strategic Risk Specialist to assess IT, OT & Critical Infrastructure within the energy sector. The primary purpose of the team is to perform and maintain strategic cyber security risk assessments and improvement plans for IT and OT environments across Gas, Electric and System Operator environments including substations, control centres, compressors, terminals and interconnectors. As Strategic Risk Specialist you will conduct iterative quality assessment of vulnerability, security controls, threat and business impact to better understand evolving risks and in turn inform current and future security strategy.  

Key Accountabilities include: 

  • Leading strategic and system level cyber security risk assessments for new or existing IT, CNI and OT environments, analysing attack paths and architectures to identify and present critical risks and potential remediations.  
  • Delivering high quality quantitative and qualitative strategic reporting for business stakeholders & senior leaders. 

About you


Ideally, you will have:  

  • Significant demonstratable experience utilising risk assessment methodologies (e.g. NIST 800-30, ISO27001, FAIR)      
  • Significant demonstratable experience working with industry best practices and security control frameworks (NIST 800 53, ISO 27001, IEC 62443, NIST CSF)      
  • Significant demonstratable experience implementing security risk management frameworks & security strategy     
  • Ability to communicate complex messages both orally & in writing using quantitative & qualitative measures to senior leaders across the business     
  • Confidence to challenge, take ownership of complex challenges, lead risk assessments, agree and build future improvement plans
  • Experience assessing IT & OT environments

What you get


A competitive salary dependent on capability

As well as your base salary, you will receive a bonus of up to 15% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

More Information

This advert closes 30 October at 11:59PM

We encourage candidates to submit their applications as early as possible and not to wait until the published closing date. 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.


Grade: Band D 
Competencies: Data Management, Stakeholder Management, Performance Excellence, Project Management

For more information please contact: Sukhi.Shina2@nationalgrid.com