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Date Posted:
19 January 2017
On Application
Risk Consulting
Job Type:
Work Hours:
Full Time
John Bowes

Job Description

Our Big 4 client is looking for a Director / Leader for its Cyber Energy Team in Saudi.

The Cyber Energy Leader is a critical customer facing role that requires the instinctive ability to recognize gaps in customer capabilities and to translate them into business requirements and an execution strategy in a clear and concise manner. The Cyber Energy Leader will be responsible for the development of the overall Cyber Energy vision that underlies the customer-centric client services, and plays a primary role in the customization of tailored end-to-end services to the Energy Sector. The Cyber Energy Leader will also play key role in introduction of new services /solutions in our client's portfolio to the Energy Sector in terms of evaluation, integration and deployment of the same.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Customize our client's Cyber services for the Energy sector through marketing, sales and delivery material. 

  • Leadership of the client Cyber teams to deliver successful services to Energy clients 
  • Key presenter and thought leadership at Energy events, industry representation, white papers and clients along with other key client executives and management  
  • Demonstrated ability to engage “C” level stakeholders and explain Cyber in business terms.
  •  Demonstrated ability to liaise with the customer cyber / security team. 

  •  Work with delivery teams to ensure success integration of the project to our clients.

  •  Establish great and intimate working relationships with both the client Oil & Gas and client Power & Utility sector teams.

  • Clearly articulate the cyber issues the MENA Energy sector faces and the solutions required.

  •  Providing input for improvements to our client's Cyber services in line with dynamic regional and global cyber risk profiles and the global network.

  •  Key advisor to the client Cyber MENA Partner and regional steering committees of any Cyber Energy specific market changes, opportunities and issues.


To qualify, candidates must have:

A real passion for Cybersecurity, who can articulate complex technical problems and solutions to “C level”, with a focused state of mind to understand how technology can assist and support to protect Energy clients from the threats they face. We are looking for a Cyber Energy Leader with capability and experience in some of the following areas:

  •  Excellent leadership, team work, passion and drive to succeed and combat Cyber threats  

  • Energy sector solution focus, design and deployment 
  •  Experienced with both the Oil & Gas and Power & Utility sectors 

  • Proven relationships in the Energy sector with senior leaders 

  •  Experienced in dealing with Cyber OT and Industrial IoT issues

  •  Awareness and knowledge Threat Intelligence / feeds platform integration in an enterprise

  •  Awareness and knowledge of IAM solutions 

  • Awareness and knowledge Big data analytics, dashboards, eGRC and behavioral analysis tools
  •  Awareness and knowledge of Cyber Incident Response

  •  Awareness and knowledge Attack & Penetration Testing / Ethical Hacking 

  •  Awareness and knowledge Application Security Risk Assessment

Qualifications & Experience:


  • Must have an Bachelor degree in Computer, Information Systems or Engineering related field preferred

       -  6 years of working experience in a senior Cyber role

  •  4 years of working in the energy field, preferably covering both Oil & Gas and Power & Utility sectors

  •  Strong experience on customer service processes and solving issues 

  • Proven solution sales record with strong client intimacy
  • Knowledge of various security architecture methods such as Enterprise Architect Frameworks like TOGAF, SABSA, etc 
  • Ability to explain business principles of secure system designs in terms of business risk 
  • In depth Desktop OS and Server OS knowledge 
  • Knowledge of networking and application knowledge 
  • Knowledge of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of network monitoring technology platforms. 
  • Knowledge of end point protection tools, techniques and platforms. 
  • Internationally recognized technical certifications in relevant areas 
  • Knowledge with TCP/IP, security concepts, WAN and LAN concepts, Routing Protocols, Firewall Security policies
  • Knowledge of VPN technology, PKI, AAA, and IDS concepts 
  • Understanding of the principles of best practice security as embodied in ISO27001


If you are interested in the position and would like more information or a discreet discussion, please contact John Bowes at