Enterprise Security Consultant

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BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

1. Role Details

Job Role

Enterprise Security Consultant

Reports To

(job role)

Head of Security Consulting

Business Unit/



Sub Group/


Security Consulting



Date Created

25 Mar 2021

2. Role Purpose

An Enterprise Security Consultant will provide business driven advice on the management of security and information risk consistent with standards and guidance including:

  • Leading in driving forward the BAE Systems AI security strategy and undertake considerable thought leadership activities.
  • Representing BAE Systems AI at industry forums, expert panels and conferences.
  • Helping clients clearly understand their exposure to cyber security threats/risks and put in place pragmatic and cost effective controls. Identify, manage and treat risk to a client’s information and information technology assets.
  • Leading in driving forward the BAE Systems AI security strategy and undertake considerable thought leadership activities. As well as represent BAE Systems AI at industry forums, expert panels and conferences.

This role is required to support the growth of our security consulting business within Financial Services.

3. Core Duties / Key Accountabilities


  • Perform or lead analysis of information risks at a system, platform or organisational level, including assessment of risk, identification of options for mitigation, and assessment of compliance with control requirements
  • Build and maintain excellent client relationships, articulating security advice directly to CIO or IT Director level clients, supporting clients in the development and implementation of risk management controls for both technical and non-technical controls.
  • Ensure stakeholder confidence that risks to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information and systems is managed pragmatically, appropriately compliant and in a cost effective manner.
  • Provides thought leadership, support business development activities, perform delivery oversight and manage senior client engagements.
  • Works with account teams to identify new opportunities for work and support the production of quality proposals.
  • Contributes to recognized information assurance standards, policies and frameworks and compliance guidelines.

Delivery effectiveness

  • Creates frameworks for articulating concepts to colleagues/clients.
  • Tackles problems and crisis situations, inspiring confidence in the team. Leads multiple streams and/or deliverables with responsibility for delivering to stream plan.
  • Demonstrates ability to identify, articulate and measure the value we add for clients.
  • Design and develop new organisation development solutions at a business and enterprise-wide level, drawing on knowledge of external best practice. Identify and manage informal and political influences that present a risk to the success of outcomes and advise senior leaders on how to mitigate.

Planning & project management

  • Selects methods and tools, using iterative techniques, ensuring that effective project control, change control, risk management and testing processes are maintained.
  • Monitors and controls resources, revenue and capital cost against the project budget and manages expectations of all project stakeholders.

Risk & commercial management

  • Identifies early on if problems/risks arise that will affect delivery and manages these appropriately. Understands which risks can be converted into (new) opportunities.
  • Contributes to monthly reporting and Project Review Boards (PRB). Takes a role in monthly reporting and management of key metrics when in the role of Engagement Manager. Produces and is accountable for Project Review Boards (PRB) for project.

Quality management

  • Demonstrates track record of successful delivery in a range of delivery.
  • Monitors client satisfaction, ensuring feedback is fed into future products/services.

Budget Holder Responsibility (if applicable):

Project dependent – will lead projects and programmes ranging from £100ks up to approx. £3m with accountability for project budgets and forecasting.

Vendor Management Responsibility (if applicable):


Direct Reports (if applicable):

Will act as Career Manager for up to 8 other consultants and manage staff of varying grades within projects

Accountable for overall headcount of (if applicable):

Project dependant, ranging from small teams up to larger programmes of 15-20 consultants

4. Functional Knowledge

  • Manage risks at the Enterprise level, articulating security advice directly to CIO or IT Director level clients, supporting clients in the development and implementation of risk management controls, for both technical and non-technical controls
  • Provide leadership and oversight of information assurance, setting information assurance strategies and high-level policies
  • Works closely with business risk owners and other senior stakeholders to interpret the impact and assist in the understanding of information risk
  • Conducts data gathering interviews up to senior executive and C-Suite level, listens actively and controls the development of the interview, capturing the key points
  • Leading on practice capability knowledge repository of tools, templates, methodologies, checklists, etc.
  • Articulate when delivering presentations and in discussion with to very senior clients. Knows how to headline and bring out ideas in a convincing manner
  • Writes well-articulated, structured and client-facing documents
  • Use of standard and bespoke company tools
  • Wide understanding of control frameworks and information assurance operating policies and compliance guidelines

5. Business Expertise

Industry experience

  • Understanding of retail banking and/or general insurance, including knowledge of market trends, regulations, and common security challenges

Business development (Consulting Competency Framework)

  • Understands and can articulate the major Company Value propositions
  • Identifies business opportunities and actively sell these or begin the sales process and can identify who to pass to within own network
  • Drives the planning, shaping and development of client proposals with EC/Director supervision.
  • Ability to work with sector/ capability unit to develop non-current project specific opportunities.

Understand client requirements / scoping (Consulting Competency Framework)

  • Researches and understands client agenda and issues
  • Defines scope and business priorities for small-scale changes and may assist in larger scale scoping exercises. Elicits and discovers requirements from operational management and other stakeholders
  • Specifies and documents business requirements as directed. Analyses them for adherence to business objectives and for consistency, challenging positively as appropriate.

6. Leadership

Core leadership requirement (BAE_LF_Senior_Leaders)

  • Responsibility for setting the strategy and business plan, inspiring and engaging employees to deliver business results, often influencing across businesses and supply chains in your market.
  • Creates great workplaces and high performance cultures, by ensuring teams collaborate together to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our business.
  • Evolves working practices, behaviours, systems and processes for the sole purpose of improving delivery and sustainability to shape our culture.

Leadership skills and competencies (My Development Journey)

  • Sets and delivers challenging objectives that drive business performance and efficiency and measurably contribute to delivering the strategy.
  • Shows awareness of and understands key external influences (e.g. political positioning, competitor mergers) and their potential impact on the business.
  • Shows resilience and finds alternative approaches to delivering goals when faced with challenges and difficulties.
  • Manages a broad range of resources to address customers’ requirements. Has an in-depth understanding of the customers and recognises and proactively addresses their requirements.
  • Creates innovative solutions to improve the business.
  • Provides clear direction on strategic priorities, empowering others to deliver.
  • Seeks out stretching experiences and takes appropriate career risks for growth.
  • Unlocks others’ potential through coaching and development.
  • Influences both directly and indirectly to achieve the right business outcomes.
  • Leverages diverse cultural perspectives and experiences for business benefit.
  • Collaborates across Applied Intelligence, BAE Systems and externally, broking relationships that enhance performance.

7. Problem Solving

  • Constructs hypotheses, designs diagnostics and carries out relevant data gathering to draw insight and make relevant recommendations.
  • Rapidly summarises the key problems. Simplifies difficult situations, models and issues to create coherent and structured actions that add value for the client.

8. Nature of Impact

Relationship development (Consulting Competency Framework)

  • Demonstrates ability to identify key influencers and establishes relationships with these decision makers within the client organisation at a functional director level.
  • Shows a deep understanding of client issues and through application of core consulting skills builds credibility with clients at the management level to solve significant business issues
  • Has specific ‘face off’ accountability with clients at the senior management level
  • Develops and maintains long lasting relationships with project client face offs

Account development (Consulting Competency Framework)

  • Contributes to Account plans in area of SME specialism.
  • Attends and makes a significant contribution at sales meetings with clients.
  • Runs account/ sector development workshops.

Sales Commercial Management (Consulting Competency Framework)

  • Understands Company commercial models and contributes to commercial development, participating in sales process events
  • Understands the impact that Framework Agreements can have on the BAE Systems commercial model, and takes appropriate action when required.

9. Area of Impact

Financial Services

10. Interpersonal Skills

Effective communication (Consulting Competency Framework)

  • Leads complex data gathering interviews at middle to senior management level and goes beyond scope to probe fully and understand the wider context surrounding business issues and client emotion. Validates data gathering interview design
  • Listens well to others (both verbal and non-verbal communication). Acknowledges views, contributions and builds by accurately restating points succinctly to group/ individual
  • Articulate when delivering presentations and in discussion with senior management clients.
  • Writes well-articulated, structured and succinct professional documents. Provides structure for others to complete and validates others’ documents providing direction for their completion

Influencing and facilitation (Consulting Competency Framework)

  • Rapidly produces storyboard/coaches others in the development of storyboards
  • Constructively challenges the conventional view and presents ideas persuasively to gain buy-in/ steer others to specific outcomes. Responsible for influencing senior clients on project
  • Uses and adapts core Company tools to run effective meetings
  • Prepares and leads complex (dysfunctional), large and senior meetings. Challenges constructively and drives decision making. Headlines key points and ensures participation


Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we’re working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Financial Services

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and the financial sector is one of the biggest targets for cyber-attacks. Our Financial Services business unit is responsible for all of our clients in the financial sector and handle all areas of these relationships. AI’s Financial Services Division helps banks, insurers and other major financial institutions to combat fraud, unauthorised trading and money laundering, and meets their regulatory compliance obligations.

As a member of the Financial Services business unit, you will be responsible for providing critical services to clients in the financial sector and ensure that we remain a leading name in cyber security. We all have a role to play in defending our clients, and this is yours.

To apply for this job please visit www.cybersecurityjobsite.com.

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