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Cybersecurity, Risk and Business Continuity Senior Professional

Vacancy Number:  22616
IT - Cybersecurity
Job Type:  Full-time

ESB is a purpose led company striving to create a brighter future for the customers and communities we serve, leading the transition to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy.  Today, we operate one of the most progressive electricity systems in the world, with activities spanning electricity generation, transmission, distribution and supply in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain, and an international energy consulting business.

With almost 8,000 employees we invested €1bn in infrastructure last year, contributed over €2bn to the economies we operate in and distributed over €2m across a range of community initiatives. This requires us to bring the best of our capabilities together to deliver innovative and value-driven solutions that enable our customers to live low-carbon lives. ESB strives to foster an effective and inclusive culture where people engage, challenge and feel connected to our purpose, colleagues, customers and community.


Position Description


As a team member of the Cybersecurity, Risk, Business Continuity & GDPR Team you will be required to support the Business Continuity & Cyber Security Assurance Manager to protect ESB Networks from Cybersecurity & GDPR risks and enhance ESBN’s compliance in line with our Regulatory obligations under Cybersecurity, Risk, Business Continuity and GDPR. As part of this role, you will be supporting the OT Cybersecurity Lead for ESBN to oversee the compliance of Cyber Security approach for the business, as well as managing Business Continuity and Risk Management improvement processes by liaising with all business lines within ESB Networks to align to the organisational priorities and standardised approach. Promote awareness of strategic initiatives and encourage self-sustaining security practices and behaviours within delivery teams.



Key Responsibilities


Key responsibilities for this role include but are not limited to;


  • Support the development of OT Cybersecurity standards and baselines in coordination with OT Cybersecurity Lead.
  • Conduct and lead comprehensive assessments of information security and privacy policies and procedures against applicable regulations, laws, policies and standards.
  • Collaborate with broader CIO and Networks teams to embed new processes and procedures into the Networks business with appropriate governance.
  • Engaging with business units, measuring KPIs, running engagements with NCSC supporting completion of corrective action plans with Enterprise Services.
  • Active involvement in overall Cybersecurity Governance incl. Design Authority and/or Cybersecurity Governance meetings to adhere to the model
  • Lead weekly meetings along with the Cyber Security Manager and OT Cybersecurity specialists from all the units to discuss security concerns on common platform.
  • Co-ordinate smooth flow of information from the enterprise and security council to the Business units to detect, investigate, resolve and communicate information incidents.
  • Aligning IT/OT risk management to the organisation's overall approach and ensuring process implementation and training.
  • Maintain, develop, review, and update the business continuity plans in alignment with ISO standards & best practice.



Knowledge, Skills, and Experience




  • Expert knowledge in IT/OT security best practice and solutions.
  • High level understanding of general OT Cybersecurity knowledge.
  • In depth knowledge of industrial control systems.
  • Understanding of project management principles.
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of vulnerability remediation.
  • Experience in compliance auditing frameworks.





  • Should be certified or have relevant experience in (ISO27001, ISO9001, IEC62443, NERC CIP, NIS D, NIST SP 800 82, SP 800 53)
  • Knowledge of OWASP Top 10.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or equivalent.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to take initiative and be proactive.
  • Experience in increasing levels of managing/leadership.
  • Complex problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Creative and critical thinking skills.





Degree in related discipine




Reporting to


Business Continuity & Cyber Security Assurance Manager






Gateway office, East Wall Road, Dublin 3.


ESB is committed to offering flexibility in ways of working and we call that Smart Working – combining digital tools with a culture of trust and empowerment to enable flexible and remote ways of working.

The successful candidate may combine remote / smart working within the jurisdiction, with attendance at base for in-person collaboration, the frequency of which is agreed with the manager and subject to ongoing review.


ESB is one of the founding members of The Remote Alliance – a new initiative established by the social enterprise Grow Remote. Working with other like-minded members, we’ve committed to developing solutions that will ensure remote and hybrid working can become a sustainable part of our business.

The Remote Alliance - Grow Remote




Why ESB?


  • Opportunity to lead and operate on frontline of Ireland’s transition to net zero future
  • Embracing & facilitating a Smart Working Future / Hybrid Working
  • Career development through mentoring, and training
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Opportunities
  • Active Social & Sports Clubs
  • Networking opportunities
  • Credit Union
  • Generous Pension Contributions
  • Access to Staff Well Being programmes
  • Generous parents leave entitlements
  • Great team environment working to our Core Values – Courageous, Caring, Driven and Trusted



Closing date


2nd June 2023





€54,000 + per annum





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