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OT Security Manager (f/m/d)

Date:  15-Mar-2023
Job ID:  7470
Company:  Alpiq AG

Lausanne, CH

Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full-time position
Job Level:  Experienced professionals
LinkedIn:  #LI-SFCH

At Alpiq, we are currently looking for a new OT Security Manager to strengthen our Generation IT & OT team. The OT Security Manager is responsible for all aspect related to the OT security that would have some of the management, technology and management qualities described below. This includes the governance of OT at all Alpiq Power Plants across all countries. The OT Security Manager will integrate the OT Security Group composed of others OT Security Managers to cover the about eighty power plants in Alpiq. Seeing security in a proactive and preventive way and a mindset to address issues before the occur instead of in a defensive way is a key attitude which is required in this role. Please be aware that this is an individual contributor role.
Your main responsibilities and objectives will be

  • Collaborative spirit with business leaders, asset managers, system engineers and power plant operators with a win-win approach to gap closure
  • Within the OT Security Group review and optimize the OT security landscape of Alpiq to a state-of the art.- security organization needed for an Energy company 
  • Define, validate, and periodically review the OT security policy and environment’s specific OT security concepts 
  • Enforce complete implementation of OT security policy in all OT environments 
  • Supervise the organization, organize, and lead OT Security Boards for the different OT environments 
  • Ensure that the OT security concepts are applied, through the OTSBs, pentests and assessments 
  • Educate internal stakeholders on security threat landscape in all Alpiq countries 
  • Effective and efficient closure and remediation of open security audit findings and concerns with clear expectation communication for the involved stakeholders 
  • Find out and inform about the main threats concerning the OT environments 
  • Suggest new measures, processes, or applications to improve the OT security 


Candidate Profile:

  • Technical education at FH/University level, preferably in the field of Information Technology 
  • Accredited education in Cyber Security 
  • Sound knowledge of relevant security standards (ISO, NIST, BSI) 
  • Detailed knowledge of IT and OT technology (SCADA) 
  • Experience with cyber security prevention, detection and response techniques 
  • Knowledge of all relevant aspects of the integral security 
  • Experience in emergency and crisis management 
  • English fluent 
  • Good presentation and communications skills (English, French or German) 
  • Knows the energy industry and the interrelationships in the area of power generation are highly valued  
  • Able to work under pressure and to make rational decision 
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to communicate information security concepts to a technical and non-technical audience 
  • Availability to travel 

What is also important to us:

Diversity and inclusion
At Alpiq, we believe in the power of diverse teams. We pay great attention to keeping our recruiting process free of any discriminatory bias and we actively use diversity as a selection criteria, when personal and functional requirements are met. We always strive to create an inclusive company culture, and an example of this is, that we try to offer part-time solutions for candidates who match our requirements. Is that important to you and are you really keen on a role, that is only posted as full time? If yes, then please reach out to us and we will check if we can find a solution that works for both sides.

Attractive employment conditions
The energy business is a small and complex world and it’s important to us, to use contemporary and attractive employment conditions to attract the best talent. As a pan-European company, our conditions and benefits are adapted to the local markets. You can find more information about this on our career site. We are currently also reviewing our flexible working guidelines. If we meet in an interview, we will be more than happy to answer any questions you might have around this topic.

Data protection and process
At Alpiq, data protection is an important topic. Please pay close attention to the corresponding disclaimer, which appears in the online application form and explains in detail, what we do with your data. In regards to the recruiting process, we want to keep it as fair and transparent as possible. Even though we try to consider candidate needs individually, we are not always able to avoid standard communication, due to the high number of applications. Therefore, we kindly ask for your understanding. For more information about our recruiting process and some useful tips and tricks on how to apply, please follow this link.  

Are you ready to apply now? Need more information about Alpiq? Then follow this link to our homepage.

Federica Maraschio



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