Security Engagement Lead

APA Group

Location: Victoria

Job Type: Full time


About Us

APA is a leading Australian energy infrastructure business. We own and/or manage and operate a diverse, $22 billion portfolio of gas, electricity, solar and wind assets. Consistent with our purpose to strengthen communities through responsible energy, we deliver approximately half of the nation’s gas usage and connect Victoria with South Australia, Tasmania with Victoria and New South Wales with Queensland through our investments in electricity transmission assets. We are also one of the largest owners and operators of renewable power generation assets in Australia, with wind and solar projects across the country.

We employ more than 2,200 people across Australia and know that they are the key to our success. We are committed to a diverse and inclusive culture, where all our people feel safe, valued, and trusted to do their best every day.

The Opportunity

We now have an exciting, newly-created opportunity available for a Security Engagement Lead to join us in our Security Architecture team in Melbourne on a full time permanent basis. You will join a supportive, flexible, social and inclusive team and have the unique opportunity to shape the emerging Engagement function and broader team dynamic.

Reporting to the Security Strategy and Architecture Manager you will play a key role in driving engagement with and facilitating engagement from APA business units to ensure security by design principles are upheld across APA. The position is responsible for partnering with the business and technology stakeholders seeking security services and resources, working with security Leads on smooth facilitation and engagement to align the enterprise with our future-state security architecture, support compliance with our legislative obligations and proactively manage security risk.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement and maintain/improve practices and processes for the Security Engagement function.
  • Lead and manage a small team of Business Information Security Consultants.
  • Collaborate with the Security Performance and Awareness team to develop and implement a program of security education and awareness activities.
  • Create awareness of and promote the activities of the Security Engagement function across APA.
  • Engage with other business units to scope and estimate Enterprise Security engagement at project inception and for business-as-usual activities.
  • Provide resource estimations on behalf of security departments and facilitate the smooth engagement of resources.
  • Act as the first point-of-contact for security queries and engagement requests and provide advisory services.
  • Capture, report on and maintain metrics for Enterprise Security activity.
  • Engage with key stakeholders to ensure security is embedded in initiatives (security by design).

Your background

  • Qualifications in marketing, communications, and/or project management.
  • Qualifications in IT or cybersecurity will be highly regarded.
  • Proven experience working in a cybersecurity or information technology business partnering related role, ideally for a utilities provider.
  • Ability to understand diverse business environments and risks to drive/elevate the implementation of technical solutions and technologies in support of security outcomes.
  • Experience in scoping and developing proposals for projects and effectively managing resources to delivery.
  • Ability to articulate and effectively communicate (verbal & written) ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Proven leadership, coaching, mentoring and delegation skills to lead team of security engagement consultants.

About the Team

Technology underpins everything we do at APA from helping connect millions of Australians to essential energy sources every day to achieving our net zero ambition - and the capability for our people to make this happen.

To help APA power ahead, the Technology teams is focused on enhancing APAs technology offering, providing innovative and progressive technology - enabling APA to be world class in energy solutions.

This is an exciting time for the team as we embark on journey of digital transformation within a values-led culture, we need people who are courageous, nimble, and ready to make an impact – change makers and risk takers.

Working at APA

APA is an equal opportunity employer. The safety and sustainability of our people, community and environment is our focus. We embrace diversity in our people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities that we operate in.

APA provides you with access to targeted career development programs, competitive remuneration, employee benefits, work–life balance and wellbeing programs. APA also have an inclusive parental leave policy that supports all parents throughout their parenting journey.

Applicants must be eligible to work in Australia to be considered.

Sound like your kind of career? We’d love to hear from you.

Role closes Thursday 8th June 2023 at 9pm. Role Reference number 4283

PD is available on request by emailing quoting reference number above

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