Cybersecurity Specialist - Industrial Control Systems

November 22 2022
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Security, Continuity, Risk
Montreal, QC | Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC | Calgary, AB | Edmonton, AB | Vancouver, BC

Type of position: Regular

Your future role on our team

At BBA, we strive to offer effective, reliable, secure and resilient control systems to our industrial clients. In the operational technology (OT) field, our industrial control systems (ICS) cybersecurity team designs and implements practical and often innovative solutions that exceed client expectations in many cases.

You’ll work hands-on as part of multidisciplinary teams whose members have complementary expertise in the industrial sectors of digital technologies, network and telecommunication infrastructures, programming and integration of automation systems, instrumentation and controls, and digital power systems.

With us, you’ll get the opportunity to...

  • Draft and revise various client deliverables such as reports, policies, procedures, diagrams and various documents related to cybersecurity and physical security, while applying cybersecurity standards and best practices (ISA/IEC 62443, NERC CIP, NIST) for OT relating to critical infrastructure for the industrial and energy sectors.
  • Assess the cybersecurity posture of ICS and physical security to identify vulnerabilities and recommend risk reduction strategies and to implement measures and controls to manage risk, cyber assets and resilience.
  • Objectively research, evaluate and recommend technological solutions available on the market that meet client needs.
  • Help establish close relationships with clients to support and guide them in their decision-making process to improve the level of maturity and governance of their cybersecurity and critical infrastructure while reducing their exposure to risks that could disrupt their operations.
  • Work in BBA in-house labs (industrial cybersecurity, digital power systems, automation, networking and telecommunications, etc.) to support client projects and internal development. These state-of-the-art labs provide opportunities to develop expertise in the systems and technological solutions that our industry and energy clients use.
  • Work with clients and various stakeholders on projects to prepare deliverables that meet BBA and client standards.

Certifications and job requirements at a glance

  • Undergraduate degree in cybersecurity, electrical engineering, electromechanical engineering, computer engineering, software engineering, mechatronics engineering, automated production engineering, robotics engineering, computer science, networking, telecommunications or a related field
  • Three to seven years of relevant experience in applied OT in the industrial sector
  • Excellent communication skills and strong proficiency in English and French (spoken and written)
  • Knowledge of standards and best practices in OT and ICS cybersecurity
  • Experience with ICS such as programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems, human-machine interfaces, intelligent electronic devices (IED), remote terminals, motor control systems, variable frequency drives and SCADA systems
  • Experience with various industrial network architectures and industrial communication protocols governing routing protocols, serial protocols and protocol ownership

Preferred but not essential assets

  • IP network devices such as switches, routers, firewalls and communication gateways
  • Virtual environments and cloud platforms
  • Cybersecurity technology tools used for vulnerability assessment, software and hardware configuration, protection of programmable electronic devices, threat and intrusion monitoring, management of security patches, management of identity and physical and logical access, change management, cyber asset management, remote interactive access management, backup and recovery solutions, network segmentation, physical security and video surveillance
  • Security operations centres (SOCs), incident analysis, cyber-incident response, resilience and business continuity planning
  • Understanding of security features for Windows operating systems (MSE, MBSA, Active Directory, WSUS, SCCM, PowerShell, etc.) and Linux, as well as specialized cybersecurity software (NMAP, Wireshark, PCAP, etc.) and tools (IT/OT)

With us, you’ll get many benefits

  • Long-term hiring prospects (not just project-based)
  • Interesting growth opportunities to match your ambitions
  • Participation in innovation projects
  • A collaborative team that shares its ideas and knowledge
  • Custom training and development plans
  • A corporate culture that values expertise
  • Promotion of our experts (SMEs), both externally and internally
  • A flexible schedule that allows you to work at the office and from home
  • Friendly, eco-mindful and high-tech workspaces
  • Access to a profit sharing program for all regular employees
  • A growing business with many opportunities
  • A generous pension and insurance plan
  • An inclusive culture that values diversity, respect and openness

About BBA
For over 40 years, we’ve been pushing the boundaries of engineering to serve our clients in the Energy and Natural Resources sector. At BBA, we develop innovative, flexible and sustainable solutions, from strategy to execution.
BBA is one of Canada’s leading private consulting engineering firms, focused on practice (PCB), with a network of 15 offices. Our teams work closely to deliver projects that shape tomorrow’s industry at the local, national and international levels.
Our people’s passion and excellence make BBA a Canada’s Best Employer and one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies.
We have unique talents, and we’re committed to providing a workplace where you can be yourself. Job postings are written in gender-neutral language.
Learn more about us by visiting our LinkedIn page and join the networks of our talent attraction specialists to speak with them directly.

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