Cybersecurity Specialist (Ref: RUCSS)

Position in the Renewable Energy sector in Johannesburg - Gauteng
Posted On Wednesday 11 May 2022
Job Description:

Exciting opportunity in multi-national Renewable Energy company.

Must be South African citizen 

Main job function

The Cybersecurity Specialist will be responsible for continually analysing and reporting on Data Protection, Cybersecurity, and Compliance topics in the countries of the company’s presence in Africa.

This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring data protection and data privacy strategy,

governance, compliance, Information Technology (IT) cybersecurity, and Operational

Technology (OT) cybersecurity.

Reporting to the Head of Africa Digital Solutions, as well as Cybersecurity Units; the Cybersecurity Specialist shall provide insight on the various facets of Cybersecurity services within Africa, thereby aligning with Key Performance Indicators and Key Risk Indicators defined by the Group’s Cybersecurity Unit.


The incumbent will be responsible for leading and managing timeous delivery of Cybersecurity Audits relating to both IT and OT for businesses in Africa, thus ensuring adequate assessment of cybersecurity risks, vulnerabilities, and threats on various network platforms within Country Headquarters, Satellite Offices, and Renewable Energy Power Plants within Africa.


The Cybersecurity Specialist will also be responsible for implementing cybersecurity related tools throughout the infrastructure in Africa. He/She will champion and

implement the strategic initiatives under the guidance of the Head of Africa Digital Solutions, as well as the Head of Data Protection, Cybersecurity, and Compliance Chapter within the company’s Global Power Generation Digital Hub.

This role is also responsible for the research, design, and implementation of all cybersecurity solutions and architecture within Africa.


Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Informatics, Electrical or Electronic Engineering, or related field.

  • 5-10 years’ experience in a Cybersecurity Specialist role, with an Industrial Control Systems (ICS) or Operational Technology (OT) focus.
  •  Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Security, Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).
  •  Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) certification will be considered an advantage.
  •  Experience in an organization providing expert cybersecurity support to OT Cybersecurity environments will be considered an advantage 

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A Consultant will be in touch if you are shortlisted for the position.  Please consider your application unsuccessful should you not have been contacted within 2 weeks.  We will keep your CV on our database and contact you should you match the criteria of any other vacancies.

Please contact Ruth Underwood