Technical Security Engineer

  • Job Reference: 853-en_GB
  • Date Posted: 10 June 2024
  • Employer: Cadent
  • Location: Coventry, GB, CV7 9JU
  • Salary: £49,016 to £57,666
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

At Cadent we're excited to be part of the future of UK energy! We've got a clear roadmap that will drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving its net zero targets by 2050.


We're making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we're shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers whom we put at the heart of everything we do.


As a Technical Security Engineer for Cadent, you will manage the contract of a 24/7 control room. You will deliver and take ownership of a specialist service an use your expertise to to help direct strategy, based on detailed analysis.  whilst being responsible for the security relationships with the wider energy sector, government department agencies and the police to position Cadent as a Centre of excellence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the design, management, and upgrade of Microsoft Active Directory
  • Responsible for the design, management, and upgrade of Active Directory Domain Controllers across multiple  locations.
  • Administration, maintenance and development of Windows Server Roles and Features.
  • Accountable for patch management and enforcing security policies across server and VMWare infrastructure.
  • VMWare and server hardware management, maintenance, and  upgrades.
  • Responsible for ongoing improvements to the design and documents of an Active  Directory Domain and services across Multiple Locations.
  • Administration, maintenance and development of Windows Server Roles and Features . Providing support on the Integrated Physical Security solution AD and domain servers and services.
  • Responsible for supporting  the Active Directory Domain  within an ever-growing IT Infrastructure
  • Responsible for providing  Active Directory User Accounts required for security applications local to each site.


Skills and Experience

  • Degree (or equivalent) in computer or technical engineering or relevant experience. 
  • Key security principles and knowledge through a proven track record 
  • MSCA or MCSE Certification
  • Experience working on on-prem server infrastructure. 
  • ITIL Foundation (minimum). 
  • Experience of supporting mission critical systems, with good knowledge of system technologies, CCTV, Access control systems, monitoring tools, processes, and incident handling in a 24x7x365 support environment. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communications. Communicates with internal teams at all organisational levels and third-party providers. 
  • Good stakeholder management and influencing skills with colleagues, partners / vendors & project sponsors, willingness to learn and develop. 
  • Strong customer service skills, attention to detail, sense of urgency, and the ability to offer guidance and mentorship to junior team members. 
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills - evaluates information/data to make decisions; anticipates obstacles and develops plans to resolve; creates actionable operational plans and involves others as needed 
  • Motivated to learn Cadent's business and understand how hardware, software and systems are critical to business processes. 
  • Experience working with managed services providers.
  • Knowledge of operational plant and equipment within gas AGI's/compressor sites and electricity sub-stations
  • Sound understanding of the operational performance of the integrated security solutions (e.g. CCTV systems, Access Control systems, Alarm Management systems)
  • Must be able and willing to hold a government security clearance to Security Cleared' level to support interaction with government departments, agencies and the police.

What's In It For You

Here at Cadent, we are committed to supporting our employees to get the best out of themselves. For this role in particular we can offer:

  • Funding and support towards completing qualifications
  • Ample opportunity for progression within the business
  • Mentoring and guidance opportunities


Why Join Us

We offer a host of benefits to suit your lifestyle and support your well-being. These include:

  • Annual bonus 
  • Company car
  • Pension Scheme double matched up to a total of 18% of salary (i.e., employee contributions of up to 6%, double matched by a Cadent contribution of up to 12%)
  • 25 days holiday, plus statutory days, and an option to buy more
  • Fantastic career development prospects with funded learning options, including support with exams, and internal and external learning and development 
  • Strong focus on supporting you as an individual including:
  • Flexible working
  • Strong commitments to ED&I
  • Generous family provision policies 
  • Flexible benefits including cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurance, and healthcare packages, plus much more
  • My Offers membership card - offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers
  • 2 paid volunteering days per year 
  • Free gym access at the Ansty office, as well as a Gympass' scheme providing free or heavily subsidised local gym memberships 


We want our employees to achieve a healthy work-life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it. Let us know about your flexibility requirements, whether that be reduced hours, remote working, flexible start/finish times, or compressed hours, and we will be more than happy to explore what's possible for the role.


Diversity and Inclusion

Don't meet every single requirement listed? 


Understanding, learning, and celebrating what makes us different, as well as what we have in common, is good for us as individuals and enables us to work better together as one team. Cadent is committed to being an equitable and diverse employer that fosters an inclusive culture for all our employees, therefore, all our employment decisions are assessed based on qualifications, merit, and business need. So, if you're excited about this opportunity but your experience doesn't align perfectly with every qualification mentioned, we would still love for you to submit your application - You may just be the right person for this role or other opportunities at Cadent.


As a recognised Disability Confident Employer, we are proud to champion inclusion in the workplace and ensure to provide an environment that is accessible to all and supports individuals throughout their journey with Cadent. Please let us know if you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process. 


We place great importance on equity, diversity and inclusion, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. Our employee communities Women in Cadent, Pride at Work (LGBTQ+), Embrace (ethnicity and religion), Thrive! (disability) and the Cadent Military Community can't wait to welcome you! 


Circle Back Initiative

As an active and proud member of The Circle Back Initiative, we aim to ensure that all candidates receive a response to their application, regardless of the outcome. 

We will be receiving applications until the specified date above, though Cadent retains the right to close this vacancy early without prior notification, so it is advisable to complete your application at your earliest convenience. 


Be part of something big. Help shape the future of gas for generations to come.


What's next?

To be considered for this role, please submit your application with an up-to-date CV and our Talent Acquisition team will get in touch soon.
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