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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Requisition ID:  234306

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/19/2021

Job description:

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer (CIO), Bechtel IS&T is seeking a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) to lead our Information Security Team.  The CISO is the most senior information protection officer of the company and will be based in Reston, VA.  This position will be responsible for ensuring Bechtel has the right strategy, policies, processes, and practices defined to the needs of the business. The successful candidate will support and manage the Information Security Team while driving the implementation of the IT Security Strategy and protecting the business from cybersecurity threats.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversees and directs the management of the Information Security function to ensure the development and advancement of the information security program.
  • Leads the management of information security resources throughout the organization, ensuring the protection of the organization’s intellectual property.
  • Develop and maintain clear cybersecurity policies and validate an integrated and consistent approach to implementation across the enterprise.
  • Ensures policies, processes, and technologies proactively protect the enterprise from cyber threats.
  • Conducts a continuous assessment of IT security practices and technologies to identify areas for improvement.
  • Manage projects to implement security initiatives, and provide progressive thinking on new security technology approaches and next-generation solutions.
  • Create an organization that attracts and retains top talent in the information security function.
  • Establish a security governance program and ensure compliance and alignment with best information security industry standards.
  • Directs strategic and tactical planning and execution of cybersecurity programs, including the development and delivery of information security awareness and training.
  • Engages with functional managers including staff meetings, business / operational reviews, overhead program budgets.
  • Foster the development of relationships with information security professionals in other companies, as well as with academic institutions and professional associations in the field and supports the organization’s participation in external activities such as external boards or governing body committees.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field and 15+ years experience in the Information Technology field.
  • 10+ years of experience and direct responsibility for developing information security strategies for companies and/or governments and for overseeing the implementation and execution of these strategies.
  • 10+ years of experience in a leadership role, including information security planning, scheduling, assignment, and monitoring of staff and resources. Broad information security competency and experience across strategy, governance, technology and policy.
  • Proven CISO experience in a large distributed multi-business company - the ability to collaborate effectively across organizational boundaries – familiarity with working in a large matrix structured organization strongly preferred.
  • Above average verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to serve as an effective member of a senior management team.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • An ability to develop and maintain relationships with senior leaders both within customers and in Bechtel, up to and including C-level executives.
  • Deep and broad knowledge of security issues and trends, and able to articulate a high-level security and compliance strategy to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Advanced analytical skills.
  • Strategic thinker who can set a roadmap for transformation and growth.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree and/or Accredited Training (CISSP, CAP, SSCP, CISA, CISM, GSNA, GSEC, GSSP, etc.).
  • Senior information technology leadership experience in the Engineering and Construction industry is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience in securing an engineering-centric Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) and Cloud-based infrastructure to support distributed and remote working.
  • Continuous Improvement Methodologies (Lean, Six Sigma, etc.) experience a plus.


Additional Skills:

  • Must be adept at developing senior management presentations, enterprise communications, and whitepapers that are logical and concise with only general guidance from the CIO and others to support senior executive reviews and initiatives.
  • Must be proficient in leading cross-functional teams of senior employees to achieve objectives.
  • Should be adept at dealing with senior executives and constructively challenging ideas and products to achieve desired results.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.