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Employment Type:  Full/Part Time
Employment Period: 
Salary:  Starting from £43,940 plus excellent benefits

Gloucester, GB Exeter, GB Flexible, GB

Career Area:  Data, Tech & IT

Security Engineer

Contract type: Permanent 
Working hours: We’re open to flexible working hours so whether you’re looking for full time, part time, job sharing or looking for flexible start/finish times, just let us know on your application
Location: Our team can work flexibly from home or the office, balancing the working day with personal commitments, whether that’s personal wellbeing, childcare or interests. As long as you can travel once a month to either our Gloucester or Exeter office.
Closing date: Wednesday 1st February 2023
Salary: Starting from £43,940 plus excellent benefits
Interview Date: Monday 6th February & Wednesday 8th February

As the UK’s largest generator of low-carbon electricity, it's vital our IT Infrastructure is at the top of its game. We are looking for a Security Engineer to join an already excellent team, helping to protect our systems and the UK's Critical National Infrastructure. Help us on our mission to help Britain achieve net zero through low-carbon electricity, electric vehicles and other innovative technologies by managing the security of EDF's estate of applications and services on the AWS and Azure platforms.

The opportunity…
You’ll be expected to develop business relationships with stakeholders, perform a challenging range and variety of complex technical or professional work activities and undertake work which requires the application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts.  


  • Be a technical SME within your assigned area of Secuirty.
  • Test, implement, deploy, maintain, and administer the cyber defence infrastructure hardware and software.
  • Analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security.
  • Assist in identifying, prioritising, and coordinating the protection of critical cyber defence infrastructure and key resources.
  • Ensure all systems security operations and maintenance activities are properly documented and updated as necessary.
  • Perform cybersecurity testing of developed applications and/or systems.
  • Implement and maintain system security measures in accordance with established procedures to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation.
  • Perform risk analysis (e.g., threat, vulnerability, and probability of occurrence) whenever an application or system undergoes a major change.
  • Support necessary compliance activities (e.g., ensure that system security configuration guidelines are followed, compliance monitoring occurs).

What we’re looking for…
You'll work under broad direction, being fully accountable for your own technical work. There is no formal line management in this role. We have a culture of development and growth within the team so you may be asked to help coach our apprentices and junior engineers.
As a Security Engineer, you will need: 

  • A deep understanding of Firewall Technologies, in a complex and regulated environment, and across a hybrid deployment.
  • An understanding of Vulnerability Management Tools, such as Tenable.
  • A desire to contribute to a highly technical team, and be prepared to learn and develop yourself and others around you.
  • An excellent awareness of the technology and best practice pertinent to their domain, and interest in maintaining that awareness.
  • Proven ability to collaborate and communicate with both IT and business-facing colleagues.
  • Capable of facilitating discussions across stakeholder groups and forming recommendations based on risks and organisational context.
  • Relevant degree or equivalent experience.
  • Experience of designing, evaluating and maintaining security solutions in large complex business environments.
  • Significant experience of working with third parties such as solutions vendors, outsourced and research partners.
  • Experience of working with IT security operations, compliance, risk and governance practices.

It is a requirement of this role that the successful candidate either holds or can obtain and maintain Security Check (SC) clearance

For more information about this role, please contact

Our culture…
Paul Mckay, Enterprise Product Manager says " The ability to be flexible with my location, and using a blended working approach means that I have reduced the time spent commuting, which has allowed for more productivity. It has also meant that I am able to attend events at my Son’s school, more easily, and I now never miss a delivery. It has also meant that I am able to take the dog for a walk as needed during the day, allowing me to clear my head." 

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity, inclusion.

We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.  

We’re an equal opportunity and disability confident employer. If you feel comfortable sharing with us that you have a disability, you meet the minimum criteria for the role, we will guarantee you an interview.

We’ll value the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed and to feel you belong. 

Our benefits…
•    Potential to earn 5% bonus 
•    25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing with service up to a maximum of 30 days) 
•    A defined contribution pension scheme 
•    Retail discounts and cashback deals 
•    Healthcare cash plan 
•    Technology benefits 
•    Government tax-free childcare 
Option to purchase: 
•    Additional annual leave 
•    Dental insurance 
•    Gym membership 
•    Critical illness insurance 
•    Personal accident insurance 
•    Travel insurance 
•    Car breakdown cover 
•    Dining card 

Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.

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