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Chief Security Officer

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Job ID: R0010676
Date Posted: Jul 1, 2022
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail STS Canada, Inc.
Profession (Job Category): Other
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full time
Remote: No

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Hitachi Rail Canada is seeking an enthusiastic self-motivated Chief Security Officer to work on our Canadian Rail Projects. As the successful candidate your ideas for continuous improvement and creativity are welcome. The position is based in the Mississauga, ON Canada.

Who We Are

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signaling, service & maintenance, digital technology and turnkey. With a presence in 38 countries across three continents and over 13,000 employees, our mission is to contribute to society through the continuous development of superior rail transport solutions.


  • The Chief Security Officer is accountable for the Project Co.’s entire security and  posture, both physical and digital. The CSO leads a team of managers across multiple areas including safety, civil works, information security, privacy, physical security, internal investigations, personnel training and operation continuation.
  • Provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for the effective identification, development, management, and assessment of security initiatives and standards which are aligned with the Project Co’s strategic priorities and business objectives.
  • Directs the coordination of security efforts across the Project organization partnering with Security&Control system Technology, Human Resources, Project or Customer Communications, Legal, Facilities management and other groups.
  • Acting as the point of contact with Contracting Authority in respect of the system security and assurance activities.
  • Coordinating with the Contracting Authority, Emergency Service Providers, Railway Companies, Project Co Independent Security Assessor and the Civil Contractors on all aspects of system security and assurance;
  • The development and implementation of the System Security Plan, Project Co Security Management System and Emergency Response Plan.

Required Skills/ Knowledge

  • 15 years of experience with at least 5 of these years in this positions with Security  management leadership responsibilities on rail projects.
  • Local experience considered an asset.  

Desired Skills/ Knowledge

  • Strong interpersonal skills, leadership, independence and ability to manage priorities;
  • Skilled in interacting with direct and indirect reporting employees and with company managers;
  • Skilled in interacting with subcontractors and with customers and customer representatives;
  • Excellent communication skills and a strong, self-motivated, work ethic;
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Proficiency with MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access);
  • Proficient in English speaking, reading, and writing;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and the ability to work on multiple demands simultaneously.

Education / Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (e.g. information security, cyber security, MIS, engineering, business administration) is required plus
  • Advanced degree such as MBA or MS preferred.
  • Professional affiliations, certificates, or awards desirable. Professional affiliations, certificates, or awards desirable.


  • English Proficiency


Hitachi Rail employees enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including Competitive Pay, Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Life & Accident Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, a Retirement Savings Plan, and Paid Vacation. We also offer a number of Work/Life Programs such as Flextime and a variety of Training and Development opportunities.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Join us at www.Hitachi

It is our commitment at Hitachi Rail to create a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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