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Group IT Security and IT Risk Manager

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Location: London, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45968
Date Posted: Nov 13, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Information Technology
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: No

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!

Hitachi Rail is a fully integrated, global provider of rail solutions across rolling stock, signalling, 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. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

We are currently looking for a Group IT Security and IT Risk Manager to ensure Hitachi Rail’s IT estate is secure and compliant to all internal and external standards. Could that be you?


Ensuring corporate security policies are communicated, understood and adhered to within IT and the wider business functions as required. To advise on security requirements and ensure they are captured and specified in Service Level Agreements.

  • Ensure that all regulatory, corporate and technical security requirements are understood, formulated into actionable plans and driven to conclusion via across all corporate geographies and Hitachi Rail Companies, all 3rd party support partners and suppliers and any other parties for which we hold responsibility.

  • Delivering Group IT global security activities during a security incident, to ensure early detection, problem analysis, management and resolution.  This will involve working with trusted security third parties to define what action we need to take. 

  • In detail this will include (but not be limited to) activities in areas as indicated below :-

    • Strategy, Advocacy, Training and Communications: Undertake and support work on polices (including drafting polices where appropriate) and then undertaking such advocacy, training and communications such that security becomes an accepted part of everyone’s mind-set.
    • Applications: Responsible for the management of all Global applications user account management, access, and licences. Responsible for providing adequate support to the Business functions to ensure any Segregation of Duties, (SOD’s) are reported, resolved or mitigation controls implemented. The Business functions are responsible and accountable for SOD’s, Global IT Operations provide the necessary support. 
    • Infrastructure: Responsible for ensuring that infrastructure level security is holistic and comprehensive. This includes (but is not limited to) firewall policies, scripting, encryption, certificate management, Antivirus, Vulnerability Management, EDR, and Patch Management programmes This also includes any other security related tasks, technology, elements, or processes to ensure no Company data, Information, Application, or Systems are exposed to any unacceptable level of risk.
    • Service and Forensic Activity: Participate and where appropriate own and lead incident and problem management activities for all cyber security events. This may include overseeing forensic and investigative activity of a complex, sensitive, and/or confidential nature. This role will require the job holder to be commercial, confidential, & sensitive in its decision making & recording & reporting any such misuse.
    • Working with internal and external auditors, Hitachi Rail Internal IT Business Partners for implementing Security policy and procedure.


  • Extensive knowledge of security and compliance with the experience and ability to influence outcomes.
  • An understanding of European security, risk and IT standards, policies and frameworks including ISO27001, COBIT, ITIL and ISO 20000, GDPR and initiatives linked to the Secure National Infrastructure.
  • Experience of defining and implementing policies and procedures within a large, complex, multi-national corporate environment.
  • Build strong working relationship & good stakeholder management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Commercial, confidential and sensitive given the nature of the role.
  • Experience of conducting Security related investigations.
  • Ability to drive through strategic change initiatives in line with defined requirements, whilst maintaining the existing service, managing/challenging business resistance to change where appropriate.
  • Proactive management of on-going supplier relationships to ensure service value to the Organisation.


  • Good understanding of information management, risk, and emergency planning issues
  • Knowledge of working within the risk management framework
  • An understanding of Governance Risk & Control(GRC) processes and applications
  • Project management skills and experience, and the use of a structured delivery methodologies


  • Degree or higher level qualification
  • Ideally holds either Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Certification In Security Management (CISM)

Why Hitachi Rail?

At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.

We offer a competitive salary and annual leave entitlement as well as a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.

If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!


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