IT Cyber Security Team Lead


Dubai, UAE

Ref: GP186-6201

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with an esteemed client, a prominent player in the Oil & Gas sector, who is actively searching for a highly skilled IT Cyber Security Team Lead to join their dynamic team. This role involves dual reporting to both the IT Manager and the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

As the IT Cyber Security Team Lead, you will have a central role in safeguarding the company's information assets, leading a team of Cyber Security Engineers, overseeing project execution and emphasizing daily operational excellence. This role will also contribute significantly to business development, ensuring portfolio expansion and maintaining regulatory compliance.

The responsibilities include coordinating Cyber Security Engineers, aligning projects with schedules and policies as well as actively participating in internal and external Information Security audits. Additionally, you will lead the development of operational response strategies for rapid cyber threat mitigation, identify and address security threats, collaborate closely with IT and business units to integrate Information Security into projects and effectively manage security incidents and risks.

Your proactive risk assessments, oversight of vulnerability management and the implementation of security awareness programs will elevate the organization's overall security posture. Moreover, your expertise in Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and supplier relationship management will be instrumental in protecting critical infrastructure and ensuring project success.


To be considered for this role, the candidate should have a Degree in Engineering, Computer Science or a related field and possess certifications such as CISSP, ISO 27001, or CompTIA Network+. They should have 5 to 10+ years of Information Security experience, including experience leading small teams and familiarity with ICS, SCADA and Oil & Gas industry.

Our client is seeking candidates with Operational Technology (OT) experience in particular. Key competencies include expertise in areas like Penetration testing, Application security, Threat Intelligence and network administration. They should have a strong understanding of security technologies, good communication skills, and scripting abilities in tools like PowerShell or Python.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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