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Senior Security Consultant

Aquila Consulting

Dubai, UAE

Ref: QP282-138

Job description / Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Consultancy within the security practice, this role is to support the strategic advisory services to clients to help them evaluate and manage their security related risks and protection objectives into phased engineering designs. Clients will be senior decision makers in Multinational Corporations, Governments, International Organizations, and Quasi-Government Organizations. Clients will also include International Architects and Multidisciplinary Engineering Companies, where the company will be acting as a specialist security sub-consultant.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
• The role requires an experienced senior consultant with expertise in a risk-based approach to design in the built environment. A person who has been consulting in a FEED environment for between 3 – 5 years, at least 3 years where he/she has managed consulting assignments of greater than $500K fee
• The individual should be able to plan consulting assignments – schedules, costings, resource plans and bills of materials
• The individual must have experience in writing proposals and bids, and have an understanding of project finance, contracts and commercials

The individual must come from a background in strategic risk and master-planning in the built environment within either:
• The mainstream built environment
• Critical National Infrastructures or
• National Security

• The role will involve the security consulting specifically in conducting Strategic Risk Assessments and Threat and Vulnerability Assessments. It will also involve capturing clients’ operational requirements and critical success factors, managing stakeholder engagement and running requirements and master-planning workshops with clients and stakeholders
• Further the job will involve supporting the Sales Team and the Head of Consultancy in the production of proposals and bids and also in ensuring projects go through the proper review and governance process
• This role requires the individual to act as the lead on Stage C concept study work-streams.
• In addition, the consultant must support the ‘win business’ process.

The consultant must therefore have an understanding of other areas of expertise in the following areas:
• Project and programme management
• Risk analysis and management (quantified risk management techniques)
• Cyber security
• Security engineering and design
• Counter terrorism engineering – blast, ballistics, CBRN
• Command & control, PSIM and systems integration


• Conduct and lead the SRA process
• Secure by design / CPTED Master-planning
• Business analysis and requirements engineering
• Threat and vulnerability assessments
• Geopolitical risk and CT design

The ability to negotiate and brief external agencies including the relevant MOI and police advisors

The candidate should have experience in:
• Secure by design process & CPTED Analysis
• Working as part of multi-disciplinary design teams within the built environment and working to RIBA design stages

Providing threat based design guidance for security systems to clients covering:
• Physical protection systems (gates, barriers etc.)
• Electronic systems (CCTV, Access Control etc.)
• Command and control
• Systems integration
• Security operational procedures and emergency planning
• Information Assurance
• The candidate should have experience in producing output specifications for security systems design
• The candidate should have experience in project managing multi-disciplinary teams within the technical security space
• The candidate should have experience in proposal writing and bid submissions
• The candidate must understand the physical security consulting environment within the MENA region, specifically within Qatar and the UAE
• The candidate must have successfully delivered Stage C and SRA work-packages in the built environment within the UK and GCC region

The following qualifications are desirable:
• Degree level qualified from an established university in the UK/US/Canada/Australia

Member of professional body that is relevant to the technical security environment (such as but not limited to):
• CEng

• A masters degree in a relevant security or consulting discipline is desirable
• Project management qualifications (Prince 2 / APM /PMP etc)

About the Company

Aquila Consulting is a Dubai based talent recruitment company established by individuals with unrivalled recruitment expertise in Global Search and Selection. We offer our clients a partner-centric, personalised, and mature approach to focusing and delivering on their international talent requirements.

What makes us stand out from the crowd is the rigor and passion we bring to the recruitment process. We offer unparalleled performance, transparency, and advocacy, taking the time to fully understand your organisational vision, culture, structure and leadership needs.

Aquila Consulting pride ourselves on seamlessly delivering the most efficient time and cost saving recruitment solution for your business.

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