• Title
    Security Vetting Administrator
    Requisition ID
    2018-30545
    Work Location
    GB-Cheshire-Warrington
    Department / Discipline
    Security
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood’s nuclear business supports customers in the energy generation, new build, decommissioning and defence sectors.

     

    Our nuclear business has offices in Knutsford and Birchwood in Cheshire, Gloucester, Dorchester, Harwell, Glasgow, Newcastle, Bristol, Cumbria, Reading and London. We also have a strong international presence to support our growing operations in France, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, South Africa and Japan.

     

    Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large, complex projects, a global reach and long-standing UK presence, strong relationships with our clients and cutting-edge processes and technologies.

     

    What that means to you is the opportunity to experience a real variety of projects, working with people from different backgrounds. You'll work closely with our clients and committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

     

    We are currently recruiting for a Security Vetting Administrator to become part of a well-established security Vetting Team providing a unique service across Wood’s Defence and Civil Nuclear operations. The successful candidate will be responsible to the Business Security Vetting Manager (BSVM) and will provide support to him as well as the Business Security Manager (BSM) and the Vetting Team based in Warrington.

     

    The candidate will provide support and guidance to the business on all aspects of security vetting and related matters so as to ensure that we comply with the Security Policy Framework and regulatory requiremnts and, to ensure we implement best practice across our locations. The successful candidate will also be required to drive a strong security culture within the organisation and ensure that the Wood Nuclear database and related activities are adequately maintained and implemented and resulting actions are delivered effectively

     

    The role involves:

    • Processing, monitoring and reviewing pre-employment clearances and National Security Vetting applications and renewals in line with company and Customer requirements.
    • Maintaining the Wood Nuclear Security vetting database and supporting clearance records
    • Monitoring the vetting team shared email account and ensuring it is maintained and controlled in accordance with Security Team and company requirements
    • Ensuring effective Security communication is delivered, which includes confirmation of vetting status, site visit verification and attending client call down meetings
    • Ensuring a positive security culture is promoted including assisting the BSMs in undertaking security briefings
    • Ensuring arrangements are in place to maintain compliance with Security legislation.
    • Assisting the BSMs in ensuring all Wood Nuclear vetting documentation is kept up-to-date and for ensuring policies and practices are adopted correctly.
    • Ensuring that Wood Nuclear security office security requirements are established across all Warrington based Nuclear offices (e.g.: liaise with security guards, open and close up procedures).
    • Assisting the BSMs in ensuring adequate security arrangements are in place and undertaken for all Wood Nuclear offices,
    • Assisting the BSMs in ensuring mandatory security training is identified
    • Assisting the BSMs in ensuring an effective audit programme is maintained and audit findings are actioned.
    • Keeping up to date with new security developments and maintaining a sound working knowledge of the latest security related techniques and any security legislative developments that affect the Wood Nuclear and Defence environments.
    • Supporting the BSMs with bids and proposals from a security perspective, and assisting, where required, on the set up of new offices and/or projects

    Skills / Qualifications

    Qualifications

    • Education – minimum knowledge in relevant subject but requirement can be met by equivalent experience or Security Professional qualification
    • UK national with the ability to obtain SC clearance as a minimum
    • IT literate with good keyboard skills, able to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel

      

    Knowledge, skills and experience

    • An understanding of the Defence and Civil Nuclear businesses, its key customer base and associated security requirements is desirable
    • Has sufficient grounding, standing and knowledge to be able to assist management and staff in security matters and to liaise appropriately with internal and external customer and regulatory teams.
    • Knowledge and experience of Defence and Civil Nuclear requirements, and the industry’s regulations and standards in the UK; familiarity with relevant Industry standards and directives. 

     

    Personal attributes

    • Strong communication skills
    • Conscientious and diligent 
    • Pro-active – engage broadly with stakeholders to identify and deliver systems and processes required to meet business needs
    • Moral courage to act decisively in uncomfortable situations when required 
    • Strong teamwork behaviour and have the ability to work alone
    • Able to connect people and issues and drive a quick response.
    • Pro-actively intervenes to drive continuous improvement
    • Influences and stays up to date with legislative and best practice developments in the industry to ensure we are seen as a leader in our field.

     

     

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

     

    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

     

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