Assistant Cyber Security Controls Engineer - St. Louis
Burns & McDonnell - St. Louis, MO

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The Assistant Cyber Security Controls Engineer will assist in the planning, design, development and implementation of technical controls, procedures and policy associated with compliance to the NERC-CIP, NIST, and NEI cyber security regulatory standards in the energy sector. The Assistant will have responsibility for the development of regulatory policies & procedures, secure process control network design , technical and design recommendations for the implementation of firewalls and other network security and compliance controls, and provide technical documentation of network traffic as well as firewall services / solutions including explanations and diagrams. Candidate will work collaboratively with other groups and divisions. Ideal candidate must be detail oriented with good analytical and risk assessment skills and strong listening, written and computer communication skills for reporting and auditing purposes.

The ideal candidate is expected to:
Identify new technologies and alternative systems to enhance security, reliability or customer experience.

Identify operational issues and implement design alterations to address these issues.

Conduct vulnerability assessments of critical electric infrastructure, for both compliance and security purposes

Create conceptual designs and specifications for SCADA/EMS/DCS systems, including integrating these systems with various substation automation schemes.

Perform detailed, post event analysis of unusual events, and direct needed procedure or process changes in response.

Interact with clients in a friendly, professional manner as a subject matter expert.

Maintain knowledge of cyber security capabilities of operating systems, networking devices, control systems, and vendor offerings.

Maintain a broad knowledge of current and emerging state-of-the-art computer/network systems technologies, architectures, and products.


Technical expertise in computer hardware, system software, network, storage, back-ups, and tools used in operating environment.

Bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering from accredited program. Cyber security focus in the degree program is a plus.

Entry-level, zero to two years experience.

Strong effective written and oral communication skills

Superior Analytical and critical thinking skills

Ability to operate under pressure and under tight deadlines, to operate in on-site industrial (Electric Power) work, and occasional night and weekend work

Previous internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

Willing to travel up to 50%





Yes, 15 % of the Time

Primary Location

US-MO-Saint Louis

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