For one of our clients in US, we are looking for a Cyber Security Specialist to support plant start up & services. This is a full-time position to be based in Corvallis, OR. Remote work may be considered on an individual basis.

Role description

  • Responsible for integrating industry instrumentation and control (I&C) engineering and cyber security principles into the development of the design.
  • Applies comprehensive knowledge of engineering principles, techniques, and practices and has broad knowledge of industry standards, codes, and regulations.
  • Performs functions necessary to inform the design from a cyber-security perspective.
  • Evaluates the cyber security requirements and ensure operational program support the implementation.


  • Works under technical direction toward long-range goals and objectives. Exercises wide latitude in determining objectives and approaches to critical assignments. Collaborates with team members to drive to consensus on solutions and ensures deliverables are of high quality.
  • Regularly interacts with management and other organizations on matters requiring coordination across organizational lines. Prepares and presents technical information concerning projects to the NRC, potential customers, and other stakeholders on behalf of the client.
  • Performs or coordinates special studies, analysis, and design decisions to address unique operational and design related issues as they arise. Where appropriate, develops cost estimates to support appropriate studies, analyses and design decision alternatives.
  • Provides resolution for complex problems using professional operational principles and company objectives to resolve unique situations.
  • Interfaces with customers and the NRC in order to support the marketing and licensing of the  plant.
  • Performs design reviews to ensure the reference plant can be operated and maintained in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Develops programmatic and operational procedures needed for routine operations, maintenance and surveillances, incident response, and reporting.
  • Develops training material needed to ensure future plant operators can operate the power plant in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Possesses a strong working knowledge of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s cyber security rule (10 CFR 73.54), North American Electric Reliability Corporation Critical Infrastructure Protection (NERC-CIP) standards, Nuclear Energy Institute’s NEI 08-09, and Electric Power Research Institute’s Technical Assessment Methodology.
  • Understands and applies expert level knowledge of nuclear power plant control and monitoring systems and cyber security best practices to support reference plant development.
  • Performs cyber security assessments of digital I&C systems and components to determine appropriate security control measures to be applied.
  • Performs other duties as assigned from the Program Manager of Nuclear Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Essential skills

  • Education/Certification: Minimum of a B.S. degree in computer science, information technology, cyber security, or engineering discipline from a four year accredited college or university. 6 years of full-time applicable industry experience may be evaluated in lieu of a 4 year degree.
  • Experience: A minimum of 8years of experience in the cyber security or digital control systems is required. Strong working knowledge of Nuclear Regulatory Commission and North American Electric Reliability Corporation cyber security regulations and guidance required. Experience performing cyber security assessments using the Electric Power Research Institute’s Technical Assessment Methodology is highly desirable. Experience in I&C maintenance and testing is also desirable.
  • Industry Requirements: Eligible to work under Department of Energy 10 CFR Part 810.
  • Quality Assurance: Demonstrated understanding and implementation of quality assurance regulations, standards and guidelines of 10 CFR 50 Appendix B, 10 CFR 21, and NQA-1 preferred.
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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