OT Security Officer (m/f/d)

About the role

Location: Austria - Schwechat

Hours: Full-Time

Type of Contract: Permanent


We provide solutions for a better tomorrow.


As a OT Security Officer (m/f/d), you are responsible for managing and handling of all OT security related tasks for the relevant Borealis location as OSO, considering OSMS (OT Security Management system) implementation for safe and reliable plant operation. You are planning budget for OT Cyber Security and ensure proper OT Risk Management is maintained.

In detail you are responsible for: 


•    Deployment, implementation and management of security strategies and related tasks in the area of Operational Technology (OT) at location Schwechat for a safe and reliable operation of the process plants
•    Monitoring and analysis of security events in OT systems at the location to recognize potential threats as soon as possible
•    Identification and analysis of security gaps in OT structures at the location together with finding of solutions for risk minimization (e.g. OT island operation modes)
•    Budget planning and managing for OT cyber security assets to guarantee the operation of the OT systems at the state of the art 
•    Tracing and evaluation of new OT security technologies for automation- and security systems
•    Development and implementation of cyber security guidelines at the location for a safe and reliable operation of the process plants (EN62443 und OPX-4235)
•    Participation at internal and external safety audits
•    Close cooperation with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) to find suitable security solutions for hard- and software applications


About you


As our ideal candidate, you bring:


•    A Master's degree or equivalent in Engineering technology (Process Automation, IT) or a specialized university/ university of applied sciences degree in automation/information-operational technology.
•    Proven project management and lifecycle management skills with a strong business understanding.
•    Profound knowledge in safe operation of OT networks in accordance to IEC62443
•    In-depth understanding and implementation skills of relevant standards (EN, IEC, etc.).
•    Knowledge in information technologies.
•    5 years of hands-on experience in an equivalent industry position.
•    Proficient in both German and English (business level).

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Magdalena Nedic, (magdalena.nedic@borealisgroup.com). Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


Following Austrian law regulations, we offer, reflecting your experiences, skills and competencies, competitive compensation based on the collective labour agreement chemical industry starting at EUR 73.112,90 annual gross salary (based on 38 hrs/week) and are willing to pay more based on your experience and background. In addition, we offer a yearly bonus and a voluntary company pension plan.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy for further applications when we have received sufficient applications that meet the advertised requirements and will contact you as soon as screening is closed.


Borealis is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced and sustainable polyolefin solutions. In Europe, Borealis is also an innovative leader in polyolefins recycling and a major producer of base chemicals. We leverage our polymer expertise and decades of experience to offer value-adding, innovative and circular material solutions for key industries such as consumer products, energy, healthcare, infrastructure and mobility. With operations in over 120 countries and head offices in Vienna, Austria, Borealis employs around 6,000 people. In 2022, we generated a net profit of EUR 2.1 billion. OMV, the Austria-based international oil and gas company, owns 75% of our shares. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), owns the remaining 25%. In re-inventing essentials for sustainable living, we build on our commitment to safety, our people, innovation and technology, and performance excellence. We are accelerating the transformation to a circular economy of polyolefins and expanding our geographical footprint to better serve our customers around the globe. Our operations are augmented by two important joint ventures: Borouge (with ADNOC, headquartered in the UAE); and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, based in the US). www.borealisgroup.com | www.borealiseverminds.com | careers.borealisgroup.com 


We go beyond boundaries. Together.




Borealis only accepts candidate resumes from recruiters or recruiting agencies if they have been explicitly commissioned by Borealis for a specific recruitment and if the data is provided to us in line with the General Data Protection Regulation. Borealis will not accept or pay fees for candidate resumes of any form or kind that were sent unsolicited to either HR or directly to our hiring managers.

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