About the Role

NPL is seeking an experienced Cyber security Engineer to join the team responsible for keeping the organisation secure, who will contribute by maintaining and implementing technical controls from the endpoint, across the network and into the cloud. The role involves operational support, enabling project delivery and SOC activities, as well as ensuring system vulnerabilities are addressed through effective patch and lifecycle management across a diverse portfolio of systems within a corporate and scientific environment.


This position will be supported by NPL’s CIO Department Cyber Security Team and Security Architect. It will integrate closely with the Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance working on risk mitigation activities supporting the design and implementation of systems according to ISO27001 and NCSC CAF assurance frameworks.


We are now working in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote and office working. We strive to offer a great work life balance - if you are looking for part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where business possible. This will be dependent on the kind of role you do and part of the business you work in.

About You
  • Experience of working with Security Architects and Senior Cybersecurity Engineers, to assist with design and implementation of information security systems.
  • Good knowledge of patch management, endpoint protection, mobile device security and Office 365 Security platform.

  • Able to provide cyber security advice and guidance to staff to ensure best practices are followed and provide technical assistance where required.
  • Have knowledge of using automation to check and remediate cyber security compliance across IT Systems, including scripting and programming.
  • Able to investigate any cyber security events as reported by security platforms and Service Desk.
  • Understanding of threats in a government, mission and critical national infrastructure environment is desirable.

  • Good knowledge of IT Security risk assessment processes and certifications e.g. ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials Plus.

  • Great communication skills, verbal and written are a must.

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical 
If you are applying for this position and you have been displaced by the Ukrainian crisis, please apply and email careers@npl.co.uk or text 07976873073 highlighting you are applying under the "We support Ukraine" initiative - Ukraine employment support - NPL
About The Company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.