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Operational Technology (OT) Security Lead

LocationMelbourne, VIC
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: FCFHR
Category: Aviation

Lead Operational Technology (OT) systems asset management and risk management.

We currently have an exciting new opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Operational Technology (OT) Technical Security Lead to join our Technology team. Reporting to the Head of Security, Risk and Compliance, the OT, Technical Security Lead will manage key OT vendors and service agreements from an IT and Cyber Security perspective and enhance the OT Cyber Security controls capabilities.

Melbourne Airport is at the forefront of a dynamic expansion, poised to support the city's ascent to become Australia’s largest city within the next decade. As we soar towards new heights, we're embarking on ambitious projects, including the development of a third runway, state-of-the-art terminals and major business park projects creating unparalleled opportunities for growth and innovation. Join us in shaping the future of aviation as we propel Melbourne Airport towards becoming Australia's favourite Airport destination.

Key responsibilities:

The role's duties and accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and maintenance of APAC’s OT Security framework, roadmap, policies and standards
  • Takes lead in addressing both internal and external requirements regarding OT security matters.
  • Responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of OT systems.
  • Provides technical advisory expertise for the support of OT security systems and solutions
  • Responsible for the asset and risk management of OT systems
  •  Oversee the research and analysis of OT security systems, and coordinate the feasibility, cost justification, selection, and purchase of said systems
  • Develop and/or enhance OT security monitoring, detection and response (MDR) capabilities.
  • Work with our Security Operations team to develop incident response plans & playbooks for OT systems.
  • Communicates Information Security policies, procedures and best practices to OT business stakeholders.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant experience within OT & IT cybersecurity and risk management for organisations.
  • Experience in SCADA systems (Power Distribution, Solar, Building Management, etc.)
  • Sound understanding of global cybersecurity standards and Australian critical infrastructure security frameworks.
  •  Experience with IT systems (servers, anti-malware, backup management, etc.) would be an advantage.
  •  Degree qualification in information technology, security or engineering disciplines
  •  Knowledge of the Globally Accepted Information / Cyber Security Principles
  • Ability to organise and prioritise work to meet project timelines and interdepartmental deadlines.
  • Ability to influence leaders and peers.

We understand that not everyone will feel they meet all of these 100%. However, if you feel you have the attitude and aptitude to grow within our team, we invite you to apply and have a conversation with us about this position.

About the Company:

Melbourne Airport (Australia Pacific Airports Corporation) is proud to be one of Australia's premier transport hubs and Victoria's gateway to the world, connecting us to the global marketplace. We are committed to creating connections that matter and enhancing the traveller experience across every aspect of our organisation to deliver our vision of becoming Australia's favourite Airport destination. Currently, in an exciting phase of change, we are delivering rewarding career opportunities, making Melbourne Airport a dynamic and fast-paced place to work for our people.

APAC is a majority Australian-owned private company that also operates Launceston Airport, the tourism gateway to Tasmania and an industry multi-award-winning airport.

Culture and Values:

By joining the team at Melbourne Airport, you will work within a friendly, high-performance culture with a focus on our people and their development.

Our vision is to become Australia's favourite Airport destination and our people are paramount to achieving this success. We provide a supportive environment, with values that encourage all of our employees to Be You, Think Big, Own it and Work Together.


  • Access to airport car parking 24 hours/365 days a year for both business and personal use
  • Hybrid flexible working arrangements
  • Airport Holiday, an additional day of leave
  • Wellness Day, a further additional day of leave
  • Discounted onsite childcare at Creative Garden Early Learning
  • Mental health and well-being initiatives
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Career and professional development
  • Active social culture and participation in a range of social impact days and activities
  • Signature Experiences including an airfield family day, and kids’ footy day 
  • Access to an employee benefits scheme including access to corporate rates and airport retailer discounts (including SkyBus)

APAC is committed to weaving Diversity into our DNA. We believe that Diversity and Inclusion will help us realise our greatest potential as a company,and maximise the potential of all our team members. We strive to create a culture where our team members understand that each individual is unique and that embracing diversity makes us more flexible, productive, and creative.

APAC provides equal opportunity and advancement in employment regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, cultural background, caring responsibilities, disability or socioeconomic background. We encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds who share our workplace values of Being You, Thinking Big, Owning It and Working Together.