Product and Solutions Security Officer / Quality Manager in Project

Department                 Corporate

Employment basis      Full-Time, permanent

Location                      Hammersmith, UK

Reports to                   Chief Executive Officer (PSE), Principal PSSO (Siemens)

Start date                    Immediate

Salary range:              Competitive package

PSE overview

Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) is the leading supplier of Advanced Process Modelling software and digital design and operation technology and services to the process industries. Our software products enable our customers to explore the process decision space rapidly, reduce uncertainty and risk and make better, faster and safer design and operating decisions through deeper understanding of their processes.

Currently employing 200 staff worldwide, PSE has a well-established reputation for thought leadership and technology innovation, achieved via a substantial R&D programme spanning more than two decades. Following its recent acquisition by Siemens AG, the company is now embarking on a major further expansion of its R&D activities.

The ambition is for PSE to become a core pillar of the Siemens portfolio. Significant growth is predicted and this role is part of putting in place the necessary processes and operations to allow the business to scale-up rapidly. This is one role with two functions and has scope to divide and progress as the business grows further.

Your impact

We are now looking for a Product and Solution Security Officer / Quality Manager in Project to be responsible for a) actively driving product and solution security for PSE in line with Siemens best practices and b) establishing the defined quality management system tailored/aligned to the project-specific requirements to ensure process and product quality and ultimately business success.

The two parts of the role are outlined below.

Your impact

We are now looking for a Product and Solution Security Officer to be responsible for actively driving product and solution security for PSE in line with Siemens best practices. Your overall responsibilities are to:

  • Actively drive product & solution security.
  • Advise executive management, product management, project management and R&D Heads with regard to security for all PSE products, solutions and services 
  • Work with the Heads of Development Teams and the Chief Technology Officer to establish appropriate processes and structure for ensuring security into products, solutions and services
  • Have overall responsible for driving PSE’s security strategy. 

Your responsibilities

Your specific responsibilities in the role are:

Define Regulations & Support Implementation:

o  Advise executive management and product management with regard to security for PSE products, solutions and services.

o  Drive the definition of an individual PSS strategy (e.g. including KPIs, decision regarding security service business) and implementation policy (agreed by CEO and Principal PSSO).

o  Steer a process improvement program to establish and maintain appropriate processes, integrating threat & risk analysis, security requirements engineering, secure architecture and design, hardening, secure coding, security testing into PLM and PM, SCM.

o  Ensure organisational preparedness of PSE for product and solution security (e.g. trainings, roles & responsibilities).

o  Implement and manage incident & vulnerability handling activities and process. Drive classification of vulnerabilities and incidents, and perform final alignment with Principal PSSO.

o  Implement supplier qualification and certification program.  


Guide Technological Aspects:

o  Ensure that relevant stakeholders have sufficient awareness of product and solution security, and have the required know-how.

o  Coordinate relevant standardisation and regulation for product and solution security and required certifications of products, solutions, processes or organisations within the business.

o  Advise PSE’s Product & Solution Security Experts  on appropriate product and solution security mechanisms for their respective products and solutions.

o  Where necessary, coordinate product & solution security considerations with PSE’s legal personnel.


 Support Communication:

o  Represent PSE in all product & solution security matters both within and outside the overall Siemens organisation.

o  Establish an internal network and maintain internal PSS community.

o  Support PSE’s sales & marketing organisations in matters relating to product and solution security.

o  Work with PSE’s IT department to ensure that the IT infrastructure (e.g. development suite, sources, production environment) is sufficiently secure. 


 Measure & Report:

o  Track the status of adherence and application of product and solution security standards, processes and policies as well as the implementation policy.

o  Together with relevant stakeholders (e.g. CEO, Principal PSSO, project head), decide how to handle escalated security risks in products and solutions and define risk acceptance criteria.

o  Report to CEO and Principal PSSO; escalate / inform in case of emergencies; synchronize with other Product & Solution Security Officers.


Quality Manager in Project

You will lead and / or coordinate the entire project quality team (internal/ external) for PSE. The specific responsibilities are:

  • Ensures cross-functional cooperation with Procurement, Logistics, R&D, Manufacturing and relevant suppliers to achieve quality business goals.
  • Develops, controls and ensures the implementation and improvement of a project-specific QM system documented in the project quality plan.
  • Advices and/or conducts quality-related methodology/tools (esp. risk management, identify and conduct relevant lessons learned, Quality Gates, NC management, root cause analyze, etc.).
  • Ensures the implementation and improvement of project quality reporting as integrated part of project reporting.
  • Contributes to project planning to ensure that project-specific, quality-relevant requirements are considered starting with sales phase.
  • Initiates trainings for project employees with regards to quality (e.g. methods and processes). 
  • Develops, controls and ensures the implementation of a quality plan (incl. quality assurance measures such as review / test / validation / ...) for the project derived from existing QM system agreed upon with the own organization, customer, partners and suppliers.

What qualifications and experience you should have


  • Degree-level or equivalent qualification in computer science, IT security, electronics or related fields
  • At least 5 years commercial experience working within products, solutions or services.
  • At least 5 years experience working in areas related to security.
  • At least 5 years experience managing a team of 8 or more members
  • Project management experience and/or responsibility for a portfolio of small projects for a minimum of 24 months. 


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Secure Software Life cycle Professional (CSSLP).
  • Quality Manager or Project Manager qualification e.g. PRINCE2
  • Experience implementing a quality management system
  • Proven ability to estimate security threats and risks, and evaluate security impacts
  • Proven technical management experience.     
  • Experience with crisis management in projects. 
  • Experience with process improvement projects, change management.    
  • Training in Product Solution and Security

What skills and attributes we are looking for

  • Good at mediating between executive management and technical staff.    
  • Experience working in a matrix-style organization.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to communicate well in oral and written communication

What we offer you

We operate an open, diverse and flexible culture, providing independence, opportunity to innovate, early responsibility and open and respected leadership. We have a great working environment that is friendly and supportive, with a real focus on training and development.

As a PSE employee, you will benefit from:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company pension
  • Medical insurance
  • Group life assurance
  • 26 days of holiday per year, plus 8 days of statutory Bank Holidays
  • Flexible working hours
  • Comprehensive internal and external training programme
  • Excellent career development
  • Internal coaching sessions with a Professional Coach
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Perkbox discount platform
  • Great office environment, with free fruit, coffee and biscuits, and regular social events
  • Reimbursement of subscriptions to professional bodies and cost of professional books


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