Electronic Security Project Manager (EMEA)

Electronic Security Project Manager (EMEA)

Job Title: Electronic Security Project Manager (EMEA)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 1874 JP
Contact Name: John Palmer
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 09, 2017 17:34

Job Description

Our client, a leading media institution in the heart of Canary Wharf require an experienced Security systems professional for their EMEA region.
The role of Physical Security Systems and Projects Manager for the EMEA Region is to manage and coordinate the design and administration of security systems installation that includes but are not limited to: systems integrations, expansions, upgrades and the proper decommissioning of systems throughout the EMEA portfolio. The role also encompasses oversight of the maintenance and vendor/LSP's management of such systems. 

Update, review and revise the Global Physical Security Guidelines and Global Physical Security Systems Specifications.
Take lead in managing vendors and LSP's on system project installations, upgrades and refurbishments.
Design Scope of Work, Approval of design from LSP, program, commission and maintain systems with support from vendors and security personnel. 
Lead the Physical Security Life Cycle Planning and Capital Investment, including drafting business cases for Capex.
Coordinate, develop and train staff in order to administer, maintain, manage and troubleshoot systems. 
Continue to develop, update and implement the Access Control Systems migration plan ensuring systems are properly integrated and networked with the GSOC.
Coordinate with Network and IT Security teams to ensure proper connectivity of secure pathways while minimizing operational downtime.
Ensure that all changes to the Physical Security Systems, applications and related procedures are communicated to all stakeholders and appropriate training is delivered to maximize operation downtime.
Identify any gaps in physical security systems, associated policies/procedures and present recommendations for improvements.
Monitor call outs, system failures and alarms to identify patterns emerging that may require investigation to prevent re-occurrence.
Assist in the development and integration of security systems with business partners to provide accurate records of occupancy and associated data for Facilities and Security Management. 
To ensure that industry, legal and regulatory requirements are met in relation for all physical security services.
Assist in conducting Physical Security Risk Assessments at proposed, new and existing facilities.
Ensure that the Physical Security Systems Database is updated and records of all locations and associated documentation is properly maintained, updated and is available to Senior Management and GSOC.

Take lead in managing accredited vendors / LSP's on system project installations, upgrades and refurbishments while assisting in planning routine maintenance across the portfolio. 
Ensure the business is getting value for money in the services they receive from vendors/LSP's
Play a key role in assessment of new vendors, when sourcing for contract renewal and replacement of vendors at contract expiry.

Be prepared to give briefings to senior leaders on ESS risks and threats to the business and the mitigations available to reduce the risk to an acceptable operational level. 
Develop strong relations with the GSOC and key internal security and incident manager experts.

Be knowledgeable of cultural and legal issues (such as privacy) that involve the operations of electronic security systems and network connectivity, particularly privacy laws, local works council and union constraints.
Ensure that all physical security systems installations and procedures conform to both local business and local government requirements without the degradation of the proper protection of our people, property and intellectual and real product.

Identify key stakeholders within the business, including Global Security, Global Real Estate and Facilities Management (GREFM), Design & Construction, Sourcing, Finance, DCO, HR and Legal departments.
Coordination with IT, building rapport and relations for swift change control and system connections. 
Build rapport with Stakeholders through regular communications and interaction. Understand the key business drivers and current to Long Term business strategy.
Add value to the Team and our business units through the effective management of Physical Security Systems and their operational requirements.

Be knowledgeable of current and new global risks/threats that impact our business operational environment and emerging physical security systems trends and technologies which possess the capability to mitigate those threats.
Be knowledgeable of security standards, polices and associated laws across the EMEA region.
Designing or upgrade recommendations should be risk based with the intention of balancing realistic risk reduction with cost effectiveness.
Be expert in the practical application of the Global Security Guidelines for new acquisitions, sites undergoing change or consolidation, and where a risk profile for a site has altered.

ASIS PSP Certified or equivalent industry experience.
CAPM, PRINCE2 Foundation level of project management or equivalent.
Established relationships with a large network of local service providers across EMEA.
Proven track record of vendor management and project management in a corporate environment. 
Experienced in Life Cycle Planning and Capital Investment.
Experience in conducting in-depth Physical Security/Risk assessments. 
Extensive experience in managing, maintaining, troubleshooting and programing of ESS.
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High level of personal initiative, motivation and integrity. 
Ability to analyse situations and make sound decisions. 
Able to adjust priorities in rapidly changing circumstances whilst maintaining focus on the key deliverable's.
Strong communicator, must possess the following skills:
Strong written and verbal communications.
Capable of developing and giving clear and concise presentations.
Quickly planning for and providing ad-hoc verbal briefings. 
Briefing senior business leaders, managers and groups. 
Ability to build trust / rapport with stakeholders and buy-in to new ideas through influence and assertiveness.