Consultant, Electronic Security Design at Control Risks

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Control Risks is an independent, global risk consultancy specialising in helping organisations manage political, integrity and security risks in complex and hostile environments. We support clients by providing strategic consultancy, expert analysis and in-depth investigations, handling sensitive political issues and providing practical on-the-ground protection and support.

Job Purpose:


Lead and manage to a professional standard electronic security design consulting engagements. Support Associate Director to develop the practice, develop business, create intellectual property, achieve strategic objectives and train and mentor junior team members.


Drive and own client and company deliverables, ensuring the highest quality is sustained and the client and company budgets and programmes are met. Develop and build new and existing client relationships, facilitating where appropriate  the introduction   and provision of additional Control Risks services.


Tasks and Responsibilities:



  • Consultant  will  be  expected  to  undertake  complex  technical security reviews, audits and other similar tasks, working at client sites and in the office, at corporate headquarters and site level
  • Design of electronic security systems to an appropriate level, working in conjunction with specialist design engineers

Task Management

  • Project manage tasks taking full ownership of expenses, time management/utilisation, subcontractors, and quality
  • Service multiple consultancy assignments consisting of complex tasks
  • Act as lead on assignments when a more junior team member is engaged
  • Lead and participate in client meetings
  • Ensure that practices, policies, strategy and services represent the client best interest
  • Maintain and develop long-term  client  relationships;  act  in conjunction with key account managers
  • Maintain time and expense records to ensure accurate invoicing within a maximum of seven days from task completion

Task Delivery

  • Delivery of tasks for clients on time, on budget, to the highest standards
  • The role will involve significant travel to client sites and Control Risks offices
  • From time-to-time the role may require consultants to deploy to the field for extended periods as dictated by circumstances

Business development

  • Business development is everyone’s responsibility. Senior consultants are expected to lead business development in conjunction with sales team resources and the Associate Director
  • Pro-actively seek opportunities to develop projects and business
  • Deliver marketing and profile raising events
  • Lead client meetings
  • Develop longer-term client relationships

Team/Practice Development

  • Develop and mentor junior staff, maximising utilisation of resources
  • Provide expert knowledge of security consulting and all existing service lines


Skills and Experience

Knowledge and Experience:



  • Proven ability to manage and deliver consulting engagements, profitably and to high professional standard
  • Client and commercial management
  • Understanding of high end developments, corporate security risk functions, and emerging market circumstances
  • Commitment to continuous professional development
  • Knowledge of current national and international standards and installation practices
  • Certified  relevant  qualifications  within  the  security  industry (minimum of eight years)
  • Knowledge of and experience with intruder, CCTV/Video Surveillance/ANPR Systems, Access Control, integrated and IP addressable systems, and physical security systems
  • Project Management in a consulting environment
  • Strong interpersonal/relationship building/client management
  • Experience working in security design sector



  • Regional  experience in Europe and/or Africa or extensive experience on-the-ground in developing countries and emerging markets
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying relevant physical attack engineering principles and applications
  • Knowledge of and experience using design-related software, e.g.AutoCAD, SketchUp, MS Project and other relevant software experience
  • ISPS and/or AVSEC trained
  • Management consultancy
  • Project management methodologies (e.g. PRINCE2) and expertise in their application
  • Languages (particularly French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese)
  • Commercial skills
  • Business processes


Qualifications and Specialist Skills:


Minimum Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Professional security qualifications, e.g. CSyP, RSES, ASIS CPP or PSP, ISPS, AVSEC


All employees are expected to display behaviours reflective of our company values: Integrity and Ethics, Collaboration and Teamwork, Commitment to People and Professionalism and Excellence.


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