BP Americas, Inc. Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Analyst in Houston, Texas


Job title:

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Analyst


Corporate & Functions

Role synopsis:

The Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Analyst is responsible for monitoring multiple security technologies using Juniper Network Security Manager and McAfee ePO to detect IT security incidents. The analyst will follow detailed operational processes and procedures to appropriately analyse, call out, and assist in remediation of critical information security incidents.

Req ID:



United States - Texas - Houston

Is this a part time position?:


Relocation available:


Travel required:

Negligible travel

Key accountabilities:

  • Monitor security systems, including Firewalls, Windows AD event logs, syslog, anti-virus, file integrity, and vulnerability scanners for security events.

  • Evaluate and investigate detected security events to see if they represent significant security incidents and require some level of response.

  • Suggest and work with the respective security team members to develop and refine additional monitoring content, processes and procedures.

  • Maintain your knowledge of the functionality and technology of existing IT systems as well as:

  • ICS technologies

  • General view of the current state of security threats across the ICS environments as well as within a large multi-national corporation.

  • Provide 24x7 Operational support; on a rotating shift schedule (includes overnight shifts)

Essential Education:

Degree in Engineering, IT or Security or equivalent levels of experience.

Desirable criteria and qualifications:

  • Experience with ICS, Process Control Networks and SCADA is highly desirable.

  • Advanced experience with TCP and IP protocol suite, security architecture, and remote access security techniques and products desired.

  • SANS GCIA Certified Intrusion Analyst training and or certification.

  • Alternative accreditation such as GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional).

  • BS Computer Science preferred, but not required.

About BP:

Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

BP is one of the three largest energy companies in the world, operating in over 100 countries across 6 continents. Information Technology & Services (IT&S), provides a full range of IT services to BP's global business segments.

IT&S plays a critical role in the delivery of defined world-class operational services that BP businesses can rely upon in support of their own performance. Our specific accountabilities include the delivery of services to specified target levels, including availability, recoverability and cost to the corporation. These services must also be delivered safely and secured against the growing risk of viruses and other security threats.

We aim to benchmark our performance favorably against a defined peer group of the world's best and intend to deliver our services with professionalism to rival any major business corporation in the world - this is what we mean by being 'World Class'. To achieve this exciting level of performance will require a commensurate level of enthusiasm, commitment and expertise in our people.

Application close date:



Information Security

Job category:

Information Technology & Services

Countries (State/Region):

United States - Texas


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Essential experience and job requirements:

  • Understanding of Automation System environments.

  • Experience (years and nature)

  • 3 + years of experience in network operations, network infrastructure or firewall management.

  • A minimum of 2 years of Cyber Security experience or related discipline.

  • Proficient in the operation of computer operating systems such as Windows (XP, 7, 2003, 2008, 2012) and Linux/UNIX.

  • Deep understanding of network security architecture components (e.g. Firewalls, VPNs, RSA Secure ID) and management of these components.

  • Experience in analysing intrusion events in a large enterprise environment.

  • Awareness of the threat environment faced by multi-national oil, gas, Petrochemical Corporation.

  • Learn, grasp, and understand new technologies.

  • Willingness to acquire in-depth knowledge of network and host security technologies and products (such as firewalls, Network IDS and, scanners) and to continuously improve these skills.

  • Be a self-starter that can multi-task and work within a team.

  • Willingness to train and mentor other team members.

  • Effective tracking and task reporting skills.

  • Good written and oral communication skills.

Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):

There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.

Eligibility Requirements:

If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.