Senior Security Consultant

  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 30

Position description

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. As a wholly independent organisation, we are owned in trust for the benefit of our employees and their dependants, with no shareholders or external investors to determine our own business priorities and direction. 

The global security environment is changing daily and the risk to society from security threats are dynamic and unpredictable. Whilst Arup has traditionally had a very impressive reputation designing in the built environment to counter naturally occurring threats (flood, earthquake, fire, etc.), Arup has also established an expert team to counter malicious manmade threats. Included in that team is a specialist threat, risk and vulnerability assessment team. The work of this team helps clients better understand the security risks they own and determine those they wish to accept or reduce. This team’s work is the foundation of the risk-based approach to all of our work and efforts to make sure that solutions work for our clients. We achieve the latter by working closely with other disciplines in Arup to find solutions that meet the security objectives and are sustainable in their implementation. 

Our clients currently include government agencies, multi-national corporations, schools, sports stadia and transport operators. Projects to date have included conducting threat vulnerability and risk assessments; developing security policies, strategies and procedures; conducting compliance audits; delivering informal training; advising on and finding efficiencies in security operations and capacity building. 

We are looking to grow our threat, risk and vulnerability assessment business and are seeking a new team member to support existing business and build new business. 


You will join Arup as a Protective Intelligence Consultant based in London. Your role will be to support clients in better understanding the security risks they own and determine how to manage them through design and operations. This involves both risk intelligence analysis and client-facing work. 

The client facing and business development work will include: 

• Understanding the market and identifying potential clients.
• Understanding their needs and determining how Arup can best address those needs.

• Developing client value driven commercial proposals.

• With the work you have won, work with our client to deliver that value.

• Undertake thought leadership.

• Participate in external events, including presenting at conferences.

• Update existing and develop new marketing material in collaboration with others. 

The format of this client interface will vary but will include delivering workshops and presenting to senior decision makers. 

Your analytical role will include: 

• collecting and analysing open source intelligence on malicious risks.

• structuring and analysing relevant intelligence data using Excel or other data manipulation tools.

• preparing reports and/or presentation in a format and style that is appropriate to the client’s needs.

• contributing to thought leadership including research and report writing.


• have experience in business development.

• be comfortable working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

• demonstrate a high level of intellectual curiosity and interest in crime, terrorism, civil unrest, politics or international relations. 

• enjoy solving complex problems. 

• be comfortable making judgments about malicious risks based on imperfect information. 

• enjoy working with people from a range of professional disciplines. 

• be collaborative in your approach but able to work independently. 

Requirements and Skills 

• Business development and client-facing experience.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

• Fluency in a second language is highly desirable.

• Demonstrable proficiency in working with data and data manipulation tools, e.g. Excel, Tableau or Spotfire. 

• Strong interest and curiosity in open source intelligence analysis and/or political and security trends in a country or region. Time spent living/working abroad would be an advantage. 

• Ability to be creative to solve complex problems. 

• Be self-motivated and willing to learn. 

• Demonstrate experience in using Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel. 

• Eligibility for UK security clearance. Eligibility requires a background check and usually requires a minimum period of residency in the UK, but is not limited to UK nationals. 

Essential Qualifications: 

• At least a 2:1 degree in a relevant academic discipline, e.g. politics, sociology, criminology, international relations etc. 

• A Master’s degree in a relevant academic discipline. 

Desirable Skills and Knowledge: 

• Interest in developing intelligence analysis skills or commercial intelligence products. 

• Interest in international travel and working abroad. 

• An understanding or desire to know more about the built environment. 

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector. 

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security. 

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

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