2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We’re happy to talk flexible working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace. We offer a range of options depending on your role, so please discuss this with your recruiter.

Job Description

Mott MacDonald

We’re a global engineering, management, and development consultancy.
Our purpose is to improve society by considering social outcomes in everything we do, relentlessly focusing on excellence and digital innovation, transforming our clients’ businesses, our communities and employee opportunities.

A fundamental part of this is respecting each person’s differences and striving to meet their needs.

Our values: Progress, Respect, Integrity, Drive, Excellence.

About the business unit

Mott MacDonald’s support services are the driving force behind our organisation enabling us to run efficiently and effectively. The team works collaboratively to offer specialist advice, best practice and technology to all areas of our business specifically designed for our global reach.

Overview of role

We are seeking a highly skilled IT Specialist in Cyber Security with a specialisation in Data Loss Prevention (DLP) design, implementation & management to join our team.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in developing and implementing strategies to safeguard sensitive data and mitigate the risks associated with data loss.

Key duties and responsibilities include

  • Develop, implement, and manage data loss prevention policies, procedures, and strategies to protect sensitive information.
  • Design and deploy DLP solutions to monitor, detect, and prevent data breaches across various endpoints, networks, and cloud environments.
  • Conduct risk assessments and gap analyses to identify vulnerabilities and recommend appropriate remediation measures.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate DLP solutions into existing infrastructure and applications.
  • Be an escalation point and subject matter expert for security events and incidents related to data loss and respond promptly to mitigate potential threats.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging threats and industry best practices in data loss prevention and information security.
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to internal stakeholders on DLP-related matters.
  • Conduct training sessions and workshops to raise awareness of data security best practices.
  • Integrate working practises with Service Desk and Security Operation teams.

Candidate Specification


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field preferred.
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or equivalent certification preferred.
  • Experience in information and cyber security, with a focus on data loss prevention.
  • In-depth knowledge of DLP technologies, including but not limited to data discovery, classification, encryption, and monitoring.
  • Experience with Microsoft DLP solutions including Purview and similar products.
  • Proficiency in security concepts and tools.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to assess complex security issues and develop effective solutions.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with diverse teams and stakeholders.


  • Ability to efficiently manage and coordinate responses to security incidents, including containment, eradication, and recovery processes.
  • Proficiency in analysing threat intelligence feeds and identifying emerging threats relevant to the organization's data security.
  • Experience in conducting digital forensic investigations to determine the root cause of security incidents and gather evidence for legal proceedings.
  • Knowledge of cloud computing security principles and best practices, including securing data stored in cloud environments and configuring cloud security controls.
  • Familiarity with SIEM platforms.
  • Understanding of relevant data protection regulations such as GDPR.
  • Proficiency in conducting risk assessments, quantifying risk exposure, and developing risk mitigation strategies to prioritise security efforts.
  • High degree of understanding of the evolving global and internal IT environments.
  • Knowledge of all Threat areas (deliberate, accidental, internal, external)
  • Experience of the ISO 27001and Cyber Essentials.
  • Understanding of Risk Management.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: writing, speaking, listening, persuading, influencing and collaborating.
  • Superior analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Ability to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to learn new things quickly, to thrive on change, navigate ambiguity, and to strive for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a workplan.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion

We put equality, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they can contribute.


We want you to perform your best at every stage in the recruitment process. If you are disabled or need any support to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at reasonable.adjustments@mottmac.com and we will talk to you about how we can support you.

Agile working

Happy to talk Flexible Working and how we can support your responsibilities beyond the workplace.

We offer some fantastic benefits including:

  • Pension matched up to 7%
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Continuous development opportunities – because we want you to thrive
  • Agile/flexible working – because life isn’t 9-5
  • Enhanced parental leave; shared parental leave policies – for parents and care givers
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Flexible benefits that suit you, including ability to buy/sell annual leave entitlement, cycle to work & interest free season ticket loans
  • Wellbeing support including access to an independent Employer Assistance Scheme, wellbeing champions and access to learning and support resources
  • Access to our Advanced Employee Networks which support our LGBTQ+, gender, race and ethnicity, disability and parents/carers communities
  • The opportunity to make a difference; learn more about our social outcomes

Apply now, or for more information about our application process, click here.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Adoption leave – 26 weeks full pay
Open to part time work for some roles
Buddy scheme
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Dental coverage
Compassionate leave
Health assessment
Eye Care Support – Eyecare vouchers
Private GP service – Private Medical care for all UK staff
Season ticket loan
Theme park discounts
Religious celebration leave
Buy or sell annual leave
Accrued annual leave
Caregiver Leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks
Enhanced paternity leave – 2 weeks
Shared parental leave – We match up to 24 weeks full pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Tax-free childcare
In office yoga classes
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Life assurance
Annual pay rises
Pension match/increase
Life insurance
Annual bonus
Income protection
Employee discounts
Professional subscriptions – We pay for your primary professional annual subscription
Lunch and learns
Employee assistance programme
L&D budget
Teambuilding days
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at Mott MacDonald

Company employees

18,000 worldwide

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

UK Wide; London, Croydon, Birmingham, Derby, Altrincham, Manchester, Whitehaven, Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Durham, Bristol, Southampton, Reading, Cambridge, Peterborough, Brighton, Norwich, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Cardiff, Newport, Exeter, Leicester, Leeds, Skipton, York

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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