Consultant - Security Design

Location: Nairobi Kenya

Job Purpose 
To undertake and manage to a professional standard physical and security design consulting engagements independently or in support of Senior Consultants and the Associate Director.
Maintain client and company deliverables, ensuring the highest quality is maintained and the client and company budgets and programmes are met and maintained.
Support clients and other team members to deliver end to end risk consulting services including crisis management, business continuity and related risk and resilience consulting across East Africa.


Tasks and Responsibilities

Consulting
Consultant will be expected to undertake technical security reviews, audits and other similar tasks, working at client sites and in the office, at corporate headquarters and site level
Consultant will design physical and electronic security systems to an appropriate level, working in conjunction with specialist design engineers.
Consultant will also support security risk assessments,security planning, risk management and to undertake broader crisis and security consulting tasks as directed.

Task Management
Act as lead on assignments
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

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

Business development
Pro-actively seek opportunities to develop projects and business
Seek opportunities to be involved in business development, in conjunction with the Associate Director and Senior Consultants
Contribute to marketing and profile raising events
Participate in client meetings
Begin to develop longer-term client relationships

Practice Development
Maximize utilisation of resources
Provide expert knowledge of security consulting and all existing service lines

Knowledge and Experience
Essential

Ability to manage and deliver consulting engagements
Client and commercial management
Commitment to continuous professional development
Knowledge of current national and international standards and installation practices
Certified relevant qualifications within the security industry
Knowledge of and experience with intruder alarms, 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 skills
Experience of working in security design sector



Preferred
Regional experience in Western Europe, East Africa or 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 experience
Project management methodologies (e.g. PRINCE2) and experience in their application
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

Problem Solving / Decision Making
Information gathering
Analysis and judgment
Ability to manage sensitive situations with care

Relationship / Personal Impact
Strong interpersonal skills – building trust and rapport
Influencing
Managing clients

Communication
Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
Report writing in English to the highest professional standard
Ability to communicate using range of techniques with clients and colleagues alike to achieve positive results

Other
High level of accuracy
Excellent time management skills
Proven ability to prioritise work
Administration and organisational skills
Sound knowledge of all Microsoft programmes


Competencies Problem Solving
Owns problems, identifies and works with the right people to solve problems quickly within own remit and wider team
Reviews and looks for efficiencies in ways of working; Constantly seeks innovative ways to improve services we offer to our clients
Acts decisively and make difficult decisions even if unpopular
Implements plans to ensure objectives are achieved or exceeded; focuses on delivery. Shows and encourages a determination to achieve high standards

Client Centric
Uses own and wider knowledge and contributes to others to enable and make sound judgments which impact client and team
Anticipates the needs of clients and addresses those

One Firm
Builds strong relationships, through common goals, individual contribution and support in times of need

Commercial Acumen
Understands how and where own activities and projects contribute to the financial success of organisation; understands and acts upon the financial factors that influence the business

Personal Effectiveness
Operates effectively and with resilience in changing or ambiguous situations.
Contributes to changing environments, and actively assists those around them to adapt
Communicates clearly and concisely using language appropriate to audience, displays sensitivity to develop constructive relationships with others.
Plans and organises workload of own and others, suggests priorities as necessary
Behaviours 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.


How To Apply:How to apply If your qualifications, experience and aspirations match our requirements
please email a covering letter and C.V., stating your current salary to:

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