Job Title: Cyber Security Engineer
Contract Term: Permanent, Full Time
Location: Kirkham, UK or Homebased
Entitlement: 25 days holiday, plus Bank Holidays



Inspired Energy is one of the UK’s leading independent Third-Party Intermediaries (TPI) working with commercial, industrial, and public sector organisations. Our mission is to optimise the value of every pound spent on utilities by our clients through our innovation and dedication to client service, so our clients can focus on the growth of their business.



Inspired plc are building a Cyber Security capability to ensure a coordinated response to the increasing cyber security threats, to enable risk based decisions to be made consistently across the organisation and to establish sustainable security capabilities that are integrated with the business to support and underpin our growth.

It is not just about having the right security background, you need to be pragmatic with a passion for Cyber Security, be able to work collaboratively with internal and external teams, and be driven to learn and succeed.

In this role, you will design, build and operate appropriate, controls, procedures and security monitoring. This is a hands-on engineering position with the opportunity to establish, lead and develop the future of Cyber Security within the Inspired group. You will provide strong technical support, enabling technical decisions to be made with confidence and at pace.



Working in partnership with our IT and Business teams, you will:

  • Establish, lead and develop the Cyber Security function.
  • Work daily with engineering teams to improve delivery process, ensure that test/development is security focused right from the beginning.
  • Be accountable for implementing and operating the security processes and tools in our platforms.
  • Improve our general security posture across legacy on-premise systems including applications and networks.
  • Be responsible for enhancing security of our data assets on-premise and in the Cloud.
  • Manage and improve our monitoring and alerting systems with a focus on enhancements with specific and relevant security data points.
  • Provide point of expertise on application, data and network security to our wider engineering teams – engaging with them in order to ensure consistent adoption of security policies and best practice.
  • Participate in troubleshooting issues that arise.
  • Define and implementing a Security Incident Response process/policy with regular improvements, testing and adherence.

In addition, you will:

  • Contribute to the creation and ongoing maintenance of security engineering principles (secure by design and privacy by design), patterns and standards to reflect best practice and effective use within the company.
  • Build a network including external relationships with other engineers/SMEs to understand best practice and emerging trends within engineering.




  • Solid understanding of Secure by Design and Privacy by Design principles.
  • Experience in IT Infrastructure roles (covering Azure, AWS and Active Directory Wintel estates).
  • Ability to interact comfortably with Azure AD and Windows clients using PowerShell.
  • Specific expertise in threat assessment, attack surface management, data security, the network stack, DNS, VPC security, IGW, WAF, API Gateways and Cloudflare.
  • Good knowledge of most of VPN, MFA, Azure Conditional access, SSO, TLS, and SIEM.
  • Expertise in at least one scripting or programming language.
  • Knowledge of AWS and Azure.
  • Experience defining and operating a Security Incident Response process.
  • Good knowledge of monitoring and alerting.
  • Knowledge of Windows security (particularly Azure Active Directory).


  • Some exposure to offensive or defensive penetration testing is desirable.



Inspired plc is the UK’s leading energy and sustainability advisor with over 3,400 client’s presences across all commercial, industrial, and public sectors. It combines the resources and influence of a publicly listed PLC with a fast moving, entrepreneurial ethos, and market leading data management capabilities.

We are seeing unprecedented interest and business growth in the ESG and Net Zero area, and this role is an opportunity to influence major companies across all sectors to decarbonise their operations and reduce their environmental impacts.

You will be part of a unique organisation that covers a huge range of energy and carbon management activities; from procurement of green energy and offsets, carbon compliance and ESG reporting, metering, and new connections, to energy efficiency, water management and renewable generation site works.

At Inspired Energy, we’re creating the environment and the opportunities for a challenging and rewarding career. In return, you’ll enjoy a supportive, friendly working environment with benefits including: 

  • Training and development opportunities
  • Company pension
  • Flexible work hours
  • Sharesave scheme
  • Life insurance
  • 4pm finish on Friday



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