Group IT Security Manager, Group IT - Lyngby, Denmark

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Indrykket: 5.10.2020

COWI A/S, Kongens Lyngby

Do you want to help drive international growth and development from the heart of a global business? Are you interested in leading our IT Security efforts in an experienced international team of IT professionals? Then here is an outstanding opportunity to extend your potential.

We are looking for a new Group IT Security Manager for COWI in Group IT, to support its ambitions of delivering value to customers and colleagues all over COWI.

Group IT are supporting COWI’s 5 lines of business – Denmark, Sweden, Norway, COWI International and Arkitema Architects.

COWI operates around the globe, creating new and effective connections across regions, countries and continents. We are app. 7,300 people around the globe, of which approximately 125 are employed within Group IT.


Reporting to Senior Vice President & CIO in Group IT, you will hold an exciting and challenging position with a clear opportunity to make a difference and support the on-going development of COWI business and Group IT globally. You will be working with engaged and competent colleagues covering the full scope of IT disciplines.

Based in COWI's headquarter in Lyngby, you will be accountable for leading our IT Security efforts on COWI Group level with focus on IT security. Your efforts will be supported by an experienced team of COWI IT professionals based both in Scandinavia and Lithuania to ensure that we meet our strategic ambitions.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work with CIO and other IT leaders to develop overall IT security strategy aligned with ISO 27001 in the context of the business strategy, including data management, digitalization and security.
  • Implement and manage our IT security strategy, incl. governance, Risk and compliance.
  • Develop productive relationships with business leaders across the organization to influence how IT Security can enable new sources of value.
  • Define and achieve strategic targets of the deliveries around IT Security in COWI. Define and achieve tactical targets and KPI's.
  • Provide leadership and management as a part of the extended Group IT Management team – sharing business understanding, and developing timely, efficient and fit for purpose IT Security solutions adding value to the business


  • Significant IT Security and/or IT audit experience, ideally within a professional or technical industry
  • Ability to set direction, inspire and develop a diverse international IT team regarding IT Security
  • Ability to adjust to changing priorities, successfully navigate ambiguity and ability to work with a variety of personalities both locally and remotely
  • A clear business understanding and a commercial mind-set, and experience in identifying, implementing and driving IT Security governance, risk and compliance at all levels within a large international organization
  • Experience with GDPR incl. Data Processing Agreements
  • Experience with IT audits
  • The ability to execute and create momentum around agreed strategies, policies and actions throughout the organization to anchor a high focus on IT Security
  • An outgoing and action-oriented style with a strong analytical sense
  • A holistic approach to IT Security with a focus on delivering value and concrete results within your area of expertise
  • Superb English communication skills, both verbally and in writing


COWI is an equal opportunities employer and we believe in rewarding our staff for their commitment and hard work. You will receive a basic salary and bonus matching your skills and experience.

Ansøgningsfrist Søndag den 18. oktober 2020
COWI er en førende rådgivningsvirksomhed, der skaber værdi for kunder, borgere og samfund gennem vores 360°-tilgang. Med eksperter i verdensklasse inden for ingeniørkunst, miljø og samfundsøkonomi angriber vi udfordringerne fra mange forskellige vinkler for at skabe mere sammenhængende løsninger for vores kunder.

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