SVP Security and Systems in Charlotte, North Carolina
Posted 03/24/22


  • Private Equity backed, independent power and energy producer specializing in Electric, Oil & Gas, Energy, Utilities and Waste.
  • Company owns and operates multiple electric generating facilities, including coal, waste coal, natural gas, and solar. 
  • The company has operations throughout most of the United States, and headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
  • Experiencing growth, both organically and through mergers and acquisitions. 
  • Annual revenue approximately $360mm


  • Excellent culture - In business for over 35 years and have approximately 370 employees and two corporate offices in Charlotte, NC and Princeton, NJ. 
  • Hybrid Schedule - 3 days in office / 2 days remote 
  • Reporting directly to the CEO
  • Focus is on their people and a familial environment in their offices amongst employees. Company started as a family company, and is now private equity backed with a focus on growth, while still retaining their culture. 
  • Opportunity to make a major impact in their IT division - Shape the future of the security and infrastructure practice.
  • Investment in IT systems and operations, with excellent potential to continue to grow your career and learn new tools and technologies, and make an impact on the communities served. 


  • Oversee the IT group (divided into four divisions, each with a direct report: Applications, Infrastructure, Security and Market Data Systems) and serve as the senior security organizational leader.  Security leadership requires an understanding of internal security requirements for corporate and plant business-related systems. 
  • Establish and maintain overall compliance, security and risk management policies, programs and controls
  • Ensure proper funding and resources and
  • Develop and manage all IT related budgets
  • Map legal and regulatory compliance requirements to governance structure
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Document and maintain processes and procedures
  • Implement security awareness, education and training programs
  • Maintain disaster recovery and business continuity systems
  • Investigate breaches and security incidents, including impact analysis, reporting and recommendations
  • Monitor, identify and respond to new threats
  • Design and lead tabletop disaster response exercises
  • Manage contractor and vendors involved with IT, security and compliance
  • Support for security and compliance audits under CIS framework
  • Partner with Legal, IT, NERC compliance team, Engineering and Operations to ensure compliance and enforcement of security policies and controls


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science; advanced degree is preferred.
  • Ten or more years of related experience; five years in a senior leadership role in an IT environment including Networking, IT Infrastructure, Microsoft Enterprise applications and security.
  • Strong project management background and experience.
  • Experience with cybersecurity applications and technologies.
  • Experience developing, communicating and overseeing cybersecurity policies.
  • Familiarity with NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection rules and compliance functions.
  • Experience with ERP/MRP systems (these may include SAP, Oracle, Epicor, PeopleSoft, Microsoft Dynamics, Maximo etc.).
  • Demonstrated ability of an effective "change agent" for organizational growth.
  • Previous experience managing and developing an IT team within the areas of application design and implementation, network administration, LAN/WAN design and implementation, intranet and internet, enterprise security systems, remote access and service desk support models.
  • Experience with acquisitions/divestitures and system integrations.
  • Strong written, verbal communication skills as well as presentation skills.
  • Must be a strong leader motivating and challenging employees.
  • Must be able to take initiative and responsibility for projects.
  • Must promote teamwork and collaboration between all departments and locations.
  • Must possess high ethical standards.
  • Position requires strict observance of confidential matters.
  • Employee Type: Direct Hire
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Category: Information Technology
  • Date Posted: 03/24/22
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