Chief OT Security Officer COSO (all genders)

Date: 16 Nov 2023

Location: Vienna, Vienna, AT, 1020

Company: OMV Group

Overview of the company


As one of Austria's largest listed industrial companies and a global energy and chemicals group, OMV is working on answers to address the challenges of climate change. The agenda is to become a leading supplier of sustainable fuels, chemicals and materials with a focus on circular economy solutions by 2030, and to be climate neutral by 2050 at the latest. This is the mission of our approximately 22,400 employees.


Sustainability: Our approach


In Chemicals & Materials, OMV through its subsidiary Borealis, is one of the world's leading providers of advanced and circular polyolefin solutions and a European market leader in base chemicals, fertilizers, and plastics recycling. Together with its two major joint ventures - Borouge (with ADNOC, in the UAE and Singapore) and Baystar™ (with TotalEnergies, in the USA) - Borealis supplies products and services to customers across the globe. OMV's Fuels & Feedstock business produces and markets fuels as well as feedstock for the chemical industry, operates three refineries in Europe, and holds a 15% stake in a refining joint venture in the UAE. OMV operates around 1,800 filling stations in ten European countries. In the Energy segment, OMV explores and produces oil and gas in the four core regions of Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, North Sea, and Asia-Pacific. Average daily production in 2022 amounted to 392 kboe/d. Its activities also include the Low Carbon Business as well as the entire gas business.


Our business

Your taks


  • Act as the Chief OT Security Officer (COSO) according to OT security management standards within Fuels and Feedstock area, serving as the primary contact for authorities.
  • Serve as the main liaison for OMV's corporate OT Security governance, acting as a pivotal bridge.
  • Establish and maintain the OT security vision, strategy, and program under COSO responsibilities to ensure the protection of OT assets and technologies.
  • Implement and oversee F&F's OT Security programs, aligning them with business objectives and ensuring cyber security of OT systems in refineries, terminals, and pipelines.
  • Function as a lateral manager for Operational Security Officers (OSO), supporting business unit projects and targets.
  • Provide guidance to business unit management and act as the point of contact for Information Security  at the enterprise level.
  • Interface with local and project-based departments responsible for OT, defining business unit-wide OT Security strategy and standards.
  • Assess security threats, incidents, and communicate appropriate countermeasures.
  • Audit business unit sites and subsidiary companies for OT Security, driving continuous improvement.
  • Monitor and analyze global trends, prepare short-term, mid-term, and long-term plans for OT security, and ensure compliance with approved budgets.

Your profile


  • University Degree/Master in technical studies, preferably in Electrical Engineering or Process Automation, IT Security or Information and Communication Technology.   
  • Minimum of 9 years relevant experience in Industrial Automation or Electrical Engineering or Cyber Security for OT systems. 
  • Sound knowledge regarding compliance and implementation of relevant standards and laws for electrical, automation technology and cyber security. 
  • Strong project management and communication skills. 
  • Willing to travel and stays abroad for projects specific tasks.
  • Fluent in English, German and Romanian are of advantage.

What to expect from OMV


We believe that we can only evolve and thrive as a company with a highly diverse mix of employees and by ensuring a healthy work-life balance. We have a strong culture of collaboration and our group values "we care, we're curious, we progress" are guiding us along the way on our path into a sustainable future.
We will encourage you to take on new responsibilities, work across different functions, become involved in new projects, as well as completing international assignments. In return, we have excellent development programs that will help you achieve your career goals and reach your potential.

What OMV can offer


The opportunity to join an internationally renowned company in a fast moving business sector, providing excellent development opportunities.
We offer an attractive compensation package that matches your qualifications and professional experience. The minimum gross annual salary according to the collective agreement amounts to EUR 80.577, all in. Depending on skills and specific experience, over-payment is possible. OMV also offers additional benefits and relocation packages for international moves.

Your contact


Please contact Isabella Arleth for further information.