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IT Specialist, ICS Security Architect

Date: Jan 11, 2022

Location: USA: Woodlands, TX, US, 77380

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging and cosmetics, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products.


Even as a global company with 5,000 employees, we maintain a “small company feel” and uphold a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job, and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. There has never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. If you’re ready to grow with us and become part of our vision of being the premier Chemical Company, apply today!



The Industrial Control System (ICS) Security Analyst role is to architect, write, design, and implement security policies, standards, procedures, and tools to ensure the security of our ICS systems. Additionally, this role will help provide governance over ICS Security plans at CPChem’s manufacturing sites.


The successful candidate will demonstrate excellent written skills and an understanding of cybersecurity frameworks and industry standards. The successful candidate must also understand process control systems, information technology and have a strong history of technical accomplishments. This position will be part of the Business Transformation, IT Manufacturing organization and will work closely with the other IT groups, Process Automation, Instrumentation, Electrical groups, and Internal Audit.


This position is eligible for the current hybrid work model (split of remote and office-based days) and provides 24/7 callout on critical issues.


  • Track ICS Security exceptions, audit response plans, and other ICS Security efforts
  • Work closely with site ICS Security Analysts, and other groups on security issues and system designs to ensure that business needs are balanced against security requirements
  • Lead efforts on technical teams to enhance security of ICS environments
  • Manage central ICS monitoring tools, their rollout, and coordinate reporting for all CPChem manufacturing sites
  • Anticipate security and networking events and implement preventive measures.
  • Work with all manufacturing sites to develop and implement corporate best practices
  • Develop good working relationships with other groups including, Process Automation, Corporate Support Staffs, and Operations
  • Provide documentation and training plans for new and existing toolsets
  • Develop comprehensive ICS security plans and prioritize projects

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline, plus 6+ years’ experience working in chemicals, oil and gas or adjacent industries in IT and/or process automation, electrical or instrumentation
  • Or in lieu of bachelor's degree, High School Diploma/GED, plus 10+ years’ experience working in chemicals, oil and gas or adjacent industries in IT and/or process automation, electrical or instrumentation
  • Available for 24/7 callout on critical issues
  • Knowledge of Industry standard security frameworks (i.e. NIST, ISA, NERC CIP)  
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute multiple projects
  • Experience with Process Control Systems / Industrial Control Systems environments
  • Experience developing requests for proposals (RFP’s), gathering quotes from vendors, developing financial information and project plans and leading projects is preferred
  • Enterprise/global experience implementing tools/procedures in a large corporate organization
  • Ability to produce highly technical documentation as required
  • Experience working with IT audit, IT security controls, and performing gap assessments on security controls
  • Must be self-motivated, assertive, energetic, possess a strong work ethic and work with minimal managerial intervention
  • Must have the ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Must possess a strong customer service focus
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and testing abilities
  • Strong commitment to safety and IT security


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of CPChem processes for change management, and project management
  • Technical certifications in cyber security, network or server technologies


Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at


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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.


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Travel Requirements: Up to 25%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes (Internal Candidates Only)

Closing Date: 01/23/2022

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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