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Accenture Security Consulting Lead, Public Services in Ottawa, Ontario

Join Accenture and help transform leading organizations and communities around the world.  The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.  Choose Accenture and make delivering innovative work part of your extraordinary career.

Accenture people build careers in four different areas of our business: Consulting, Technology, Outsourcing and internal Corporate Functions.  Each area offers a unique career experience and a compelling mix of work and training opportunities, work environment and structure for career progression.

Why join Accenture’s security practice?

Serving as a trusted security partner for more than 20 years to more than 330 clients across 70 countries, Accenture’s security practice helps organizations build resilience from the inside out so they can operate and grow confidently in a rapidly evolving threat landscape. Our 5000 security professionals bring exceptional industry expertise to tailor intelligent security services to our clients’ unique businesses and industries. We provide a full spectrum of services – from security strategy development, to business transformation to managed security services – on demand and at a global scale.

Leveraging our global resources and next-generation technologies, we create an integrated, comprehensive program tailored to each organization’s specific business goals and industry. Recognizing that there is no finish line in securing enterprises, we are constantly collaborating at our global cyber labs and centers with our broad, interdisciplinary innovation ecosystem of the best minds in security. Our focus on continuous innovation gives us a front lines perspective that ensures we are adapting to match the pace of security challenges.

Accenture’s unique ability to combine deep Security expertise across Strategy, Technology and Operations means that it can offer clients an enterprise-wide security program to predict, protect, detect, and respond to threats in an industry specific context.

Job Description

Our security practice is currently looking for a Director to focus on helping our clients mitigate cyber security risks using our range of end-to-end security services to the Public Services industry.

  • Lead and manage business development activities including origination, qualification, capture and relationship development

  • Maintain relationships with key client stakeholders at the VP and C-suite level

  • Lead development of written and oral client proposals

  • Assist in driving overall Public Services Security practice growth

  • Develop, plan and lead large-scale solution delivery efforts for Public Services clients across a broad range of Security and privacy capabilities and requirements

  • Lead, attract and retain multi-discipline, and multi-region teams

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience designing and delivering a broad range of security services for clients

  • Experience leading the business development and sales capture process

  • Deep understanding of the Public services industry with extensive leadership contacts

  • Thorough understanding of end-to-end cyber security programs and assisting organizations tackle the multi-dimensional aspects of cyber risk

  • In possession of, or able to qualify for, Canadian security clearance

Preferred Skills:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree 

  • Industry recognized Professional Security certification preferred (CISSP/CISM)

  • Experience working for the Big 5 consulting firms is highly desired

  • PMP preferred

  • Knowledge of Security vendors and Security product capabilities

  • Ability to lead a team and counsel others is a must

Professional Skill Requirements

  • Ability to lead and manage dynamic multi-region teams

  • Eagerness to contribute in a team-oriented environment

  • Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment

  • Good communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills

  • Good organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills

  • Demonstrated leadership, teamwork and collaboration in professional setting; either military or civilian

It is currently our objective to assign our people to work near where they live. However, given the nature of our business and our need to serve our clients our employees must be available to travel when needed.

Accenture does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis covered by local law.   Accenture is committed to providing employment opportunities to current or former members of the armed forces.


We are committed to employment equity. We encourage all people, including women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities and persons of aboriginal descent to apply.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 469,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at