Site Security Manager



London, UK
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2024

Who we are

Established in 2017, Wayve is a leader in autonomous vehicle technology, driven by breakthroughs in Embodied AI. Our intelligent, mapless, and hardware-agnostic technologies empower vehicles to navigate complex environments effortlessly.

Supported by prominent investors, Wayve is advancing the transition from assisted to fully automated driving, making transportation safer, more efficient, and universally accessible. Join our world-class, multinational team of engineers and researchers as we push the boundaries of frontier AI and autonomous driving, creating impactful technologies and products on a global scale

Where you will have an impact

As we expand our operations globally and grow our public profile, the security threat to Wayve also increases. In this dynamic environment, ensuring we continue to effectively manage security risk is essential to our commitment to safety and trust. Physical security is critical to safeguarding our sites and assets, ensuring the integrity of our operations, and maintaining the confidence of the public and our partners.

We have multiple sites in London, San Francisco, and Vancouver, from offices to operational facilities housing fleets of vehicles, and continued expansion plans for the future as the organisation continues to grow.

We are keen to hire an experienced security professional for this critical role. You’ll need to be proactive about identifying and mitigating risks, ensuring we maintain our secure position as a trusted leader in autonomous driving.

Challenges you will own

  • Establishing and operating a global physical security program to ensure the security of all Wayve sites and operations, current and future.
  • Maintaining an understanding of physical security threats and risks.
  • Analysing threat intelligence and providing actionable recommendations to the business.
  • Accountable for organisational policies, standards and processes for physical security.
  • Ensuring Wayve’s physical security controls are fit for purpose, aligned with industry best practice, and support our compliance with industry frameworks such as ISO27001.
  • Managing a network of security service suppliers.
  • Auditing physical security controls on a regular basis and recommending improvements accordingly.
  • Providing subject matter expertise and support to teams across Wayve.

We understand that everyone has a unique set of skills and experiences and that not everyone will meet all of the requirements listed below.

What you will bring to Wayve


  • Proven experience managing physical security risks within a global organisation.
  • Experience establishing relationships with and managing multiple suppliers to ensure service level agreements are adhered to.
  • Experience auditing and driving improvements to the effectiveness of security controls.
  • Experience in risk identification and management.
  • The ability to collaborate with, and manage, stakeholders at all levels of an organisation.
  • Willing and able to operate with a large degree of autonomy in establishing and executing our physical security program.
  • Willing and able to travel to Wayve sites globally.


  • Hands-on experience administering security systems e.g. CCTV, access control, intruder alarms.
  • Experience implementing physical security controls in compliance with frameworks such as ISO27001.

What we offer you

  • The chance to be part of a truly mission-driven organisation and an opportunity to shape the future of autonomous driving. Unlike our competitors, Wayve is still relatively small and nimble, giving you the chance to make a huge impact
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • A dynamic and fast-paced work environment in which you will grow every day - learning on the job, from the brightest minds in our space, and with support for more formal learning opportunities too
  • A culture that is ego-free, respectful and welcoming (of you and your dog) - we even eat lunch together every day
  • Benefits such as an onsite chef, workplace nursery scheme, private health insurance, cycle scheme, therapy, yoga, two onsite bars, large social budgets
  • The opportunity to travel globally and grow alongside our site security in various locations

At Wayve we're committed to creating a diverse, fair and respectful culture that is inclusive of everyone based on their unique skills and perspectives, and regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, age or religious belief

DISCLAIMER: We will not ask about marriage or pregnancy, care responsibilities or disabilities in any of our job adverts or interviews. However, we do look to capture information about care responsibilities, and disabilities among other diversity information as part of an optional DEI Monitoring form to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring process and ensure that the process is inclusive and non-discriminatory.