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Global Data Protection Officer

Date: Jan 5, 2021

Location: Dublin 2, IE, D02 VN88

Company: Bentley Systems


Dublin, Ireland


Position Summary:


Bentley Systems is seeking a Global Data Protection Officer (DPO) to join our Compliance Team.  The DPO will have overall responsibility for Bentley’s global privacy program.  The DPO will lead the development and execution of a comprehensive privacy strategy and will be based in Dublin, Ireland.  The DPO will report directly to the Compliance Director in Exton, Pennsylvania.  Areas of focus will be on internal data protection and privacy policies and practices to ensure the business and its functions comply with applicable data protection and privacy laws and regulations.  


 Your Day-to-Day:


The key responsibilities of the role are to meet and exceed GDPR and other global data protection and privacy compliance responsibilities as follows:

  • Promote data protection awareness throughout the organization by providing training to various business functions and colleagues.
  • Assist in developing and implementing a Privacy Impact Assessment tool in accordance with applicable business units and functions.
  • Provide information and guidance to regional business units on the collection and processing of personal data.
  • Process, coordinate and respond to all data protection and privacy related queries and requests from third parties (such as users, accounts, data subject and regulatory authorities).
  • Maintain and establish a register of data owners for sets of information and educate the data owners on privacy by design principles and other responsibilities.
  • Assist in maintaining data inventories and data flow maps and update as necessary.
  • Undertake systematic data protection compliance audits in accordance with GDPR articles and other global privacy mandates.
  • Lead negotiations on data protection and privacy related agreements with key third-party stakeholders.
  • Interpret and provide guidance to the organization on forthcoming and changes to data protection legislation on GDPR, ePrivacy Directive, and other global mandates.
  • Support the creation of local or business unit specific data protection policies or standards.
  • Plan and conduct privacy due diligence on possible acquisitions.



What You Bring to The Team:


  • Minimum of 5 years working experience in privacy, data protection, or IT governance or compliance with a global organization.
  • Knowledge of data protection laws and privacy practices with expert knowledge of European data protection laws and practices, specifically GDPR.
  • English fluency required, fluency in other languages, particularly German preferred.
  • Good "translator" of legal requirements into organizational policies and procedures.
  • CIPP or similar data protection or IT auditor qualifications highly desirable.
  • Project management skill sets.
  • Knowledge of IT systems, processes, and information security practices.
  • Ability to communicate with internal stakeholders, data protection authorities, and accounts and users.
  • An ability to cultivate and build collaborative working relationships with a broad range of enterprise stakeholders.



What We Offer:


  • A great Team and culture – please see our Recruitment Video.
  • An exciting career as an integral part of a world-leading software company providing solutions for architecture, engineering and construction.
  • Competitive Salary and benefits.
  • The opportunity to work within a global and diversely international team.
  • A supportive and collaborative environment.
  • Colleague Recognition Awards.



Who We Are:


Bentley Systems (Nasdaq: BSY) is the infrastructure engineering software company. We provide innovative software to advance the world’s infrastructure – sustaining both the global economy and environment. Our industry-leading software solutions are used by professionals, and organizations of every size, for the design, construction, and operations of roads and bridges, rail and transit, water and wastewater, public works and utilities, buildings and campuses, and industrial facilities. Our offerings include MicroStation-based applications for modeling and simulation, ProjectWise for project delivery, AssetWise for asset and network performance, and the iTwin platform for infrastructure digital twins. Bentley Systems employs more than 4,000 colleagues and generates annual revenues of more than $700 million, in 172 countries.


Equal Opportunity Employer:


Bentley is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, religion/belief, national origin, caste, age, or any other characteristic protected by local law or unrelated to job qualifications.



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