Compliance Advisor

Wood Group   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Energy & Utilities


5 - 7 years

Posted 97 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Overview / Responsibilities

The Compliance Advisor will be an integral part of the Group Compliance team.  The position will focus on corporate business ethics and compliance initiatives, including third party diligence, Ethics & Compliance Improvement Team deliverables, as well as general business ethics and compliance guidance and advice.


The Compliance Advisor role will report directly to the Compliance Counsel – East or West Region.



The Compliance Advisor  will be expected to:

  • Assist with the Group’s business ethics and compliance program, including performing third party due diligence; advising on the application of international sanctions; reviewing and negotiating compliance sections of commercial contracts; conducting business ethics training sessions; reviewing and closing complaints made to the Group’s  ethics helpline; advising Group Legal and business groups on compliance issues related to business partners, joint ventures and other business transactions.
  • Make a significant contribution to the newly developed Ethics & Compliance Improvement Team ensuring that any of the improvement action assigned to them are delivered on time.
  • Identify and foster key relationships at all levels of the region, including E&IS and STS operations in the region, to maximise the penetration of the ethics and compliance programme.
  • Support the development and delivery of ethics and compliance training (both online and in-person).
  • Carry out ethics and compliance investigations.
  • Monitor external developments in relation to new legislation and enforcement.
  • Lead by personal example and encourage all employees to conduct their activities in accordance with all applicable laws and Wood’s standards and policies.
  • Support the business in the management of Commercial Intermedaries.

Skills / Qualifications


  • The candidate should be a qualified solicitor or attorney, preferably with at least 5 years post qualifying experience.
  • A background in the Oil & Gas sector is perceived to be an advantage.


Job specific experience:

  • A high degree of knowledge related to business ethics and compliance is required.
  • Knowledge of global Anti-Bribery and Corruption principles, laws/regulations (US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act (UKBA)) and best practices (e.g., Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Transparency International, and World Bank).
  • Familiarity within a relevant sector (e.g. O&G, engineering, extractives etc.).


Knowledge of:

  • Group performance and how it can deliver and add value to its customers
  • Corporate governance and decision making
  • Changing regulatory environment


Experience of:

  • Demonstrated a commitment to continuous learning and development
  • Demonstrated technical excellence
  • Interacting with and presenting to senior management and Board level personnel is essential

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