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.).
- Group performance and how it can deliver and add value to its customers
- Corporate governance and decision making
- Changing regulatory environment
- Demonstrated a commitment to continuous learning and development
- Demonstrated technical excellence
- Interacting with and presenting to senior management and Board level personnel is essential