• Title
    Compliance Advisor- West
    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
  • 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

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


    Diversity Statement

    We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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