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

    Wood is recruiting for a Compliance Advisor to join the Group Ethics & Compliance Team located in SE England.


    Wood is a global engineering company with over 60,000 employees worldwide.  The role will offer development opportunities in a growing team for the right person.


    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 Regional Compliance Counsel East, based in Reading.


    Main duties:

    • 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; monitoring issues reported to the Group’s ethics helpline and follow-up on assigned cases; and advising Group Legal and business groups on compliance issues related to business partners, joint ventures and other business transactions
    • Identify and foster key relationships at all levels of the region to promote and embed the ethics and compliance programme
    • Support the development and delivery of ethics and compliance training (both online and in-person)
    • Conduct ethics and compliance investigations
    • Support the delivery of the Ethics & Compliance Improvement Programme
    • Monitor the development of new legislation and enforcement trends as they apply to the business

    Skills / Qualifications


    • The candidate should ideally be a qualified solicitor, although consideration may also be given to non-legally qualified candidates with relevant experience in a similar business ethics and compliance role
    • The candidate will have a strong academic record, achieving at least a 2:1 degree and, if applicable, a commendation or distinction on the Legal Practice Course

    Knowledge, skills and experience:

    • Prior experience working in-house in the legal or ethics & compliance function or with a law firm in a relevant practise area, e.g. international trade, regulatory compliance
    • Knowledge of national and international laws and regulations dealing with such matters as ABAC, AML, competition, sanctions, export controls, IP and data protection
    • Knowledge of corporate governance frameworks and internal controls
    • Proficient with legal IT systems and tools, such as case management and ediscovery software
    • Experience of managing investigations, including managing external specialists such as forensic accountants
    • Experience within a relevant sector (e.g. O&G, engineering, extractives etc.) would be advantageous

    Personal attributes:

    • A self-starter that is highly organised and outcomes focused
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and able to give clear, well-reasoned and business focused advice
    • Good interpersonal skills and able to network at all levels of the organisation
    • Good presentation skills, able to stay calm when challenged and always ready to listen and adapt
    • Able to build trust and credibility with stakeholders by clear, regular and consistent communication
    • An effective team player that is able to build the trust and support of work colleagues in remote offices
    • Committed to life-long learning and development
    • Embraces innovation and change as a driver for improving quality and effectiveness
    • Flexibility to adapt quickly to new challenges and environments

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  www.woodplc.com  

    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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