Ethics & Compliance Counsel, Eastern Hemisphere

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Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is looking for an consultative and proactive individual who has the ability to be a business partner to the senior leadership in ensuring ethics and compliance issues in the Eastern Hemisphere are identified and managed to the highest standard. As the Ethics & Compliance Officer for the Eastern Hemisphere you will be responsible for the delivery of the global ethics and compliance plan across over 30 countries, whilst being a critical component of the Group Ethics and Compliance team. Key areas of focus include;

  • Building and implementing an ABAC improvement plan
  • Building out the due diligence process, establishing risk-based processes for ethics & compliance due diligence across a variety of types of third parties
  • Developing and implementing the case management improvement plan

Skills / Qualifications

  • The candidate should ideally be a qualified lawyer, although consideration may also be given to non-legally qualified candidates who can demonstrate extensive experience of direct business ethics and compliance leadership 

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Strong 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).
  • Significant experience working within the legal or ethics and compliance field (or ethics and compliance featured as part of a broader job requirement).
  • Familiarity with sectors Wood operates in
  • Group performance and how it can deliver and add value to its customers
  • Corporate governance and decision making
  • Detailed awareness of external factors, competitors and their impact on Wood’s strategy and success
  • Changing regulatory environment, including current and future industry trends

Personal attributes:

  • Connect and establish effective, cross-cultural working relationships with all levels of the organisation and externally
  • Consistently model and lead on Wood’s core values
  • Energy and compassion
  • Balance humility and self confidence
  • Anticipate the environment, be forward thinking and able to see the ‘big picture’
  • Creative in the achievement of stretching objectives; does not accept failure easily
  • Ability to generate trust and credibility with audiences through continuous, open and consistent communication
  • Champion and drive innovation and change initiatives, focused on improving quality and effectiveness
  • Foster a customer-focused climate that delivers on expectations and strengthens relationships

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

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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