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Compliance Officer

21 December 2017


Our client who is a specialized oilfield services and equipment, focused on serving the drilling and production-related needs of oil and gas companies worldwide is currently seeking an experienced compliance professional to join its legal and compliance team as a Compliance Officer based in Aberdeen

This person is responsible for compliance support across Superior's operations in Europe and Africa. This covers the United Kingdom, Norway, Netherlands, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria and other countries.

Position Description

The Compliance Officer is responsible for providing general compliance support and reasonable assurance that the Company is in compliance with all applicable laws and that the Company's policies and procedures and Code of Conduct are being adhered to. The scope of responsibilities requires the ability to conduct a diverse range of confidential investigations into allegations of violation of law, FCPA matters, Code of Conduct and company policies, ensure compliance with licenses, permits and import/export laws and regulations and due diligence with third parties. Ideal candidates will have investigation experience and strong analytical and quantitative skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct investigations for all local complaints received through the Ethics and Compliance department.
  • Create and maintain detailed investigation records and documentation.
  • Work with the business unit to address compliance matters.
  • Provide assistance for HR related investigations.
  • Collaborate with other departments to direct compliance issues.
  • Advise cross-functional business units on a broad range of ethics and compliance issues.
  • Distribute training and other communication tools to promote an ethical culture and an understanding of the ethics and compliance program and the anti-corruption program.
  • Support compliance processes and provide guidance to the business in specific regulatory risk areas, such as gift requests, engaging agents, obtaining licenses and permits and import/export regulations.
  • Travel: up to 25%.

Experience Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree required
  • 5 years of relevant corporate compliance experience or the functional equivalent
  • Proficiency in written and spoken French and English essential.
  • Candidates with CIA, CFE or equivalent certifications are of particular interest.
  • Experience working in the energy industry would be of particular interest.

Competencies and Skills

The successful candidate will display a high level of technical proficiency, excellent communication skills and enthusiasm for working with a highly collaborative and dynamic team. This position requires constant interaction with business leaders in various countries and at various levels. Specifically, the following skills are expected:

  • Knowledge of import / export requirements, audit processes, product classification, and risk assessment.
  • Experience in conducting a wide range of investigations that may include fraud, code of conduct violations, anti-corruption matters and HR related matters.
  • Experience drafting and presenting effective training presentations.
  • Knowledge of local employment laws.
  • Experience in vetting and monitoring agents and third-party relationships.
  • Appreciate and respect cultural differences and other forms of diversity in how Superior operates as a regional and global business.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Adhere to and promote the highest level of professional and ethical behavior.
  • Excellent time management, strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities.
  • Ability to deal efficiently with others who are working under the pressure of deadlines.

Primary Metrics

  • Develop and provide compliance risk management tools with respect to managing licenses, permits and import/export assessments that provide reasonable assurance of compliance.
  • Turnaround work product within appropriate project time frames.
  • Conduct thorough investigations and document investigation processes and results.
  • Provide regular updates to the General Counsel and Director of Ethics and Compliance and immediately advise on major issues.

About Petroplan:

Petroplan is a global organisation which specialises in connecting skilled professionals with exceptional contract and permanent career opportunities throughout the oil, gas and energy industry. This has been our focus since Petroplan was formed in 1976.

Our company aim isn't to be the largest industry recruitment specialist but rather the best. As such, our recruitment services, contractor management and specialised support is tailored to meet the individual needs of candidates, contractors and clients. Petroplan's local offices across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Asia-Pacific, Africa and Australasia support projects throughout forty countries. Our client portfolio includes multi-national companies, together with niche organisations focusing on a specialist discipline or location.

For more information please feel free to visit our website