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Compliance Counsel – Global Environmental Regulatory Compliance
Hawryluk Advisors has been retained exclusively by Saudi Aramco, the world's largest integrated oil and petrochemicals company, to help hire a lead Compliance Counsel with 7+ years of experience in matters pertaining to Global Environmental Regulatory Compliance.
Headquartered in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, Compliance Counsel will join the Environmental regulatory compliance area within the Law Organization’s newly created Corporate Compliance Organization. In this role, Compliance Counsel will provide ground-floor guidance and knowledge on Global Environmental Regulatory Compliance, along with a broad spectrum of environmental, health, and safety matters that confront a multinational energy company and its global subsidiaries and joint ventures. Compliance Counsel, reporting through the Chief Compliance Officer and the General Counsel, will support the Company's overall compliance objectives; work with the compliance team to develop comprehensive compliance policies and programs; provide advice and training to Saudi Aramco executives and employees, coordinate compliance efforts among subsidiary companies, and manage resolution of compliance issues.
Specific knowledge of and significant experience with multi-jurisdictional environmental regulations is required, along with broad knowledge and experience in matters relating to traditional compliance offices. Special focus will be given to candidates who have significant experience with U.K. and/or U.S. listed companies.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Multi-jurisdictional environmental compliance, climate change and permitting for water discharges, air emissions, solid and hazardous waste storage, treatment and disposal facilities, wetlands and natural resources, and endangered species issues.
Negotiating with international permitting and regulatory authorities;
The creation and execution of self-audit programs;
Assisting Saudi Aramco's Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary and General Counsel in advising the Saudi Aramco Board of Directors with respect to significant corporate governance and regulatory developments;
Overseeing Saudi Aramco’s compliance program obligations relating to environmental regulations including meeting all commitments of governmental enforcement agencies, as well as interacting with governmental agencies, as necessary;
Assisting with Saudi Aramco's internal assessment of the company's relevant disclosure controls and internal control over financial reporting;
Monitoring legal and regulatory requirements applicable to U.K. and/or U.S. listed companies, as well as, developments in legislation and enforcement to ensure Company has current and accurate compliance policies and procedures;
Providing direction, oversight, and counsel during environmental-related compliance reviews, whether conducted by Saudi Aramco personnel or outside counsel;
Supporting Saudi Aramco’s global operations with expert environmental regulatory compliance counseling and advice;
Working with the Chief Compliance Officer to address environmental regulatory-related compliance concerns raised by business lines, subsidiary companies, and management;
Working with the business lines or subsidiary companies to determine any compliance gaps or practices that may expose the Company to legal liability or reputational harm;
Developing and managing compliance systems for tracking third party monitoring and due diligence;
Working with other attorneys to monitor the effectiveness of the compliance program;
Working with other attorneys and personnel to develop training modules, training individuals to deliver such modules, and rolling-out a comprehensive compliance training program; and
Supporting the Law Organization as to compliance law issues.
Compliance Counsel must demonstrate sound judgment and unwavering ethics.
Candidates must be currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing with a state bar association in the United States or its equivalent in Canada or Europe, and have graduated from an accredited U.S. law school.
For individuals who are interested in working at one of the world's most successful and influential companies, Saudi Aramco’s newly formed Corporate Compliance Organization offers challenging and sophisticated opportunities for its in-house counsel.
Compensation is competitive and includes excellent benefits
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