Saudi Aramco Careers
Counsel – Global Environmental Regulatory Compliance
Requisition ID: 1141864
Req Number: 15778BR
We are seeking an Environmental Regulatory Compliance Counsel for our Corporate Compliance Department within the Law Organization of Saudi Aramco.
Law is responsible for providing legal counsel and advisory services to Aramco’s business units, subsidiaries and joint ventures.
As the successful candidate you will hold a JD or equivalent from a recognized and approved university, together with admission to general practice before the highest court of the state or country of which you are a citizen.
You will have a minimum of six years of experience in a strong law firm or major corporation.
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.S. and/or U.K. listed companies.
Candidates must be currently licensed, admitted to practice, and in good standing in the United States, Canada, or the European Union.
Duties & Responsibilities:
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.S. and/or U.K. 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.