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Compliance Advisor - Low Carbon Solutions

Compliance Advisor - Low Carbon Solutions

  • Location United States - Illinois - Chicago, United States - Texas - Houston
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Ethics & Compliance Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 147892BR
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary

The Compliance Advisor is a key member of the Ethics & Compliance (“E&C”) team supporting Trading & Shipping’s (“T&S”) Low Carbon Solutions (“LCS”) business in North America. The position is responsible for driving the E&C T&S compliance framework by performing surveillance of business transactions and communications, influencing a culture of strong controls and compliance, delivering training on compliance topics and providing mentorship to the LCS business to ensure compliance with rules, regulations and internal policies and procedures related to the trading and marketing of energy commodities, specifically with respect to environmental carbon products, within our North American trading & origination business. This is an exciting opportunity to work in support of a business that is strategically important in helping bp and its clients/partners achieve their net zero ambitions.

The purpose of the Ethics & Compliance – Trading & Shipping function is to promote compliance with externally defined laws and regulations, the bp code of conduct, Global Trading Guidelines & Requirements and other internal bp policies and procedures, through the development, implementation and maintenance of a program consistent with the corporate E&C strategy.

Key accountabilities:

  • The position reports to the Compliance Director for LCS and is primarily responsible for performing surveillance of business activities, influencing culture, delivering training and providing mentorship to the business to ensure compliance with all laws, regulations and bp policies and procedures.
  • Conduct proactive compliance risk assessments and reviews of trading activity, strategies and business communications in order to ensure compliance with applicable rules and regulations enacted by external regulatory authorities (e.g., CFTC, exchanges, state and federal environmental regulatory bodies) as well as bp’s internal policies and procedures.
  • Participate in commercial team meetings in order to better understand strategies and advise on ethics & compliance issues so as to facilitate the creation of a robust ethical and compliant culture.
  • Understand existing laws, rules and regulations impacting LCS’s trading & origination businesses while supervising for developments, proposals and new regulatory requirements to assess potential impacts and participate in the implementation of systems, processes and procedures to meet these requirements.
  • Understand and supervise sophisticated origination projects, including projects in higher risk jurisdictions and potential equity stakes and acquisitions.
  • Develop and deliver training sessions on ethics & compliance related topics and provide timely and accurate advice/mentorship to LCS’s trading & origination businesses in North America.
  • Form positive relationships with business unit personnel – Commercial Teams, Legal, Regulatory, Finance, Innovation & Engineering (“I&E”), People & Culture (P&C) and other E&C regional teams to facilitate strategic alignment and support of the overall E&C T&S program.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University is required.
  • Law Degree a plus.
  • Other E&C or environmental commodities training or certifications a plus.

Crucial Experience:

  • 5 years working in or supporting an energy commodities trading or origination business.
  • Strong work ethic, initiative and creativity to achieve identified goals, both individually and as a teammate working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Analytical problem solver. Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills – capable of adopting a variety of styles to achieve the desired result.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Deep understanding of derivatives trading businesses (i.e. instruments, exposures, valuations, strategies and vernacular).
  • Experience with environmental carbon programs and organizations.
  • Experience researching, interpreting and advising on environmental carbon credit regulations.
  • Excellent presentation, oral and written skills.

Why join us:

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to encouraging an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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