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As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including:
- Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
- Health Savings Account
- 401(k) with company match
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
- Vacation Time
- Sick Time
- Paid Personal Days
- Paid Volunteer time
- Tuition Assistance
- Employee Referral Bonus
Balfour Beatty is searching for an experienced Vice President of Compliance to support the operations of its three primary businesses in the United States. The position will report to the U.S. Buildings Chief Executive Officer and Group General Counsel.
Working in conjunction with the Legal Department heads for US Buildings, Civils and Investments the Vice President / Compliance will:
- Oversee implementation and ensure the effectiveness of a compliance program for Balfour Beatty’s U.S. operations that encompasses legal and regulatory compliance as well as adherence to the Balfour Beatty Business Conduct Guidelines.
- Review each company’s policies and procedures and make recommendations for improvements or changes when needed.
- Keep current with compliance requirements and changes in laws and regulations that affect each company (local, state, and federal).
- Advise management on the companies’ compliance with laws and regulations, and make recommendations for improvements, through detailed reports.
- Create and manage effective action plans in response to audit discoveries and compliance violations.
- Regularly audit or assess each company’s procedures, practices, and operations to identify possible weaknesses or risk.
- Develop and implement new or revised compliance policies and procedures as required.
- Assist with the coordination and, where appropriate, delivery of training and development of employee communications in relation to Business Conduct Guidelines to ensure that the values and behaviors expressed in the Balfour Beatty Code of Conduct are fully embedded within theS. businesses.
- Help others by answering questions and responding to requests related to compliance issues.
- Together with the US Business Integrity Compliance Officers, be responsible for internal investigations and the Speak Up program within the U.S.
- Perform periodic audits or risk assessments to ensure the Business Integrity compliance program is adequately tailored to the risk profile across U.S. business streams.
- Provide support and guidance to US management for day-to-day compliance with the Code of Conduct and promotion of a “culture of compliance” around business integrity and ethics.
- Monitor and provide recommendations regarding sufficiency of the personnel and resources within the US Business Integrity compliance function.
Specific role accountabilities include:
- Contributing to the creation and sustainability of a culture and working environment that supports the delivery of the Balfour Beatty Code of Conduct, and Business Conduct Guidelines.
- Liaising with the Legal Department heads and HR Directors in relation to internal investigations, offering advice and guidance in relation to ethical allegations.
- Working in partnership/collaboratively with site based and operations personnel, providing support, guidance, and training in the development of a ‘just’ and ethical culture, ensuring that the responsibility for delivery and ownership is retained at an operational level.
- Providing strategic advice and guidance regarding compliance, risk areas from an ethics viewpoint, offering a practical perspective to identify these risk areas and solutions to mitigate same.
- Preparing reports for executive/senior management to highlight potential ‘risk’ areas related to types of breaches, cultural signposts, conduct, environment, etc. that could lead to a situation in which trust/position could be abused, resulting in breaches of the Code of Conduct or violations of compliance obligations
Experience, education, and skillset
- Ability to influence and command respect within the organization and with peers.
- At least eight (8) years of experience working at an appropriately senior level, in an analytical and/or investigative role within a corporate compliance, finance, legal or other investigative function.
- Knowledge of, and relevant experience within, the regulatory environment specific to commercial and infrastructure related construction, and the development and management of real estate or infrastructure related assets.
- The ability to work independently with excellent organizational and planning skills to work to tight deadlines while maintaining quality and high standards.
- Excellent communication, writing and interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to express oneself clearly.
- Sound analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to make timely and balanced decisions, despite uncertainties and pressures, which consider the wider strategic picture and implications for the organization.
- Proven experience leading investigations both from a business and potentially legal perspective in a sensitive, commercial environment, while offering proposals and recommendations in a non-judgmental manner.
- Proven experience delivering training to non-technical individuals in a pro-active, easily understood manner.
- Proven experience working as part of and leading a team, demonstrating the ability to motivate, develop and guide the performance of others, while holding them accountable.
- Status as a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional is preferred, but not required, and candidates should be prepared to obtain this certification if not already achieved.
Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business.
Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY).
Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.