Regional Compliance Officer

Location: Houston, TX

Department: Finance

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Bilfinger is a leading international industrial services provider.  The Group enhances the efficiency of assets, ensures a high level of availability and reduces maintenance costs. The portfolio covers the entire value chain from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, maintenance, plant expansion as well as turnarounds and also includes environmental technologies and digital applications.  The company delivers its services in two business segments: Engineering & Technologies as well as Maintenance, Modifications & Operations. Bilfinger is primarily active in the regions Continental Europe, Northwest Europe, North America and the Middle East.

Bilfinger North America Holding Inc. is currently looking for a Regional Compliance Officer located in Houston, TX. Responsible for the implementation and continuous improvement of Bilfinger’s Compliance Program in the region within the area of responsibility. The Compliance Officer aligns regional aspects of the corporate Compliance Strategy with the Head of Group Compliance and monitors its effective regional implementation. In addition, the Compliance Officer is responsible for the Compliance risk analysis in the region, for trainings and daily advice of employees and regional and local management as well as for investigating certain Compliance violations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Compliance Managers in the region and manage the respective resources & budget planning.
  • Coordinate Compliance Network in the region.
  • Manage relevant internal stakeholders, including but not limited to management, the commercial organization, procurement and assurance functions.
  • Act as main contact for all Compliance-relevant questions, concerns and issues in the region and represent Compliance towards external parties.
  • Ensure the effective implementation and continuous improvement of Bilfinger’s Compliance Program in the region.


  • Support especially the local/regional management in providing adequate tone from the top as well as establishing and fostering Compliance and integrity as fundamental company values.
  • Support local/regional management in performing Compliance risk analysis.
  • Develop adequate regional Compliance communication material.
  • Manage (respectively support) internal Compliance investigations as well as the implementation of disciplinary sanctions in the region.
  • Assess Compliance relevant issues with regards to third party checks, due diligences and approvals in the region.
  • Support due diligence process along with mergers & acquisitions transactions in the region.

Continuous Monitoring and Controlling:

  • (Randomly) check the effectiveness of the Compliance Program as well as the completeness and the up-to-datedness of necessary documentation on local/regional level.

Training and Guidance:

  • Identify local/regional training needs, including particular local/regional legal requirements.
  • Enhance and complement centrally provided training material with regional specifics, e.g. with regards to the local legislation and jurisdiction, third parties, risks in important focus markets, etc.
  • Define relevant target group employees in the region for Compliance trainings and develop a respective training concept.
  • Advise all employees and managers in the region on Compliance relevant questions


  • Compile reports and statistics with regards to the effectiveness of the Compliance Program in the region based on pre-defined key performance indicators (KPIs, e.g. number of Compliance cases, number of approved/not-approved third parties, training statistics, statistics on gifts, invitations and other benefits, etc.).
  • Regularly communicate and provide compliance updates/overview to variety of stakeholders including but not limited to local management and directors, various departments within the US organization, the Bilfinger Group Headquarters and others (e.g, community, public, NGOs) as needed or instructed.


  • Juris Doctorate in Law.
  • General legal understanding as well as a profound knowledge in the different areas of white collar crime.
  • Qualified lawyer with ten (10) years experience with at least five (5) in the area of Compliance or related field.
  • Several years of operational experience in a Compliance function of a multinational company with worldwide operations
  • Ability to coordinate national/international teams and to manage their working results.
  • Deep understanding in the areas of corruption, fraud and antitrust law as well as profound knowledge of local legislations and jurisdictions in the respective region.
  • Intercultural experience preferably gained abroad, assertive person of trust with high level of integrity. Spanish speaking skill a plus.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Mental Performance Elements
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Planning and organizing
  • Decision making capability
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Influencing and leadership

Conflict resolution

  • Analyzing and interpreting data
  • Physical Elements
  • Ability to travel by plane or vehicle
  • Frequently required to visit project worksites which include standing, climbing stairs and ladders, stooping, and bending.
  • Phone, computer

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