Trading Compliance Advisor


London or Leatherhead, SRY, GB

Company:  ExxonMobil

What awaits you.


We are more than just one of the largest energy companies in the world. ExxonMobil is a place where we believe people should think independently, take initiative, grow to their full potential and help shape the future of energy. Diversity drives innovation and we are committed to providing inclusive workplaces where everyone can thrive, regardless of their background. The safety and wellbeing of our employees is at the heart of everything we do. We build skills and competencies through training and work experiences in a wide range of assignments. With a long history of industry leadership and cutting edge innovation, we are committed to addressing the dual challenge facing society today: to meet the world’s growing demand for energy while reducing environmental impacts, including the risk of climate change.


Currently based in Leatherhead (Surrey) with a view to moving to a more central London location in Quarter 1 2023.


Join us as a Trading Risk and Compliance Analyst. Become part of a global team responsible for monitoring and managing the risk associated with ExxonMobil’s diverse trading activities (Crude, Natural Gas, Power and Renewables). You will provide Compliance analysis for global and regional activities, working closely with key stakeholders including Trading, Legal, Middle and Back Office on daily Compliance matters, whilst also supporting the maintenance and implementation of commercial activities from a Compliance and Market Risk perspective.


We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package, which includes a competitive salary, defined benefit pension scheme, share incentive plan and private health care for employees and their families.


The closing date for this role is Friday 14 October 2022.

What role would you play within our team.


The key deliverables include:


  • Supporting compliance with the application of laws, rules and regulations, as it relates to risk reporting and trading
  • Participating in reviews of new transactions and new products, analysing the impact on compliance
  • Developing and maintaining compliance plans, policies and procedures, monitoring adherence to these policies
  • Implementing new monitoring techniques based on changes to the business’s trading activity and/or the latest rules and regulations
  • Ensuring existing requirements and future reporting specifications are documented and tested
  • Maintaining and performing rigorous counterparty and broker selection processes
  • Assisting with the preparation of regulatory compliance reports, as required


The successful candidate should also keep abreast of upcoming, new and revised rules, regulations and directives applicable to the business, and facilitate changes, as required. Whilst also maintaining general knowledge, expertise and awareness in the energy trading risk management area.

Who are we looking for.


To be eligible for this role, you must:


  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Statistics or other quantitative field. 
  • Have experience or high intellectual curiosity in energy trading, trading regulatory compliance, financial or energy risk management and an understanding of Commodity Life Cycle.
  • Possess a broad range of personal effectiveness and leadership skills, with the ability to facilitate and influence business decisions in a team environment.


An advanced degree, such as a Law, Master's, MBA, CFA, is preferred but not required.

Preferred Skills / Knowledge / Abilities


  • A results oriented self-motivated individual who takes task ownership for outcomes and strives for excellence
  • An individual who is open to new challenges and seeks to learn and understand complex material and is comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail with a strong process execution focus with a result orientation approach
  • Robust problem solving skills and a desire for continuous learning and improvement
  • Understanding the global regulatory landscape for commodity and financial trading including but not limited to REMIT, MiFID II, MAR, EMIR, Dodd-Frank, CEA etc.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of financial instruments and trading venues preferred
  • Existing knowledge or and use of trading analytical tools, ETRMs, Trade Surveillance Software, coding languages
  • Strong understanding of financial analysis and application to energy transactions
  • The desire to work in a fast-paced, diverse and inclusive environment 
  • Previous commodities and risk experience with the potential to forge a career in the trading business


Conditions of Employment

Successful candidates will be made a conditional offer of employment. The conditions include, but are not limited to: a satisfactory criminal records disclosure; satisfactory employment references over five years (where applicable); verification of qualifications, including any professional accreditation stated in the application; completion of a pre-employment medical, including a test for illicit or unprescribed drugs in accordance with the Company's safety policies; and the legal right to work on the agreed commencement date.


Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

ExxonMobil and its United Kingdom subsidiary companies, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited, and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited, are equal opportunity employers and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. All applicants are offered equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities during our recruitment processes, therefore, please contact the Recruitment Team if you wish to discuss any particular requirements to enable you to complete our recruitment process.

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