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Company Profile :
Direct Energy generates electricity and produces natural gas, as well as selling commodities and
servicing the energy needs of homes and businesses in 46 U.S. states plus the District of
Columbia and 10 Canadian provinces. We also help our customers save on their energy bills
through energy efficiency. Located in over 50 locations, our team of 6,000+ employees serve over
6 million residential and commercial customer relationships.
Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE : CNA), one of the world's leading integrated
energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees worldwide. We are
committed to being the most recommended energy and services provider and leading the
transition to a low carbon society.
This position will be an integral part of implementing a robust North American Compliance Program for Direct Energy. This individual is responsible for acting as the key subject matter expert for the retail energy and home protection plan business, by providing compliance advice and assistance to business stakeholders and Compliance Advisors.
This position will report to the Director, Compliance and will interact with all levels of the company.
Track, interpret (with assistance of Legal and Regulatory Affairs) and implement applicable legal and regulatory requirements, enforcement trends and developments.
Assimilate results to incorporate with the following responsibilities :
o Drafting and approving Direct Energy policies, standards and procedures.
o Drafting and approving for dissemination communications to stakeholders (employees, contractors, suppliers)
o Review and update the Ethics & Compliance Risk Framework
o Advice E&C Advisors and Compliance Assurance team on regulatory interpretation
Meet with other company stakeholders for input to updates to corporate compliance program, such as internal audit, risk control, regulatory affairs, legal, human resources, information technology / information services
General knowledge of US Sentencing Guidelines, US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), UK Bribery Act, and other similar provisions applicable to Centrica’s NA businesses which define the requirements for an effective E&C program
In depth knowledge or experience with protection plan or home warranty laws, retail energy regulations, and state consumer protection laws and regulations
Clear understanding and absolute adherence to ethical principles, company values Our Code and policies
Ability to identify and explain compliance requirements and convey messages to all stakeholders
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong analytical skills and attention to details
Excellent working knowledge of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (Visio desirable)
Ability to maintain confidentiality and use good judgment related to sensitive matters
Treats others fairly and equally
Proactive and pragmatic
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required
Legal degree required
7+ years of professional experience
5+ years of relevant U.S., Canadian, regulatory, legal or compliance work experience. Energy sector preferred.
Retail energy sector experience preferred
Direct Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA
M / F / Vet / Disability