Ethics & Compliance Officer

Country/Region:  SA
Field:  Support & transversal

Riyadh, SA

Type of Contract:  Permanent
Level of experience:  05-10 years
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SYSTRA is one of the world's leading engineering and consultancy groups specialising in public transport and sustainable mobility. With over 8,250 employees, SYSTRA's mission is to design safe and sustainable transport solutions to bring people together, develop social inclusion and facilitate access to employment, education and leisure throughout the world.


For 65 years, the Group has been working alongside cities and regions to contribute to their development by creating, improving and modernising their infrastructure and transport systems, throughout the life cycle of their projects. SYSTRA is involved from the earliest stages of design through to the testing, deployment and maintenance phases. The company provides all its services in over 80 countries worldwide and generates 74% of its turnover internationally. With its new services, SYSTRA supports its clients and partners in their digital, ecological and energy transition, in order to invent the mobility of tomorrow.


As SYSTRA continues to grow as a business in Saudi Arabia we are looking for an Ethics and Compliance Officer. You will work with E&C leaders to ensure the effective implementation of a compliance programme within SYSTRA Arabia to prevent, detect, and correct violations of company policy, including continued embedding of enterprise risk mitigation programs, including Commercial Practices, Anti-bribery and Corruption, and Privacy.

Main duties

  • Partners with business leaders to proactively identify, evaluate and manage risks in accordance with SYSTRA's internal control framework and in a way that enables sustainable business growth.
  • Ensure deployment of relevant corporate policies in a simple, clear, consistent, and timely fashion that enables business leaders to drive competitive performance.
  • Manage internal reporting and escalation of issues that the company may face
  • Partnering with HR and Legal to ensure reported concerns are promptly and thoroughly investigated, with suitable corrective and remediation action and discipline where appropriate.
  • Implementation of global compliance programs by translating global requirements into local specifications, including any relevant training
  • Ensures that proper internal controls are in place and in use, including management monitoring and Key Risk Indicators.
  • Supporting the closure of local Corrective and Preventative Actions coming from internal audits, internal & external investigations, Independent Business Monitoring.
  • Acts as a change leader for standardisation, where appropriate, to simplify the complexity of practices while maintaining adherence to SYSTRA's policy.
  • Oversee the implementation of SYSTRA's Ethics and Compliance Program in project site offices and branches.


Bachelor degree

Technical skills

  • You should be educated to degree level and will ideally have industry-specific qualifications. T
  • This role is the moral compass and guiding hand of the company, so certain soft skills are necessary to fulfil daily compliance officer duties:
    • Strong ethics
    • Legal and moral integrity
    • Good critical thinking skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Collaboration
    • Independence and autonomy
    • Good relationship-building skill
  • Minimum 5 years of international professional and progressive work experience in public and/or private institutions, encompassing ethics and balance in compliance management, accountability & compliance frameworks, risk management, governance, and internal quality control.
  • Recognized relevant certification and knowledge of current industry best practices relating to compliance management would be an asset.


Systra is an equal opportunities company; this position is open to all applicants.