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At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success.

Come and be a part of this success

About the role:
The Principal Anti-Corruption and Trade Counsel will provide compliance-related legal advice, oversight and support principally across BHP's Portfolio, Strategy & Development and Minerals Exploration transactions globally, and Minerals Americas asset groups, as well as BHP's Commercial operations from time to time as needed and as capacity permits.

The role reports to the Head of Compliance Legal and is based in Washington DC, United States of America.
  • Delivers primary legal compliance oversight for BHP's Portfolio, Strategy & Development and Minerals Exploration transactions and opportunities globally, and Minerals Americas asset groups, providing day-to-day advice and counsel to stakeholders regarding: US, UK and Australian laws and regulations on anti-bribery and trade controls; compliance risk mitigation; and conflicts of interest and other compliance-related matters.
  • Provides advice and input on risk assessments and frameworks for compliance with anti-bribery and trade controls laws to ensure that relevant risks are identified and appropriately managed.
  • Supports decision making in relation to proposed commercial transactions by engaging with stakeholders, identifying compliance touchpoints, developing, advising on and assisting with risk mitigation measures.
  • Actively supports and participates in BHP advocacy to advance natural resource governance and the global fight against corruption, with a focus on higher risk jurisdictions potentially relevant to BHP's growth strategy.
  • Ensures sufficient oversight of interactions with government officials, community representatives and other higher risk third parties by identifying and evaluating relevant relationships and proposed transactions (including acting as a legal escalation point in due diligence reviews), and advising on and implementing risk mitigation measures.
  • Represents BHP in negotiations with third parties regarding compliance requirements, considerations and provisions in agreements, when required.
  • Helps develop and deliver compliance stakeholder engagement and tailored training to raise awareness of anti-corruption and trade controls risks and obligations, particularly within Portfolio, Strategy & Development and Minerals Exploration activities, and Minerals Americas asset groups.
  • Assists with continuous monitoring of compliance risks and controls by conducting or supporting compliance audits on high risk third parties and overseeing implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Conducts (or oversees external counsel to conduct) internal investigations.
  • Provides input on Compliance initiatives.

About You:
To be successful in this role, we are seeking the following qualification, skills and attributes:
  • Law degree (or equivalent) with right to practice in the US.
  • Fluent English (required); fluent Spanish (may be an advantage)
  • Minimum 8 years' post admission experience (first tier national or international law firm and/or multinational corporation and/or government) with strong experience in advising/representing clients/government in Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance, enforcement issues and white-collar fraud, and in conducting investigations.
  • Experience working with business stakeholders domestically and internationally, up to and including senior executive level.
  • Experience in providing fit-for-purpose advice on high risk and complex transactions, including M&A transactions.
  • Experience in delivering effective advice verbally and in written form.
  • Strategic thinking and critical analysis skills.

About Our Process
At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce
The size and magnitude of our business not only provides significant opportunity for professional development, but also attractive salary packages with performance-based bonuses and a unique BHP employee share program.

At BHP, we recognise that we are strengthened by diversity. We are committed to providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect.

We know there are many aspects of our employees' lives that are important, and work is only one of these, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, other extended leave entitlements and parent rooms.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran