Centrica Energy Trading is looking for a Senior Compliance Officer - to join the Ethics and Compliance Team - with a proactive mindset and who is willing to contribute to the commercial success of Centrica’s Energy Marketing and Trading.

The position

The Senior Compliance Officer - Regulatory - will provide regulatory compliance advice to Centrica’s Energy Marketing and Trading (EM&T) business, which includes Centrica Energy (Trading) Limited and Centrica Energy Limited, which is licensed by Ofgem, as well as challenge from a compliance perspective the EM&T business.

This role is for an experienced E&C (Ethics & Compliance) professional who will work closely with the Head of E&C EM&T. As Senior Compliance Officer, you will be asked to oversee projects for E&C such as the annual Compliance Risk Assessment. These projects will be with support from colleagues and other areas of EM&T as needed.

The role operates under a high degree of regulatory scrutiny from regulators and exchanges in the wholesale traded markets in areas such as REMIT, EMIR, MAR, MiFID and exchange/trading venue rules.

As a Senior Compliance Officer, it will be your responsibility to maintain E&C and the EM&T business apprised of regulatory changes and provide high-level impact analysis which can then be assessed for further project implementation or policy drafting. You are expected to further develop the working relationship between E&C and the Regulatory Affairs team, so that Centrica Energy Trading can ensure proper assessment and coverage of regulatory change. 

Your responsibilities include:

  • Manage a varied portfolio of regulatory compliance activities including giving advisory opinions, providing training, developing policies and processes, approving new business initiatives, and supporting business-led projects (including group level initiatives) and transactions. 
  • Be updated with UK and EU regulatory developments and analyse and assess the impact of applicable forthcoming UK and EU legislation in conjunction with Regulatory Affairs, Legal and other internal teams, and help to shape the company’s response to regulatory change 
  • Work closely with the business to help and support in implementation of regulatory changes
  • Attend industry working group meetings and represent the company in meetings with the FCA, Ofgem and other regulatory authorities
  • Maintain effective internal communication to ensure that all functions are kept informed of the Compliance division’s activities and objectives.

The ideal profile

  • A background in regulatory compliance matters developed in a wholesale energy market or investment banking environment is an advantage
  • Direct experience of working in an energy trading environment (front office, trading management, trade support or desk analyst)
  • Experience of regulatory compliance matters in wholesale financial and energy markets across key disciplines such as policy development, policy implementation, provision of advisory support, compliance governance and reporting, handling internal and external investigations and reviews, creating training materials and provisions of training, interfacing with other front office and control functions.

As a person, you have a proactive mind-set and is a self-starter who is looking to be part of the development of the E&C team. You are willing to be challenged and to challenge others and can contribute to the commercial success of EM&T.

You get the possibility to join one of the most successful energy trading companies in Europe where you will get an attractive salary package matching your qualifications, a workplace that is constantly developing, excellent opportunities for professional and personal development and colleagues who set the bar high and the ambitions higher.

About Centrica Energy Trading

Centrica Energy Trading is a renewable energy trading company operating out of seven offices across all time zones to move energy from source to use. Their mission is to drive the green transition while offering sustainable and predictable energy costs for suppliers and offtakers. In short, they call themselves energy movers by nature. Centrica Energy Trading is located in Aalborg and Copenhagen, Denmark and they employ approx. 600 people in 7 different locations.


For further information about the position and Centrica Energy Trading please contact Kompetent via Partner Louise Koldborg on mobile +45 2060 2350. All inquiries are treated confidentially.