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European Data Privacy Oficer

Date: May 19, 2017

Location: London, Greater London, United Kingdom

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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of European Data Privacy Oficer located in either London / UK or Aberdeen / Scotland through 12th June at 11:59 p.m.



The European Data Privacy Oficer position is being established in accordance with Europe’s GDPR (Global Data Protection Regulation), a law that mandates Chevron to have a single individual as the point of contact for Data Privacy issues. The role should be seen as an extension of the Global Privacy Manager. It requires a seasoned, resourceful individual who will feel comfortable shaping this new role and interacting on a regular basis with Senior Business Leaders and Government officials across Europe.  The DPO should have experience in coordinating incidence response since they would be incident commander in the event of a major breach of personal data anywhere in Europe.


Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

European Privacy Program Management (EPPM): compliance with European privacy regulations:

  • Monitors regulatory compliance and ensures that emerging requirements and issues for all European operations and processors are prioritized and addressed.
  • Works with regulators, business, asset owners, legal, data coordinators, third parties, procurement, IT and audit to ensure that a state of perpetual audit readiness is achieved and maintained.


EPPM: Works closely with European Data Privacy Champions and other key business and functional leaders to ensure compliance with GDPR and Chevron privacy program requirements:

  • Works with OpCo leads to coordinates activities for network of European privacy coordinators.
  • Fosters accountability and culture of privacy by design within the European operations (including 3rd Parties) through ongoing training and awareness.


EPPM: European Privacy Expert and Point of contact for external relations:

  • Serves as an external point of contact for European data access requests, inquiries and complaints.
  • Proactively builds relationships with data regulators across Europe to influence policy.
  • Cooperates with relevant supervisory authorities on issues and inquiries.
  • Monitors for changes in European privacy laws, regulations and other requirements and shares their business implications with the broader Chevron audience.


EPPM: Risk identification and mitigation:

  • Participates in new European business initiatives and product development activities to promote and implement functionality necessary to support required compliance capabilities through Data Protection Impact Assessments (DPIA).
  • Maintains incident response readiness for European operations and manages protocol in the event of an unauthorized disclosure of European customer and employee data. 


Global Privacy Program Collaboration: The DPO is a key member of the global privacy program:

  • Acts as a liaison to Corporate Legal and Compliance, European Legal and Business Unit Leaders in relation to European privacy to ensure transparent communications across stakeholder.
  • Collaborates with Technology and Information Security departments to ensure that data security practices satisfy privacy and compliance requirements.  
  • Drives best Practice implementation learned from European pilot to global program.  
  • Develops and maintains metrics and analytic to measure maturity and risk. 
  • Leads process validation initiatives and other privacy iniatives as required, including global DPIAs and training and awareness activities.


Required Qualifications:

  • The position requires an assertive, influential and colloborative individual with solid experience in a function collaborating on projects for European privacy and data protection, security, risk management or compliance.  
  • Experience in Human Resources, Legal, Compliance or Audit would be benefitial
  • Solid understanding of European privacy regulations and/or enrolled in formal training to gain knowledge.
  • Understanding in the operational impact of GDPR and working on obtaining the IAPP (International Association of Privacy Practitionerss, European CIPP/E Certification) by May 2018.
  • The candidate must have the stature and experience to act as a spokesperson for Chevron on matters of Data Privacy.
  • It is expected that this individual will have a high degree of autonomy and will interact with Data Privacy Regulators and senior officials in the European Commission on Chevron's behalf.
  • Unique blend of experiences and skills comprising business and legal knowledge, communications, influencing, data privacy, compliance, IT, Security and HR. 
  • Strong basis and the necessary aptitude to fill missing knowledge gaps quickly is a must.


Relocation Options:
Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

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