Company logo

Commercial Lead Risk Specialist

Posted Jan 26
Full Time
On Site
Houston, Texas
This job is expired. See open roles here.

Commercial Risk Specialist-PPS

Do you like working in collaborative teams and solving legal problems?

Are you passionate about commercial operations and contractual negotiations?

Join our innovating Process & Pipeline Services team

Baker Hughes Process &Pipeline Services (PPS) is an industry leader in services for Industrial and Oil & Gas customers. Providing, through and extent of experience, knowledge and capabilities, a reliable service that sets as the preferred provider for pipeline pre-commissioning and process maintenance projects.

Partner with the best

As a Commercial Lead Risk Specialist, you will report to the Commercial Operations Region Leader for P&M for America within the Global Commercial Operations function with the mission to "Protect and profitably grow BH PPS through winning proposals and commercial process excellence". Working as part of the America’s team the Commercial Lead Risk Specialist is responsible for contract negotiation, compliance with contract commitments and commercial risk assessment.


As a Commercial Lead Risk Specialist, you will be responsible for:

  • Assessing and manage the commercial risk associated with contractual agreements to be executed in the region.
  • Understanding and implementing relevant Policies and Procedures applicable to the Inquire-to-Order (ITO) organization, specifically those related to key terms such as Indemnification, Warranties, International Trade Compliance, Insurance, Payment terms, etc.
  • Reviewing commercial and contractual documentation to identify risks and deviation from Baker Hughes risk profile, associating them with the right level of approval following the established Delegation of Authority
  • Reviewing final contract versions to validate all terms negotiated and/or agreed, are properly reflected prior to the document being signed.
  • Working together with the leadership and support functions to determine that appropriate mitigations for the risks have been identified and ensure such mitigations are incorporated in the agreements.
  • Acting as the internal owner of agreements, responsible for documenting changes including performing the redlining of contracts and/or term sheets for the correct tracking of modifications in the contractual documents
  • Developing strong working partnerships with other functions (Sales, Legal, Finance, Tax, Operations, etc.) to enable effective communication, on-time responses, improved information flow to help shape winning and profitable bids
  • Partnering with RSM’s, Account Managers and Regional Com-Ops managers to help negotiate and agree favorable contracts with customers.
  • Working with regions to devise and execute regional strategy around T&C’s approach

Fuel your passion

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college with at least 5 years of experience in a Commercial environment
  • Have Minimum of 3 additional years of experience in Risk Mitigation
  • Have prior experience in the Oil & Gas Industry preferred
  • Be financially & commercially astute – an understanding of contracts, business financials and commercial risk.
  • Have good communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate complex information in a simplified fashion.
  • Have excellent organizational skills and ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks.
  • Be results orientated, self-driven individual with passion, drive, energy and ability to influence without authority in a multi-disciplinary, matrixed environment.
  • Have experience in a Paralegal or similar legal role preferred

Work in a way that works for you

We recognize that everyone is different and that the way in which people want to work and deliver at their best is different for everyone too. In this role, we can offer the following flexible working patterns:

  • Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive

Working with us

Our people are at the heart of what we do at Baker Hughes. We know we are better when all of our people are developed, engaged and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. We invest in the health and well-being of our workforce, train and reward talent and develop leaders at all levels to bring out the best in each other.

Working for you

Our inventions have revolutionized energy for over a century. But to keep going forward tomorrow, we know we have to push the boundaries today. We prioritize rewarding those who embrace change with a package that reflects how much we value their input. Join us, and you can expect:

  • Contemporary work-life balance policies and wellbeing activities
  • Comprehensive private medical care options
  • Safety net of life insurance and disability programs
  • Tailored financial programs
  • Additional elected or voluntary benefits


About Us:

We are an energy technology company that provides solutions to energy and industrial customers worldwide. Built on a century of experience and conducting business in over 120 countries, our innovative technologies and services are taking energy forward – making it safer, cleaner and more efficient for people and the planet.

Join Us:

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company that values innovation and progress? Join us and become part of a team of people who will challenge and inspire you! Let’s come together and take energy forward.

Baker Hughes Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.