Company: Baker Hughes
Skills: Legal
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Houston, Texas, United States


Senior Legal Counsel & Project Director - International Trade

Would you like to oversee our Trade Compliance Program?

Do you enjoy leading projects that promote continuous improvement?

Join our leading Legal Team

Our Legal Team takes responsibility for developing and safeguarding our company's global legal strategy. We partner with the business to provide legal advice and guidance to support Compliance policies and procedures. Our team provides valuable insight on US Export Controls Rules and Regulations, Sanctions regulations and US Customs rules.

Partner with the best

In this role, you will take ownership for the management of Baker Hughes Trade Compliance Program from a US perspective. You will provide legal advice to our business on US Export Controls, Sanction regulations and US Customs rules. You will oversee our anti-boycott program, lead trade compliance investigations and manage submissions and disclosures to the U.S. government.

As a Senior Legal Counsel & Project Director for International Trade, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing legal advice to our business on US Custom and Export Controls Rules and Regulations, Sanction regulations
  • Leading trade compliance investigations and managing submissions and disclosures to the U.S. government as required
  • Leading a team dedicated to the management of our compliance program through a focus on continual enhancement
  • Managing ITC Compliance policies and procedures and key elements of the Trade Program with our Compliance program
  • Monitoring and communicating new international trade laws, rules and regulations that impact our business through internal communications
  • Managing ITC Compliance training content and annual roll-out to support our program initiatives


Fuel your passion

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA accredited law school or international equivalent
  • Demonstrate solid expertise in a corporate law department or law firm and be licensed to practice in local jurisdiction
  • Have experience in trade compliance and the management and implementation of Trade Compliance Programs
  • Show poised negotiation skills and an excellent analytical ability
  • Demonstrate excellent communication and presentation skills including communicating complex content to a range of audiences
  • Have excellent writing skills and be able to provide examples
  • Be able to travel domestically and internationally as required


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

With operations in over 120 countries, we provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.

Join Us

Are you seeking an opportunity to make a real difference in a company with a global reach and exciting services and clients? Come join us and grow with a team of people who will energize and inspire you!

About Us:
With operations in over 120 countries, we provide better solutions for our customers and richer opportunities for our people. As a leading partner to the energy industry, we're committed to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and we're always looking for the right people to help us get there. People who are as passionate as we are about making energy safer, cleaner and more efficient.

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.