General Electric North American Legal Contracts Counsel (Legal) Houston, TX in HOUSTON, Texas

Role Summary:

About Us:

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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Role Summary:

BHGE has an opening for a North American Legal Contracts Counsel. This attorney will report to the Director of Legal Contracts for North America and will office in Houston, Texas although occasional travel to other Houston-based offices. Candidates who meet the qualifications herein are encouraged to apply.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • The attorney will review and negotiate contracts with BHGE’s customers for the provision of oilfield goods and services. Contracts will include oilfield master services agreements, alliance agreements, distributorship agreements, software license agreements, consulting services agreements, job-specific agreements, NDAs, amendments and back-to-back subcontracts

  • Advise BHGE employees regarding specific contractual risks and liabilities, and complete special assignments as assigned

  • Handle multiple tasks and independently meet deadlines


  • License to practice law in the US.

  • At least 3 years of experience negotiating contracts.

  • General knowledge of the energy industry.

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.

  • Ability to clearly communicate with internal clients of varying backgrounds and to build solid internal and external relationships.

  • Understanding of contract law and legal concepts, including the practical application in a business environment.

Desired Characteristics:

  • An understanding of anti-corruption, anti-boycott, trade sanctions, export controls and other regulatory laws.

  • Experience negotiating oilfield service contracts is strongly recommended.


Aldine Westfield Rd – Houston, TX

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Locations: United States; Texas; HOUSTON

GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening.