Vacancy at Baker Hughes for a Contracts Counsel – Sub-Saharan Africa

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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Contracts Counsel – Sub-Saharan Africa
Job Number: 1902466
Location: Lagos
Role Summary

  • BHGE has an interesting opportunity for a Contracts Counsel for Sub-Saharan Africa to join our team in Lagos.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Advise, negotiate and draft commercial customer facing agreements across the Oilfield Services (OFS) Product Company, as well as sub-contractor agreements, and prepare associated documentation (financial guarantee; letter of intent; pre-bid agreement or confidentiality agreement).
  • Update contracts database with entries for work performed and review status.
  • Conduct contract training seminars for company sales personnel and other departments.
  • The role could involve travels within Sub-Sahara Africa
  • Handles special projects as assigned
  • Liaise and work with the Contracts & Commercial teams of the OFS Product Company.
  • Communicate with the sales and operations teams regarding contracting policies, procedures and processes.
  • Resolve issues arising from existing and potential commercial relationships.
  • Evaluate legal risks and provide advice regarding contractual risk issues; provide business-oriented solutions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Law and relevant Law School qualification
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions
  • Adherence to the highest confidential and ethical standards
  • Experience in commercial contract review/drafting and negotiation or any related legal issues
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment
  • Detail oriented and results focused

Desired Characteristics:

  • Oil & Gas industry experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of FCPA, Anti-boycott, Trade Sanctions & Export Controls
  • Ability to speak multiple languages is a plus.



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