BakerRisk is a technology leader using advanced methodologies and tools for blast prediction and consequence assessment. We provide services to industrial companies and government organizations around the world to assess the consequences and risks associated with potentially catastrophic events including explosions, fires, and toxic material releases.

BakerRisk is an employee owned company that offers highly competitive compensation and a benefits plan that includes: 401K & ESOP programs, medical, dental, life, disability tax savings insurance, FSA and HSA plans, vacation, sick and holiday pay, and a performance bonus plan.


BakerRisk’s main office is located in San Antonio, Texas, and we have branch offices in Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Canada (near Toronto), and the United Kingdom (near Chester). The company is organized into sections with technical specialties in the fields of Protective Structures, Blast Effects, Process Safety, Materials Engineering, and Testing. Project teams are largely multidisciplinary and drawn from each section of the company.

Hiring Policy

BakerRisk and its affiliates are E-Verify companies. E-Verify is an internet-based system that allows an employer, using information reported on an employee’s Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to determine the eligibility of that employee to work in the United States. For most employers, the use of E-Verify is limited to determining the employment eligibility of new hires only. The E-Verify system is operated by the Department of Homeland Security in partnership with the Social Security Administration.

Baker Engineering and Risk Consultants, Inc. (BakerRisk®) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants receive equal consideration, regardless of their race, color, religion, age, gender, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other protected status. BakerRisk and its affiliated companies are drug-free workplaces.


A co-op job with BakerRisk provides the skills and hands-on experience needed to jump-start your engineering career. Co-op students are an integral part of the BakerRisk team and work on exciting yet challenging projects, hone existing skills, and pick up new ones — all while under the guidance and mentorship of highly qualified and experienced engineers. Click here to learn more about the BakerRisk Co-op program.

Engineering Careers

Our Structures staff has extensive experience in blast design and the evaluation of protective structures. Typical projects involve the design and analysis of buildings and other structural systems exposed to blast or other highly impulsive loads.

Our Blast Effects staff works closely with industrial clients to identify potential explosion hazards in their facilities, develop credible and worst case accident scenarios, evaluate the consequences of accidental explosions and recommend prevention, mitigation, and protective measures to reduce the risks to personnel and other assets. Our blast effects engineers come from mechanical, chemical, nuclear, and aeronautical engineering backgrounds and commonly have experience with explosion hazards.

Our Process Safety staff provides specialized engineering and technical services that allow clients to address key design and operating concerns for a broad base of process safety areas, including: process hazards analysis, fire protection engineering, process safety and loss prevention engineering, reliability and value engineering, industrial hygiene and applied toxicology and chemical release modeling, reactive chemicals and testing.

Our Material Engineering staff provides consulting expertise in materials, metallurgy, failure analysis, and mechanical integrity. Typical projects involve piping and structural failures due to material problems, weld quality, or evaluating the suitability of material for various plant service. Our scientists and engineers provide clients with specialized hazard analyses of flammable and reactive chemistries, thermal stability, material properties, and operational hazards. Small and large scale tests are used to support the consulting services provided. Each of the sections perform testing in their relevant areas, such as ignition and flammable limits, vapor cloud blast testing, scanning electron microscope analysis, and structural failure testing.

Next Step

Changes in Facility Siting Standards: API 752, 753, & 756

In industries where the daily risks of potentially catastrophic events, such as vapor cloud explosions, are a constant concern, there’s no room for compromise – inherently safer design principles, effective hazard identifications and analyses, and adherence to up-to-date industry standards aren’t just important, they’re essential. Since its establishment in 1919, the American Petroleum Institute (API)…