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Our Company

Global reach, local teams.

BakerRisk is an internationally recognized, employee-owned consulting firm with technical specialties in Protective Structures, Blast Effects, Process Safety, Materials Engineering, and Testing. Our main office is in San Antonio, Texas, and we have branch offices in Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Canada (near Toronto), the United Kingdom (near Chester), the United Arab Emirites, and Egypt. With multidisciplinary project teams stationed around the globe, BakerRisk seamlessly provides full-spectrum risk management solutions to clients worldwide.

Our Careers

Put your education and expertise to work.

BakerRisk comprises a diverse team of multidisciplinary experts hailing from around the globe, each specializing in key focus areas that can be broadly categorized into the following:

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Structural analysis and retrofits

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

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Blast Effects

Our blast effects unit works closely with industrial clients to identify potential explosion hazards within their facilities. They develop credible worst-case accident scenarios, evaluate the consequences of accidental explosions, and offer recommendations for preventing, mitigating, and safeguarding against 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.

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Process Safety

Our process safety staff provides specialized engineering and technical services that empower clients to tackle critical design and operating concerns across a broad spectrum 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, and the handling and testing of reactive chemicals.

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Materials engineering and testing

Our material engineering team provides consulting expertise in materials, metallurgy, failure analysis, and mechanical integrity. Our projects frequently involve diagnosing piping and structural failures due to material problems, evaluating weld quality, and assessing material suitability for various plant applications. 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, and each section performs testing in their relevant areas. These areas include ignition and flammable limits, vapor cloud blast testing, scanning electron microscope analysis, and structural failure testing.

Our Benefits

We invest in our people.

BakerRisk is an employee-owned company that offers highly competitive compensation and a benefits plan that includes:

401K program

Employee Stock Ownership program

Medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance

FSA and HSA plans

Vacation, sick, and holiday pay

Performance-based bonuses

Wellness Program

Our Hiring Policy

Unbiased consideration for all.

As a federal contractor, BakerRisk is an E-Verify-approved company, reducing the possibilities of fraud and identity theft for our staff and applicants.

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 committed to maintaining drug-free workplaces.

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Testimonials

What do our employees have to say?

“I have been an employee of BakerRisk since 2002, and for 22 years I continue to appreciate working in an environment where our mission of providing solutions to manage risk and protect people aligns with a workplace culture of also caring for and investing in our employees. You are encouraged to develop and grow in your career, and those efforts are supported and rewarded, but what I appreciate most is the intentional care and concern my colleagues have for each of their team members. A commitment to strong company values of integrity, hard work, and an “employee-owner” culture of transparency is valued, and this is demonstrated by the high percentage of long-tenured employees. I never thought I would be at the same organization for this many years but am grateful for how they have invested in me.”

Theresa SanbornHR Manager

“The company’s commitment to innovation and creativity in the world of Risk Assessment/Mitigation aligns perfectly with my passion for making a positive impact on society. Every day at BakerRisk feels like an opportunity to learn and grow, surrounded by a team of talented individuals who share the same enthusiasm for protecting people. The collaborative and inclusive work environment brings a sense of belonging and encourages us to push the boundaries of what’s possible in the process safety industry. Additionally, BakerRisk’s emphasis on employee well-being is commendable, ensuring that I have the space and support to excel in both my professional and personal life. Overall, I find working at BakerRisk to be a rewarding and enriching experience that allows me to pursue my passion while contributing to a dynamic and innovative company.”

Roy MosesManager Process Safety Principal

“BakerRisk’s unique culture made my career change from academia to the industry smooth and successful more than 20 years ago. BakerRisk provides a platform for me to combine my analytical and numerical skills with experimental observations/findings by the BakerRisk testing team, yielding in-depth knowledge that is ultimately beneficial for our clients. I am happy that my professional development aligned with BakerRisk’s growth and expansion.”

Jihui GengSenior Principal, Manager Blast Numerical Analysis

“After working here for 15 years I’m continually amazed by the breadth of experience of our staff. I had one other job offer and I was deciding between BakerRisk and this other company. I was impressed by the technical knowledge and expertise that BakerRisk engineers exhibited during my interview and the decision was made!”

Anay RaibagkarPrincipal, Operations Manager Structures

“To most people, a job is just that, a job, a way to support yourself, your loved ones, your hobbies… For me, BakerRisk is more than just a job, it’s a family. It’s a family of managers who are confidants and mentors, co-workers who have become close friends, and customers who have become colleagues. At BakerRisk you show up for the explosions, you stay because you appreciate the technical diversity and professional opportunities, but you make BakerRisk a career because of the family.”

Jodi KosteckiSenior 2, Manager Structures Facility Siting

“I have enjoyed working at BakerRisk because it offers me the chance to work on fast-paced and interesting projects on a global scale. The opportunity to mentor younger colleagues has been incredibly rewarding, and collaborating with a team of highly experienced professionals has provided me with an invaluable learning experience. Most importantly, knowing that my work plays a pivotal role in saving lives adds a profound sense of purpose to my career at BakerRisk.”

Rafa Callejas-TovarSenior 2, Supervisor Process Safety Consequence

“I joined BakerRisk because of the mentorship and potential for growth within the field of process safety. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and try different services within the company. BakerRisk’s interdisciplinary approach to process safety also makes it possible to work with and learn from engineers from a variety of backgrounds and experience.”

Kierra McDougallProcess Safety Consultant

Our Culture

A company that values its employees.

At BakerRisk, we believe in recognizing and rewarding the dedication of our employees. That’s why, in 2013, we established an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to allow employees the opportunity to invest in the company. Today, we are proud to say that we are 100% employee-owned. This unique commitment empowers us to create an unparalleled customer experience, better facilitate client success, and foster the growth of BakerRisk from within.

Empower employees

reinforce values

facilitate internal growth

equitable compensation

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Our Student Co-Op

Hands-on learning with BakerRisk.

Looking for a way to kickstart your engineering career? A Co-op job with BakerRisk could be just what you need.

As a Co-op student, you will be an integral part of the BakerRisk team. You will have opportunities to work on exciting and challenging projects, hone your existing skills, and learn new ones — all under the guidance and mentorship of highly qualified and experienced engineers. Want to learn more? Click here to get more info about the BakerRisk Co-op Program.

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Have a question?

Whether you’re looking for more information on how to join our industry-leading team or are curious about what BakerRisk can do for your company, don’t hesitate to connect with one of our experts anytime. Get in touch today!