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Surveyor, Principal at American Bureau of Shipping

Surveyor, Principal

American Bureau of Shipping Spring, TX Full-Time

Directly execute and support safe and efficient survey activities for ABS as an IACS Classification society to meet business outcomes related to service delivery, labor/productivity, budget, quality, policy, compliance, training, development, and safety for the maritime industry. Execute and safely support the Survey & Certification Core Process as an individual contributor and peer leader/resource. Act as a professional specialist for the organization in the application of related rules, regulations, requirements, concepts, principles, and processes. Assist the \'In Charge\' Surveyor in planning, scheduling, and coordinating the various phases of surveying activities and monitor the quality-of-service delivery including reviews of survey reports. Assists in recommending short- and long-term manpower planning needs for qualified, trained survey staff based on the projected business. Promote a culture of safety and safe working conditions. Maintain awareness of changes and development in service delivery or technical issues affecting present and potential customers and communicate this information promptly to the appropriate supervisory/management level. Support the performance and development of junior surveyors through direct coaching, mentorship, training, monitoring, and performance feedback. Promote the services and capabilities of ABS to present and potential customers through survey operational activities and interaction. Maintain relationships with local Port State authorities. Support a Safety culture as well as continuous operational improvement through the ABS/ABS Group Quality System in assigned area of responsibility. Support the non-survey related key Core Processes as needed for organizational success. Directly perform survey activities in accordance with ABS Rules, Guides, and all statutory requirements. Serve as a peer leader, knowledge resource, coach, and overall survey process expert at the port, station, or field site level. Support the \'In Charge\' supervisor in planning and managing survey activities as well as the training, guidance, and development of more junior surveyors. Work closely with clients on operational and service delivery issues through ongoing industry relationships as well as business intelligence gained through service/operational interaction.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  Bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Naval Architecture or closely related field of study, plus five (5) years of experience working as a Senior Surveyor including two (2) years of experience on international assignment in the maritime industry or experience with international projects and processes in the maritime industry.

We set out more than 160 years ago to promote the security of life and property at sea and preserve the natural environment. Today, we remain true to our mission and continue to support organizations facing a rapidly evolving seascape of challenging regulations and new technologies. Through it all, we are anchored by a vision and mission that help our clients find clarity in uncertain times.

ABS is a global leader in marine and offshore classification and other innovative safety, quality, and environmental services. We’re at the forefront of supporting the global energy transition at sea, the application of remote and autonomous marine systems, cutting-edge technical solutions, and many more exciting advancements. Our commitment to safety, reliability, and efficiency is ever-present, guiding our clients to safer and more efficient operations.

About Our Benefits

ABS Bureau proudly offers a variety of industry-leading benefits designed to enhance the life and well-being of our employees and their families. These benefits include, but are not limited to, medical insurance (PPO and HD), dental and vision insurance, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA), life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability leave programs, parental leave program, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. The Company provides an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that offers support in personal wellness, including work-life services. ABS Bureau also offers a 401K plan with a generous company match, subject to plan requirements.

Equal Opportunity

ABS Bureau is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or veteran status, or other non-work-related characteristics that may be protected under the law of the Federal Government or specific state employment laws.


ABS and Affiliated Companies (ABS) will not pay a fee to any third-party agency without a valid ABS Master Service Agreement (MSA) authorized and signed by Human Resources. Any resume, CV, application, or other forms of candidate submission provided to any employee of ABS without a valid MSA on file will be considered property of ABS, and no fee will be paid.


This job description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job of the incumbent. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the principal job elements essential for making a fair decision regarding the pay structure of the job. #ogjs


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