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Engineer at American Bureau of Shipping


American Bureau of Shipping Singapore Full-Time

We are looking for engineers who are independent, self-motivated and meticulous who are interested in solving engineering problems daily. You will need to read and apply ABS Rules and Guides, and international regulations and standards from IMO, ASME, API, ISO etc. After conducting design review of the clients’ documents, you will also communicate with clients to resolve their engineering design problems. Besides interacting with clients, you will also be collaborating with engineers of other disciplines on more complex marine and offshore projects.

The Engineer performs engineering design review and analysis assignments normally involving a major project or several smaller, less complex projects. These projects, by nature of their complexity and difficulty, require the fully competent application of conventional knowledge in a particular field of engineering or science.  Through broader and more technically challenging work assignments, the incumbent will develop a thorough understanding of policies, methods, and procedures.

What You Will Do:

  • Under the supervision of an experienced engineer or engineering manager, performs detailed engineering review of plans as assigned for compliance with applicable Rules, Regulations, and contract commitments. Examples are plans for various equipment, machinery systems onboard marine vessels and offshore units, statutory documents and design calculations.
  • Performs work that involves conventional engineering practices but may include moderately complex problems such as the resolution of conflicting design requirements, material standards or coordination of activities among other disciplines.
  • Use ABS inhouse software or external software such as PVElite to perform calculations and evaluate designs of mechanical equipment such as winches, pressure vessels, propulsion shafting and piping.
  • Drafts technically accurate and timely reports, and responses to client letters, faxes, and other forms of communication for review by an experienced engineer or engineering manager.
  • Prepares accurate and timely weekly reports and billing on all work performed.
  • Communicates the status of the current workload to all appropriate members of the team to ensure the needs of the clients will be met.
  • May propose technical advice to field operations and other technical offices.
  • May propose new approaches to problems encountered and make recommendations for changes in methods, procedures, or designs.
  • May work directly with clients to identify and resolve problems in technical expertise.
  • Works as a team member within the group.  May work autonomously, once trained, with minimal supervision.
  • Implements and maintains ABS Quality System requirements relative to responsibilities after undergoing ABS Quality System training.

What You Will Need:

Education and Experience

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering, or other related disciplines.
  • The following are new hire requirements for university graduates and experienced engineers from the industry :

Graduate from University:

For those with seven (7) years or fewer Machinery backgrounds or experience

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or other related disciplines.

Experienced Engineer from Industry

  • Seven (7) years or more of related engineering experience in a design/consulting office, marine equipment company, or a classification society or
  • Seagoing engineering license or professional/chartered engineer license and four (4) years or more of related engineering experience in a design/consulting office, marine equipment company, or classification society.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of related technical disciplines required.
  • The ability to identify, analyze and propose solutions to problems (i.e., the competence to demonstrate complex problem-solving skills).
  • Good command of the English language.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Ability to obtain a working knowledge of the ABS Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management Systems.

Reporting Relationships:

  • The incumbent will report to a senior-level engineer or technical manager. This position has no direct reports.

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.

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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