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  • Posted: Mar 16, 2023
    Deadline: Not specified
  • American Bureau of Shipping(ABS)is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the worlds leading classification organizations. In a constantly evolving industry,
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    Surveyor In Charge, Principal

    About The Job

    Job Description
    The Principal Surveyor-in-Charge leads and manages the direct, daily survey/operations for a specific location (i.e., port, station, country, shipyard, client site, etc.) in alignment with ABS Operating Principles and Mission. 

    • This position is responsible for the effective execution and management of service delivery, resources, productivity, quality, policy, compliance, safety, training, coaching, and employee development for the specific location. 
    • This position provides location-specific information for business planning, and effectively communicates and achieves location-specific performance metrics to meet business outcomes. This position may execute individual billable survey work and/or projects as required by the business.

    What You Will Do
    Job Duties/Roles:

    • Leads safe and efficient survey activities through individuals to meet business outcomes related to service delivery, labor/productivity, budget, quality, policy, compliance, training, development, and safety.
    • Lead and execute the Survey & Certification Core Process within the assigned location
    • Promote a culture of safety and safe working conditions,
    • Manage individual and team performance, training, coaching, and development to meet current and long long-term rational and business needs to, including succession.
    • Meet or exceed company key performance metrics and goals associated with organizational business outcomes for the specific location.
    • Act as a professional specialist and resource in the application of Rules, Guides, regulatory requirements, concepts, principles, and processes; as well as marine and/or offshore technical requirements.
    • Maintain relationships with local Port State authorities.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with clients.
    • Support the development of both strategic and short-term manpower needs for qualified, trained survey staff based on location location-specific climate to execute survey operations.
    • Maintain awareness of, and effectively communicate across the organization, applicable information related to changes in business environment, marketing needs/opportunities, competitor landscape, service delivery requirements, technical challenges, and potential new sales and/or existing account opportunities.
    • Communicate ABS services and capabilities to clients as appropriate and provide feedback and business intelligence to global departments as needed.
    • Directly conduct survey work as required to meet business needs.
    • Provide budget input to the Area Operations Manager.
    • Support additional Core Processes as needed to achieve specified organizational business outcomes.

    What You Will Need:
    Education and Experience

    • Typically, three (3) years working as a Senior Surveyor or equivalent.
    • Qualifications from a tertiary institution within a relevant field of engineering or physical science (minimum two (2) years program); or
    • Qualifications from a marine or nautical institution and relevant seagoing experience as a certificated ship officer.

    Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities:

    • Demonstrated leadership, motivation, and teambuilding skills in conducting and/or supporting survey activities
    • Demonstrated knowledge of statutory regulations, and related instructions, as well as marine and/or offshore technical requirements.
    • Experience executing surveys across various disciplines.
    • Ability to read engineering plans and technical specifications and understand marine and/or offshore engineering systems, structure, machinery, and systems as well as shipbuilding and vessel operations.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to speak well in group and/or client-facing environments. English language fluency to conduct detailed technical communication/interaction.
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving ability with the skill to propose and convey solutions effectively.
    • Client/Customer service-focused demeanor with an emphasis on responsiveness and communication
    • Ability to work well in a team setting as well as cross-functionally, with a focus on building internal/external professional relationships in support of operational business requirements.
    • Ability to manage key performance indicators to meet business outcomes.
    • Ability to obtain a working knowledge of the ABS Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management Systems.

    Reporting Relationships:

    • Reports directly to Senior Level Leadership.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) on to apply

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