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  • Posted: Jun 27, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Since its founding in 1862, ABS has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’s leading ship classification organizations. We search for and establish the best solutions for the industries we serve, and are at the forefront of marine and offshore innovation.
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    Senior Surveyor I

    Reference No.: 2200568
    Employee Status: Professional
    Organization: Lagos Port
    Job: Survey

    Job Description

    • This is considered an intermediate to advanced level Surveyor position. Primary function is to examine and report on vessels and other marine structures during and after construction relative to compliance with the applicable requirements for maintaining the vessel in Classification with ABS and meeting associated statutory and special service requirements related to Safety of Life at Sea, Loadline, Tonnage, Cargo Gear, and Pollution Prevention Certification. 

    What You Will Do

    • Acts as a professional specialist for the organization in the application of related rules, regulations, requirements, concepts, principles, and processes.
    • Performs routine surveys on classed vessels, platforms, or other marine structures and at manufacturers for classification and compliance with statutory requirements.
    • Prepares technically accurate and timely reports of inspections and surveys performed.
    • Engages in contact with clients to resolve problems within area of expertise.
    • Maintains survey files in an orderly and up-to-date manner in area of responsibility.
    • Maintains active awareness of new methods and developments affecting the technical scope of assigned responsibilities and makes recommendations for changes in the surveying processes and safety programs as warranted by such developments.
    • Recommends new approaches to problems encountered and makes changes in methods, procedures, or design where necessary.
    • Plans, schedules, and coordinates various phases of surveying work and monitoring the quality of service on work performed.
    • Monitors work and project performed by subordinate surveyors to ensure maintenance of quality, content, consistency, and continuity of work performed.
    • Provides leadership, guidance, and training to lower level and/or less experienced surveyors.
    • Promotes the services and capabilities of ABS to present and potential customers.

    What You Will Need:

    Education & Experience:

    • Minimum of three (3) years experience working as a Surveyor II.
    • Understanding of ABS strategic technical positioning in their respective sector of the marine industry or
    • Minimum of eight (8) years experience in an Engineering or Survey Capacity with an IACS member Classification Society.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    • Ability to develop a working knowledge of ABS Rules, Guides, statutory regulations, and related instructions, as well as the ABS Employee Safety Policy.
    • Ability to read engineering plans and have a basic understanding of shipbuilding practices and vessel operations.
    • Ability to perform surveys in the prescribed format.
    • Knowledge of computer programs or software packages related to job responsibilities.
    • Knowledge of related technical interfaces required for group project work.
    • Knowledge of ships' engineering systems and machinery.
    • Ability to communicate, orally and in writing, pertinent information relative to assigned area of technical expertise.

    Reporting Relationship:

    • Reports to a Principal Surveyor or higher, under the direction of a Survey Manager or District/Country Manager as appropriate.

    Direct Reports:

    • May supervise or provide leadership guidance to lower-level surveyors.   Incumbent may be provided with support or assistance by a member of the administrative support staff as applicable to his/her office.

    Method of Application


    • 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.
    • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
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