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Senior Systems Engineer I, SED - Contract to Hire at American Bureau of Shipping

Senior Systems Engineer I, SED - Contract to Hire

American Bureau of Shipping Houston, TX Full-Time

Why ABS?

Because our people make the difference! What we do matters, both towards the safety of the environment and people as a whole. ABS and its affiliated companies are global leaders in marine and offshore classification and other innovative safety, quality, and environmental services focused on the marine, energy, and government sectors. With more than 5,000 employees, in over 70 countries, ABS and Affiliated Companies offer a dynamic work environment and multiple avenues for career growth.

History of ABS, what we do, and who we are.

Since its founding in 1862, ABS has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world%26rsquo;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. In a constantly evolving industry, ABS works alongside its partners tackling the most pressing technical, operational, and regulatory challenges so the marine and offshore industries can operate safely, securely, and responsibly. With a passion for making the world a safer place, while also delivering practical and innovative solutions, ABS stands ready to assist and advance the marine and offshore industries.

The Job:

Our Houston Ship Engineering - Government Projects Team is looking for a Systems Engineer, Senior to work from our Headquarters Office in Houston, Texas! This person will support U.S. government agencies (US Navy, US Military Sealift Command (MSC), US Coast Guard, MARAD, NOAA, etc.) by performing various classification and certification services for surface vessel marine systems.

What You'll Do:

The successful candidate will be integrated into the Ship Engineering Department Government Projects Team overseeing certification activities for both new construction programs and in-service vessels. This Systems Engineer will liaise with Ship Design Managers, System OEMs, Shipyards/System Integrators, and Port Engineers to provide value-added services meeting the unique needs of U.S. government agencies.

This is a cross-domain systems role (piping, mechanical, electrical, etc.) that focuses on design for safety considering complex system interoperability and variables impacting system reliability, availability, and maintainability.

Other Tasks:

  • Review ship%26rsquo;s system and equipment design drawings, engineering change notices, etc. to verify compliance with rules, standards, and other specification requirements.
  • Support client resolution of deviations including justification for technical determinations
  • Perform work which involves conventional engineering practices including complex problem resolution of conflicting design requirements, material standards or the coordination of activities among other disciplines.
  • Provide technical advice to field operations / surveyors and other technical offices within ABS.
  • Liaise with USCG for technical interpretations, equivalencies, or exemptions
  • Propose new approaches to problems encountered and make recommendations for changes in rules, methods, procedures, or designs.
  • Draft technical correspondence and other forms of communication for internal and external distribution.
  • May act independently as the responsible engineer-in-charge for large or complex projects.
  • May assume project management responsibility for smaller projects, or for subtasks of larger or complex projects. When not assuming project management responsibility, will take technical direction on a project and assignment-specific basis from their supervisor.
  • May be assigned to several projects concurrently, and on each project, assignment may report for technical direction to a different supervisor.
  • The Senior Engineer position is a professional-level technical position, with limited responsibility for performing management tasks.


What You'll Need:

  • B.S. Degree in Systems Engineering, Marine, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or other related disciplines; an M.S. is preferred
  • Applicant must be a US Citizen with the ability to successfully obtain and maintain a Secret Clearance
  • Applicant must have a minimum of 5 to 10 years of relevant military or government vessel experience and be familiar with marine system designs
  • Candidates must possess excellent technical, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills. A client service mindset is required. Candidates must possess the ability to multi-task, work well in a team environment, but also have the focus and discipline to work independently. Individuals should have a meticulous and detail-oriented demeanor with a desire to work in a design review capacity.
  • Knowledgeable/proficient with computers and Microsoft Office

Due to the scope of work, you'll need to be:

A citizen of the USA.

Reporting Relationships:

You'll report to the Managing Principal Engineer. You'll have no direct reports.

Working Conditions:

Work is primarily sedentary. Once in a while exerting up to 10 pounds of force and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

FLSA Status:


Disclaimer Clause:

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.

The American Bureau of Shipping is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of 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.




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