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Insurance Specialist (FEMA Disaster Recovery Support)

American Bureau of Shipping
United States, Virginia, Arlington
1525 Wilson Boulevard (Show on map)
January 28, 2024

The Engineer designs, reviews, and analyzes assignments normally a major project or several smaller or 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, and develop a thorough understanding of policies, methods, and procedures.

What You Will Do:



  • Performs detailed engineering review of plans, as assigned, for compliance with applicable Rules, Regulations, and contract commitments.
  • Proposes technical advice to field operations and other technical offices.
  • Performs work that involves conventional engineering practices but may include moderately complex problems such as resolving conflicting design requirements, material standards, or coordinating activities among other disciplines.
  • Proposes new approaches to problems encountered and makes recommendations for changes in methods, procedures, or designs.
  • Drafts technically accurate and timely reports, and responses to letters, faxes, and other forms of communication.
  • Works directly with clients to identify and resolve problems in the area of technical expertise.
  • Prepares accurate and timely weekly reports and billing on all work performed.
  • Communicates the status of the current workload's status to all appropriate team members to ensure the clients' needs will be met.
  • 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 Civil, Structural Engineering, Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, Marine, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or other related disciplines; an M.S. is preferred
  • Graduate from University and a minimum of five (5) years of related industry experience.
  • Preference for graduates from a marine-industry-recognized college or university.
  • Experience in international business and technical processes, as well as international requirements and problem resolution, is necessary.
  • International experience or knowledge of international business and related technical processes, requirements, and problem-solving skills.


For those with Hull backgrounds



  • B.S. degree in Civil, Structural Engineering, Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, or other related disciplines; an M.S. is preferred.
  • Demonstrated computer literacy in engineering software.
  • Exposed to the Finite Element Method (coursework or supervised research).


For those with Machinery backgrounds



  • B.S. degree in Marine, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or other related disciplines; an M.S. is preferred.
  • Seagoing engineering license or professional/chartered engineer license.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities



  • Knowledge of related technical disciplines required.
  • The ability to identify, analyze and propose solutions to problems.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work well with others.
  • Able to obtain a working knowledge of the ABS Health, Safety, Quality, and Environmental Management Systems.


It Would Be Nice If You Had

Professional or chartered engineer license.

Reporting Relationships:

The incumbent will report to a senior level Engineer or Technical Manager. This position does not have any direct reports.

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