ABS Careers


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.

The core competencies of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and the ABS Group of Companies worldwide network of professionals lie in the fields of survey, engineering, auditing, and safety and risk consulting.

For our classification business, surveyors bring experience and professional judgment to their tasks of assessing the compliance of a vessel or structure with the ABS Rules and relevant statutory regulations.

Engineers offer a spectrum of skills from naval architecture to hydrodynamics and ergonomics. Relevant disciplines include naval architecture as well as civil, electrical, industrial, marine, mechanical and ocean engineering.

Auditors specialize in management and security systems, particularly those conforming to International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and International Safety Management (ISM) and International Ship and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Codes.

Our safety and risk consultants use engineering-based and field-proven methods to offer our clients practical, rational and holistic risk management systems and solutions that help them establish, manage and monitor activities that can improve overall safety performance.

Professionals from other disciplines including marketing, human resources, finance and information management, support our organizational objectives and initiatives.


With more than 5,000 employees, ABS and the ABS Group of Companies offers a dynamic work environment and multiple avenues for career growth.


ABS and the ABS Group of Companies operate in more than 200 locations in 70 countries around the world. Our corporate and regional headquarters can be found in Houston, London, Shanghai and Singapore. A career with ABS offers the opportunity to work across the world with a talented group of diverse, global professionals.