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Consultant Marine Surveyors – USA

USA (Seattle, New Orleans, California – Long Beach, Los Angeles & San Francisco Bay area)

Be the energy behind change. Join ABL Group.

ABL Group is a leading global independent energy and marine consultant working in energy and oceans to de-risk and drive the energy transition across the renewables, maritime, and oil and gas sectors, offering the deepest pool of expertise across marine and engineering disciplines in more than 300 locations globally.

Are you a Master Mariner, Chief Engineer, or Naval Architect with a passion for the Maritime Industry, and would you like to be a part of the leading global independent energy and marine consultancy? Then this may be the role for you.

We have a couple of exciting opportunities for Consultant Marine Surveyors to join our team of Maritime experts in technically supporting all marine casualties of any type and size worldwide.

What you will be doing.

As our Consultant Marine Surveyor, you will manage a variety of marine consultancy, including but not limited to vessel surveys of all types, accident investigation, expert witness and litigation support, desktop consultancy projects, and risk assessments. You will also be involved in vessel surveys, providing technical advice and consultancy services as well as you will be contributing to the development of Marine and Offshore Operations. In addition, you will:

  • Assist the maritime team in developing business with P&I Clubs, H&M insurers, ship owners, technical managers, charterers, law firms, ports, and other key stakeholders.
  • Manage condition assessments of vessels, audit management offices, shipyards, and ports as part of pre-risk assessments.
  • Manage the attendance of casualties to determine the cause, nature, and extent of the damage.
  • Prepare estimation cost of repairs and subsequently compile reports for clients.
  • Assist in marketing ABL Maritime and its services.
  • Assist in technical and procedural reviews, marine study reports covering marine, cargo, and offshore projects, as well as site attendance.
  • Manage the attendance of transportation and other marine operations as required.
  • Prepare and submit reports in clear English based on observations and findings.
  • Assist in providing expert witness opinion, both written and potentially at court or arbitration (dependent on experience).

The roles are based in the United States (ideally Seattle, New Orleans, California – Long Beach, Los Angeles and/or San Francisco Bay area). Other locations may be considered for the right candidate.


Flexibility and willingness to travel as well as readiness for onshore/offshore assignments at short notice locally and globally for periods would be required.

What we are looking for.

We are looking for a driven and solution-oriented professional with sound technical skills and good decision-making capabilities. The successful candidate will have good communication and interpersonal skills, strong leadership ability, and be able to deal effectively with multiple issues and assignments simultaneously. In addition, you will:

  • Be a qualified Master Mariner (STCW II/2) or Chief Engineer (STCW III/2) or have at least 5 years of seagoing experience OR degree-qualified Naval Architect with suitable hands-on shipyard project experience.
  • Have a driving license which is essential.
  • Be knowledgeable and have exposure to vessel dry dockings and budgets.
  • Have previous experience working with marine insurance clients, which will be an advantage but not a requisite.
  • Have applicable experience (e.g., salvage master, SCR, Pilot) is an advantage but not a requisite.
  • Have strong verbal, written communication, and report-writing skills in English.
  • Physically be capable of working on ships / at shipyards/climbing ladders.

What is in it for you?

The successful candidate will be part of a very distinctive and aspiring Maritime team in the United States with strong collaboration with other ABL group offices worldwide. We offer you the opportunity to realize your full personal potential and expand your professional career by creating new horizons.

You can learn more about our team and what we do here: Maritime Shipping Consultants – ABL Group (abl-group.com)

Join us and grow with us.

If you have questions about the role or the ABL Group, do feel free to reach out to John Walker, Managing Director (Maritime), at +1 212 587 9300.

We will be conducting interviews continuously and reserve the right to take down the advert when we have found the right candidate.

For your application to be taken into consideration, please be advised that you must submit your application via the link provided on this page.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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Who we are.

ABL Group is a leading global independent energy and marine consultant working in energy and oceans to de-risk and drive the energy transition across the renewables, maritime, and oil and gas sectors, offering our clients the deepest pool of world-class expertise across marine and engineering disciplines from more than 300 locations worldwide.

Headquartered in London, the ABL Group has offices in all major marine and offshore energy hubs worldwide. We have 62 offices in 38 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

The ABL Group is a publicly listed company on the Oslo Børs (Aqua).