PRJ - Consultant (GIS Compliance Specialist) at American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Posted in Other 2 days ago.

Location: Houston, Texas

Job Description:

The GIS Compliance Specialist will collaborate with a team working on a Pipeline Safety Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure (MAOP) Reconfirmation and Pressure Restoration Program. The GIS Compliance Specialist's main role and responsibility will be to research, review, and evaluate existing and new pipeline documentation to support the ABS Consulting's client with ensuring compliance with the PHMSA "Megarule" requirements to provide MAOP documentation that is Traceable, Verifiable, and Complete (TVC) for all Class 3 & 4 pipelines, High Consequence Areas (HCAs), and select Medium Consequence Areas (MCAs).

What You Will Do:

  • Desktop research, review, and evaluation to verify that existing and/or new hydrostatic pressure test documentation packages and material records meet TVC requirements
  • Support in the preparation, updates, and submission of annual pipeline compliance reports to PHMSA to meet required targets and deadlines
  • Identify pipe class changes for regulatory purposes
  • Evaluation and disposition that material records meet client's requirements and substantiate design pressure calculations that validate pipeline MAOP to 49 CFR Part 192.624 (a) Maximum allowable operating pressure reconfirmation: Onshore steel transmission pipelines, State and local regulations, PHMSA "Megarule", or ABS Consulting's client specifications, industry standards; or, where no guidance or specifications have been provided, any other natural gas pipeline industry operating and maintenance requirements.

What You Will Need:

Education and Experience
  • Ten or more (10+) years of experience preferred
  • Associate degree or equivalent in related disciplines
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Gather and analyze data effectively
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Geographic Information Systems Knowledge
  • Ability to obtain a working knowledge of ABS Health, Safety, Quality & Environmental Management System.

Reporting Relationships:

Reports to a Manager level position.


We set out more than 160 years ago to promote the security of life and property at sea and preserve the natural environment. Today, we remain true to our mission and continue to support organizations facing a rapidly evolving seascape of challenging regulations and new technologies. Through it all, we are anchored by a vision and mission that help our clients find clarity in uncertain times.

ABS is a global leader in marine and offshore classification and other innovative safety, quality, and environmental services. We're at the forefront of supporting the global energy transition at sea, the application of remote and autonomous marine systems, cutting-edge technical solutions, and many more exciting advancements. Our commitment to safety, reliability, and efficiency is ever-present, guiding our clients to safer and more efficient operations.

About Our Benefits

ABS Group proudly offers a variety of industry-leading benefits designed to enhance the life and well-being of our employees and their families. These benefits include, but are not limited to, medical insurance (PPO and HD), dental and vision insurance, Health Savings account (HSA), Flexible Savings Account (FSA), life insurance, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, disability leave programs, parental leave program, paid holidays, and paid vacation time. The Company provides an Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) that offers additional support in personal wellness, including work-life services. ABS Group also offers a 401K plan with a generous company match, subject to plan requirements.

Equal Opportunity

The ABS Group of Companies is committed to the equal employment opportunity of its employees and prohibits discrimination against any employee or qualified applicant based on 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.


ABS and Affiliated Companies (ABS) will not pay a fee to any third-party agency without a valid ABS Master Service Agreement (MSA) authorized and signed by Human Resources. Any resume, CV, application, or other forms of candidate submission provided to any employee of ABS without a valid MSA on file will be considered property of ABS, and no fee will be paid.


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. #ogjs
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