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 the ABS affiliated companies offer a dynamic work environment and multiple avenues for career growth. 

Since its founding in 1862, ABS has been committed to setting standards for safety and excellence as one of the world’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.

Our Corporate Marketing Team is currently seeking to hire an Internal Communications Specialist. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing communications strategies and plans that support projects, initiatives and the overall strategy of ABS, and that actively engage internal audiences.

Reporting to the Director of Internal Communications, you will play a critical role in global employee communications and change management initiatives. The selected candidate will be able to engage and influence leaders at all levels in the organization and be self-motivated, resourceful and have strong communication skills.  You will work a hybrid schedule with three (3) days in corporate office located in Spring, and two (2) days being remote-work days.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as a trusted communications advisor to leaders in the organization to facilitate change efforts within assigned business units or departments

Plan, research, develop and deliver key strategic messages for corporate business units, such as Survey, Operations, Business Development, HSQE, Human Resources, Finance, Legal and Compliance

Ensure communication strategy is consistent and reflects the organization’s strategic vision

Assist the Director, Internal Communications in the development of short- and long-term employee communications strategies and the content calendar

Develop targeted messages and create presentations, talking points, FAQs and other supporting collateral to support change management for new initiatives

Liaises with global counterparts in regional locations to coordinate content and generate success stories, employee profiles and spotlights on strategic initiatives

Support and develop content for the intranet and biweekly e-newsletter as required

Leverage employee feedback channels and quantitative metrics to recommend improvements in communications channels and approach

Assist Director, Internal Communications with crisis management

REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism, English, Marketing or related discipline is preferred

Minimum of two (2) years of experience in corporate or business internal communications experience, leading support for projects and initiatives and advising leaders and subject matter experts

Sound working knowledge of all elements within MS Office is essential

Ability to write, edit, and produce content for internal communications 

Ability to translate subject matter messaging into relatable, understandable key messages that every level of employee can understand

Strong interpersonal and team skills

Ability to motivate others, and to work effectively with all levels of management

Able to plan, organize and coordinate in a global organizational environment

Ability to assume a high level of individual responsibility

Professional creativity and flexibility

Experience implementing and measuring messaging/programs on a global basis is preferred

Experience creating and executing strategic internal communication plans and advising leaders is a plus

Strong writing and editing experience are preferred

Excellent communication and project management skills is preferred

Marine, Oil and Gas or Energy industry experience is helpful

Proven track record of nurturing strong relationships with manager, peers, team, key stakeholders and customers is a plus.

Ability to manage multiple priorities within demanding timeframes is preferred

CONTACT:

Qualified candidates may apply online by clicking hereThe 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.