Contract Type: Full-time
Do you have extensive senior management experience at sea and ashore in an engineering role? If so, we have a rare opportunity to join the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) to investigate marine accidents. About us The MAIB is an independent organisation within the Department for Transport. Based in Southampton, the Branch is responsible for investigating accidents and incidents involving UK vessels anywhere in the world, and any vessels within UK territorial waters, with the aim of improving the safety of life at sea and the avoidance of accidents in future. About you You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of inspectors responsible for investigating a wide range of marine casualties to determine their circumstances and causes.
Your key responsibilities will include:
- deploying to accident sites and leading investigations
- collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses
- conducting detailed analysis in order to identify safety issues and draft recommendations
- writing investigation reports and safety bulletins
- giving evidence at inquests and fatal accident inquiries
You will already have extensive senior management experience at sea and ashore in an engineering role. You must hold STCW95 A-III/2 (Engineering) Certificate of Competency, or equivalent (full details on application). You will be expected to apply sound judgement and strong leadership skills, and to be empathetic when dealing with next of-kin or others seriously affected by marine accidents. You will be highly motivated and assertive, inquisitive and a critical thinker. You must be able to work under pressure and be comfortable working in a team or independently. You will require considerable diplomatic skills and be able to engage colleagues and external stakeholders in the discussion of new, unfamiliar or controversial concepts. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be capable of producing accurate and clear written reports to challenging deadlines, and have good presentation skills. You must also be computer literate. Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals.
Application deadline: 12 August 2019