Marine Accident Investigation Engineer

England, London
£50000 - £57500 per annum + + Excellent Benefits Scheme
18 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Simon Grant
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Marine Accident Investigation Engineer
Location: London

An appointment is available for a marine professional in the Maritime Investigations Department of a leading flag State, carrying out a wide range of duties associated with statutory compliance of its diverse fleet.

We are seeking applications from marine engineering professionals to join our team of professional marine experts within the Maritime Investigations Department. Working within one of the leading flag State registry's, this unique role provides the opportunity to make a real difference, influencing and improving marine safety on an international level.

With a substantial fleet consisting of multiple vessel types, we have an international obligation to investigate all very serious marine casualties. The primary purpose of this multifaceted role encompasses a wide range of responsibilities from technical marine safety investigations to international engagement with vessel owners, ship operators and member State agencies.

The successful candidate will be expected to analyse and interpret evidence obtained from marine accidents, produce well defined conclusions and succinct recommendations drawing on technical engineering knowledge to advice clients and the broader international shipping community. This challenging position offers a wide range of interests and would suit a candidate who can deal with complex issues and produce practical and pragmatic solutions.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

1.Provide technical expertise to marine safety investigations and the international marine casualty investigation community to improve marine safety globally.
2.Assist with the collection and analysis of evidence obtained from marine casualties and incidents.
3.Prepare accurate, thorough and clearly written reports with well-founded analysis and conclusions that explain the circumstances and causes of accidents and serious incidents without apportioning blame or liability.
4.Proactively identify safety issues and lessons learned to improve safety within the fleet.
5.Deliver presentations on technical issues to external forums as required.
6.Represent the Authority and Maritime Investigations Department at meetings as required.
7.Prepare briefing papers for the Authority and other national agencies.

Professional qualifications and experience and personal qualities

Education to Degree-level or equivalent
STCW III/2 Engineer/Management Certificate or equivalent
At least 3 years' experience as a marine investigator
At least 5 years' experience in the marine engineering sector
Good understanding of international maritime legislation and marine accident investigation
Good critical thinking and analysis skills
Good inter-personal and cross cultural skills
Good team-working skills
Self-motivated and able to work without supervision
Organised and capable of logical prioritisation of activities
We expect you to be willing and able to travel, in some cases at short notice
Ability to use tact and compassion when meeting victims of marine accidents