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Inspector of Marine Accidents, Nautical – MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch)

  • Post Date:19th January 2021
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Job Description

Salary: £74,485

Southampton

Are you an experienced nautical professional seeking an opportunity to make a difference in the investigation of accidents at sea?

If so, we have a rare opportunity to join our Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) to investigate marine accidents, and we would love to hear from you.

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 an integral 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 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.

Closing date: 29  January 2021