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Inspector of Marine Accidents (Nautical)

  • Post Date:23rd July 2019
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  • Rank Safety & Security
    Offered Salary £50,000 or more
    Salary £72,944 - £80,238
Job Description

Inspector of Marine Accidents (Nautical)

£72,944 – £80,238


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 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. The Branch is not responsible for apportioning blame or liability, nor does it enforce laws or carry out prosecutions.

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) comprises 36 specialist and administrative staff. Inspectors are divided into four teams each headed by a Principal Inspector.

About you

You will be an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team of inspectors responsible for investigating a wide range of marine casualties, wherever they occur worldwide, 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.


Full UK Driving Licence

STCW 95 A-II/2 (Deck) Unlimited with command experience on SOLAS Vessels

About DFT

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.

Closing date: 16 August 2019.