Marine Investigator

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Marine Investigator

  • Are you a Master Mariner?
  • Are you experienced in marine port operations, pilotage, or surveying activity?
  • Excellent marine investigation opportunity


The Transport Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) investigates significant aviation, rail, and marine accidents and incidents with a view to avoiding similar occurrences in the future. The Commission has set a visionary goal of "No Repeat Accidents - Ever!"

Accident investigation is a highly specialised and time critical task involving expertise in a wide range of disciplines - and skilled accident investigators are pivotal to the Commission's successful performance.

Based in central Wellington, New Zealand, we're seeking a marine expert to join this highly skilled team. We're keen to hear from you if you have sea going experience as a Master Mariner on a SOLAS class vessel. Alternatively, you might be an experienced chief officer with over five years' experience:

  • In ship handling or pilotage activity
  • As nautical surveyor of ICAS Classification Societies or as a Flag State Inspector
  • Safety, compliance, or risk management within the marine industry.


With an interesting and unpredictable workload you'll need to be agile, positive, resilient, and a true self-starter. In addition, your key competencies and capabilities will include:

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent levels of accuracy and attention to detail
  • an ability to anticipate and identify risks/issues with a solutions lens
  • Project management skills
  • Strong relationship management skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to related to a wide range of people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • an understanding of quasi-judicial processes, particularly the rules and requirements applicable to a Commission of Inquiry
  • Emotional and psychological maturity to handle stressful and emotionally difficult situations - as well as being medically and physically fit.


You'll have the ability to apply your industry knowledge and experience in an impartial manner, combined with comprehensive analytical and technical writing skills in order to draft safety investigation reports.

In return, this role provides an excellent opportunity to develop or enhance a very satisfying career as a Marine Investigator, within an organisation clearly focused on the avoidance of repeat accidents.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday, 18 October 2020.

If you are interested in the position please visit our website www.peopleandco.nz and search on the keyword 19508 under the Jobs tab or click here.  All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

For further information contact Jacaleen Williams on 0064 4 931 9450  or Michele Walls on 0064 4 931 9448 quoting job number 19508.

To be eligible to apply you must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand and meet any entry requirements if you're outside the country.  For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa and our entry requirements visit www.immigration.govt.nz