Marine Investigator – Master Mariner

Faststream Recruitment Ltd Published: May 24, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Job Type


Marine Investigator - Master Mariner

Location: London

The company…

This outstanding organisation with some of the highest international standards among Ship Registries has an exciting opportunity for a Master Mariner to join their expanding Marine Investigations department where you will carry out a wide range of duties associated with statutory compliance of their diverse fleet.

The role…

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, they 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 collect, analyse and interpret evidence obtained from marine accidents, produce well defined conclusions and succinct recommendations drawing on extensive experience and 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…

Provide technical expertise to marine safety investigations and the international marine casualty investigation community to improve marine safety globally.

    Assist with the collection and analysis of evidence obtained from marine casualties and incidents.
    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.
    Proactively identify safety issues and lessons learned to improve safety within the fleet.
    Deliver presentations on technical issues to external forums as required.
    Represent the Authority and Maritime Investigations department at meetings as required.
    Prepare briefing papers for the Authority and other national agencies.

The person…

    Education to Degree-level or equivalent
    STCW II/2 Master Mariner
    At least 3 years' experience as a marine investigator
    At least 10 years' experience at sea
    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
    Fluent spoken and written English language skills
    Candidate must have the right to work in the UK

The reward…

    15% gratuity (pension plan either paid either monthly, annually or every three years period);
    UK Private medical insurance; please be advised this is a taxable benefit;
    25 days holiday per annum (pro rata) in the first year;
    Interest free season ticket loan after probation period; and
    Probation period of six (6) months.


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