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Chief Investigator (Designate), Marine Accident Investigation Unit (MAIU), Department of Transport

10th July 2024

A new Marine Accident Investigation Unit is being set up to replace the Marine Casualty Investigation Board (MCIB). It will be an independent unit responsible for the investigation of all types of marine accidents to, or on board, Irish vessels worldwide and other vessels in Irish territorial waters and inland waterways.

The Department is seeking a Chief Investigator (Designate) at Principal Officer (Higher) Level to lead the new Marine Accident Investigation Unit (MAIU).

The position of Chief Investigator will be a challenging role. They will be actively involved in the establishment of the Unit, including organisational structure and staff recruitment. They will also play a key role in the effective leadership of the investigation activities undertaken by the MAIU whose key goal will be to improve and enhance the safety of the maritime sector.

The successful candidate will be an outstanding maritime professional who can lead the new Unit into the future. They will focus on regulatory compliance and quality of work and lead and manage an overall team of investigators and administration staff.

This is an excellent opportunity to play a key role in the leadership of the investigation activities undertaken by the MAIU, whose ultimate goal will be to improve and enhance the safety of the maritime sector.

Applications are welcomed from candidates from diverse backgrounds, who share the Departments' core values, and who can demonstrate the relevant expertise and experience required for this senior management role.

For more information and to apply, visit:

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 3pm on Thursday 8th August 2024.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity and encourage applications under all nine grounds of the Employment Equality Act.

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