Careers at TAIC

Photo montage - TAIC investigators on site
TAIC investigators on site

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.

We advertise staff vacancies on this page and on a number of other sites relevant to the positions required.

 

In general, key competencies and capabilities for accident investigation include:

  • Excellent communication skills – and be able to write to a high standard
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Analytical capability, with very strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • An innate ability to think logically, anticipate risk, and identify solutions
  • Proven project management skills 
  • Outstanding relationship management skills
  • Energy and vigour, balanced with diplomacy and tact.

Given the nature of this work, you must be medically and physically fit, and be able to handle stressful and emotionally difficult circumstances. 

While relevant investigative qualifications are desirable, the successful candidate will undergo extensive, world class specialised training in accident investigation. This is part of the supportive and development focused environment at TAIC. A typical job description for a Transport Accident Investigation Commission Investigator is available at right in the Document downloads box.

All positions are based in Wellington New Zealand.

Only people with the right to work in New Zealand may apply. For advice on obtaining a New Zealand work or residence visa visit www.immigration.govt.nz


 

CURRENT POSITION AVAILABLE:
MARINE INVESTIGATOR

  • Apply your marine experience 
  • Safety management or risk assessment experience? 
  • Excellent marine investigation opportunity

We’re seeking a skilled investigator to join the marine accident investigation team.

Accident investigation is a highly specialised and time critical task involving expertise in a wide range of disciplines – and skilled accident investigators are a pivotal part of this high performing team.

TAIC is an independent Crown entity that supports the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (the Commission) in its task of determining the circumstances and causes of transport accidents and incidents in order to avoid similar occurrences. Highly specialist teams investigate and analyse the circumstances of significant air, maritime, and rail occurrences, supporting the Commission to consider the facts, and make findings and recommendations to improve transport safety, rather than to ascribe blame. The Commission’s vision is ‘no repeat accidents – ever!’

Based in central Wellington, we’re seeking a marine expert to join this highly skilled team.

You’ll have a minimum of five years’ operational marine experience – be it at sea or onshore. We’re particularly keen to hear from you if you can bring some solid marine safety management and risk assessment experience to the table, from either a sea based safety role, or onshore via marine classification or insurance surveying, risk and compliance, or port management, for example.

Investigation experience within the marine context is a bonus while a demonstrable interest in improving maritime safety is critical.  

With an interesting and unpredictable workload you’ll need to be agile, positive, resilient, and a true self-starter. A core part of the investigation process is the analysis of evidence and the subsequent writing of a comprehensive and robust investigation report, so excellent oral and written communication skills are imperative.

In addition, your key competencies and capabilities will include: 

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and technical writing skills 
  • Strong project management skills 
  • The ability to lead and manage on-site investigations 
  • Excellent levels of accuracy and attention to detail 
  • An ability to anticipate and identify risks/issues with a solutions lens 
  • Strong relationship management skills including diplomacy, tact, and the ability to relate to a wide range of people 
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to represent the organisation to a wide range of industry and government stakeholders
  •  A high level of professionalism 
  • An understanding of quasi-judicial processes, particularly the rules and requirements applicable to a Commission of Inquiry.
  • You’ll need to be able to apply your industry knowledge and experience in an impartial manner and have the emotional and psychological maturity to handle stressful and emotionally difficult situations. Given you will go to accident sites, you must be medically and physically fit.

In return, this role provides an excellent opportunity to 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, 12 September 2021.

If you are interested in the position, please visit the website of TAIC's recruiter, People&Co, and click the APPLY NOW button. All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

For further information contact Jacaleen Williams on (04) 931 9450. Job number 19909.

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 

 


 

Inquiry Coordination Manager

  • Engage right across the organisation 
  • Make this role your own 
  • Central Wellington location 

This position presents an excellent opportunity to really take ownership of this role and its functions, and you'll be core to this team's work.

The Inquiry Coordination Manager operates within the investigations team as the central point of contact for the coordination and management of their activity and reporting. You’ll have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the organisation and have your finger on the pulse of all things investigation – knowing where everything is at, at every point. 

You’ll be coordinating all things related to investigations, from the deployment of investigators to an accident site at one end, to the management and publication of investigative inquiry reports at the other – and all that goes into that, in between. You’ll also provide full executive assistance to the Chief Investigator of Accidents. 

TAIC is an independent Crown entity that supports the Transport Accident Investigation Commission (the Commission) in its task of determining the circumstances and causes of transport accidents and incidents in order to avoid similar occurrences. Highly specialist teams investigate and analyse the circumstances of significant air, maritime, and rail occurrences, supporting the Commission to consider the facts, and make findings and recommendations to improve transport safety, rather than to ascribe blame. The Commission’s vision is ‘no repeat accidents – ever!’

We're looking for someone who ideally:

  • has experience as an Executive Assistant with well-honed executive assistance skills 
  • has demonstrable experience in a project administration or coordination role
  • is able to influence, motivate and manage other people in order to meet your deadlines 
  • has great relationship skills and can communicate positively and effectively at all levels,  both orally and in written work 
  • can collate and manage documents with excellent version control 
  • has excellent organisational skills
  • is an active self-starter with an excellent eye for detail
  • great computer skills and able to use multiple software packages.

And in addition to that - and importantly - you'll have that X factor – that ability to see the bigger picture, to anticipate risk and challenges, and be one step ahead. Project management training and skills are a bonus.

This is a very exciting opportunity to bring your administration and project co-ordination skills to the fore and apply them to a role where you can really take ownership to ensure smooth and efficient coordination management of the investigation activity and reports, for this central Wellington team.

If this sounds like the opportunity you’ve been waiting for – please don't delay:

  • Visit TAIC's recruiter, People&Co at www.peopleandco.nz/jobs/ , use Job No. 19850 in the search box. 
  • On that webpage, you'll find or get in touch with Jacaleen Williams on 04 931 9450.
  • Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 26 September 2021.