Careers at TAIC

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TAIC investigators on site







We advertise staff vacancies on this page and other relevant sites.

Accident investigation is specialised and time-critical work that requires broad proven expertise and skill, including:

  • Excellent communication, both verbal and written, dealing all social tiers
  • Logical and analytical capability, with very strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Anticipate risk and identify mitigations
  • Problem solving 
  • Project teamwork
  • Relationship management 
  • Energy, diplomacy and tact.

It can be demanding work that necessitates medical and physical fitness (accident sites can be anywhere) and resilience in 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 TAIC's supportive and development-focused environment. 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

Current vacancy: Human Factors Investigator

  • Full time
  • Attractive Salary Package
  • Posted 1d ago
  • More jobs from this company
  • Fantastic opportunity to deliver human factors investigation services
  • Work across air, rail, and marine investigations
  • Excellent career role


The role

We're seeking a Human Factors Investigator to join the specialist services team within transport sector accident investigations. 

You'll bring your human factors expertise to the team, developing appropriate guidance, tools and resources to the team to ensure human factors is integrated to all investigative work. 

You'll also work as a human factors investigator across all three transport modes - air, rail, and marine, deployed to accident sites and providing your expertise throughout the investigation.


About the organisation

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. Multi-disciplinary teams investigate and analyse the circumstances of these occurrences, supporting the Commission to consider the facts, and make findings and recommendations to improve transport safety, rather than to ascribe blame.

Skilled investigators, led by an Investigator in Charge attend accident sites, often in remote locations, to gather evidence for each particular investigation within these three transport modes.

The Commission has set a visionary goal of "No Repeat Accidents - Ever!"


Skills and experience

We're seeking a human factors expert for this role. You'll have a strong human factors background, both in academic qualifications and able to bring credible human factors experience to the role.

In addition we'd ideally like to see:

  • investigative experience
  • experience developing human factors guidance and tools, as well as practical implementation experience
  • transport sector experience
  • excellent communication skills - and the ability to convey complex and technical information and influence others who may not be technical subject matter experts
  • outstanding relationship management skills
  • energy, vigour, and the ability to work collaboratively across teams.

As this is an investigative position, you will be required to attend accident sites, therefore a good degree of fitness and the ability to pass a full medical is required.

While you might not meet all of the requirements, a strong human factors background - both qualification and experience - is required, so we are keen to hear from human factors experts working within public and private sectors, and academia.

This is a rare opportunity to bring your human factors expertise to be part of a supportive, highly skilled team doing incredibly interesting work, within an internationally regarded organisation, clearly focused on No Repeat Accidents - Ever!

appyling for the position

Applications close 5pm Sunday 21 April 2024.

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, apply now! We look forward to hearing from you.

For further information and a detailed job description, please contact Talent International

  • Jacaleen Williams, 021 732 996  
  • Harleen Verma, 027 326 2129