November 13, 2008 | Mark Paradies

Job Opening: Woking & Surrey, UK – UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch – Needs Root Cause Analysis Skills!

From the posting:

The Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) is the UK’s independent railway accident investigation organisation. Looking into accidents and incidents on the UK’s railways, our focus is on improving safety rather than apportioning blame. We are currently seeking to strengthen their vital front-line team.

Rail Accident Inspectors – £65,000 Woking and Derby

Whenever there is an accident or incident on the UK’s railways, you will be among the first to respond. You will manage operations both onsite and during all following investigations – carrying out interviews, managing other specialists, commissioning third parties and securing invaluable evidence. Having done so, you will analyse and report upon the factors that lead to incidents, thereby helping ensure that lessons are learnt.

You must have a degree in a relevant discipline and investigative experience gained from any appropriate industry – civil engineering, railway operations, human factors, railway signalling or forensic skills are ideal. Interpersonal, organisational and problem solving skills are essential, along with an analytical, methodical and results-focused approach. Importantly, you must also be comfortable with the physical demands of the role. Membership of a professional institution is key.

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Some of you may remember Carolyn Griffiths from the Summit last June. She was a keynote speaker at the Summit and is the Chief Inspector (the boss) at the UK RAIB and a great person. This will no doubt be a demanding job but you will working with great folks.

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