Investigations Specialist

Job Title: Investigations Specialist
Location: Gatwick
Category: Safety, Performance and Risk
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Up to £55,000 depending on skills and experience
Reference #: VN2399
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Job Description

The Role

The UK has one of the best records for aviation safety in the world; safeguarding public interest is at the heart of all that we do. As the regulatory body responsible for that continuing achievement, the CAA relies on the expertise of its people to consistently apply and monitor the highest standards. Its aim is to secure the best sustainable outcome for users of air transport services.

We are looking for an Investigations Specialist to join our team. You’ll be responsible for the conducting and coordination of investigations involved in Air Traffic Management related occurrences. The investigations will range from desktop reviews to field investigations, producing reports and contributing to the prevention of similar incidents, whilst ensuring compliance with national and international regulatory requirements. You’ll also be required to share any safety intelligence and observations with other relevant parties within the CAA.

The ideal candidate

Ideally, we are looking for a candidate with Air Traffic Controller experience, with a working knowledge of ATM process, procedures and regulation.  You will have a detailed understanding of the investigations of ATM aspects of aviation accidents and incidents in the UK. In addition, you will need to have an excellent knowledge of the safety and regulatory requirements associated with the licensing, planning, provision and operation of Air Traffic Management (ATM) systems and services. You will have detailed knowledge of the relevant sections of ICAO, CAA and EU documents, legislative acts and directives.

You’ll be required to apply strong report writing skills when documenting the nature of the ATM involvement, including any identified regulatory deviations and be able to make appropriate recommendations, if required, to prevent or reduce the risk of similar future occurrences. Confidence to deliver technical briefings to a wide range of audiences in a clear, concise and approachable manner is essential. You will have experience of interviewing techniques, enabling you to gather evidence from Air Traffic controllers, Air Traffic Engineers and other parties relevant to the incident.

This role will require you to travel to various sites around the UK as part of the investigation work you’ll be carrying out. As such you’ll need to be capable and comfortable working with minimal supervision, knowing when to seek guidance and support. 


We are committed to smarter working arrangements and will consider all applications. We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition. We embrace diversity and promote equality of opportunity.


We offer a range of fantastic benefits such as flexible working arrangements, 28 days annual leave, a competitive pension scheme and much more.

We shall look forward to receiving your application.

Interviews 14th/15th March 2019

Closing Date: 24th February 2019
  or     if you have applied to the CAA previously

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