Audio Visual Project Manager - Events Industry

Location
Loughborough
Salary
£25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted
15 Nov 2018
Closes
13 Dec 2018
Ref
00089258
Contact
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Sector
Engineering
Function
Operations
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A live events and bespoke creative technical solutions company based in Loughborough is seeking a technical project manager to join their growing production team.

You may currently be working be working as an audio-visual/AV project manager or technical production manager in live events or you may be a senior AV technician looking to make the next move in your career.

Role:
This position will encompass all elements of technical pre-production from developing and designing technical solutions in order to achieve their clients' briefs, through to managing and where appropriate supervising their execution. The projects they undertake include experiential marketing events, conferences, exhibitions and other live corporate events. The successful candidate will be passionate about driving forward improvements in technical production and working with the team to implement innovative technical solutions.

Responsibilities:

Pre-Production
- Attending client meetings with the Project Managers and liaising with clients on technical aspects of projects
- Providing details for technical elements of pitch documents/quotations
- Attending site visits to assess venue particulars
- Developing technical solutions for corporate events, exhibitions and experiential events
- Pre-Production technical planning including technical specification across all disciplines factoring in H&S regulations and budget/resource constraints
- Creating technical documentation for both internal and external use, including producing floor plans and system diagrams
- Producing timely and accurate prep lists
- Liaising with Design and Build on technical integration with scenic construction
- Researching suppliers and booking sub-hire equipment
- Specifying technical staffing requirements and booking freelancers when required

On-Site Delivery
- Communicating with contractors and internal staff to ensure solutions are fit for purpose and understood by all stakeholders to ensure smooth and timely execution
- Ensuring the successful installation, operation and removal of technical/AV equipment, including managing on site technicians
- Troubleshooting any technical problems which occur on-site and implementing an appropriate solution
- Delivering all elements of smaller events when the Project Manager is not on site

The role will include both UK and international travel and will require the successful candidate to work non-standard working hours including evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

The successful candidate will have:

- Rounded knowledge of all technical disciplines including sound, lighting, video, power, rigging, scenery and staging
- Experience of working in corporate, exhibition and/or experiential events
- Good working knowledge of H&S regs
- Experience of using AutoCAD or Vectorworks is desirable
- Up to date IT knowledge with a strong understanding of networking, software and hardware set up
- 4 years' industry experience either as a project manager or senior technician

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