Job: Technical Project Manager (Lighting)

Title Technical Project Manager (Lighting)
Categories Audio Visual
Salary £28,000-£32,000
Brief Job Description

Technical Project Manager – Lighting


Our client is one of the UK’s leading event production companies. Producing over 900 events per year, we work throughout Europe including within London’s most prestigious venues. From corporate conferences and awards ceremonies to experiential brand solutions, we’re a creative and supportive team with a shared passion for delivering extraordinary events and engaging experiences.

They are currently looking for a new project manager to join their busy technical department. You will be based in their London office, managing and co-ordinating a number of events on a day-to-day basis. Working with Producers on large events as well as managing your own client portfolio. This is a very social role and involves constant liaison with Producers, clients, venues, freelancers and suppliers.


The ideal candidate for this role will be either experienced in lighting design and management, or an experienced technician who feels they are confident enough to project manage numerous events on any given day, liaise with clients and provide technical, creative and support to a busy production company.


The successful candidate will have to display an excellent understanding of lighting, control, rigging and power distribution equipment used within the industry and have a minimum of 24 months experience in either the project management and coordination of all aspects of lighting equipment in the live events industry. Knowledge of audio and video would also be advantageous.


This is a rewarding role with opportunities to work as part of a team, as well as individually, delivering a diverse range of events.


Reporting to the Director of Technical Production, your key areas of responsibility will be:


  • To support the Director of Technical Production in day to day operations and project coordination.
  • To provide technical lighting support and quotations for the Production Team
  • To liaise between the Lighting Dept, Production, Operation and Warehouse Teams regarding equipment and crew requirements
  • Produce equipment lists, plans, colour and cable calls for events
  • Produce H&S documentation for all events
  • To liaise with clients, venues, agencies, artists, and other production houses as required
  • To represent the company at site meetings, in supplier liaison and events
  • Manage specialist suppliers to include rigging, set & stage etc
  • To manage event budgets accordingly
  • Manage and organise a busy workload with daily, weekly and monthly tasks
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of our project processes and systems


Essential requirements:


  • Extensive experience of live events both in an operational and management capacity
  • A very good technical understanding of lighting, control, rigging and power distribution equipment, experience and knowledge of lighting design principals.
  • Experience and competency in fault finding of temporary installations.
  • Experience of power distribution and load balancing.
  • Experience and knowledge of installing lighting equipment in a variety of venues including outdoor locations.
  • Project management and coordination
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills
  • Enthusiasm, energy and the ability to work flexibly and accurately with tight deadlines
  • Client management
  • Team player
  • Good understanding of MS Office






  • Experience of Avolites lighting control desks
  • Knowledge of audio and video equipment and systems
  • Knowledge of WYSIWYG and AutoCAD
  • Experience with rigging systems and power generation
  • Driver’s license

What we offer:


  • Competitive salary dependent on experience
  • 9.00-5.30 Monday to Friday (weekends, early mornings & evenings as required by the nature of the event). Overtime or Time Off In Lieu offered
  • 28 days holidays inc Bank Holidays
  • Varied & interesting projects in London’s top venues with the opportunity to travel around the UK and occasionally abroad.


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