Job Title

Project Design Manager – Events

Ref: DT424
  • CAD Software:
      • AutoCAD 2D
      • AutoCAD 3D
      • Inventor
      • SolidWorks
  • Position:
  • Experience:
    • Experience within a manufacturing company relevant to the live events, theatre industry
    • Experience working with aluminium and an understanding of its strengths and limits
    • Strong knowledge of structural and mechanical manufacturing components and fabrication techniques
  • Salary: £26000 - £32000
  • Location: ,
Required Skills:
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Job Description

CADagency is delighted to be working with a leading staging design company based in Wakefield. For almost 40 years the company has been providing highest quality stages and sets for the entertainment industry. They specialise in the design, manufacture and integration of super lightweight stage sets for fast set-up and compact storage.

Due to on-going high demand there is currently a requirement for an experience Project Designer capable of working independently on complex design projects with around three years experience in a similar manufacturing role.

For this role you will prepare fully rationalised models of project elements and components. You will be expected to create production drawings and bills of materials of your own models. You will work closely with other members of the Design team as well as individually and interface directly with managers, fabricators, third party engineers, vendors, and clients.

Skills Required

  • Engineering, Design, Architecture degree, or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience within a manufacturing company relevant to the live events, theatre industry
  • Experience working with aluminium and an understanding of its strengths and limits
  • Strong knowledge of structural and mechanical manufacturing components and fabrication techniques
  • Sound organisational skills for success in a fast-paced work environment
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills for a collaborative workplace
  • AutoCAD 3D, SolidWorks or Inventor

Key Responsibilities

  • Meet with Design Leads for handing off and brainstorming the preliminary concepts into detailed design phase
  • Generate preliminary mechanical-structural assumptions, and calculations for later review by third party engineers
  • Create the basic element geometry model for review with design leads, then update as requested
  • Research stock and purchased component and material availability, vendors, and pricing
  • Collaborate with co-designers to ensure proper interface with other show elements, and no voids or overlaps in scope
  • Oversee the development and testing of functional scale or full-size prototypes
  • Create the detailed fabrication and assembly drawings, bills of materials, and cut sheets for final review
  • Assist Project Design Leads in mentoring and supervising detailers of models provided
  • Update drawings as requested by management, production, third party engineering, or client feedback
  • Distribute documentation to fabrication, machining, purchasing, project management, third party engineers, and H&S
  • Support fabrication, testing, and installation issues and troubleshooting, including possible on-site support
  • Generate final as-built documentation for finished element

Benefits

  • 22 days’ holiday + Bank Holidays
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Profit Share Scheme
  • Employee Lunches Provided
  • Regular Social Events
  • Monthly Reward Scheme
  • Voluntary Health Cash Plan

Working Hours

Full-Time 40-hour week 8:30am to 17:30pm