TAIT is the World Market Leader in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event equipment in the world. Staffed by World Class Innovators creating World Class Experiences, TAIT is at the forefront of technology and live event.
Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring sets, theatre automation, corporate events or brand experiences, TAIT works with the brightest minds in live event to bring their vision to life.
With its acquisition of Stage Technologies and Delstar Engineering, the depth of cutting edge technologies continues to advance the companies capabilities.
Among its claims to fame, TAIT supplies staging for the highest grossing concert world tours including The Rolling Stones, Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Madonna and more.
Additionally, TAIT created the largest kinetic light installation in concert touring history for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, was the production specialist that partnered with NASA to put the lyrics of U2’s Beautiful Day’ into orbit, received a Guinness World Record title for its LED integration and customization at the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London Olympics, fabricated Las Vegas’ Omnia Nightclub Chandelier at Caesar’s Palace and created the first-
ever commercial use of the Cable Coaster Virtual Reality simulator for National Geographic’s Experience Mars.
The Role :
The Project Manager role is based out of either our NW London or Haverhill (just outside of Cambridge) site. The Project Engineer role is key within the Projects PI (Permanent Installations) team, which acts as the external face, and internal hub for project delivery by the UK business.
Typical projects are between £150,000 and £15,000,000 in value and may be delivered anywhere around the globe.
To carry out the Project Manager role effectively requires close management of our clients, and leadership of internal teams to ensure that all deliverables are met and the that right solution is delivered on time and on budget.
The key objectives of this role are to :
Ensure that projects are managed and executed in a timely, cost efficient and professional manner; and
Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide seamless client service.
The key job responsibilities are as follows :
Prepare a strategic plan of how each individual project is to be executed by working with the support of the Director of Projects or a Senior Project Manager, the business development team and internal heads of departments to assign project teams covering all relevant discipline mechanical design, electrical design, control system design, manufacturing, on site delivery and commissioning.
Leading those project teams to agree solutions, timeframes and budgets;
Manage clients to agree clear scope, schedule and contract, and manage to the project to that contract, negotiating changes and variations where applicable, with the support of the Director of Projects or a Senior Project Manager and Contracts Manager;
Verify that the project has been budgeted correctly and do any necessary follow up for own projects and direct other project managers to do so independently if there are any discrepancies in costing with the relevant sales and directors.
Revise costs in line with client request for changes and communicate changes to effected parties internally and externally;
Regular contact with site to ensure that work is managed and progressed safely and according to plan and to act on feedback from site and trouble shoot any issues;
Visit to site and check progress as and when required;
Manage project cashflow ensuring purchasing is managed to limit cash outflow and income is realised as fast as possible; and
Follow existing business processes & contribute to refining them.
We are looking for candidates that possess these key skills and qualifications :
Ability to work with client and manage client expectations and requirements;
Ability to lead and manage a team, working together to define and achieve shared goals;
Logical thinking with creative problem-solving ability;
Excellent organisational, planning and time management skills;
Understanding of budget control;
A good understanding of the business and entertainment industry;
Great attention to detail;
Good communication and negotiation skills;
Technical skills relevant to the projects;
Good IT skills; and
Flexibile approach to work i.e. the ability to travel on business in the UK and internationally.