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Senior Designer

Title: Senior Designer
Location: South Kikby, Wakefield
Salary: £highly competitive DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Date Posted: 02/22/2018
Reference No.: VR611

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Summary details:

- Position – Full-Time
- Salary – Dependent on experience.
- Location – South Kirkby, Wakefield
- Hours – 40-hour week (full-time) 8:30am to 17:30pm.
- Benefits – 22 days holiday + Bank Holidays, Pension & Life Assurance, Profit Share,
Reward Scheme, Voluntary Health Cash Plan

The Designer prepares detailed fabrication-assembly drawings, bills of materials and procurement cut sheets for individual project elements based around stock assets or concert touring, live events, art sculpture or commercial projects. The Designer's work is administered by the Studio Managers, but they are expected to work individually and interface directly with other managers, fabricators, third party engineers, vendors, and clients.

Key Responsibilities:
- Create the detailed fabrication and assembly drawings, bills of materials and cut sheets for final review
- Create the basic element geometry model for review with design managers, then update as requested
- Prepare early conceptual concept renderings to aid in client sales and project/asset development efforts
- Meet with Studio Managers for handing off and brainstorming the preliminary concepts into detailed design phase
- Work with Studio Manager to confirm or revise the design hours estimated for each individual project element
- Gather and compile all project information required to responsibly design the element, highlighting the missing items
- Research stock or 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
- 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 health-safety
- Support fabrication, testing, and installation issues and troubleshooting, including possible onsite support
- Generate final as-built documentation for finished project element or asset

General Responsibilities:
- Actively follow all company employment, fire, health, and safety policies
- Potential overtime when required
- Attend staff meetings and trainings as required
- Maintain sound housekeeping standards and always represent the company in a positive manner
- Any other ad-hoc duties as may be required
- Adhere to filing and drawing management guidelines

Skills and Qualifications required

- Basic knowledge of structural and mechanical manufacturing components and fabrication techniques
- Sound organizational skills for success in a fast paced, creative work environment
- Good communication and interpersonal skills for a collaborative workplace
- Solid computer proficiency in AutoCAD 3D and Microsoft Office, Solidworks or Inventor a plus
- Mechanical or Structural Engineering Degree
- Entertainment Technology Degree/ Stage Theatre
- Architecture Degree
- Product Design Degree
- Extensive industry experience equivalent to a degree e.g. Stage Theatre, Special Effects, TV & Film

▪ For further details please contact Balreen Mehat on 01977 659800 or via email balreen.mehat@productionpark.co.uk

The Company

Production Park is the number one live events production destination in Europe, featuring three rehearsal studios, 15 events businesses and the UK’s only Live Events Production University Centre. The rehearsal studios on-site bring a variety of world class tours and productions to the park as well as providing space for test builds.

The park is also home to workshops, offices and machine shops belonging to a group of long established engineering, technology and creative specialist businesses, including Litestructures, LS-Live, CATO Music, Perry Scenic Creative and Brilliant Stages.

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