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Senior Designer

Title: Senior Designer
Location: South Kirkby, Wakefield
Salary: £highly competitive DOE
Start Date: ASAP
Date Posted: 04/18/2018
Reference No.: VR621

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Description:

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:
Technical:
- Must ensure teams follow the correct procedures, policies and documentation requirements across project phases
- Able to guide the team through the development, testing and implementation stages and review the completed work effectively
- Ability to manage change and effectively pass on the information down the line to concerned teams for smoother execution
- Provide direction and technical expertise in design, development and systems integration
- Able to make quick decisions and solve technical problems to provide an efficient environment for project implementation
- Identify resource and equipment requirements
- Must provide technical training to teams when required and serve as a technical mentor to team members

Quality:
- Supervise quality assurance
- Perform quality assessments
- Employ, and sustain quality standards
- Consult with department managers
- Communicate with internal and external clients
- Train employees on quality measures and company policies
- Investigate systems’ failures and issues
- Coordinate and direct the implementation of new standards into practice
- Pursue self-development and training in current quality principles

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

Candidates for this role should come with the requisite skills and qualifications, as well as experience covering the following:
- Basic knowledge of structural and mechanical manufacturing components and fabrication techniques
- Sound organisational 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

Degree in one of the following:
- Mechanical or Structural Engineering
- Entertainment Technology/ Stage Theatre
- Architecture
- Product Design
- Or extensive industry experience equivalent to a degree e.g. Stage Theatre, Special Effects, TV & Film

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 Scheme, Monthly Reward Scheme, Voluntary Health Cash Plan

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, over 15 events businesses and the UK’s only Live Events Production University Centre, Backstage Academy. The rehearsal studios on-site bring a variety of world class tours and productions to Production Park as well as providing space for test builds. Production 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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