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Technical Projects Manager

Contract: Permanent
Salary: Competitive
Closing date: 13 September 2019

Are you passionate about delivering flawless technical solutions? Do you have a proven track record of spinning many plates and exceeding client expectations? Do you want to want to take your technical expertise to the next level? Do you want to be part of an exciting, dynamic agency with a portfolio of huge, revered clients? If the answer to all these questions is “Yes”, then we’d love to meet you!

HGA is a well-established integrated communications agency, founded on our award-winning live events operation. Now in our 30th year of operation we count many of the UK’s best-known brands as clients and we are winning new clients faster than ever before. Our events range from conferences, awards presentations and gala dinners to team building and brand activations. All our events are backed up by in-house AV, event technology, venue sourcing, video production and creative services all from under the same roof with some support from external partners as required. Please visit our website (www.hgacreative.com for a comprehensive insight into our work and reputation).

We have experienced a period of unprecedented growth from both existing and new clients and as such have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Projects Manager to join our busy team. We believe that the candidate we are looking for will have a minimum of 5 years industry experience with at least 12 months in a similar role; however, we encourage any candidate who believes they are the best person for the role to apply.

The role will be split between our Preston and Manchester offices but will inevitably require much of your time to be spent onsite at our wide range of events that are delivered across the UK and occasionally further afield. You will have a high level of competence in the rigging and operation of a range of standard events production equipment such as audio, lighting, video and data. A general knowledge of all elements of live event production is desirable at this level. A knowledge/ qualification in health & safety, technical drawing (CAD) and logistics planning would also be advantageous in this position.

Within the role, budget management and profit margin control will be a key part of your day to day role here. Working with our wider creative team, you will require a passion to create and deliver the latest in stage set design, to include in our creative proposal documents. Logistics planning experience is also desirable as we can often have multiple large-scale productions taking place at the same time.

The role is client facing and so the ability to communicate clearly is necessary as is the culture that everyone at HGA shares of doing whatever it takes to exceed our clients’ demands. Within this position, there will also be a lot of people management, often managing teams of 20 or more staff onsite. You will be responsible for the booking of resource for each job and ensuring we have the correct team on each job.

The role will see you working to support our facilities manager to prepare and receive AV equipment at the Preston facility. Primarily, you will spend your time working from our Irlam (Manchester) head offices which is where our events production and other creative teams are based.

HGA has a proven track record of developing its people to meet their full potential; for example, our managing director joined the business as a graduate and now leads the entire business. There will be significant opportunity for personal development within this role much of which will be gained working alongside our team of technical projects managers as well as the wider HGA team.

Please note that it is highly unlikely that anyone without a full driving licence would be able to fulfil the demands of this role and as with any job within the events industry, there is a requirement to work outside of the standard office hours when necessary.

You will directly report to the board level of the business on a day to day basis and will be supported to contribute to our pitches, create technical drawings and work on the commercial aspects of the role such as the preparation of quotations for the technical elements of our events.

In return we offer you a career within an award-winning team that truly values and invests in all its staff and looks for ways to promote from within. You will be working on high profile, fulfilling and exciting projects from the day you join us. You will benefit from a competitive remuneration package that includes sector leading salary and bonus, flexible working hours, a comprehensive range of other benefits including pensions, private health and insurance all delivered from vibrant offices with in-house resources and award-winning services.

If you believe you are the ideal person for this role, please send your CV and a covering note to dan.laurence@hgacreative.com

 

Strictly no agencies. Please note, if we receive CV’s and other unsolicited communication from recruitment agencies we will treat these as our own information to do with as we please.

HGA is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates, regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation or disability.