6/08/2019 15:08 HRS


Mechanical Design Engineer

TAIT is the World Market Leader in designing, constructing and delivering the finest live event solutions in the world.  Whether it’s creating awe-inspiring spectaculars, complex touring stages, theatre engineering solutions, brand activations or cruise ship installations, TAIT delivers world-class solutions for live experiences. With its proprietary entertainment automation platform, custom-made products, and creative engineering, TAIT’s cutting-edge offerings continue to advance industry standards and exceed client expectations. As a global network of over 600 employees in 12 office locations, TAIT has worked on projects in over 30 countries, all 7 continents and even outer space.  TAIT’s diverse group of clients include Taylor Swift, Cirque Du Soleil, The Metropolitan Opera House, NASA, National Geographic, Beyoncé and The Olympics.

TAIT is looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to originate and see through design ideas for theatrical projects across the world, working to our clients’ creative vision.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • To undertake all aspects of design including concept generation, numerical analysis and detailed engineering.
  • Originate ideas for design solutions, based on sound engineering principles and with reference to the company’s prior-art.
  • To meet the specific requirements of diverse project-based applications.
  • Carry out engineering calculations to analyse problems and validate solutions, including stress and deflection of structures, power and torque of drivetrains, the inertia of machinery and mechanisms.
  • Work closely with project managers, colleagues, and external suppliers to ensure the timely and practical fulfilment of the client’s requirements and internal demands.
  • To work with suppliers to purchase equipment of a suitable specification, for example, steel, bearings, motors, and drivetrain components.
  • Produce drawings, parts lists and supporting calculations in a timely and efficient manner.
  • To work as a member of a team as directed by the project’s Senior Engineer.
  • To understand the project brief as directed by the Senior Engineer and Project Manager and help to determine how the brief can be converted into a finished project.
  • To maintain up to date records of drawing registers.
  • To maintain up to date records of design changes.
  • To provide information and guidance as a project progresses to enable satisfactory manufacture, installation and commissioning.
  • To develop Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Safe Systems of Work as required, ensuring that the products designed and manufactured minimise risks to those installing and operating them.
  • To ensure that necessary warning signs and instructions are fitted to products.
  • To provide service schedules and service manuals as required.
  • You will be prepared to travel to sites to undertake surveys or assist with installation or commissioning.
  • To assist in the development of proposals and quotations for new business. and
  • You will keep abreast of changes and developments within our industry.

Other Duties:

  • To comply with the requirements of the ISO 9001 quality system.
  • To comply with the requirements of the ISO14001 environmental system/company environmental policy.
  • To comply with the requirements of the Company’s Health and Safety policy.
  • Maintain records of Continuing Professional Development and seek to keep up-to-date with technical, IT and professional skills. and
  • To undertake any other reasonable duties as required by the company.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (studied Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, Engineering Technology, or other related engineering courses)
  • You will need at least five GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades A-C; and two or three A levels (or equivalent), which may include maths and physics
  • Excellent technical knowledge
  • High attention to detail
  • The ability to produce technical reports and documents
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good problem-solving skills and a creative approach for new ideas
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work alone and good team working skills
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills, with the ability to negotiate effectively
  • Work well under pressure
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Interest in the Arts/Theatre

If you’re looking for your first step into a challenging and diverse career, designing high performance, reliable and safety critical systems, come and join us.