6/08/2019 15:08 HRS


Project Manager

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.

We are looking for a Project Manager to lead the Projects PI (Permanent Installations) team, ensuring that projects are managed and executed in a timely, cost efficient and professional manner as well as demonstrating continuous effort to improve operations, streamline work processes and work cooperatively and jointly to provide seamless client service.

Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

The Project Manager role is based out of either our NW London or Haverhill (just outside of Cambridge) site. The 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 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 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.
  • Follow existing business processes & contribute to refining them.


  • 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
  • Flexible approach to work i.e. the ability to travel on business in the UK and internationally