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Live Events Design Manager

We are looking for a highly technical and motivated individual with professional conference exhibition & event design experience.  The ideal candidate will be a team player, with knowledge of AutoCAD or Vector Works and the ability to work simultaneously across multiple projects.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become an integral part of our close-knit team, in a reputable company within the live events industry.


Job Role

  • Liaise with Production Managers, clients & technicians to detail a brief and determine the key criteria for the design/build of exhibition stands and scenery.
  • Make recommendations on materials and finish, taking into account cost, time, feasibility and any possible design implications.
  • Creating detailed and accurate build instructions and elevations for bespoke exhibition stands & conference scenery.
  • Working to produce comprehensive technical drawings for clients, Production Managers and Scenic Carpenters.
  • Drafting for CNC: to produce drawings suitable for 3-axis CNC routing, with an understanding of the constraints of this type of manufacture.
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of drawings to comply with project requirements.
  • Oversee, and provide support & training to, a Junior CAD Technician.
  • Ability to read engineers’ structural drawings and / or notes.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Carrying out ad hoc tasks as instructed.
  • Constantly develop relevant software skills.


Skills and Experience

  • 3D CAD and technical drawing skills using AutoCAD / Vector Works / Inventor or similar.
  • Exhibition / Trade Show specific design experience.
  • Excellent communication skills across all levels: colleagues, clients and suppliers.
  • Good time management and ability to work to tight deadlines.



Competitive salary.

20 days’ holiday + Christmas shutdown & bank holidays.



Working Hours

Monday -Friday, 09:00 – 17:30

To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering letter to