Maestra Dubai are hiring a Head of Lighting & Project Handler



May 1, 2018

Maestra Group is an energetic global event design and technical production company with offices in both London and Dubai. We are currently looking for a full time Head of Lighting & Project Handler to join our expanding office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

The Role
The Head of Lighting & Project Handler will need to be a multi-skilled individual, with a talent for managing people. Duties will be split across four key areas, as detailed below.

Assets / Warehouse
- Responsible for the allocation, management and upkeep of all lighting and power inventory. 
- Taking briefs from the Projects Team and designing a suitable system for projects within the given time frame. 
- Creating equipment lists using rental system, in collaboration with the Projects Team. 
- Overseeing and maintaining the lighting inventory on our asset management system.
- Ensuring that equipment is prepared to correct standards and in a timely fashion prior to installation. 
- Keeping the lighting department, workshop, and storage facilities well-organised and tidy – and making sure that the equipment within them is maintained to a suitable standard. 
- Overseeing repairs for all lighting equipment and ensuring that the department runs at maximum efficiency. 
- Communicating with Operations for priority of repairs for upcoming projects. 
- Leading on responsibility for all health and safety matters related to the lighting department, including risk assessments, inspection records, and maintenance logs. 
- Providing dry hire quotes to external suppliers for lighting rentals. 
- Ensuring that any rigging required for lighting is specified correctly. 
- Assisting in allocation of suitable replacement equipment when shortages arise, and identifying sub-hire requirements well in advance to increase efficiency. 
- Advising management on recommended Capex purchases, based on new technologies and market trends.

- Supporting every project in terms of problem solving and extra equipment. 
- Briefing teams for all projects on lighting. 
- Managing lighting team onsite to ensure project is delivered smoothly. 
- Analysing onsite process and developing better ways of working. 
- Operating larger, more complex shows if required.

Project Handling 
- Handling all technical aspects of certain projects, when requested. 
- Effective management of all on site crew and sub-contractors whilst maintaining an effective line of communication with all other relevant suppliers, including the venues. 
- Ensuring consistent, coherent communication with the client as necessary, managing agreed expectations in terms of quality of delivery and agreed timelines, whilst responding effectively to any unforeseen situations. 
- Enforcing safe working practices, and making sure that they are adhered to, in line with company policy.

Team Management 
- Managing the in-house teams of lighting and power technicians, allocating tasks as necessary. 
- Managing any external freelance technicians. 
- Specifying correct internal/external crew requirements for projects, and communicating to the Operations Team. 
- Identifying appropriate opportunities for team training and development.

The Person 
- Extensive experience of live events both in a managerial position and operationally ‘hands on’. 
- A very good rounded experience and understanding of Audio, Lighting and Video equipment used on events. 
- Proven organisation and coordination skills. 
- Excellent communication skills. 
- Enthusiasm and ability to work to tight deadlines. 
- Basic experience in Autocad, Vectorworks or Sketchup software. 
- Competent in MS Office. 
- Must have a driving licence. 
- Experience in the same role preferred, but not essential.

Job Type: Full Time 
- Reports to: Operations Manager 
- Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates 
- Salary: Competitive salary, dependent on experience
- To apply please submit your CV to 

Download a full copy of the job description by clicking the link below. 

Dubai HOD Lighting 

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