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Lighting Technical Specialist

Uxbridge, United Kingdom Job ID: TECHN029986


Our technicians enjoy the opportunities to work with innovative and cutting-edge technology on a daily basis. From setting equipment as elaborate as an LED wall to simply ensuring cable is properly run through the venue, our Technicians are the foundation of the events we build and bring to life. They ensure that each event is flawlessly executed, and work with the rest of the team to setup and strike down each event in a timely manner. At Encore, customer satisfaction is our highest priority, our Technicians play an integral part in establishing a positive relationship with each of our clients.

  • Full Time
  • Travel: Minimal (if any)
  • Glassdoor Reviews and Company Rating

Success Profile

Here are some of the top qualities that will help you achieve success in this role:

  • Customer Focus
  • Desire to Learn
  • Drive Results
  • Technical Aptitude
  • Responsiveness
  • Hospitality

Other Important Traits

  • Communicator,
  • Team Player,
  • Organized,
  • Enthusiastic,
  • Versatile,
  • Self-starter,
  • Multi-tasker,
  • Efficient,
  • Safety Conscious,
  • Professional

The ability to put on the big shows that my hotel plans out or to teach the incoming technicians how to make these shows happen is why I really like the hustle and bustle of my day-to-day as a Technical Lead.


Technical Lead

Purpose, Mission and Core Values

Pyramid of Core Values


How we strive to impact the world

Connecting & Inspire


What we do every day

Invaluable partner on our customer's journey


What drives the way we work

Deliver world-class service. See the big picture. Value people. Drive results. Do the right thing.

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  • Paid Time Off

    Vacation Days
    Paid Holidays
    Floating Holidays
    Sick/Personal Days

  • Benefits

    To see all benefits available, click here.

  • Rewards/Incentives

    Premium Recognition Program (CenterStage)
    Performance Incentive Plans (GEI Bonus)
    Employee Referral Program
    Annual Merit

  • Training & Development

    Classroom/On the Job Training
    Encore University
    Career Pathing.

  • Mobility

    Global Transfer Opportunities

*Benefits eligibility varies upon position and/or full/part time status.

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Job ID TECHN029986 Date posted 06/26/2024

Lighting Specialist  - Encore - London / Uxbridge

Scope of the role

Working within the company you will be trusted in taking either an overseeing role or delivery of numerous different types of events to deliver install and control a lighting system on time and within budget.

 Alongside an expanding team you will be tasked with planning, preparation and execution of events ensuring that they are staffed correctly to ensure delivery. With a vast array of equipment at your disposal and keeping an eye on budget you will be working directly with supervisors and project managers to ensure our clients get the best.

Personal attributes

Anyone with these attributes and a desire to work hard will be given support to push themselves and their career

  • Confidence in working as a head of department for both internal and external projects
  • Passion working with lighting equipment and technology
  • Problem solving skills in a pressured environment
  • Ability to read, manipulate and understand plans and work to them.
  • Ability to explain thoughts and ideas in an efficient way to different audiences
  • Time management skills
  • Adaptability
  • Knowledge and experience designing and creating power system

Desirable knowledge

  • Advanced knowledge of entertainment level networking
  • Uses of capture and other lighting programs
  • Working with project management and working with designers.
  • Safe working at height (training will also be provided)

Main Responsibilities

  • To be able to understand and interpret technical plans and draw them where necessary so that others can understand them well
  • To rig, set up, focus and de-rig lighting and related equipment
  • To be able to work under pressure to a given timeline/build schedule
  • To program/operate lighting consoles to a reasonable standard including Avolites Titan console.
  • To act as a "responsible person" on behalf of the Lighting department on site when required
  • To supervise other technicians, freelancers and local crew on site
  • Advise production and venue staff on the best system to deliver the event
  • To specify pre-event prep work and assist where necessary to ensure completion of a job
  • To learn and harness information from your peers and colleagues to improve your techniques, skills, and development
  • To work in compliance with Health and safety policy and all company procedures at all times
  • To always represent the company in a positive manner
  • To fulfil other reasonable duties as required by line manager or as requested by a senior person when on site

Working environment

We consistently look at advancing any of our staff. Training and 1 to 1 sessions will ensure you can push your career and skillset further from specialist video work to rigging safety and design. As a specialist you will also be tasked with running these sessions as part of internal projects.

Safety and security of our staff is a primary concern. As such please be aware that your working environment will be different to a ‘standard’ job, including:

  • Non-standard working ours: This may include working evenings, weekends or overnight shifts. Time in lieu policy applys
  • Working away from home: We work on events all over the UK and Europe so travel and hotel stays may be requested subject to the jobs needs
  • Working at height: Training can be given as necessary

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