Job Opening - Technical Project Manager


Job Closing Date: 6th March

Starting date : ASAP

Please note: we reserve the right to close applications early if the right person is found. We encourage all interested parties to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The Company

Okoru Events has been operating since 2009. Our main areas of operation are technical event production, creative brand activations and set builds. We stock a range of equipment at our warehouse in central Bristol, to produce festivals, one off events and brand experiences, as well as offering dry-hire.

The Role

We are looking for a project manager who already has significant experience in managing technical production within the events industry.

At Okoru, technical project managers will work with our clients and other colleagues to deliver our work at live events. This generally includes a range of services, including:

  • Layher structures
  • Ground support systems and rigging
  • Lighting, audio, video and power
  • Set and creative

Project managers will be involved from start to finish of their projects, including:

  • Quoting
  • Design Phase
  • Pre-production and documentation
  • On-site management and delivery for key projects
  • Post event wrap-up

Your projects will range in size, but will include larger annual projects from repeat clients, as well as smaller ones that come in throughout the year.

In addition to being responsible for your own portfolio of projects, you will play a support role within the wider project team. This may include assisting with technical elements within creative projects, as well as responding to inbound dry-hire and production enquiries.

The Candidate

  • Must be able to demonstrate years of experience in technical production management
  • Be a good client-facing communicator
  • Have a broad understanding of technical event equipment and ideally a specialism or formal training in some aspects.
  • Some experience in CAD packages, such as Sketchup or other design software.
  • Have the experience to quote complete productions including equipment, logistics and crew.
  • Must be comfortable managing and briefing teams of freelance staff.
  • Must be happy working on site at events with overnight stays.


  • Driving licence
  • Telehandler / MEWP tickets
  • Training in lighting, video, power or rigging
  • Design experience

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Salary based on experience in the £38,000 - £42,000 range
  • 30 days (including bank holidays) paid holiday per year
  • Workplace Pension

Work Location & Remote Working

This role is based on a 40-hour week. This is largely an office-based role at our premises in central Bristol however it is expected a reasonable amount of time will be away from home, on site. Working on site will often require working additional hours; sometimes during weekends and bank holidays. Additional time spent on site is recorded and returned as time-off-in-lieu during the quieter periods.

There is an initial probation period of 6 months and subsequent offer of continuous employment after 6 months, pending review.

There is no formal remote working arrangement as we value face-time in the office, however we are open to discussion for those who desire to spend some time working remotely.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining why you would like to work for us and what makes you suitable for this role to [email protected]

References will be required.