Technical Manager - Skipton / Overseas

30 Sep 2016
28 Oct 2016
Orange Recruitment
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Manager
Reporting to:
Head of Technical
Location: Head Office in Skipton and to include extensive and regular overseas visits to Cruise Ships
Hours: Minimum of 40 hours per week and must be prepared to work unsocial hours and weekends relating to work onboard Cruise Ships

Role purpose:
To manage and support the onboard Technicians monitoring workload, performance and welfare at all times in order to ensure the development and success of the clients AV brand.

Main responsibilities:

  • Managing the onboard technical teams by supporting, directing and organising workload, reviewing and developing performance.
  • Work with the Head of Technical on technical installs and upgrades across the fleet of Cruise Ships
  • Work with the Head of Technical and Head of Talent to ensure the successful recruitment and placement of onboard technical staff and the ongoing technical operation onboard the fleet of Cruise Ships and monitoring working hours/conditions as appropriate
  • Work with the Projects Manager on the program to ensure tasks are distributed effectively.
  • Monitoring technical reports submitted from onboard the fleet of Cruise Ships and providing support for any ongoing maintenance requirements and putting forward suggestions for upgrades to the Head of Technical
  • Liaising with suppliers and internal departments to escalate and rectify technical issues that may arise.
  • Regular visits to Cruise Ships for monitoring quality control and product delivery as well as training and development of the onboard technical team
  • Work with the onboard management team to ensure timely delivery of projects and the clients product
  • Arranging logistics and chasing deliveries both throughout the UK and overseas e.g. communicating with freight companies, port agents and other officials
  • Booking, working with and being a primary point of contact for technical subcontractors
  • Putting together line by line technical specifications for new projects and upgrades against a given budget
  • Working with the Head of Technical on new projects and contracts to include; tender proposals, specifications and costings
  • Purchasing of technical items for new projects and upgrades of the Cruise Ships
  • Creating risk assessments and implementing good health and safety practices/policies
  • Conduct repairs and maintenance (service visits) on board Cruise Ships as required

Core Skills:

  • Broad of knowledge of lighting, sound and AV
  • Experience with technical procurement
  • Previous experience of managing a team
  • Previous experience working in the cruise industry
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Experience managing budgets and monitoring spends
  • Previous experience in a training and development role is desirable but not essential
  • Good working knowledge of digital and analogue systems
  • Excellent organisational skills including knowledge of all Microsoft programmes and packages
  • Knowledge of electrics with associated qualifications desirable
  • Knowledge of good health and safety practices

Salary: On Application

Please submit your CV and a detailed cover letter explaining why you would be a great addition to the team today.