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Chas Clarkson is proudly Australia’s leading full service, commercial Christmas decoration and illumination company. We are recognised as the market leader in Christmas decorations for commercial spaces such as shopping centres and city centres. We continue to achieve high growth and deliver unrivalled consumer experiences and we are always on the lookout for new talent…whether Project Management, Design, Production, Operations or Logistics. 

We value our staff and reward them appropriately with a highly attractive salary package and a range of benefits.

If you think you have what it takes to help us develop our business, we would love to hear from you. 
If you would like the full Job Description, please contact careers
@chasclarkson.com.au or simply send us your cover letter and CV. 
 
 

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NSW Project Manager 

Chas Clarkson is the national market leader in seasonal event design and illumination, creating magical and memorable experiences for our clients. We’re looking for an experienced, organised and enthusiastic Project Manager to join our team. Working with high-end clients nationally, this role offers a great team environment, job variety and good future prospects.

Reporting directly to the Project Operations Manager, this is a unique and exciting opportunity. The right candidate will work with teams across the company to deliver projects on time, to budget, exceeding our clients’ expectations and meeting Australian safety guidelines.

You will have experience in a project management or production capacity in the events/exhibition/entertainment industry, with an eye for detail, exemplary administration skills and on-the-ground installation and dismantle experience.

The position is based in the Sydney head office at Mascot. The role is full time with an immediate start.

Key responsibilities:

• Estimate and track project costs, with the assistance of the Production, Product and Logistics teams

• Conduct feasibility on concept development

• Conduct thorough site analysis and infrastructure review of clients’ sites

• Appraise production and ensure quality control of projects

• Ensure projects run on time and to budget

• Ensure client sites are prepared and infrastructure is ready for install

• Manage project logistics, installation and dismantle, including on-site supervision

• Manage external contractors, ensuring quality and safety guidelines are adhered to

• Keep impeccable project documentation

 

To succeed in this role, you will:

• Have proven success in ensuring projects are executed within budget, on time and exceeding client expectations

• Be able to multi-task and manage various projects simultaneously, with a high attention to detail

• Have knowledge and understanding of technical drawings, lighting, construction and installation and dismantle processes

• Establish and maintain strong relationships with other departments and contractors

• Have high level administration skills, including detailed reporting

• Have good skills with office software, especially excel

• Be inquisitive and keen to learn

• Be confident and have experience leading and motivating teams

• Be practical and hands on during installation and dismantle

• Have flexibility with regards to work hours during install and dismantle season (Oct-Jan)

• Understand your WHS obligations and ensure these are met

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VIC Project Manager

Chas Clarkson is the national market leader in seasonal event design and illumination, creating magical and memorable experiences for our clients.  We are looking for an experienced, organised and enthusiastic Project Manager to join our Operations team.  Working with high-end clients nationally, this role offers a great team environment, job variety and good prospects. 

Reporting directly to the Operations Manager, this is a unique and exciting opportunity.  The right candidate will work with teams across the company nationally to deliver projects on time, to budget, exceeding our clients’ expectations and meeting Australian safety guidelines.

You will have experience in Project Management and installations in the events / exhibition / entertainment industry, with an eye for detail, exemplary administration skills and on-the-ground hands on installation and dismantle experience. 

The position is based in the Victorian office at Derrimut.  The role is full time with an immediate start.

This rewarding and challenging role requires high attention to detail and dedication, the successful applicant will be expected to go above and beyond during a peak Install & Dismantle season. (Oct-Jan)

Department: Project Operations

Line Managers: Operations Manager & State Manager

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Estimating of Install & Dismantle projects
  • Develop and maintain schedules for Project Installation & Dismantle, Equipment, Machinery and Crews
  • Conduct site analysis and infrastructure review of client sites inc Measurements, photos, infrastructure, power, storage, access
  • Ensure Company conforms to relevant WH&S legislation and Compliance Responsibilities
  • Coordinate Client maintenance/warranty during the year
  • Maintenance of floor plans depicting decoration location
  • General Warehousing
  • Management of tools, vehicles, PPE, First Aid and equipment for Install teams
  • Keep Account Manager updated on all correspondence to client
  • Generation of instruction kits for team leaders & Contractors
  • Manage project logistics, and transport Schedule
  • Recruitment of crew for Install & Dismantle projects
  • Training of crew and maintaining skills register
  • Create Client install checklist
  • Manage external contractors, ensuring quality and safety guidelines are adhered to
  • Ensure that all projects are executed within budget, in time and to high standards
  • Reporting & recording of installations through written reports and photos
  • Supervision/Management of crew on site
  • Supplier/ Contactor Debrief Post Season
  • Cost analysis and KPI reporting

Core competencies:

  • Ability to grow a successful team
  • Ability to work with department heads, keeping them informed of all issues and problems
  • Ability to be practical and hands on during installation & dismantling period
  • Ability to ensure that all projects are executed within budget, in time and to high standards
  • Ability to proactively contribute to improved business efficiencies and improvements

Desirable and Highly Regarded Candidate requirements:

  • High level of Operations and Logistics experience in the display / event / entertainment / exhibition industry
  • Well-connected in the industry to attract the necessary resources
  • Highly organized with excellent planning & administration skills
  • Good technical knowledge of Installation project requirements
  • Sound computer skills, proficient in Excel and OneNote
  • Quick learner, thorough and high attention to detail
  • Team player with good people skills
  • Driver License and High-Risk License (preferably with WP & LF)
  • Looking for long term employment
  • Flexible with regard to work hours during October – January (Install & Dismantle season)

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Visual & Lighting Project Manager

Chas Clarkson is the National market leader in seasonal event design and illumination and requires an experienced, organised and enthusiastic Visual & Lighting Project Manager to join their team.

Reporting directly to the Production Director, this is a unique and exciting opportunity. Working with high-end clients nationally, this role offers a great environment, variety and good future prospects.

The position is based in the Sydney head office and is full time with an immediate start.

Your overall responsibility will be to manage the Lighting and Technical department to ensure all projects are delivered beyond the expectations of our client's, meet safety guidelines, and achieve budget and timeline parameters.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Lighting design for all relevant projects working closely with the Creative team to deliver the Creative vision.
  2. The creation of electrical diagrams plus power load documentation
  3. Attend site visits as requested to provide advice on Illumination and Technical projects
  4. Manage department inventory ensuring equipment is thoroughly prepared and tested for future projects. Manage stocktake, hire database and promote hire of product throughout the year.
  5. Product Research & Development, pushing new boundaries in Illumination & Tech in particular lighting control.
  6. Estimation of project production costs within Chas quoting system with assistance from Production Coordinators
  7. Create & Coordinate new Lighting and Technical work orders, consisting of job & resource requirements, purchasing requisition etc.
  8. Quality control and ensure all production meets Australian standards, minimising Company risk/exposure by adopting best practice techniques in all illumination and electrical projects.
  9. Maintain an exacting Production schedule for approved projects - Ensuring production projects run within budget, to time lines & agreed milestones.
  10. Manage installation projects, assist in team recruitment and scheduling.
  11. Electrical premise Management plus Test n Tag.
  12. Supervise Lighting & Technical Production team members and manage KPI’s
  13. Manage team development and company wide training for Illumination and Technical procedures
  14. Develop and implement procedures to improve efficiency and quality.

KPI’s

  • Reporting on budgeted labour vs actual
  • Maintain thorough department WIP and Production Schedule for fortnightly review.
  • Keep Project budget programme live throughout the Job timeline

Candidate Requirements & Core Competencies

To succeed in the role, the following personal attributes are essential:

  • Excellent level of Lighting and Electrical experience in the lighting / events industry with a superior knowledge of production, for temporary and permanent installations in public spaces.
  • Highly organised with excellent planning skills
  • A sounds level of Supervisory experience for overseeing a team of diverse skills and experience.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Leadership qualities - Confidence in leading, motivating and inspiring the crew and contractors throughout the various stages of projects
  • A sounds level of IT literacy.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to form quality business relationships and relate well at all levels of the delivery.
  • Flexible with regard to work hours during our peak season (October – January)
  • Looking for long term employment with 100% dedication to the role

To succeed in the role, the following personal attributes are desirable and highly regarded:

  • High Risk Work licence (Work platform) – Over 11m
  • Elevated Work Platform Licence – Under 11m
  • Familiar in the programming of Martin Lighting Control Software (M-PC or similar)
  • Light control expertise
  • Electrical trade or Lighting production Qualification
  • Appliance Test & Tag Certification
  • Current Driver’s Licence