May 3, 2018

Automation Project Manager - Royal Opera House


3 year Fixed Term Contract

£49,286 per annum

The Technical Production Department at the Royal Opera House are looking for a talented and creative individual to work directly with the Technical Director and the Head of Flys & Automation on the mission critical project of replacing the ROH Main Stage Flying system.

Working in partnership with our chosen world class engineering supplier, we are embarking on the design and enabling works phase of the most significant technical infrastructure project the ROH has undertaken since its major refurbishment in the late 1990`s, over 20 years ago.

The theories and methodologies have been developed, tested and proven through the tender and procurement process, which will allow us to undertake this project on a phased basis, whilst maintaining the current performance schedule. Given the complexity of the world`s busiest opera and ballet repertoire, the successful applicant will not only have to demonstrate exceptional technical and project management skill, but will also need to have acute understanding of the operational imperatives of one of the world`s leading Opera Houses.

The successful applicant will be responsible for:

  • Planning and delivering the upgrade to the main stage automation system.

  • Assisting in the planning and delivering of the new installation of the Linbury automation system.

  • Supporting and maintaining automation systems within the ROH, alongside planning and procurement of new equipment for upgrades and shows.

  • Delivering a quality service for the Flys automation operation with regard to safe working practice and Health & Safety policy.

  • Managing the installation of the automation control in ROH performance spaces with minimal disruption to day to day operations.

  • Managing the maintenance of automation systems.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A proven track record of sufficient experience in technical automation installation and servicing with major establishments including the staging of opera and ballet productions.

  • A track record as a trained and competent operator of an automated flying system.

  • Experience of advanced show integration/show control technologies.

  • Strong planning skills and ability to deliver to deadlines with allocated resources.

  • Ability to run a successful training and development programme to ensure sufficient trained operators and pipeline undergoing assessments and training.

We actively encourage BAME and disabled applicants and value the positive impact that difference has on our teams.

A full job description is available below. To apply, please scroll to the bottom of the page and click on `Apply Now`. For queries please contact the Human Resources Department at or 0207 212 9124 and you can also contact us if you have any access needs for making an application.


Closing Date for applications: 8.00 am, Monday 21 May 2018.


Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK.

No agencies.



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