Project Manager



Title: Project Manager
Location: Ideally based near Head Office, but happy to look at hybrid or home working options
Salary: Dependent on experience
Package: Overtime and bonus available, pension, health benefits, retail discount scheme, mobile phone, laptop



We are Universal Live. We’ve been creating, designing and delivering live, virtual and hybrid events since the mid-nineties.

We are a full service technical solutions provider to the live event industry. Specifically we supply Sound, Light, Vision, Stage, Power and Media to corporate clients across the UK, Europe and beyond.

From our Head Office in West Yorkshire we provide equipment and support to exciting end clients, either directly, or in partnership with event management and production companies and a range of venues.

As a member of our team you’ll work alongside dedicated professionals with a commitment to deliver fantastic events and have some fun along the way.



This role plays a crucial part to the success of our events and relationships with our clients – your contribution to our ongoing success can’t be underestimated. Our Project Managers are responsible for bringing together the various elements of Universal Live’s full solution to deliver top class live events for our corporate clientele.

As a PM you’ll be supported by our wider team to deliver a busy calendar of events and your role will be varied and interesting.

Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working as an effective member of our team to deliver a wide range of events at venues across the UK, with the opportunity for international work when it arises.
  • Attend client meetings to discuss briefs, as well as attending site visits and production meetings.
  • Develop and design creative solutions that are suitable to the requirements of each event.
  • Prepare accurate quotations, schedules and manage budgets effectively.
  • Produce CADs and work with our media team to develop visuals.
  • Assist with creating pitch documents.
  • Work with the Logistics Team to book crew, equipment and transport for your events, and track progress and documentation using resource management applications.
  • Work with the Warehouse Team to organise kit prep, load and unload.
  • Support the client pre-event.
  • Manage the kit, crew, and transport on site, liaising with the venue and client.
  • Ensure that all legislation is complied with regarding H&S and relevant Company policies.
  • Work with the wider team to constantly update our kit, processes and creative ideas.
  • Account Management and Business Development.



The successful candidate will have a genuine passion for and experience in the live event industry, with hands on knowledge of audio visual, sound, lighting, rigging, set and staging equipment.

  • Experience in a related role with a track record in live communication and event solutions.
  • A proven ability to control large and complicated event projects, with excellent technical knowledge and experience delivering a variety of corporate events.
  • To be able to communicate and consult effectively with clients, and to have good presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills and be able to build and maintain relationships at all levels of the business.
  • To be able to apply logical and logistical planning methods to the department’s requirements.
  • Excellent time management and prioritization skills with the ability to thrive under pressure, work to tight deadlines and manage more than one project at a time.
  • Ability to self-manage and self-motivate whilst working in a team.
  • To be proactive, flexible and able to take own initiative.
  • A keen eye for detail and quality.
  • A deep interest in the technology of the industry and new and emerging developments within it.
  • To be hard working, enthusiastic and confident, with a professional demeanour.
  • Full UK Driving License.



We are looking to recruit an individual who shares our core values of teamwork, innovation, passion, creativity, attention to detail, boldness and client service. Additionally, our ethos is to take our work seriously, but not ourselves, so a sense of humour and ability to have fun ARE also great attributes to have.



Although much of the time you will work standard office hours, the live event industry isn’t your typical day job and offers a vibrant, fast paced and rewarding working environment. The ideal candidate for this role will understand that this comes with the need for some flexibility in terms of your working week, dependent on project requirements and business needs. As a business we promote a healthy work/life balance, and you’ll be rewarded for time worked outside office hours.



Ideally we’re looking for you to be based at our Head Office in Keighley, West Yorkshire. However, we take a modern approach to hybrid and remote working, and would welcome candidates from most of England.



It is important that we get the right candidate for this position and the package will therefore be tailored to suit you. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Overtime
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Health Benefits
  • Retail Discount Scheme
  • Mobile Phone
  • Laptop



  • This is a permanent full-time post commencing as soon as possible.
  • There is a probation period of six months.
  • This is a full-time post with some evening and weekend working, for which overtime will be paid.
  • Basic hours of work are normally 08:30-17:00 with a half hour lunch break.
  • Salary for this post is dependent on experience and on completion of probation.
  • The holiday leave year runs from 1 January to 31 December. Holiday entitlement for full-time employees is 23 days per annum, including three days between Christmas and New Year, plus bank holidays.



Kirsty Waine | Managing Director