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Design Engineer (Stage Props / Theatre)

Design Engineer (Stage Props / Theatre)

£55,000 – £65,000 – Tailored Progression & Training Plan + 28 Days Holiday + Company Benefits

Erith, South East London

Are you a Design Engineer / Draughtsperson from a set design / stage prop / theatre background or similar looking for a multifaceted role for a dedicated production scenery company where you receive the opportunity to bring your creative ideas to life, giving you the opportunity to make lots of impact of many aspects of the design, lots of training programs & the potential to head future projects?

This company combines a captivating blend of technical precision and creative imagination, where engineers and designers collaborate to create immersive production experiences. From crafting realistic special effects for films and television to constructing elaborate sets for theatre productions and designing thrilling attractions for theme parks, this company is a market leader in scenic construction / stage design.

As a Design Engineer, you’ll lead the independent management of projects, overseeing their seamless progression from concept to completion. Your responsibilities will not only involve the production of detailed designs using cutting-edge software but also the development of novel construction methods and materials, ensuring each project reaches its pinnacle of creativity and quality.

This role would suit a Draughtsperson / CAD Technician with stage design experience looking to further their career in Structural Engineering with potential to become a specialist within a growing company as they aim to become a market leader.


  • Independently manage projects, ensuring coherent construction drawings are produced and optimal construction methods are employed within budget and timelines.
  • Oversee multiple projects, collaborate with the team to meet deadlines, and facilitate workshop fabrication by producing detailed designs and coordinating adjustments.
  • Develop and specify suitable build methods and materials, support junior team members’ progression, and maintain efficient communication internally and externally, including occasional travel for client meetings and site surveys.


* Design Engineer / Draughtsperson or similar
* Background using CAD for Stage Design / Scenic Construction / Theatre Production / Stage Props or similar
* Based commutable to Erith

Key Words: set design, scenery, build, set builder, design, construct, project, Draughtsperson, Draughts, CAD, AutoCAD, Revit, Architect, Computer, Aided, Design

Reference Number: 12861

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