Cirque du Soleil Project Manager – Set – Hangzhou (26 months) Temporary in Montréal, QC

Cirque du Soleil

Branch Montréal QC CA

Project Manager – Set – Hangzhou (26 months)
Montréal, QC

Who are seeking a challenging opportunity to enhance their career by joining the production team for a resident show who will take place in Hangzhou….

Temporary position (26 months)
Expected start date: December 2016
(Subject to change)

We are currently looking for talented Project Managers – Set who are seeking a challenging opportunity to enhance their career by joining the production team for a resident show who will take place in Hangzhou . Duration will be approximately 26 months. Mandate is based in Montreal, with a temporary assignment in Hangzhou (6 to 9 months ).

Reporting to the Technical Director, the Project Manager – Set will be required to work in collaboration with the Set Designer to develop scenic concepts, to collaborate with the Technical Director and project team, and to work in partnership with suppliers to successfully deliver the technical elements. More specifically, the Project Manager will be required to:


  • Coordinate with designers, suppliers and stakeholders to collect, create and manage design requirements;
  • Create budget estimates, coordinate budget forecasts and manage costs;
  • Manage all procurement documentation (including plans, specifications, correspondence, contracts, submittals, and documents related to construction, delivery, coordination, changes, issues, payments, acceptance and close-out) and coordinate with procurement and legal departments;
  • Identify and monitor risks, issues and changes, and work with the project team to resolve them;
  • Manage change requests, and coordinate the change process with the project team;
  • Attend coordination meetings, write progress reports, and manage the collection and filing of correspondence;
  • Coordinate all acceptance activities, including the creation and management of all acceptance documents;
  • Conduct risk assessment analyses and coordinate with the Health and Safety Department;
  • Collect feedback from suppliers, operations and project teams;
  • Collect, write and hand over final documentation and obtain final acceptance;
  • Coordinate close-out activities with suppliers, operations and project teams.

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • DEC (college-level diploma) in theatrical technologies or equivalent experience in large-scale international theatrical productions;
  • At least six years’ experience in development and delivery of scenic equipment, including four years as a project manager;
  • Contract and procurement management experience;
  • Cost and schedule management experience;
  • Risk assessment analysis and management experience;
  • Knowledge of various fabrication and design techniques and materials as related to scenic equipment;
  • Strong leadership abilities;
  • Ability to supervise personnel;
  • Strong communication skills and tact;
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills;
  • Autonomy, resourcefulness, flexibility;
  • Ability to adapt to contingencies and work under pressure;
  • Knowledge of Autocad, Solidworks and other drafting and design software;
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications;
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken;
  • Knowledge of French an asset;
  • Availability to travel and work temporarily in foreign countries.

Job : Set Design
Primary Location : Montreal (Canada) –
Job Posting : Oct 28, 2016, 2:49:03 PM
Unposting Date : Dec 27, 2016, 10:59:00 PM

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Montreal, QC, CA
Posted on: 2016-11-01
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