Draftsperson - Rigging

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Area of Work:
Warehouse Liverpool

Line Manager:
Head of Rigging

Line Manager to:
Apprentices & Work Experience

Working alongside:
Warehouse Team, Department Managers & Directors, Asset Managers, Logistics Managers, Technicians

Primary Role

Adlib have a position for an individual to join our rigging team. Successful candidate will be responsible for calculating, drawing and plotting event rigging plots.

Main Responsibilities

  • 2D Drawing of Event Rigging  Plots and other related Drawings
  • Liaising with Account & Project Managers on the specification and design of Event Rigging systems
  • Estimating applied weight loading through calculation
  • Plotting high-quality Rigging Plots for print and digital review
  • Occasional 3D CAD tasks

Documentation/Reporting Responsibilities

  • Reviewing, processing and working from in coming design materials (Venue DWG files, External Lighting Plots)
  • Preparing PDF Drawing files for delivery to external parties
  • Preparing non-PDF CAD files of various formats for delivery to external parties
  • Working to the Company’s CAD Standards
  • Liaising with the Technical Department for the development of block libraries, drawing workflows and CAD Standards

Professional Qualities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Autodesk AutoCAD *
  • Knowledge of entertainment trussing and hoist  types, including specifications, limitations and usage *
  • Detailed understanding of CAD workflows *
  • Attentive to the readability and useability of Drawing output *
  • Familiarity with the regulatory and  certification requirements around the use of lifting equipment for Entertainment

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent organisation and the ability to work methodically *
  • Ability to multi-task and react to a dynamic working environment *
  • Close attention to detail and a desire to draw with precision *
  • Strong communication *

Skills & Qualifications

  • MicrosoftOffice including, Outlook, Word and Excel *
  • Autodesk AutoCAD*
  • Experience of working with 3D Solid Modelling programs
  • Basic familiarity with Nemetschek Vectorworks


  • 3+ years experience using AutoCAD in an Event context
  • Experiencein the design, drafting and plotting of Entertainment rigging
  • Experience reading and acting on load tables and specifications of trussing, hoists and other rigging components

Essential skills and qualifications marked with an *

To apply, contact our recruitment team: recruitment@adlib.co.uk