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Head of Estates Engineering Services

  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 17988

The Estates of the Royal Opera House comprises three sites: the main site in Covent Garden includes a 2,000+ seated theatre which dates from 1858, and redeveloped stage and newly developed rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, workshops offices and ancillary spaces sating from a large-scale capital project completed in 1999, and a second theatre and refreshed front of house spaces delivered via the Open Project in 2018. The ROH’s Production Workshop and Costume Centre are located in Thurrock, Essex and a 14,000m2 store in Aberdare, Wales.

Together the facilities enable the organisation to deliver a complex and busy production schedule and support the work of 1,000s staff, artists and creative people to stage opera and ballet to exacting standards. 

The Head of Estates Engineering Services will provide leadership for the strategic planning and delivery of engineering services across all Royal Opera House sites. The incumbent will provide professional guidance and leadership on building and fabric maintenance, utilities, installation, capital works engineering and energy-saving and carbon-reduction projects for the Royal Opera House.

We are seeking an individual with proven experience of leading engineering services across a comparable, live, operational complex estate portfolio. To be a success in the role we are seeking an individual with outstanding stakeholder engagement and team leadership skills, who is proactive and engaging in approach.

This role offers an engineering professional the chance to take a leadership role across a truly unique, world-leading performing arts venue in Covent Garden. The candidate brochure can be viewed here

For a confidential discussion contact our advisor Matthew Giles ( or at MRG on 0203 962 9900.  Applications should consist of a CV and Cover Letter and should be sent to 

Closing date for applications is 30th April 2023.  

The Royal Opera House is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone can thrive. We welcome applications from those who are currently under represented in our workforce; in particular those who are ethnically diverse and/or disabled.  As a Disability Confident Employer, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential minimum criteria for our vacancies.  

Applicants must have work authorisation for the UK. 

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