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AV Design Engineer

Job Summary: Designs an AV system solution that fulfills the use requirements for our customers. The solution will specify system capabilities as well as limitations. The AV Design Engineer supports the Sales team throughout the quoting process. The AV Design Engineer provides final design details, guidance to the CAD team for proper/relevant drawings and then briefs an appropriate project handoff/overview/intentions/etc. to the assigned team project manager.

Employment: Type Full-time

Key Responsibilities

  • When applicable, accompanies salesperson in performing site visit and detailed needs analysis with the customer.
  • Assist the salesperson in constructing a preliminary Statement of Functionality (SOF) noting system capabilities and limitations based on customer’s stated objectives.
  • Develop and provide sales with a complete bill of materials (BOM) based on the agreed SOF. This BOM will include components, hardware, and prefabricated cables to complete the system. An estimated bulk cable and installation hardware cost will also be included. All documents saved to NetSuite. Projects are estimated when quoted, and fully engineered upon award.
  • Create a system flow diagram based on the BOM and save into BOX.
  • Complete a labor estimator based on site conditions and scope of work and save to Box.
  • Once project is won, AV Design Engineer will approve the rough signal flow diagram and release to the CAD team for construction drawings.
  • Develop a Technical Scope of Work that will be used internally facing for our field operations teams.
  • Reviews the SOF and BOM with PM for post award processing.
  • Coordinates documentation for any changes to the BOM based on site conditions and follow-up conversations with PM.
  • Provide assistance with technical design, bid/service contract pricing, miscellaneous material and labor estimates for proposals as needed.
  • Meet with vendors/prospective vendors to help evaluate product if requested.
  • Assist other departments with technical support issues as needed.

Universal Responsibilities:

  • Adopt the Solutionz’ Four Pillars.
  • Understand that you are the front-line ambassador of the Solutionz brand. Work to impress our customers every day.
  • Always represent Solutionz in a positive and professional manner.
  • Productively interface with all team members and project stakeholders – internal and external.
  • Understand and follow Solutionz policies and procedures.
  • Proactively identify and discuss ideas to improve policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate respect to co-workers, customers, and vendors.
  • Take responsibility for your own actions and activities.
  • Promptly reply to all email and voicemail communications, including outside of standard work hours when required.
  • Complete timecards daily.
  • Keep work area clean and free of clutter, to include (where applicable) office space, company vehicles and job sites.
  • Keep all scheduled activities current in your Solutionz MS Outlook calendar.
  • Be respectful in the care and handling of all company and client owned resources.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • CTS (minimum requirement), CTS-D (preferred)
  • 3+ years’ experience in AV technical role
  • Knowledge of AV and Architectural drawings
  • Knowledge of network infrastructure
  • Extensive knowledge of Crestron (and Other Control and Switching System) applications
  • Extensive knowledge of DSP, conferencing devices, audio conferencing best practices
  • Ability to think and work independently and meet necessary deadlines
  • Effective interaction with employees, customers, and colleagues
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting skills
  • Working knowledge of network infrastructure including setting up LAN’s
  • Proficient in MS Office, MS Excel, and general PC based applications
  • Ability to read construction drawings and system wiring diagrams
  • Ability to diagnose complex system problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively interact with field personnel, management, and customers
  • Occasional after hours and/or travel may be required

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Collaborative work environment
  • Career development and education opportunities
  • #4 on SCN's list of "Top 50 Systems Integrators"

At Solutionz we deliver the most reliable, comprehensive, and best-in-class audio visual systems that transform the way you do business. We are integrators, technologists, engineers, experts, support technicians, designers, and trusted friends all committed to helping you do business... better.