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AV Design Engineer

Goals and Outcomes:

Designs an AV system solution that fulfills the use requirements of the customer. The solution will specify system capabilities as well as limitations. The DE supports the Sales team throughout the quoting process. During the project and closeout phase the DE provides project revisions and product implementation support to the technical team.

Essential Functions:

Accompany salesperson upon request on initial site visits to help determine the customer’s needs
Assist the sales person in constructing a preliminary scope of work (SOW) 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 SOW.
A system flow diagram based on the BOM will be created and saved into NetSuite.
A completed labor estimator saved to NetSuite.
DE to provide final design review.
DE will work with customer or contractor to provide an accurate infrastructure and network requirement needed to complete the AV installation. This includes but is not limited to power location and load, data connections, and IP addresses
DE will approve the rough signal flow diagram and release CAD to complete for construction drawings
DE will review the SOW and BOM with PM.
PM will confirm site conditions to the BOM and review any possible changes with DE.
DE will work through change orders as they develop throughout the project, making any necessary adjustments to project documents
Upon completion of project, DE will approve final drawings
Provide structural and MEP coordination.
Coordination of conduit and electrical requirements
Review pre-construction design and documentation
Site surveys as needed
Contribute to and review SOW
Responsible for job documentation as needed
Establish and maintain positive and effective line of communication with the other team members
Insure that the system will perform as represented
Ability to diagnose complex system problems
Mentor less experienced technical staff
Meet with vendors/prospective vendors to help evaluate product if requested
Assist other departments with technical support issues if needed


CTS Certification with CTS-D highly desired
5+ years’ experience as DE
1-2 years in the Technology/AV consulting field – Design or Integration
Bachelor Degree in engineering related field is preferred; or equivalent professional experience
Familiarity and understanding of AV design production in AV floor plans, riser plans, elevations, sectionals, system and control diagrams and writing specifications
Knowledgeable of AMX/Crestron programming
Bid estimating and contract pricing
Fundamental knowledge of network infrastructure
Control Systems: Crestron (DM Certified Designer) and AMX (Control System Design Certification)
5 years or more of previous employment in an engineering or technical position with an AV integration firm, preferably with design and installation related responsibilities
Possess a college degree in a technology related field (may substitute four more years of AV work experience in lieu of a college degree)
Full understanding of AV design production in AV floor plans, riser plans, elevations, sectionals, system and control diagrams and writing specifications The ability to work well under pressure with strict guidelines
Proficient in MS Office and general PC based applications
Working knowledge of AutoCAD
Possess and maintain an excellent understanding of A/V best practices
Ability to design infrastructure layouts, A/V control schematics, rack elevations and various details as needed
Ability to convey technical viewpoints to non-technical personnel
Ability to read and understand construction drawings (architectural, mechanical, and electrical systems)
Strong understanding of AMX, Crestron and Extron control systems
Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to think and work independently and meet necessary deadlines
Ability to interact with field personnel, management and customers

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