Senior Audio-Visual Design Engineer - Remote (AVE)

Atlanta, GA, USA ● California, USA ● Chicago, IL, USA ● Dallas, TX, USA ● Houston, TX, USA ● Kenilworth, NJ, USA ● Los Angeles, CA, USA ● Memphis, TN, USA ● Norcross, GA, USA ● San Francisco, CA, USA ● Texas, USA ● Virtual Req #2506
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Senior Design Engineer

What part will you play?
The Senior Design Engineer (SDE) is a leading a member of the core team for each project. The SDE provides the technical expertise and direction throughout the project life cycle from sales concept to design development, construction drawings to implementation support. 

As a technical authority on a project team, the SDE is instrumental in the determination and execution of client and system requirements, looking holistically at solutions – understanding and developing client workflows, business/operational needs, and technology/collaboration strategy in order to design solutions that best meet the functional requirements now and into the foreseeable future with focus on end user experience.   The SDE will collaborate with Sales teams, Design teams, and Client teams, as required.
Reporting to a Senior Manager of Project Engineering, the SDE’s project assignments are determined based on enterprise-wide demands. The SDE may also be responsible for mentoring other design engineers, and will typically be assigned the most complex systems, the most complex client needs, and the largest projects.

What will you be doing?
  • Leads the most complex engagements and works directly with clients and project teams to develop solutions, budgets, timelines, and manage expectations.
  • Negotiates changes in deliverables and schedules and is an escalation point for engineering issues.
  • Attend in-person and/or virtual discovery meetings to identify client technology and business requirements; to potentially include attending site surveys when necessary to obtain design space details. 
  • Attend regular meetings for the duration of the project with internal and external stakeholders
  • May be required to regularly lead a team on large projects.
  • Conceptualize system designs and determine system requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise and coordination information to support the system architecture and installation; and planning of audio, video, and control solutions, as well as tasks performed by others.
  • Oversee and/or develop the Bill of Materials (BOM) and supporting documentation.
  • Employ detailed design documentation strategy based on established engineering standard practices, which can include Develop detailed PDF markups for CAD to translate into construction drawings. Track engineering team tasks to completion.
  • Generate functional system descriptions, complete block wiring diagrams, rack elevations, custom plates, or cabling assemblies.
  • Research, identify, and recommend technology options for clients and projects.
  • Provide technical expertise for the creation of and later reconciliation of the complete construction drawing package, support documentation for installation and coordination with architect and other trades. 
  • Support projects and teams in build phase. Complete the as-built drawings for service hand-over.
  • Provide regular project engineering milestone status updates to Project Team, Technical Operations, Project Engineering, and other teams.
  • Support the testing, commissioning, and configuration of subsystems during project deployment.
  • Continuing to develop expertise in the industry through ongoing review of trade publications, participation in industry trade shows, seminars, and educational forums.
The Senior Design Engineer collaborates with their Senior Manager, the Technical Operations teams, and Sales on projects. This role is primarily billable in a post-sales capacity, though there are times when the SDE will work on presales estimation and design efforts. Candidates will need the ability to relate to internal and external stakeholders while balancing the technical side of the solutions.

Decision Making Authority:
As the final sign off on project bill of materials prior to purchasing, the Senior Design Engineer is responsible for vetting products and making detailed equipment decisions. As a technical leader on a project, the SDE has the authority to recommend direction on scope changes and programming and commissioning activities. Technical reviews by management will occur on a case-by-case basis.

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that may be met by an employee. Work will normally be performed within normal office conditions and/or home office depending on location of SDE. On occasions the employee may be exposed to construction site conditions. Employee will be responsible for their safety while on job sites and to comply with all safety regulations in place by the GC. Use of PPE is usually required on job sites. The employee can typically spend at least 50% of their time on their feet and be required to mobile around the construction site. The individual is regularly required to use keyboards, test equipment and controls required for SI installation projects. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth vision.

Occasional travel by car and occasional airplane trips are required. Employee must possess a valid driver’s license in their state of residence. Employee will be required to use their own vehicle and will be reimbursed for mileage at the current corporate rate. Local travel to job sites (within a 2-hour driving distance each way) will make up 90% usually but remote travel can be up to 30% of the job at times. <10% remote travel is required on a regular basis.

What do we require from you?
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Associate/bachelor's degree required and/or equivalent experience.
  • AVIXA CTS certification is required; AVIXA CTS-D is desired
  • Network Certifications desired: CompTIA Network +, Security +, Cisco CCNA, Extreme Networks ECA 
  • Certifications or training desired with at least one DSP platform (Biamp, QSC, Clearone, etc.)
  • Certifications or training desired with at least one control system (Crestron, Extron, AMX, etc.)
  • Certifications or training desired with at least one AV over IP platform (Crestron, Evertz, AMX, etc.)
  • Certifications or training desired with at least one collaboration platform (Zoom, Webex, Teams, etc.)
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and MS Office 365
  • Other relevant certifications may be required or preferred based on the technology focus of the position.
Required/Desired Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • Experience with IP Networking, to include TCP/IP routing, ACL’s, QoS, VLANs, PoE calculations, Multicasting, PIM SM/DM, IGMP, SNMP, SSO and Security Certificates
  • Knowledge of enterprise-level security and networking design and configuration
  • 8+ years’ experience in Workplace audiovisual systems designing
  • Proven track record of successfully completing engineering projects.
  • A clear understanding of project phases, to include Presales, Program, Conceptualization, Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documentation, Construction, and Commissioning.
  • A thorough, demonstrable understanding of the construction process, installation, and integration as well as architectural and construction drawings and specifications.
  • Detail oriented, independent, self-starter
  • Exceptional time management skills with a track record for meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and communicate concise succinct messages.
  • Analytical thinking, and high level of problems solving and technical troubleshooting skills.
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Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education High School
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  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • California, USA
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Dallas, TX, USA
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Kenilworth, NJ, USA
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Memphis, TN, USA
  • Norcross, GA, USA
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Texas, USA
  • Virtual