Design Engineer - Northeast US - Remote, USA (M&E)

Albany, NY, USA ● Allentown, PA, USA ● Baltimore, MD, USA ● Boston, MA, USA ● Harrisburg, PA, USA ● Hartford, CT, USA ● Kenilworth, NJ, USA ● New Haven, CT, USA ● New Philadelphia, OH 44663, USA ● New York, NY, USA ● Pittsburgh, PA, USA ● Rochester, NY, USA ● Springfield, MA, USA ● Syracuse, NY, USA ● Washington, DC, USA ● Virtual Req #2545
Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Design Engineer - Northeast US - Remote, USA (M&E)

What part will you play?
The Design Engineer (DE) is a member of the core team for each Media & Entertainment (M&E) project. Alone on small projects or part of a team of engineers on large project the DE provides technical direction and insight through the project life cycle from sales concept to design development, construction drawings to implementation support. As a technical authority on a project team, the DE is instrumental in the determination and execution of client and system requirements and will collaborate with M&E SME teams as required. Reporting to a Regional Director of Project Engineering, he DE’s project assignments are determined by Operations Leadership based on enterprise-wide demands. At times, the DE will be supervised and receive specific task assignments by Senior Design Engineers or Project Managers.

What will you be doing?
  • Participate in complex engagements and works directly with clients and project teams to develop budgets, timelines and manage expectations.
  • Negotiates changes in deliverables and schedules and is an escalation point for engineering issues.
  • Conceptualize system designs and determine system requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise and coordination information to support the base building tasks performed by others, and planning of audio, video, and control solutions.
  • Oversee and/or develop the Bill of Materials (BOM) and supporting documentation.
  • Employ detailed design documentation strategy based on established engineering standard practices. 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. 
  • Test, commission, and configure subsystems during project deployment.
  • Support projects and teams in build phase. Complete the as-built drawings for service hand-over.
  • Provide regular project engineering milestone status updates to Technical Operations resource planning.
  • Develop expertise in the industry through ongoing review of trade publications, participation in industry trade shows, seminars, and educational forums. 
  • The Design Engineer works with the Regional Engineering Manager, the Technical Operations Directors on resource assignment. 
  • This role is primarily billable in a post-sales capacity, though there are times when the DE will work on presales estimation and design efforts. 
Decision Making Authority:
  • As the final sign off on project bill of materials prior to purchasing, the DE is responsible for vetting products and making detailed equipment decisions. 
  • As a technical leader on a project, the DE has the authority to recommend direction on scope changes and programming and commissioning activities. 
Physical Working Environment:
  • 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 degree required and/or equivalent experience.
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and MS Office 365
Required/Desired Knowledge, Experience and Skills:
  • 3+ years’ experience in M&E technical systems designing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of broadcast technology, equipment, facilities, and production systems used in the Media and Entertainment / Broadcast industry. Formats include high-definition, UHD and HDR video systems deployed using analog, SDI and SMPTE 2110 IP transport protocols.
  • Understanding of TCP/IP routing, ACL’s, QoS, VLAN’s and Wireless Access Points.
  • Proven track record of successfully completing engineering projects.
  • A clear understanding of M&E project phases 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.
  • Exceptional time management skills with a track record for meeting deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze complex issues and communicate concise succinct messages.
  • High level of problems solving and technical troubleshooting skills.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Albany, NY, USA
  • Allentown, PA, USA
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Harrisburg, PA, USA
  • Hartford, CT, USA
  • Kenilworth, NJ, USA
  • New Haven, CT, USA
  • New Philadelphia, OH 44663, USA
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Rochester, NY, USA
  • Springfield, MA, USA
  • Syracuse, NY, USA
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Virtual