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Senior Audiovisual Design Engineer

We are looking for a Senior AV Design Engineer to work within our Technology consulting practice. Reporting to the principal in charge, this position will focus on leading needs analysis and technology visioning with key clients, as well as leading our internal consulting teams and supporting our clients during all phases of our projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Direct involvement in all aspects and phases of audio visual projects (i.e. programming, design, construction administration, etc.)
  • Attend internal and client meetings as needed both onsite and remote
  • Provide direction and create red lines / sketches to / for production team members and perform QC checks on all deliverables prior to release to clients, architects, construction firms, integrators, etc.
  • Create and document AV budgets for projects
  • Develop AV system designs and perform all necessary engineering tasks to ensure the designs meet client needs, expectations, and budgets
  • Create, QC, and issue equipment lists, system drawings, details, system specifications, etc.
  • Work in collaboration with the project manager to ensure the design intent, client needs / must haves, and any field design notes are covered by the system design
  • Ensure industry best practices and company standards are used consistently and effectively
  • Participate in building and maintaining company standards by conducting lessons learned sessions, by continuing education, and by participating in R&D for new products
  • Oversee system integrator efforts as required
  • Review submissions and shop drawings
  • Respond to RFIs as required
  • Assist directly and indirectly with all aspects of site coordination as needed
  • Assist directly and indirectly with technical aspects of the system and with system commissioning as required
  • Assist directly and indirectly with creation, maintenance, and updating punch lists as required
  • Assist directly and indirectly with end user / client training, as required
  • Review as-built and closeout documentation for accuracy
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Expert knowledge of industry standards in AV system design and integration
  • Excellent knowledge of trending technologies available today
  • Excellent understanding of different technologies and the ability to properly identify the best solution based on the needs analysis
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with designing and engineering AV systems
  • Good understanding of heat loads, power requirements, lighting and acoustical environments and their effects on AV system design
  • Good understanding of control system programming, GUI design, and the effects it has on AV system design
  • Good understanding of audio principles for the purpose of AV design
  • Good understanding of collaboration technologies and the options available (i.e. video conferencing end points, soft codecs, instant messaging applications, online meeting services, etc.)
  • Familiarity with small, medium, and large scale projects
  • Strong math aptitude and logical analysis skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills that foster a team environment
  • Ability to problem solve independently with a sense of urgency
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing
  • Be detail oriented and organized while being able to multitask and shift priorities with ease
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD software
  • Working knowledge of various Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • CTS Certification at a minimum and CTS-D certification mandatory within 12 months of employment

Desired Qualifications

  • Infocomm CTS-D, CTS-I or CTS certification
  • Any Infocomm training / education
  • PMP certification
  • AV manufacturer or industry related training and certifications (i.e. SynAudCon, Crestron, Extron, Biamp, etc.)
  • Experience with IT and / or Security system design / integration
  • Experience with control system programming
  • Experience with indoor / outdoor digital signage technologies
  • Any technology consulting experience

To be considered for the current positions listed above, please send your resume as a single PDF, including cover letter and salary requirements, to jobs@ceramiassociates.com. The email subject line must indicate “Senior Audiovisual Engineer Candidate – Your Name” Please also indicate which office location you are applying for.