The Design Engineer I’s main function is to provide presales support by acting as a technical consultant to the sale force, generating functional system descriptions, block flow diagrams and equipment lists to enable generation of customer proposals. A Design Engineer is also leveraged by the post sales team for project engineering and or on gong project consultation.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Ability to translate customer requirements into functional system designs.
Review pre-construction design and documentation.
Provide assistance with technical design and level of effort needed by estimating hours and highlighting logistical challenges for the sales team to consider while pricing the opportunity.
Generate functional system descriptions and block diagram
Identify all cabling and miscellaneous material needs.
Design wall plates and overlays.
Assist Account Manager with labor and material estimates for projects.
Assume ownership of project installation when required.
Develop engineering and architectural (RCP/Floor Plan) drawings, calculation, acoustical modeling or other data as required
Provide on-going engineering support as needed
Assist with project sign-off.
Meet with vendors/prospective vendors to help evaluate product as requested.
Other duties assigned as needed
Skills and Abilities
Communicate and interact with internal employees, clients and colleagues in a professional and timely manner
Proven business writing skills
Proficient with test and calibration equipment
Support user acceptance testing
Ability to program, change and troubleshoot (AMX/Crestron)
Ability to diagnose complex system problems
Advanced computer skills as required for the design, configuration, and operation of AV equipment
Ability to work and think independently and ensuring to meet deadlines
Effective communication and interaction with employees, clients and colleagues
Valid Driver’s License and a Motor Vehicle Record that meets AVI-SPL driving standards
Education and/or Experience
Minimum of a High School Diploma
Formal education in Electronics or related field preferred
At least five years of AV experience is preferred
A minimum of 1-2 years of AV experience plus a four year degree or military experience may be considered
Working Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This job operates in a professional office environment. This role uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The work environment is generally moderate in noise (inter-office conversations and computers/printers).
Physical Requirements The physical demands of this position are those that are necessary to meet the responsibilities and essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. • This position regularly requires employees to sit, walk, and stand; talk or hear, both in person and by telephone; use hands repetitively to finger, handle, feel or operate standard office equipment
Direct Reports • This position does not have any direct reports
AVI-SPL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state or local law