Careers

Category:
AV Integration
Location:
Chicago, IL

Design, engineering, commissioning & training for a wide range of audio visual integration projects.  Responsible for technical oversight of project from concept through completion ensuring quality control, profitability & customer satisfaction.

General Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working with Clients, Account Executives, Construction Managers, Electricians and associated building disciplines to perform site surveys and create needs analysis documentation.
  • Clearly communicate and document tradeoffs, impacts and alternatives to the client and Account Executives.
  • Create and communicate complex scopes of work that are accurate, detailed and minimize risk.
  • Create equipment lists to meet design requirements including all miscellaneous materials and cabling.
  • Develop labor estimates across all disciplines to ensure project profitability.
  • Create engineering schematics, architectural details, wire pull schedules, calculations, acoustical modeling or additional information per project requirements.
  • Work with CAD department to ensure accuracy of drawings.
  • Guide or develop DSP software as required for system functionality.
  • Coordinate control system requirements with both customer and programmer.
  • Answer questions and troubleshoot with all project team members during the project as necessary to ensure our work meets the expectations of the design and scope of work.
  • Attend construction meetings as necessary.
  • Lead commissioning efforts both in shop & on-site for high profile, complex and/or consultant ran projects which require advanced closeout practices.
  • Lead technical client system trainings.
  • Review shop and field drawings in order to bring to “as-built” status.
  • Assist in facilitation of project turnover to service department.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on products to ensure the highest quality solution is provided to the client both during the design & implementation stages of the project.
  • Maintain workflow guidelines established by SKC Operations Team.
  • Stay up to date with new technologies and continued training while working on new certifications

Typical AV Projects will be:

  • Less than $1 million
  • Up to 20 weeks total effort
  • Medium to high level risk
  • Complex programming

Additional Requirements:

  • Must be at a Project Engineer with a minimum of 2 years out in the field
  • Must be fluent in CAD and SKC drawing standards
  • Responsible for working with Clients, Account Executives, Construction Managers, Electricians, and associated building disciplines to gather their AV business needs and design a solution that meets those needs
  • Needs to have the ability to design and be client facing
  • Create and communicate accurate quotes, scopes of work, change orders, and other documentation
  • The ability to work with vendors and partners for design requirement and assistance
  • Typical designs are of smaller scope such as stand-alone conference rooms, digital signage, and/or video conferencing cart systems. Ability to determine required equipment, cabling and labor for a complete system.
  • Create initial draft signal path, infrastructure, rack layout for CAD department and review CAD documents to provide mark-ups for installation drawings
  • Ability to work with Project Manager, Project Engineer, Field Technicians, Programmers & Consultants to ensure our work meets the expectations detailed in the Scope of Work
  • Clearly communicate with documentation the tradeoffs, impacts, and alternatives to the client through SKC Account Executives.
  • Attend and participate in project review meetings.
  • Answer questions and troubleshoot with Project Managers and on-site Technicians post-PO.
  • Maintain workflow guidelines established by SKC Operations Team
  • Collaborate with the Engineering team to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards (general construction, ADA, etc.)
  • Work in a group environment to obtain both group and individual goals for the Integration Department
  • Maintain up to date knowledge on products to ensure the highest quality solution is provided to the client
  • Perform site surveys as required by AE and provide support to Levels II & III Design Engineers
  • Effective time management and attention to detail.
  • Computer skills with ability to work in Microsoft office, Microsoft Outlook, CAD and other software as provided by SKC
  • Provide any other support to ensure SKC operates up to company standards on a daily basis

Training & Experience:

  • InfoComm AV Design 1: Environment
  • InfoComm AV Design 2: Infrastructure
  • InfoComm AV Design 3: Applied Design
  • SynAudCon Course 200: Audio Applications
  • QSC Q-SYS Level 2 Training (Instructor Led)
  • Crestron DMC-D Certification
  • InfoComm Networked AV Systems Course (Instructor Led)
  • Extron Emerging Tech 4K

Senior Design Engineer

Typical AV Projects will be:

  • Any $ amount, can design and engineer projects over $1 million
  • Any duration project
  • High level risk
  • Complex programming

Additional Requirements:

  • All skills and certifications listed in Design Engineer
  • 2-4 years of design experience
  • Can problem solve the most difficult design issues
  • Mentor for fellow Design Engineers
  • Contribute and help define SKC engineering standards or best practices
  • The ability to step into a leadership role when needed

Training & Experience:

  • InfoComm CTS-D Certification
  • SynAudCon Course 300: Sound Reinforcement for Designers
  • Extron XTP Systems Design Engineer Certification
  • Polycom Certified Videoconferencing Engineer (PCVE)
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