Lead AV Engineer

Company Lead AV Engineer
Birmingham £40k - £45k + overtime Permanent
Closes 20170616
Posted on May172017

The Opportunity


Your role as Lead Engineer will see you leading and developing a talented AV Engineering Team through technical expertise. You will be involved in constructing highly complex and intricate technology solutions focusing primarily on integrating control systems such as AMX and Crestron with other audio and video hardware, as well as building services such as lighting and HVAC systems. You will be in charge of the technical delivery of smaller projects from end to end, ensuring that designs are translated correctly into fully working solutions and that systems are properly documented and handed over to the service team. You will assist with the training and development of Junior Engineers, whilst working alongside Commissioning Engineers and Software Developers when commissioning or troubleshooting systems on larger projects. Lead Engineers are the ones in charge of quality control at an engineering level, focused on the detail, making sure that equipment racks are built and wired to the right standard. By completing initial testing and sign off, you ensure that every component, cable and connector in every engineered system is wired to the correct standard, ensuring long-term reliability with minimal maintenance and support. At the end of a project you will often find yourself handing systems over to clients and showing them how their new equipment works, helping build their confidence whilst maintaining a great customer experience.


Key Responsibilities:

▪ High quality installation during second and final fix phases of projects ready for equipment to be commissioned – cables pulled, brackets hung, speakers flown, Lab-assembled racks and end-user equipment onsite

▪ Complete system projects at client sites with satisfied clients following handover

▪ Racks configured exactly to schematics designed by Solution Architects

▪ Complete onsite test schedules for escalation to commissioning engineers

▪ Completed time sheets and expenses to assign costs to projects

▪ Project reports / photos for projects

▪ Flagging of issues onsite including potential problems, health and safety concerns etc.

▪ Happy clients and promotion of the client brand and values on client site


Based in Birmingham/West Midlands salary level is circa £45k p.a. plus overtime and benefits including van, pension, tools etc.,


Your skills and experience

▪ Common sense – Can you make good decisions that benefit the client, the team and the business as a whole

▪ Self-motivated, on-the-job learner (not afraid to be thrown in at the deep end at times!)

▪ Quick learner and able to pick up new principles, tools and methods

▪ Fantastic communication skills both with fellow team members and clients when things are going well and when things don’t go to plan and need adult conversations!

▪ High level of diplomacy and trust

▪ You value team over personal success

▪ Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure when required

▪ Self-starter who is not afraid to ask for help, whilst remembering that you need to manage client expectations at every stage of a project

▪ Highly detail focused, capable of logically approaching situations and adapting to situations onsite as they arise

▪ Lives and breathes safety best practice keen awareness of risks to others


Technical skills and experience

▪ 2nd -fix termination connector assembly and soldering to create complete cables

▪ Equipment Rack installation – building, cabling (soldering / crimping), and testing

▪ Basic networking knowledge – IP addressing, subnets, vlans

▪ Installation of projectors and projector screens, including accurate alignment and a clear understanding of lens throw ratios

▪ Installation and calibration of Interactive Whiteboards, Video wall installation commissioning

▪ Highly knowledgeable in all video audio signal types

▪ Video Conferencing System (Polycom, Cisco) installation and basic commissioning testing (e.g. Camera alignment)

▪ Demonstrable experience and/or certification in AMX, Crestron, and Extron hardware

▪ Good working knowledge of audio systems ▪ Strong Engineering/Carpentry/Metalwork skills

▪ Good working knowledge of electrical systems Full UK Driving Licence. Ability to travel and work on projects around the UK


The Organisation

Our client is a successful Audio Visual Integrator working with high end solutions in the both Private and Public sector. They put people first and offer an excellent career path for the successful candidate.


The Recruiters

AV Jobs are the UK’s No. 1 Audio Visual specialist recruitment company, working with clients and candidates alike to ensure the perfect job match every time.

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