Job Purpose: The Audio Visual Design Engineer/Project Manager Lead is responsible for fully managing the installation of audio visual (AV) systems to ensure compliance with project specifications and Institute standards, and to ensure that a completed system is delivered to the customer. Project assignments are typically complex, large scale projects (Classrooms, Conference rooms, Auditoriums and Labs) related to design / project management of audio visual technology solutions in a new building construction and or building space renovation projects. The Audio Visual Design Engineer/Project Manager Lead will manage multiple project schedules and necessary resources, including but not limited to: AV installation technicians, control systems programmers, engineers, and contracted vendors/contractors. The Audio Visual Design Engineer/Project Manager Lead will coordinate the work per the project design AV specification and product procurement in order to ensure compliance with design standards, support requirements and the Institute mission.
Supervision of all personnel and activities related to the audio visual design on project site.
Work with the customer to acquire a thorough understanding of project requirements and objectives including, but not limited to: contractual, financial, technical, schedule, construction coordination, materials, personnel, and scope of work. Work with departments to obtain and read all contract documents including, but not limited to: bid drawings and specifications, contract, project workbook, subcontractor scopes of work, and construction schedule. Development of designs that meet end-client functional and budgetary requirements. Creating functional and connection-level drawings/design for video, audio, control, LAN and communications subsystems, including preparation of drawings and documentation.
Participate or facilitate internal project kick-off meeting with key participants, including the customer, engineers, installation teams and other applicable personnel.
Coordinate all activities associated with audio visual project execution, including but not limited to: submittals, audio visual design engineering, installation, and programming, commissioning, testing and troubleshooting.
Create and manage the schedule for all assigned projects and provide those schedules to management. Coordinate activities with general contractor, construction manager, owner and other trades as required, as it is related to audio visual designs. Provide regular reports of job progress to all stakeholders. Assist with, or facilitate, the ordering of materials upon approval of design-build projects.
Manage and monitor the labor expenditures of integration and installation personnel over the course of the project and communicate (upward) any issues that impact the budget allocation.
Work with approved vendors and qualified subcontractors to solicit quotes that will meet the design specifications, making sure to work within the policies and guidelines identified by the state of Georgia and Georgia Institute of Technology.
Generate and/or respond to construction communications including, but not limited to: requests for information, any and all design documentation, change order documents, room readiness reports, or any delays which could impact completion date. This would also include punch-list items, field reports, sign-off documents or other supporting documentation.
Proactively manage the change order process, when a change in approved design is necessary. Regularly inspect installation work performed by staff and/or subcontractors. Test, or certify the performance of, installed systems and coordinate turn-over of project to the Audio Visual Support group at the end of each project, prior to coordinating and/or providing training to client.
Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
Work Experience: Six to eight years job related experience
Certifications: Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) or Extron AV Associate
Skills: This job requires advanced knowledge in engineering design and project management as related to audio visual solutions. Advanced skills in design, installation of electronic equipment; preparing and reading blueprints, drawings and schematics and electronics assembly and soldering techniques are required. Ability to provide work guidance to others is also required. Exemplify exceptional communication, organization and leadership skills with strong experience in the integration of audio visual, video conferencing and closely related technologies.
•Preferred Education: N/A •Preferred Work Experience: AMX Programming and BIAMP Configuration •Preferred Certifications: Project Management Professional (PMP), CTS-Design, CTS-Installation, and/or other Extron certifications •Preferred Skills: N/A
Internal Number: 0177869
About Georgia Institute of Technology
The office of Information Technology (OIT) provides information technology leadership and support to the Georgia Institute of Technology, working in partnership with academic and business units to meet the unique needs of a leading research university. OIT serves as the primary source of enterprise-wide information technology and telecommunication services in support of students, faculty, staff and researchers.
Audio Visual Services provides client-focused technical support and audio-visual systems support and maintenance for classrooms and conference rooms at the Georgia Institute of Technology. AV Services is responsible for the development, engagement and management of AV solutions and technology resources to address research, teaching and business requirements across the Institute enterprise.