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2019-12-18 16:15:221970-01-01 AV Jobs
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location East Sussex.
Area Sussex, England East Sussex.
Sector EngineerEngineer - Audio VisualEngineer - DesignEngineer - Commissioning
Salary £40000 - £45000 Per Annum £40k-£45k p.a. neg + car allow & benef
Currency GBP
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser AV Jobs
Job Ref AV29946
The Opportunity

Our client is looking to appoint a dynamic professional who has a broad range of skill sets in the implementation and design of Audio Visual systems. You should have a willingness to learn, think holistically and be comfortable working on your own.

Your role will be to provide support to the sales team which includes front line on the road sales people, internal small sales and where relevant, bid support writer. This role will cover the southern half of the country supporting the technicians and sales staff in those locations.
Good time management and organisations are essential as you will be expected to manage your tasks and activities between the office (Hove) and client appointments including technical site surveys.

This role encompasses a variety of tasks but primarily has responsibility for producing the designs, documentation and training for client AV installs.

Duties include but are not limited to:
AV system design of:
o Undertake full site surveys at potential new client sites to include an inventory of existing equipment
o Assess the customer requirements within the constraints of the site
o Work closely with the sales team to:
A Agree a solution that meets the customers expectations
A Ensure tender responses are technically correct and fit for purpose
Be able to perform a full health check on existing equipment as part of the sale process for Service Maintenance contracts
Preparing documentation for customer handover including drawings, AV rack design and mounting information

Training customers on system use and customer service on trouble shooting
Commissioning installations
Delivering AV training and documentation to clients post install
Second level customer service support
Build costing sheets in line with the design and the supplier quotes
Write technical proposals for tendering or general priced proposals
Provide reports following site surveys
Attend site meetings to support sales either in a technical capacity or for product demonstrations. On occasions you may be required to do so alone
Support internal small sales with product or technical guidance

Based in Hove or working from home salary is negotiable doe £40k-£45k p.a. plus car allowance (£400 pm) and excellent benefits.

Your skills and experience

Audio visual experience is paramount and ideal candidate will have had installation experience
AV system design: (As a minimum we expect you to be able to design an AV system)
Outline AV design for budgetary purposes
Full design for costing and technical proposal documentation
Installation drawings including rack build design
Wiring schematics and numbering schemes
Communicate with manufacturers/suppliers to help support the AV design process
Build costing sheets in line with the design and supplier quotes
Liaise with sub-contractors for quotes and survey support
Be able to produce technical writing for proposals and tenders
Good knowledge of digital transmission including AVoIP and HDbaseT
Familiarity with conducting and writing site surveys
A good understanding of audio conferencing systems
An excellent understanding of audio and video protocols
A thorough understanding of analogue and digital based systems
Be up to date with product announcements and emerging technologies

Supporting skills:
The ideal candidate will be familiar with professional conferencing system (sometimes referred to as Congress or Delegate unit systems). These often incorporate electronic voting and microphone management. They integrate with webcasting but a deep knowledge of streaming isnt essential.
You should also be fluent with AVoIP using HDbaseT and up to date with manufacturers such as CYP, Crestron, Extron and Kramer.

In addition you should:
Be capable of preparing an AV system rack design.
Designing Crestron systems is a real advantage.

Other often related requirements include, Digital Signage, occasionally Video Conferencing and Room Booking Systems.
A general understanding of Visual displays is assumed but you will be expected to be able to calculate Projection systems in order to specify the most suitable size, ratio and contrast of the projector and screen.
Likewise, you are expected to design Audio systems but not be expected to provide acoustic design calculations. General principles are adequate.

Personal Qualities
Professional communication skills externally and internally and the ability to present to clients is essential
Excellent customer service skills
The ability to think quickly and outside of the ‘standard solutions where appropriate
Time management and good organisational skills along with the ability to prioritise and manage workloads in a timely manner
Be a self-starter with the ability to work autonomously
Previous knowledge of using a CRM system would be an advantage
Full, clean driving licence

The Organisation

Our client have a range of Audio Visual services including webcasts, video streaming and other communication solutions predominantly across the Public Sector and are actively developing new business in the corporate marketplace.

The Recruiters

AV Jobs are the UK's No. 1 specialist Audio Visual recruiters, working with clients and candidates to ensure a perfect job fit every time.

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