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AV/IT Technology Consultant

2021-10-19 09:05:102021-12-22 AV Jobs
Job Type Permanent Full Time
Location Yorkshire
Area East Yorkshire, EnglandNorth Yorkshire, EnglandSouth Yorkshire, EnglandWest Yorkshire, England East Yorkshire England Yorkshire
Sector Sales - Audio VisualSales - Residential
Salary £34000 - £36000 Per Annum Negotiable doe plus benefits
Currency GBP
Start Date ASAP
Advertiser AV Jobs
Job Ref AV30086
Description
The Opportunity

This is a specialist position in a fast-moving niche sector. The job of a Technology Consultant requires an enthusiastic individual who is passionate about technology, preferable with experience in AV/IT as a core skill foundation from a design or install background. The role of a Technology Consultant will encompass a broad array of disciplines within the technology sector, such as, but not limited to, AV, IT, satellite and communications, home automation, security and lighting.

You will assist in the research and design intent of systems for development into a fully specified solution. The goal being to deliver to clients the smartest solutions for their budgets and ambitions. Continuous involvement throughout the project is required, to ensure all aspects remain in compliance with the specification created throughout a period ranging from 1 to 4 years. This will be depending on the projects size, cost and complexity.

The job requires a tenacity in research and a highly motived self-driven attitude to become well-versed in multiple technology fields. The aim is to be able to confidently and concisely advise as a technology consultant on several projects.

You will also be responsible for assisting in assessing and evaluating new, emerging technology that may be relevant to the scope of services provided by our client and determining how these will fit into the specifications they prepare. Research will include talking to manufacturers and suppliers about their products, e.g. how they can integrate to work with other systems, modified to meet client needs etc.

Support to other members of the Technology Team and tasks will be key by taking feedback from their current needs and to find solutions to solve and/or improve current, ongoing projects.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Understand the latest technology applicable to our client's services and to help look for new and emerging technologies to develop and enhance them further.
Assist in the design of systems for their inclusion in a technical specification to meet client needs across the range of technologies offered.
Can understand, comment and amend detailed technical drawings.
Undertake detailed research on new emerging technology including but not limited to desktop research, talking to manufacturers, visiting supplier product demonstrations, helping to assess technical data sheets / new product brochures, trade fairs etc. This is needed in order to help assess what benefits they can bring to our client's range of services and its clients.
Liaise with other industry professionals in the clients project team and various suppliers to ensure the agreed specification is delivered on time and if any changes are needed, to oversee how and when these are made.
Support the Technology Team in preparing presentations for prospective new clients, which show how you can present clients with technologies that are beyond the curve.
Undertake continuing professional development (where appropriate) and staff development activities to keep up to date with the above responsibilities and to meet the strategic priorities of the company.

Based in Yorkshire in commuting distance of Hull, Salary negotiable circa £34k-£36k+ pa doe, plus benefits and mileage allowance.

Your skills and experience

Experience of working in an electronics/electrical or install/construction environment. Preferable in AV, IT or Communications sectors (residential or marine).
A-level or modern apprentice level 4-5. Excellent level of written and spoken English.
Excellent computer skills (PC or Mac) and use of Microsoft Office applications.
Up to date knowledge on electronics and emerging technologies such as, but not limited to:

TV display technologies.
Control and automation systems.
Audio systems amplifiers/speakers etc.
IT network infrastructure.

Passion and desire to advance technological awareness of self and colleagues.

Very good interpersonal skills, ability to converse with several parties who may be involved in a project, often with differing priorities.

To be self-aware and be able to remain independent and impartial when forming new working relationships with outside suppliers / integrators.

An eye for detail.

Task management skills, create, update and complete to deadlines.

Fiercely ambitious to progress your personal skillset for both the company and the individuals benefit.
Travel away from the office for short periods of time will be required. Travel will normally be within UK and Europe, but occasional trips further afield may be necessary to meet client deadlines and expectations.
You will be required to hold a valid passport and a full EU/UK Driving Licence

The Organisation.

Our client is a successful and growing company who use their expertise and the latest technological innovations to design systems that are unique to them. This is presented to their clients in a jargon free report containing their findings and a full overview of the technology systems they recommend. They offer a real career opportunity to the successful candidate.

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