The primary role is to provide Audio Visual system design, equipment, material and labor estimates for “Design-Build” projects, and material and labor estimates for bid projects with a design already specified.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attend customer visits with NCS Sales personnel.
  • Meet with customers to determine their needs in an AV system.
  • Design an AV system based upon feedback from the customer in regard to features and budget.
  • Produce CAD, or other electronic format AV drawings capturing the system schematics or “One Lines”. Drawings may include floor plans, RCPs, Elevations, and Details.
  • Work with the project manager to transfer the knowledge of the project upon receipt of a purchase order from the customer.
  • Read through bid specifications and review associated drawings and information, and then work up an estimate based upon the information provided for bid type projects.
  • Perform all functions of the position and other duties that may be assigned.

Minimum Education, Certifications and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to see a project or task through to completion.
  • Experience reading and following CAD or other system details and documentation.
  • Thorough knowledge of AV system design and integration including basic signal flow and types, processing, source and display characteristics and operation, control system functionality, and standard / best installation practices.
  • Ability to evaluate equipment for selection based upon performance and price.
  • Ability to document a bid or system design and pricing using various quoting software, CAD, Excel and Word.
  • Ability to accurately estimate the length of time and cost associated with the installation of a system.
  • Previous AV Installation experience is required.
  • AV design or estimating experience is required.
  • Knowledge of industry standard practices and installation techniques is required.
  • Manufacturer related certifications preferred include:
    • InfoComm CTS, CTS-D, or CTS-I certifications
    • Association for Quality in AV CQD and CQT certifications.
    • Crestron or AMX classes and certifications
    • Crestron Digital Media certification (DMC-D, DMC-E, DMC-T)
    • Polycom CVE certification.
    • Other manufacturer training and certifications

Language Skills:

  • Exceptional communication skills (written and verbal), both with internal and external customers
  • Ability to read and interpret system documentation including manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, and other project information in English.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others through either written methods or verbally.

Mathematical Skills:

  • Basic high school level math and geometry is required.
  • Ability to apply concepts, such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical applications.

Reasoning Ability:

  • Advanced analytic and reasoning skills are required in order to recognize potential problems, and to effectively overcome obstacles in the course of system design and support.

Computer Skills:

  • Advanced computer skills including word processing, email, and web access are required.
  • CAD, Visio or other electronic drawing program knowledge is required.
  • Ability to program and adjust audio DSP files is preferred.
  • IP connectivity and configuration knowledge is required.

Typical Work Environment:

  • Office or home office.
  • Customer premises.

Physical Demands:

  • The ability to work from ladders, scaffolding, or motorized lifts at heights ranging from six feet to thirty feet is occasionally required.
  • The ability to work in multiple positions (sitting, kneeling, standing, and lying down) is required.
  • The ability to discern color of wire and cable is required.

Availability Requirements:

  • Flexibility in work hours is required to meet customer needs, work deadlines and/or other requirements.