AV Systems Designer

london | Permanent | Salary £47,000.00 Per Annum

Our client is a leading AV systems integrator.  The team is expanding and require an AV Systems Designer. You will be designing and consulting on a range of commercial AV projects, using your extensive product knowledge to select the most suitable equipment on the market. You will primarily be responsible for understanding client requirements, and turning those into functional AV systems which are a pleasure to use. You will also be responsible for sharing all the details of your designs to our installation teams, in order that they can carry out a smooth and high quality installation, with you serving as the main technical voice whenever questions come up. The role will bring the chance to design large scale and innovative AV projects for high-profile spaces in Central London and the rest of the UK. Some of our recent work includes projects for the BBC, NHS training facilities, HQs for multinational corporations, some of the world’s finest showrooms, state of the art sports facilities, highly flexible conference centres, well known events spaces, award-winning flagship retail spaces on Oxford Street, the whole of the outdoor PA systems for huge sprawling retail villages, corporate video studios, and high quality live music venues.

As part of the design process you would be investigating state-of-the-art AV technology and thinking creatively to solve technical challenges with innovative, and often pioneering, approaches.

The Role

• Proactively manage design pipeline and own your workflow

• Have client meetings to understand the real needs behind their requests

• Develop functional systems which consider the clients’ spoken and unspoken needs

• Develop system schematics

• Develop BOM and accurate pricing documents

• Develop client proposals

• Manage admin processes to deal with approved projects, including hand-over to admin teams and installation teams

• Work with our Project Engineering Team (who do the bulk of the work to make the final schematics, drawings elevations, cable schedules), to provide initial draft versions; and check their output. Supplement work on project documentation if required.

• Develop scope of works documents / explain these during Design Handover Meetings

• Ability to carry out site surveys

• Review of proposal documents, which outline and sell the AV systems you have designed

• Working closely with Project Managers and the Installation Manager so that they can effectively plan for installation works.

• Attending training courses & trade exhibitions


What it takes to flourish in the role

• Complete ownership of projects and teamwork - assume full responsibility for all aspects of design jobs and be willing to work to solve any issues that arise

• Good communication skills both internally and externally, including frequent comms and reliable following through - not leaving loose ends

• Obsessive attention to detail - never failing to capitalise the right words, or spot slight imperfections/inconsistencies

• Proactive, ‘can-do' attitude - being able to see past any problems which may seem like roadblocks and find solutions

• Ability to follow standard protocols, as well as thinking critically and knowing when to use their own judgement to discern whether ignoring the protocol might be the best solution

• Openness to continuous learning, and ability to see different viewpoints


The company offers scope for career development, a focus on work life balance and generous company benefits.

Posted by
Denise Hughes
Managing Director
07794 363949
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