Junior Onsite Audiovisual Engineer - London

Audio Visual Recruitment Ltd
Kensington, Greater London
£22000 - £26000/annum Pro Rata 3 month temp contract
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
For the right candidate, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast paced company and advanced Audio Visual department. The right candidate will experience a rewarding role that blends a mixture of hands on technology maintenance and support and end user satisfaction whilst keeping up to speed often being at the forefront of new technologies.

As part of the Audio Visual Operations team, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with maintaining, supporting and when required installing a wide range of Audio Visual hardware in our meeting rooms, presentation theatre, open meeting spaces, entrance LED Wall, multiple projection and LED video walls, Satellite, free-view, IPTV system, Flat panel TV’s, sound systems and Video Conferencing systems. They will be responsible for maintaining any A/V equipment used by senior executives, PA’s, directors within the business; including the Chairman.

The role will require outstanding communication skills and the ability to explain diagnosed technical issues in a clear, concise and non-patronising manner when dealing with executives. The candidate will instil confidence and take ownership of an issue and see it through to successful completion. You will be personable, diplomatic and able to engage with others at all levels across teams and customers.

Type of role Contract initial 3 month

Working Hours The successful candidate will understand that the team cover/operate from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday – however flexibility to work out of hours at short notice is essential to prevent disruption to the senior exec level meetings and expectations. Additional hours worked outside of the usual shift will be given back in lieu and can be taken as agreed with the head of department

Infrequent (planned) travel will be required to other UK destinations and Europe where a minimal amount of services are required for executives within the business.

Supported areas include:
• Meeting room hardware, systems and their automation
• Meeting room booking systems
• Video conferencing room systems and the VC infrastructure hardware
• Digital signage LED Wall display hardware
• Building wide Exterity IPTV system
• Daily checks, monitoring and proactive preventative maintenance on all AV installations and key Executive stakeholder systems to ensure any potential issues are found and resolved as quickly as possible
• Projection systems, Television screens and open area flat panel video displays (wall, ceiling or desk mounted)
• Installation of new AV equipment in smaller meeting rooms, offices or open areas, mounting screens and bracketry, running cabling for device connectivity, etc.
• Live event equipment - Projectors, screens, large mobile flat panels and PA/sound systems - in house or at external corporate events and conferences
• Stock responsibility for onsite AV spares required by the business
• Auditing of onsite AV equipment/assets to assist in replacement programs and technology renewals

Desirable Technical Skills
• Electrical, Engineering and Audio Visual technology installations and live events background
• Understanding and competency with control/automation systems and their components specifically Crestron (DMPS), AMX, Extron, Kramer
• Level of understanding of Video conferencing systems from Vidyo, Cisco, Polycom
• Ability to solder, make and terminate Audio Visual cables and continuity testing of cabling issues to rule out issues
• Understanding of Video and Audio standards with history of older analogue and current digital solutions/systems
• Experience with projectors and their maintenance, bulb changes, calibration etc
• The ability to read and follow technical wiring diagrams to understand system designs and to aid fault finding
• Competency across multiple operating systems is desirable, Windows, Apple Mac OSX and iOS and Android
• Competency using and connecting Video sources/devices including, Satellite boxes, PC’s, Mac’s, laptops, tablets and mobile devices.
The role also requires the candidate to install audio visual equipment into offices, meeting rooms, open areas etc. This will include mounting bracketry, video displays and televisions, fitting speakers, running power, network and audiovisual cables. Existing meeting rooms and their equipment are occasionally relocated in the building and this kind of installation work would be part of the role in conjunction with third parties