HED is seeking a motivated, client focused Technology Designer with a minimum of 5 years of experience in the design of complex systems for buildings including experience in information technology, electronic safety and security, and audio-visual system design for either our Southfield, MI or Chicago, IL offices.
Work with lead designer on technology portion of projects to remain responsive, exceed client expectations, meet multi-disciplinary objectives, and adhere to project budget and schedule requirements. Assist lead designer to define project scope, coordinate on project proposals, prepare designs for technology systems, and provide support during project construction administration phase.
Design and support Information technology, electronic safety and security, and audio-visual system projects from planning stages to completion.
Meeting with clients, conduct meetings, and lead projects.
Observe BICSI, AVIXA, and ASIS standards and industry best practices in design and product utilization.
Attend client meeting with project stakeholders, architects, and engineers to discuss project requirements, design concepts, and systems operations.
Develop designs that meet client functional and budgetary requirements.
Evaluate project managers schedules and deadlines to ensure they are realistic and attainable.
Work closely with internal company disciplines providing design and pricing proposals, achieving full coordination from inception to project completion.
Communicate known issues while offering solutions to owners, architects and coworkers.
Knowledge of public bidding process achieving a master level of estimating accuracy.
Design the following systems:
Classroom video and sound reinforcement
Access control/intrusion detection
Coordinate with manufactures and vendors on new and existing products.
Qualify equipment required for custom integration solutions.
Develop cabinet layouts, equipment rack elevations and jack-field layouts, etc.
Provide continuous engineering support throughout the project.
Perform other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Registered Communication Distribution Designer (RCDD) designation preferred.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Minimum 5 years of relevant experience preferred.
Demonstrated knowledge of NFPA, EIA/TIA BICSI, IEEE, ASIS, and AVIXA standards.
Demonstrated knowledge of CSI format specifications.
Ability to work virtually and communicate efficiently across geographies with multiple project teams.
Excellent interpersonal skills, with ability to collaborate, achieve consensus, and provide guidance.
Confident in client interviews and technical presentations.
Experience with AutoCAD and Revit, sufficient to read and review drawings.
Internal Number: 2018-ELEC-IL-M-001
About Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED)
Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) advances your world. Founded in 1908, we are focused on delivering creative solutions for complex design challenges to clients around the nation and world. As a fully integrated practice, we build on what we know asking and resolving questions with imagination and foresight; sharing ideas and knowledge; and engaging in resourceful collaborations. We serve clients in a broad range of markets, including Corporate + Commercial, Healthcare, Higher Education, Pre K-12 Schools and Community Education and Science + Technology with offices in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco. Harley Ellis Devereaux is committed to excellence in its human resources practices and employee enrichment and has been named one of the "National Best & Brightest Companies to Work For" for six consecutive years.