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Head Of Engineering

The Head of Engineering will take on ownership responsibility for all project installations including commissioning, programming and rack build. The role will include supervision of the installation team, ensuring all technical liaison, drawings, schematics and project documentation is completed and agreed by the project stakeholders.

Job Description

Job title: Head of Engineering
Salary: £55,000 + Benefits package
Location: Chessington

The Head of Engineering will take on ownership responsibility for all project installations including commissioning, programming and rack build. The role will include supervision of the installation team, ensuring all technical liaison, drawings, schematics and project documentation is completed and agreed by the project stakeholders.

The Head of Engineering will need to undertake all man management responsibilities for the various roles within the team while also acting as a technical lead/guide for the team as needed, utilising other team members and vendors for support where needed, owning escalations to support the team in finding suitable resolutions. The role will also include the ownership of processes coming in and out of the team, ensuring these are fit for purpose and driving initiatives around improvements to increase the effectiveness and output of the team.

Key Responsibilities
" Assume ownership of project installations, taking the lead where needed on complex deliveries
" Complete site visits to ensure engineering standards are delivered and maintained
" Create relevant templates and standard documentation for use by the team to ensure installations are delivered to standard and relevant customer and support documentation is created
" Ensure resources are tracked and resource tipping points are understood and raised
" Ensure drawings and documentation into the team are of a suitable standard and are being reviewed by the lead engineers in advance of installations
" Provide leadership for all engineers
" Mentor less experienced engineers
" Positive and effective interaction with internal and external customers
" Serve as customer liaison in absence of Project Manager
" Responsible for job documentation as needed
" Support Project Manager in the successful delivery of all projects
" Provide user-training to end client where needed
" Communicating required changes to colleagues following process and ensuring data accuracy
" To ensure all work is performed to the Company standards and ensure that ISO quality standards are followed
" Be proactive in suggesting new methods and techniques to improve efficiency, process improvements and increased communication
" Own and develop the engineering training plan to ensure the engineers are suitably skilled
" Ensure new products are assessed and documented in advance of customer installations

Desired skills and experience

" Ideally a minimum of 5 years experience managing an installation team with AV/VC
" An up-to-date understanding of the AV marketplace, technologies and emerging trends
" Current technical knowledge of AV & VC equipment from major industry standard manufacturers including relevant technical certifications
" Experience of project technical oversight incorporating systems from the following areas:
" Videoconferencing (Cisco, Polycom, Starleaf)
" Audio DSP
" Polycom SoundStructure
" Analogue and digital audio mixing console
" Front and rear projection
" Video wall set up
" TV distribution and IPTV systems

" CTS qualifications an advantage, but not essential
" CSCS is required but could be completed upon appointment
" Polycom PCVE advantageous
" Bi-Amp desirable
" Cisco VIVND advantageous
" SoundStructure skilled advantageous
" Crestron Toolbox and 101 desirable

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Key Consultant

Ryan Shipston

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I cover CEMs, electronics, automotive, aerospace, rail, avionics, defence, machinery, medical, semiconductor and automation. Within these industries I recruit a broad range of expertise including design, mechanical and electronics engineering, project management, technical publications, maintenance and testing.