Senior AV Multimedia Technology Consultant
Company: True North Consulting Group
Posted on: September 8, 2019
As a consultant, our success depends on our client's success.
Our consultants provide both strategic and tactical services that
measure where our clients are today, develop a plan to get to where
they want, and execute against those plans. Below are the primary
categories of responsibility for all consultants: Assessments and
Planning Design and Bidding Project Management Quality Assurance
Business Development Assessments and Planning Participate in
internal company hand-off meeting to gain an understanding of
project scope and client expectations. Develop timeline and
approach for the project. Host kick-off meetings, focus groups, and
interviews to collect technical and organization data. Analyze
client documentation for technical challenges, opportunities, gaps,
and other areas. Provide on-site technical inspections and
discovery. Develop technology surveys for client use with an
emphasis on particular areas of interest for each project. Develop
technology reports focused on findings, best practices, and
recommendations. Develop the budget and costing graphs and charts
for long-term planning. Create infographics and other supporting
documentation to graphically illustrate collected, observed, or
analyzed data. Present to various groups from technology teams to
board of trustees. Design and Bidding Understand client goals and
objectives for the project at a detailed level. Retrieve and review
all client documentation, current standards, vendor quotes,
drawings and diagrams for creating technology designs. Conduct
manufacturer presentations, ‘bake-offs’, and demonstrations.
Evaluate products/solutions to ensure proper fit with the customer.
Develop detailed product specifications and execution requirements
for the Contractor. Create Request for Proposals (RFP/CSP)
including all client front-end requirements, dates, schedules and
technical products and execution requirements. Conduct
walk-throughs, pre-bid meetings, and other RFP activities. Respond
to proposer questions and create and issue addenda. Evaluate
proposals for completeness, accuracy, and technical specifications.
Deliver project contract award recommendations by considering
client requirements, goals and understanding the project budget.
Project Management Schedule project initiation meeting with sales
representatives and the client. Manage all aspects of projects that
fall within the scope of work. Effectively communicate and manage
resources throughout the project. Identify project risks and
communicate them appropriately. Review contractor pre-installation
design documents, submittals, timelines, and scopes of work. Review
payment applications, invoices, and close-out documentation.
Proactively communicate to the customer and project delivery team.
Escalate project issues or concerns as necessary to any
stakeholders. Conduct periodic project meetings to track and report
action items, responsibilities, and overall project progress.
Provide periodic project updates to the client including
infographics, pictures, and other elements to demonstrate progress,
successes, and outcomes. Ensure contractors read, understand, and
comply with all specifications. Implement, approve, and manage
project changes and interventions to achieve project completion and
success, bringing projects in on-time and under budget. Identify
and help improve project processes, policies, and overall PM
methodology. Assist with quality assurance and post-project
assessment of results. Quality Assurance Review company documents
and processes ensuring standards and looking for areas to improve.
Engage clients for additional areas of improvement. Consistently
improve knowledge of systems, processes, and other pertinent areas.
Work with peers to review technical specifications and writing.
Business Development: Support/assist with business development
efforts. Develop and maintain relationships and develop residual
sales with existing clients. Recommend additional services to meet
customer needs. Prepare and respond to requests for qualifications
and proposals. Develop and maintain a good working relationship
with team members, vendors, and manufacturers. Strategic planning
with manufacturers and vendors. Identify and resolve client
concerns. Assist with preparation of presentations, proposals, and
sales contracts. Follow up on quotes and opportunities. Participate
in marketing events such as seminars, trade shows, ribbon
cutting/groundbreaking ceremonies, and other events. Maintain
relevant “talkability” about True North, past projects, previous
results, et cetera. Other Duties Assist with new business
development efforts. Look for an opportunity to promote additional
services to clients. Create a synergistic and collaborative
environment with others. Participate in and hold regular team
meetings to inspect workloads, prioritize tasks, and improve
communications. Develop training needs for self and team. Track
certifications and training. Help define and refine processes and
procedures. Provide encouragement and motivation to the team. Be an
advocate for the team within the organization. Assist in and/or
coordinate customer appreciation campaigns. Assist staff in
overcoming roadblocks of any kind. Assist staff in being
productive, organized and professional. Give an update on all
projects to management. Clearly communicate necessary staffing and
training required for company growth. Provide leadership team with
updates on efforts and challenges. Regular meetings with peers and
management to maintain open communications. Minimize company
expenses as related to travel, entertainment, and other related
expenses. Maximize productivity through smart and strategic
planning. Present yourself in a professional manner, dressing
appropriately for the people with whom you are working each day.
Contribute to long-term True North strategies by organizing and
communicating successful projects. Promote True North’s culture and
core values. Other duties required and requested by management.
Qualifications/Requirements At least 5 years of experience leading
the design process for multiple AV/Multimedia projects. Current
Infocomm|Avixa CTS or CTS-D certification. Proficient in AutoDesk
AutoCAD. Basic knowledge of structured data cabling and physical
security systems. Assertive personality and disposition –
confidence with humility. Excellent communication skills both
verbal and written. Excellent presentation skills. Outgoing
personality and demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills. A
demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards.
Excels at operating in a fast-paced environment. Open to direction
and collaborative work style and commitment to getting the job
done. Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the
organization. Ability to look at situations from several points of
view. Persuasive with details and facts. Delegate responsibilities
effectively. Excellent people manager; open to direction.
Eligibility for coverage under the company’s motor vehicle policy.
Ability to qualify for a background clearance through the State of
Texas. Frequent travel and overnight stays as required.
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