Design Engineer


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TECHEAD is seeking qualified applicants for the following Direct Hire position – Design Engineer / Chantilly VA – (JOB-20252). If you are looking for a new opportunity and this position looks to be a fit, please apply to see the TECHEAD difference that has made us successful for 30+ years!

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Job Description:
Design Engineer (Active Secret Clearance)


Chantilly, VA


The Design Engineer III will identify needs, design, and develop solutions for advanced UCC systems that integrate multi-vendor systems using a common advanced communications core. This position will provide customer-facing technical assistance in support of business development, sales, and project activities.  This position is responsible for designing and delivering solutions while applying technical competencies to ascertain sustainable competitive advantage. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Complete the development and completion of the proposal spreadsheet. Peer review proposal spreadsheets prepared by others for completeness, accuracy, and conformance to given requirements. Write technical descriptions explaining the scope of work to be performed for both internal and external proposal and project requirements.
  • Sort through unclear and unspecific requirements to drive a solution.
  • Develop and/or supervise the development of project drawings and/or sketches as required for submittal and/or installation. Document and maintain the documentation and maintenance of project record drawings and as-built drawings. This shall include but not be limited to outside plant wiring, floor plans, riser diagrams, details, block diagrams, wire run lists, List of Materials, etc.
  • Assist in researching via the Internet or other means, gather and properly assemble, in original form, for reproduction specification material for submittals.
  • Peer review engineering design packages, configurations, and job books prepared by others for completeness and accuracy.
  • Supervise and/or conduct and document site surveys. Generate site survey reports to be used in the design and/or deployment of systems and or equipment.
  • Develop and/or direct the development of reports to be used in the design and/or deployment of systems and or equipment
  • Generate and/or direct the compilation of project List of Material (LOM) lists or “take-off” using plans, specifications, and requirements provided. Peer review material lists prepared by others for accuracy and conformance to contract documents.
  • Work within tight timescales as part of a high-performing team and complete assigned proposal and project tasks within budget and schedule.
  • Assist in developing, completing, and maintaining project schedules as required.
  • Assembles project engineering and installation job books, including Theory of Operations, drawings, and User Acceptance Test results.
  • Provide guidance and assist the installation personnel in the implementation and deployment of the engineered solutions in assigned projects.
  • Assist with the production of training manuals and final documentation of assigned projects.
  • Represent the engineering group in project team reviews, providing information, suggestions, and recommendations.
  • Provide technical guidance to colleagues and other teams by participating in sales presentations, conference calls, and customer meetings as needed to generate profitable revenue opportunities.
  • Research, develop and apply new and existing technologies to create new products or methodologies or enhance and improve existing products or
  • methodologies.
  • Responsible for reading, understanding, and following all company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain, through self-motivation, discipline, and focus a leading-edge level of functional/technical skills, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, and decision-making skills.
  • Participate in team project reviews.
  • Generate and execute test and acceptance test plans in-house and on-site.
  • Work effectively across cross-functional lines, in coordination with others involved in operations, marketing, sales, finance, logistics, and maintenance services.
  • Contribute to the development and ensure adherence of engineering processes and the CAD Standard to bring continuity to the exchange and usability of engineering data and drawings within the organization and its customers.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of emerging trends in the UCC industry as a whole.
  • Complete the training and certification requirements to advance to other levels in the department.
  • Familiar with audio/video Standards and protocols.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of multiple classification audiovisual switching systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge loading configurations and files to equipment platforms such as Crestron, AMX, Extron, Biamp, Cisco, Poly, Clearone, etc.
  • Train client to takeover built out infrastructure.
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with clients.

Education and/or Experience:

  • BS in EE or related degree and 8 to 10 years experience, or 13+ years experience in UCC.
  • Willingness to follow a plan of activities, execute with punctuality and attention to detail and work as a team member.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Excellent sales and customer service skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Willingness to obtain industry and manufacturer certifications necessary to
  • design, build and implement UCC technology.
  • Willingness to establish an engineering and installation plan of activities and
  • execute with punctuality and attention to detail and work as a team member.
  • Willingness to train, direct and mentor other engineers and technicians.
  • Proficiency in Visio and/or AutoCAD.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Advanced industry and/or vendor certification with manufacturers such as CISCO, Poly, Crestron, and AMX are required.
  • AVIXA CTS-I or CTS-D required.

Travel Requirements:

  • This position requires approximately 25% travel.

Security Clearance:

  • Must have current U.S. Government SECRET or TOP SECRET Personnel Security Clearance
  • Must be a U.S. citizen.

This position will be mostly in the office. However, this position requires approximately 25% travel to various government and/or client locations as business demands arise.

TECHEAD’s mission is to make our on-site associates successful by placing them in the right environment so they can grow and prosper. How we treat and respond to our clients and employees is a reflection of who we are and makes us stand out from the rest. Keeping our business focused on building and maintaining relationships with our employees and clients is the key to our success. We won’t strive for anything less.

TECHEAD provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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