Audiovisual design engineers are responsible for the development, implementation, and installation of audiovisual systems. Some of these systems are on small scales such as music studios, while others are on large scales such as concert arenas, and each requires timely and precise installation by experienced audiovisual engineers. They are also responsible for all design aspects of the job, including layout and various audio/visual specifications.
Punctuality and precision are very important in this position, so time-management skills are highly beneficial. Audiovisual engineers are also responsible for researching and implementing new software, as well as technological developments to improve various aspects of the job. They typically work in conjunction with other staff members, so strong verbal and written communication skills are also important.
A bachelor's degree in the field of electronic technology and at least five years of design/installation experience are generally required for this position, and aspiring audiovisual design engineers should also have extensive knowledge of field-related software programs, such as Extron and Clearone. Depending on the employer, some work-related travel may occasionally be required.
Audiovisual Design Engineer Tasks
Test and troubleshoot audiovisual systems to ensure they work before job completion.
Establish project schedules and deadlines to ensure they are realistic and attainable.
Provide recommendations to management regarding solutions to potential project risks and issues.
Manage audiovisual projects from planning stages to completion.
Install, configure, and deliver audiovisual projects as contracted.