Audio Visual Project Manager (Mountainside NJ)
Audio Visual Project Manager
Location: Mountainside, NJ
Status: Full Time

Objective:
As our Project Manager, you are a client’s single point of contact for project execution, progress, delivery, and success.

Responsibilities:
  • Provide project ownership / leadership, including:
    • Being the primary conduit for all job information (communications and reporting)
    • Work with Sales department to estimate costs and fees; work with accounting and department managers to manage costs
    • Develop preliminary schedule milestones and tasks in MS Project [Server]; work with resource managers to refine as necessary
    • Influence resource assignments and task allocation, follow-up with all team members to be accountable for their tasks and know the status of each assignment
    • Job tracking and administration, including:
      • Responsibility for managing the Job Control (Engineers may produce the JobControl, but the PM is responsible for its review and accuracy throughout the life of the project)
      • Generating FAB/QA work orders and ship tickets
      • Issuing purchase orders
      • Working with Accounting to: produce invoices, determine payables, collections and similar items
    • Supervise internal resources and subcontractors and monitor progress in all phases
    • Be a point of escalation for the project team members and make decisions concerning the development, outcome and success of the project
    • Submit project plans on all assigned projects
  • Understand and manage client expectations, including:
    • Client’s needs, project schedule and budget
    • Proposed system performance criteria via MS Project
    • Review Verrex’s proposed scope-of-work, as well as subcontractor’s scope-of-work and other trades involved with the project
  • Promote and enforce the “Verrex Process”
    • Be knowledgeable / skilled with tools of the role (MS Project, MS Office, Sales Logix and Replicon)
    • Be organized and pro-active in all facets of project management
    • Work closely with all departments (i.e. Accounting, Engineering, Fabrication, Operations, Purchasing, Shipping & Receiving and Sales) to refine project milestones, tasks and resource allocation
    • Setup kickoff meetings, administer internal meetings and develop meeting minutes with action items and due dates
    • Attend client project meetings and monitor on-site progress
    • Make certain client, GC, CM and other trades understand the requirements affecting Verrex’s work
    • Verify completion of AV infrastructure at client sites
    • Coordinate deliveries and resolve issues with the General Contractor, Construction Manager and/or Client
    • Make decisions and/or escalate issues to decision makers (i.e. the general contractor, construction manager, client, sales or Verrex management)
    • Follow-up with all issues and tasks; know the status of all issues and tasks; resolve all issues promptly
    • Submit weekly Status Reports to client and team
    • Update projects percentage completion on a weekly basis
    • Complete GM Variance report on a monthly basis
    • Attend monthly Production Meetings to review all assigned projects
  • Provide quality control
    • Provide feedback to Verrex management and all departments, as applicable (before, during and after the project is completed); provide suggestions for improvements, alternatives, and/or discuss methods and processes to provide insightful details about successes, failures and cost savings opportunities.
    • Conduct Lessons Learned meetings on completed jobs as selected by Verrex management

Qualifications
  • 2+ years of Project Management experience, preferably with integration of AV systems and solutions
    • Experience in creating Work Breakdown Structures to appropriate levels of detail for AV Project Management
    • Proficiency with MS Project and the MS office suite of applications
  • 2+ years of IT or IT for AV experience, most specifically a thorough understanding of structured cabling installation standards, technical knowledge in all facets of AV installation and in-depth knowledge of Ethernet standards and TCP/IP protocols
    • BICSI standards for Category and Fiber optic cable installation, terminations, and testing
    • Holder of current CTS, CTS-I, or CTS-D from AVIXA
    • Holder of BICSI or manufacturer certifications (Cisco CCNA, etc.)
    • Familiarity with AV & IT terminology and acronyms
    • Continued drive, motivation & passion to stay abreast of the AV/Networking industry and trends
  • 2+ years of experience working with architects, consultants, and General Contractors and other trades in the support of AV integration projects
    • Experience reading CAD drawings and matching architectural and electrical details with AV install requirements
    • Experience coordinating specific AV install requirements (blocking, overhead structural support, conduits, wall and ceiling boxes, etc.) with other trades
    • Familiarity with construction terminology and acronyms
Compensation offered is commensurate with experience and includes a comprehensive company benefits package. Qualified candidates interested in joining a growth-oriented organization are encouraged to send their resume, including salary requirements to HR@verrex.com .