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System Designer/Engineer
Job Location :
24050 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, Michigan 48075
United States
24050 Northwestern Hwy.
Southfield, MI 48075
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
  • Authorized to work
  • Summary: The System Designer/Engineer is responsible for designing and engineering audio-visual projects from Concept to Implementation.

    Essential Duties

    1. Design & Engineer different sized projects based on experience level as needed
    2. Responsible for generating a final equipment list based on project requirements
    3. Responsible for generating Project Technical Documentation to include:
      1. Architectural plans to reflect Floor, Ceiling, Electrical & Mechanical Requirements according to Bluewater Design and Engineering Standards.
      2. System Wiring Diagrams and Equipment Rack Elevations according to Bluewater Design and Engineering Standards.
      3. Cable Legend for Inter-Area Wiring.
      4. Project Overview as part of Bid Documentation. (Design Bid / Consulting only).
      5. Bid Specifications
      6. Technical Scope of work - This document is considered as the customer requirements. When finalized, the customer will sign off on it.
      7. Lighting Requirements. It is the engineers’ responsibility to discuss & recommend to the client the lighting requirements in respect to the functionality of the room. Color Temperature, Light Intensity, and mainly Lighting Zones.
      8. Acoustical Requirements. It is the engineers’ responsibility to discuss & recommend to the client the acoustical requirements in respect to the functionality of the room.
      9. Wire Labels
    4. Conduct site surveys, and needs analysis meetings as needed.
    5. Assist AEs with development of project scopes as needed.
    6. Responsible for conducting Design Reviews according to Bluewater Design and Engineering Standards
    7. Responsible for Supporting Install Staff during Install periods relative to Project Management
    8. Acts as a resource for the AV technical staff
    9. Provides field support on service technical issues
    10. Provides internal and external telephone technical support
    11. Acts as a company representative when interacting with clients on high profile issues
    12. Additional duties as assigned


    1. A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the Audio-Visual Industry.
    2. A minimum of 2 years working in Design & Engineering capacity.
    3. A degree from a technical institute, college or university.
    4. Show internal drive
    5. Be nice
    6. Presentable and professional at all times
    7. Organized
    8. Computer skills such as:
      1. AutoCAD or VidCAD
      2. Microsoft Visio
      3. Microsoft Office
      4. Any additional Audio & Video Professional Software Knowledge is a plus.
    9. Manufacturer Product Training & Certifications.  (Crestron a plus)
    10. Product Knowledge of Pro Audio, Video, Projection, Display & Control Systems.
    11. Product Knowledge of Audio & Video Conferencing systems.
    12. Understanding of certain aspects of Electrical & Mechanical engineering.
    13. Understanding of certain aspects of Networking & Data Transmission System




    Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking

    Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well



    Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks



    Bachelors or better.

    Technical/other training or better.



    2 years: At least 2 years working in a design & engineering capacity.

    5 years: At least 5 years working in the Audio-Visual industry.

    Licenses & Certifications


    Creston Certifications

    Bluewater Profile:

    Bluewater is an experiential marketing agency that specializes in av integration and event technology services to create moving experiences for strong brands.

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