International Audiovisual Project Manager (Permanent Installations)

Date Posted: May 06, 2019
Application Deadline: May 24, 2019

Salary Range: 100K - 100K+
Province: Ontario
Region: Metro Toronto Area
City: Toronto
Employee Benefits: Health, Pension, Other (e.g. flex time, comp tickets, etc.)
Check Additional Info section for more Employee Benefits
Organization's Field/Discipline: Doesn't apply
Job's focus: Creative & Administrative
Job Type: Full-time
Career Level: Middle management

Organization Description

Solotech Inc.

Born out of the Montreal Olympics in 1976, SOLOTECH began official operations in 1977. Born with a pure passion for the profession, SOLOTECH has evolved from providing equipment rentals and sales to becoming the premier end-to-end provider of entertainment technology services.

Every SOLOTECH employee is encouraged to expand their skills and knowledge through ongoing training and development. As new technologies emerge, our employees and their talents evolve along with them, resulting in a personal pride that is reflected in our professional relationships.



Job Description

***Please note that the location of this position is to be determined (Canada or United States)*** 
 

Founded over 40 years ago, Solotech is a world leader in audiovisual and entertainment technology with 13 strategic locations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Thanks to an inventory from over 300 renowned manufacturers, Solotech is the one-stop-shop for audio, video, lighting, rigging, soft goods, control and collaboration solutions & services. The company is internationally recognized for its expertise in Live Productions and Systems Integration in various markets, namely music, sports, business, culture and education. Solotech employs 1,200 professionals in its offices located in Montreal, Quebec City, Saguenay, Ottawa, Toronto, Las Vegas, Nashville, DeKalb, Los Angeles, Heywood, London and Redditch.

Find out more at: www.solotech.com



Reporting to the Project Office Director, the International Audiovisual Project Manager is responsible for planning and coordinating the material, financial, labor and transportation resources required for successful project execution. He must act as a person of resource for both internal and external clients and he is accountable for the quality of the projects delivered by the team. He will be required to travel outside the country more than 50% of his time. 


Main Responsibilities:
 
  • In collaboration with the sales force team, participate in research, planning, and project specification preparations at both the strategic and technical levels;
  • Analyze and provide technical evaluations of all bidding documents;
  • Prepare the implementation schedule for the different phases of each project: develop a work plan, budget, allocation of resources, schedule and estimated time of delivery;
  • Participate in start-up, follow-up and balance sheet meetings;
  • Conduct site visits during the pre-sale phase to carry out evaluations, work acceptances and technical inspection visits during installations;
  • Develop concept maps and find appropriate solutions by comparing and selecting the correct equipment;
  • Establish lists of all equipment, wiring and hardware needed for each project;
  • Participate in setting performance indicators and provide coaching with regards to day-to-day activities on project sites;
  • Develop and perform various project progress reviews and reports (work plan, budget, resource allocation, schedule, delivery estimates, actual and expected costs, schedule, deliverables, risks, etc.);
  • Follow-up on change orders and provide solutions to scheduling and budgeting issues;
  • Design products for custom manufacturing;
  • Participate in project launches;
  • Establish relationships and maintain communication with clients, general contractors and architects, and act as a liaison (ex. Inform the client of any anomalies or unforeseen events in the project, official correspondence, follow-up of deliverables, meeting minutes, etc.);
  • Oversee the adminstrative component of projects (request for payments, end of contract documents, etc.);
  • Ensure constant control of the budget;
  • Ensure that the requested quality standards, as stipulated in the contracts, are respected and applied;
  • Obtain all required authorizations from the various organizations and ministries involved in each project;
  • Ensure health and safety on sites through training and prevention;
  • Remain informed with regards to new products and technologies in the audiovisual industry and other related fields;
  • All other related tasks.


Requirements:

  • College or university diploma in project management or other related field;
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years experience in project management (audiovisual industry);
  • Experience with lighting, sound and video distribution control systems;
  • Field experience on construction sites;
  • Knowledge of the audiovisual industry;
  • Expertise of construction sites (OHS meetings, inspections, OHS prevention, etc.);
  • Completed ASP Construction training;
  • Knowledge of project management tools;
  • Proficiency with current Office Suite software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, Outlook);
  • Experience with DSP audio programming such as Q-sys, Soundweb, BiAmp, etc.;
  • Ability to manage a multidisciplinary team;
  • Ability to act as a systems designer;
  • Experience with AutoCAD;  
  • Ability to determine hardware and complementary installation equipment requirements;
  • Available to travel to different project sites, particularly outside of Canada;
  • High level of proficiency in both official languages (French and English), both spoken and written;
  • Strong ability to work within tight deadlines and manage pressure;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Demonstrate rigor and attention to detail;
  • Act diplomatically;
  • Highly developed organizational skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Strong active listening skills;
  • Strong customer service skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to adapt to change;
  • Good team player with a collaborative spirit;
  • Resourceful and autonomous;
  • Completed PMP, CTS, CTS-D certification (an asset).  


Additional Info:

We thank all applicants for their interest in Solotech, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Solotech is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process. At any stage of the hiring process, the Human Resources Department will work with applicants requesting accommodation.

How to Apply:

Please send your CV to careers@solotech.com and join our team!