We know the importance of stability during these unprecedented times and as an essential service, we've been steadily growing our employee numbers since March. With many large projects on the horizon, it's an exciting time to join our team and become part of our stable, growing organization and industry.
At Houle, we are passionate about building resilient communities and have been BC's most trusted name in electrical contracting since 1944. From airports, shipping terminals, and water treatment facilities, to hospitals, universities, and shopping centres, we deliver integrated electrical solutions for our industrial, commercial, institutional and residential customers.
While we are leaders in electrical construction, we also specialize in a wide range of in-house technology solutions, including AV, building automation systems, data networks, healthcare systems, managed services, and security. As a certified Great Place to Work, and one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, we take pride in our talented people and collaborative culture that bring our client's vision to life.
About the position:
Currently, we are seeking a Designer / Estimator to join our Audio Visual team, reporting to the Manager, AV. This is a critical role for the team, ensuring every project begins with proper, professional design. The successful candidate may reside anywhere in BC with preference given to locations with a Houle office.
The Designer / Estimator will review specifications, design A/V systems and provide accurate estimates for RFP and Design Build work. This role supports our sales efforts and may interact with Houle clients on occasion. This role is accountable for systems design and detailed communication of systems design with the project team.
Advocate for and demonstrate Houle core values: safety, quality, integrity and inclusion
Promote and contribute to our collaborative Houle culture
Follow Houle standards, policies and procedures
Design best in class customer solutions based on requirements
Communicate design options and potential change order considerations to the team
Provide all required drawings and detailed design documentation required for successful implementation
Create construction and system integration documents (VISIO Drawings, AutoCAD)
Remain up to date on estimating templates and all applicable labour, material and equipment rates
Provide accurate and detailed project budgets and estimates, including change orders
Keep all design, documentation and estimates updated throughout the project lifecycle
Provide sales and technical staff with high-end technical support on both a pre- and post-sales basis including attending project meetings.
Actively participate in design reviews
Actively participate in estimate reviews
Communicate and coordinate technical design solutions with team members and occasionally with clients
Remain familiar with new products, solution versions, upgrades and compatibility
Be familiar with system integration capabilities of all Houle offerings and 3rd parties
Maintain knowledge of and promote all Houle services
5+ years of Audio Visual commercial solution/services industry experience required
Minimum 3 years recent experience as a hands on A/V systems designer
Minimum 1 year recent experience as an A/V systems estimator
CTS Certification with CTS-D preferred
Crestron, Extron, Biamp, Cisco, Polycom, QSC, ClearOne or Certifications are an asset
VISIO drafting software experience required
AutoCAD experience preferred
Accubid experience preferred
Diploma required, Associate's or Bachelor's Degree an asset
Must thrive in a fast paced environment
Must remain calm and professional under pressure
Must be organized and able to manage many projects at one time
Must have excellent communication skill
Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work well with other people
Culture is important at Houle. You must be collaborative in nature. You are a solution focused team player and always willing to learn. You are a bright, ambitious, honest, and straight forward professional. Your personable nature will fit well within the friendly working environment.
The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Houle offers an exciting, enjoyable work environment, competitive benefits package as well as annual bonus and many company sponsored events.
To apply, please visit https://www.houle.ca/current-career-opportunities/ and click on the listing for "Designer / Estimator, A/V". Opportunity will remain open until filled.