Audio Visual (AV) Designer

The Toronto office of Smith + Andersen is seeking an Audiovisual (AV) Designer to design and engineer high quality audio-visual systems. You are a team player with excellent communication skills. Committed to providing clients with tailored AV solutions, you enjoy collaborating with project team members to create more usable and dynamic spaces. Continually aware of emerging trends, you champion exciting new technology within the context of industry best practices and Smith + Andersen standards. You are able to take direction well, perpetually pursuing the information you need in order to uphold tight project timelines. Calm and professional, you are respectful while working alongside design teams, contributing audiovisual solutions which will help bring their vision to life.   

Does this sound like you? If so, here are some of the more detailed responsibilities you can expect in this position:

  • Design and engineer high-quality AV systems that meet budgets and project timelines.
  • Produce all project deliverables including tender documentation, design briefs, opinion of cost documentation, site job reports and computer models.
  • Produce AV system drawing packages suitable for bid purposes. Packages may include drawing schedules, device location drawings, sightline studies, conduit risers, etc.
  • Coordinate with architects, interior designers and other consultants to ensure all audiovisual equipment is aligned from an installation and maintenance perspective.
  • Calculate power and heat loads.
  • Attend all project-related meetings including design coordination, bidder review and site construction meetings.
  • Conduct AV system deficiency review visits at the completion of AV installation to verify design and enforce company standards. Produce reports and deficiency checklists.
  • Seek out AV best practices, emerging technologies and process efficiencies in order to refine company standards.

A few more qualifications which will help you with these responsibilities:

  • Two or more years of experience in the field of audiovisual design, engineering, project management or field engineering.
  • Familiarity with electrical, mechanical and telecommunications systems as well as building and electrical codes.
  • Ability to work in a team as well as individually.
  • Ability to work in complex environment often driven by project deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire for advancement and professional development.
  • Experience working at a design consulting firm or an audiovisual integrator considered an asset.
  • Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) designation and Manufacturer Training are assets.
  • AutoCAD MEP or REVIT MEP experience considered an asset.

For more information about Smith + Andersen, please visit our website at To apply for this position, please email your resume and cover letter to Please place the job title and office location in the subject line of the email. 

Appropriate accommodations will be provided to candidates upon request throughout the recruitment and hiring process. Successful applicants will be advised of Smith + Andersen’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

Smith + Andersen is a trusted Canadian consulting engineering firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Ottawa, and Halifax. Founded in 1965, Smith + Andersen has organically grown from an established reputation as trusted mechanical and electrical consultants, reaching new levels of engineering and design excellence in the communications, security and audiovisual fields, and providing enhanced services such as lighting, building automation systems, and intelligent integrated systems design. Thanks to their client-focused approach, Smith + Andersen is able to apply efficient, sustainable, and reliable design and engineering solutions on the most exciting projects across Canada. From fully-integrated hospitals and welcoming schools, to healthy workplaces and secure transit stations, their team has established lasting relationships with public and private sector clients across the country.

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