• AV Project Manager

    Job Location
    # of Openings
    Security Clearance
    Active Secret or Top Secret Preferred
    Percentage of Travel Required
    40% within DC, MD, and VA
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Responsible for the operational success of one or multiple programs with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability. Manage personnel performing daily operational activities ensuring seamless team development and management, program delivery, and quality control. Responsible for initiating, executing, and closing projects, and manage all program stakeholders through direct interactions, reporting, and documentation.


    Extensive Audio-Visual (A/V) industry background is essential to this position and the ability to interface with clients, vendors and personnel effectively on a daily basis.  Candidate needs to be detail oriented, have a strong aptitude for multi-tasking and prepared to manage multiple project schedules and subcontractors at any given time. 


    Candidate will be billable to a variety of projects, spending the majority of their time directly managing awarded contracts, maintaining project schedules, properly allocating internal resources, subcontractors and personnel on the client’s site as work is performed.  For specific contracts, candidate may be required to participate in the development of new solutions for existing clients based on new requirements.  Candidate should stay current with emerging technologies, obtaining certifications as required by the contract and/or organizational goals.  This will additionally include being responsible for monthly reporting to Senior leadership on the status of each specific program/contract.


    • Manage Project Team Leads to achieve project objectives
    • Manage Subcontractors to ensure scope is met according to contract
    • Develop new design standards to meet customers objectives for training rooms, Auditoriums and conference rooms
    • Report to client sites as needed based on project schedules and objectives to ensure projects are being completed on time and properly by the team and subcontractors
    • Manage project budgets to ensure projects achieve projected revenue, cost, and profit targets
    • Employ project management best practices and methodologies providing project and client leadership on behalf of the company
    • Develop and maintain an effective quality control program to ensure services are performed in accordance with the performance work statement
    • Ensure that project deliverables, weekly progress reports, and monthly performance reports reflect the work performed and results as it relates to the company objectives and contracted deliverables
    • Participate in internal planning and reporting processes
    • Coordinate and participate in monthly project status meetings either in-person or via conference call with client stakeholders
    • Work with Project Team Leads to develop objective performance measurements across all program areas, to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation, and goal setting for employees
    • Assist with preparing proposal content, writing, and coordinating proposal efforts throughout the solicitation life cycle
    • Be responsible for the establishment and management of a project methodology incorporating structures, standards, processes, documentation and reporting which fits the needs of the projects and puts emphasis on risk management and timely project delivery
    • Ensure project management standards are followed by performing regular assessments of projects
    • Track the status of projects in the organization based on updates from the Project Team Leads
    • Gather project data and production of information for management review
    • Provide guidance, advice and coaching for Project Team Leads to understand how the organization runs projects
    • Participate in special projects as required by contributing and managing internal organization initiatives
    • Participate in project close outs and functional testing of deployed systems


    • Education:
      • Bachelor’s degree or 5 years’ experience within the Audio-Visual industry
    • Required Certifications:
      • InfoComm/AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS)
    • Preferred Certifications:
      • Crestron 101
      • Crestron DM Certified Technician – 4K (DMC-T-4K)
      • Crestron DM Certified Engineer – 4K (DMC-E-4K)
      • Crestron Digital Media Designer – 4K (DMC-D-4K)
    • Required Knowledge/Experience:
      • Extensive experience with Crestron product line and familiarity with Crestron programming, deployment of Crestron based switching & distribution systems and Crestron Fusion based systems for room scheduling
      • Experience with SMART Technologies and interactive display solutions
      • Minimum of 5 years of recent experience within the Audiovisual industry, specifically deployment of Audio/Video systems within the Federal space
      • Experienced in Audio/Video system design and integration
      • General knowledge and experience with structured cabling, cable terminations, system wiring and Video Teleconferencing wiring
      • Experience in providing customer service, effectively interacting and relationship building with internal and external stakeholders to achieve successful project outcomes
      • Demonstrated capability for problem solving, decision making, sound judgment, assertiveness
      • Must demonstrate an understanding of multi-classification networks, Video Teleconferencing networks and advanced network solution deployment
      • Knowledge and experience with emerging technologies and solutions
      • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with senior management from customer/partner companies as well as senior customer officials
      • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as excellent presentation skills
      • Must be able to understand multi-level customer/user expectations and concerns
      • Ability to set and manage priorities judiciously
      • Keen attention to detail
      • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Microsoft Word & Excel
    • Preferred Knowledge/Experience:
      • Deep understanding in the fundamentals of Audiovisual system design, deployment, testing, maintenance, and system functionality
      • Experience with task based contracts and task based requirements under a large contract
      • Experience and/or professional training for Audiovisual manufacturers such as, but not limited to:
        • Crestron, AMX, Biamp, ClearOne, Barco, Planar, SMART Technologies, Cisco Polycom, Shure, etc.
      • Industry Certifications:
        • Crestron Programming Certifications:
          • CTI-P101 Foundations of Crestron Programming preferred
        • Crestron Engineering Certifications
          • Crestron DM Certified Technician – 4K (DMC-T-4K) preferred
          • Crestron DM Certified Engineer – 4K (DMC-E-4K) preferred
        • InfoComm/AVIXA Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) or equivalent working experience
          • Certified Technology Specialist-Integration (CTS-I) and/or Certified Technology Specialist-Design (CTS-D) would bring additional value
        • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Preferred
      • Experience with large venue deployments for command and control environments, auditoriums and divisible spaces
      • Experience with broadcasting equipment, live audio and supporting large scale townhall events would be valuable
      • Experience with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Video for delivery of project schedule and system drawings
    • Physical Requirements:
      • Must be able to lift over 50 lbs.

    Other Responsibilities

    • Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of the department/contract
    • Team focused attitude and passion for working within a team focused environment
    • Desire to expand knowledge of emerging technologies within the Audiovisual, Unified Communications, Information Technology, Mobile Threat Detection, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity fields
    • Willingness to work with specific vendors and manufacturers to obtain required certifications as dictated by the contract or corporate objections
    • Perform other duties as assigned by Sr Program Manager

    Invest in a company that invests in you! Copper River provides its employees with ample opportunities for career growth and development. Tuition reimbursement is offered to help employees further their education and skillset. Other perks include Open Leave, 401k matching with immediate vesting, Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage.


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    Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


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