Revantage

Senior Associate, Senior AV Engineer

Job Locations US-Chicago

WHO WE ARE 

Revantage is a Blackstone Company that provides a highly skilled employee base, best-in-class processes, and state-of-the-art technology to multiple Blackstone real estate portfolio companies. Sectors include Hospitality, Industrial, Multi-Family, Office, Retail, Senior Housing, and Manufactured Homes. 

 

Revantage, headquartered in Chicago, is one of three global offices that includes Revantage Asia and Revantage Europe.  

 

WHAT WE VALUE: OUR CULTURE 

Creating a culture that inspires change and momentum require the right team. We know what it takes to lead an industry, and are looking for leaders who seek constant growth, want to excel, and continuously improve upon themselves and the industry. The culture at Revantage is built on our shared core values and commitment to be: 

  • Achievers – We expect high standards for ourselves and enable the success of our teams 
  • Enthusiasts  We face challenges with optimism and believe anything is possible 
  • Leaders  We commit to continuously improve our performance 
  • Learners – We learn from our challenges and successes 
  • Partners  We deliver value and positive impact to our partners 

WHY THIS ROLE IS VALUABLE   

Revantage has a strong culture of collaboration and communication and the importance of a strong Audio Visual/Meeting/Conferencing capability is crucial to achieving this. We have an opportunity to assess and improve our current, robust capabilities and are looking for a thought leader to take us into the future. 

 HOW YOU ADD VALUE 

  • Lead the development, designimplementation and support of Revantage’s corporate AV solutions, meeting rooms, conference rooms and training rooms 
  • Develop long-term strategies and capacity planning for meeting future AV equipment and corporate technology needs 
  • Manage the daily video conference operations and all corresponding audio visual related items  
  • Manage the audio visual services staff members, including recruiting, mentoring and monitoring employee productivity and performance 
  • Investigate internal system customizations and/or modifications to reduce vendor fees and implement the improved configurations 
  • Monitor and audit conferences for quality and user experience, recommend and oversee enhancements 
  • Collaborate with organizational policy-makers to establish and enforce proper AV practices and procedures. 
  • Advise on the purchase of new AV equipment; assist with its installation.  
    Conduct research on, and make recommendations for, AV products in support of procurement and development efforts 
  • Set up, configure, test, maintain, monitor, and troubleshoot teleconferencing equipment, multimedia devices, televisions, monitors, projectors, recording equipment, speaker sets, digital cameras/camcorders, and other presentation equipment 
  • Perform onsite analysis, diagnosis, and resolution of complex AV hardware problems for a variety of end users, and recommend and implement corrective solutions, including offsite repair as needed 
  • Build and maintain a spare parts inventory for all AV equipment. Review and analyze audio visual system development requests to determine the level of IT support required, assignment of priorities and scheduling 
  • Develop and recommend new policies and procedures that enhance current audio visual processes and provide quality assurance 
  • Collaborate with the Manager of Collaboration Systems, research advances in audio visual services, and present recommended improvements  

WHAT YOU BRING TO THE ROLE 

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in a technical field or heavy work experience in a similar environment 
  • 7 years of professional experience as an Audio-Visual Engineer and/or Leader 
  • Advanced knowledge of standard audio visual services' tools and methodologies 
  • Ability to be hands-on but also lead 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)  
    Strong project management skills 
  • Strong organizational skills 
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines and prioritize responsibilities 
  • Ability to work independently and under own direction and initiative 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 
  • You're not satisfied with "good enough" solutions 

PERKS FOR YOU 

  • Competitive salary, overall compensation, and 401(k) 
  • Work-life balance offerings include: 
    • Remote work policy 
    • Productivity Hours – weekly meeting-free work time 
    • Bi-weekly Summer Fridays 
  • In-house and external learning & development opportunities 
  • Generous health insurance and wellness benefits 

EEO Statement 

Our company is proud to be an equal opportunity employerWe celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our employment decisions are based on individual qualifications, job requirements and business needs without regard to race, color, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, religion, disability, citizenship status, national origin, pregnancy, veteran status and/or any other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, if you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please email talent@revantage.com. 

 

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