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Senior Technology Consultant II

at Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

Posted: 9/23/2019
Job Reference #: 1181
Keywords: patient

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Houston, TX

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A leading comprehensive engineering design and consulting firm, SSR provides innovative solutions for clients with facility and infrastructure challenges. To meet client needs, SSR has multiple locations across the US. Working with a diverse group of individuals in a variety of markets, our team of experts partner with our clients to deliver advanced solutions that last.

SSR is committed to providing opportunities and benefits to colleagues that promote living fully.Through various competitive benefits and programs available, SSR supports the health, well-being, and personal growth of its employees. SSR offers benefit options including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a generous contribution to employee-owned Health Savings Account, 401(k) with matching up to the full IRS maximum, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other employee incentives and wellness programs.

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Looking for a Senior Technology Consultant II for Houston


The Senior Technology Consultant II leads the development of medical voice/data and communications system design and functionality to support the clinical workflow strategies and achieve desired patient outcomes defined for the project engagement.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performs project management duties for the team on assigned projects through the establishment and management of the project plan, which is made up of team man-hour budgets, the project schedule,
    and QA/QC
  • Develops the design approaches and concepts on assigned projects
  • Develops proposals, narratives, specifications, and presentations for clients
  • Creates the project budget and prioritizes spending based on forecasted costs of technology and
    client needs
  • Performs specific engineering studies and design analyses such as load calculations, conduit fill ratios,
    and growth percentages
  • Ensures that company technical policies and procedures are practiced during the execution of projects
  • Reviews shop drawings, records changes, and provides feedback to designers based on project specifications
  • Maintains frequent communication with the owner, architect, and contractors
  • Conducts site visits during construction to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications, owner expectations, and building codes
  • Actively participates in professional organizations and/or client groups where the technical reputation
    and image of the firm may be enhanced
  • Maintains a focus on keeping up with industry trends and changes with continued self-education and training
  • Acts and performs activities inside and outside the office consistent with ethical engineering standards
  • Supports and assists in the development of new business opportunities



  • Performs resource management duties for the location such as weekly man-hour assignments and allocation
  • Assures that services are commensurate with professional standards, client requirements, and corporate objectives
  • Oversees and guides project teams in carrying out design and tasks with a focus on driving Total Project Success (TPS)
  • Reviews unusual or complex design problems and provides guidance for their solution
  • Responsible for the technical quality of work performed within the location, overseeing the technical staff’s implementation of project QA/QC plans developed by project managers
  • Biweekly review of PMKP for updated B’s and C’s
  • Monitors project bookings for the location and understands the local market


  • Works with the Technology Operations Manager to maintain proper staffing and skill levels for current and planning for future needs of the department
  • Evaluates the performance of technical staff and provides salary and bonus recommendations for the location
  • Provides input into the hiring process; provides suggestions on the employee lifecycle, including offers, hiring and firing. Final approval will come from the Technology Operations Manager.
  • Approves timesheets and expense reports per company policies and project allocations
  • Works with the Technology Operations Manager to plan and execute employee development plans setting individual goals with colleagues in the respective location through the performance management process and providing for the necessary development to achieve goals
  • Creates and supports an environment of collaboration and engagement within the location, partnering with the local Operations Director
  • In collaboration with the Technology Operations Manager & other department heads, establishes expectations and processes to achieve effective inter-discipline coordination and communication

An ideal candidate will possess the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Information Technology, Information Systems, or relevant degree
  • Ten years applicable experience in a consulting engineering firm
  • Three years of experience managing projects from small to large scope and complexity
  • An expert within the discipline low voltage systems
  • Registered BICSI, RCDD preferred but not required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) software
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of low voltage systems such as nurse call, audio visual,
    public address, security, phone systems, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of NEC, NESC, NFPA, FGI, BiCSi TDMM and other industry related codes
    and standards
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local construction laws and regulations
  • Basic accounting knowledge and how to create and maintain budgets
  • Knowledge of resource allocation
  • Knowledge of contracts and project management
  • General understanding of industry-specific software (i.e., Revit) and discipline-specific software

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