Job Vacancy: Senior Engineer

SONA is a multi-award-winning luxury home technology company based in Cheshire, and a CEDIA Member of Excellence.  Our projects are primarily fully integrated luxury systems and cinema rooms in the North West of the UK with some projects across the country and abroad.

SONA are looking to recruit our next engineering stars, representing the SONA brand in the field.  This role is far more than engineering; where attitude, approach and work ethic is everything.


The Person

A proactive and passionate individual who wants to be part of a brand dedicated to continuous improvement and impeccable standards.

You need to be task focussed and detail oriented, with excellent time management and organisational skills.

Someone who enjoys seeing a task through to completion and wants to be proud of the work they have carried out and of their contribution to projects.

A confident and clear communicator, with the ability to thrive under pressure, going above and beyond when needed.


The Role

This is a full-time position. The role of a SONA Senior Engineer is to build on and reinforce the trust and assurance behind the SONA brand.  The systems you work on and install will be to world-class SONA standards.  Approaching systems with a no-compromise attitude means that you leave work feeling a sense of accomplishment and of fulfilment, knowing that client’s lives at home will be less stressful and more relaxing, because when they press a button everything works seamlessly and beautifully.


Beyond a client’s impression – the system will be easy to maintain and service for the SONA team in the future as everything is installed to the highest standards and clearly documented for any future works.

The work you carry out, plays a huge part in our reputation, and the perception of SONA by our clients, partners and other trades – we want you to be proud of being part of that team and confident that clients know they can depend on SONA.

Your work will include the following:

  • Installation and commissioning of home automation equipment including but not limited to:

– Infrastructure cabling and termination.
– Network routers, switches and wireless access points.
– Lighting processors, modules, interfaces and keypads.
– Intercom and entry systems.
– Audio processors, amplifiers and switchers.
– Video processors, switchers and transmission equipment.
– Various forms of speakers.
– Various forms of display devices such as televisions and projectors.
– Lighting processors, modules, interfaces and keypads.
– Integrated control processors, modules and user interfaces.

  • Fault finding and troubleshooting both on and off-site.
  • Interpretation of system schematics and construction drawings.
  • Creating and maintaining accurate up-to-date installation records and on-site reports
  • Providing clear updates and reports to Site Managers, clients and project partners.
  • Sharing of out-of-hours (18:00 – 22:00) support provision on a weekly rota.
  • Following SONA internal processes and procedures and contributing to their ongoing review and improvement.
  • Liaising with other departments to ensure a clear flow and progression of works.
  • Commitment to safe working practices and maintaining Health and Safety requirements.


Essential Experience and Qualities

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the custom installation industry, in the high-end residential or marine sector.
  • Experience in cable termination and rack building. Photographs showing examples of your work is required.
  • Experience in home automation, networking, lighting and audio video systems such as Crestron, Control4, Cisco, Lutron, Ruckus, Sonos, Wyrestorm.
  • The capability to read, understand and translate technical drawings including layouts, schedules and schematics.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Strong trouble-shooting skills, with the ability to analyse and reflect to determine the best possible solution for clients, not necessarily the quickest and easiest option
  • The willingness to stick with things until they are ‘done right’ not just ‘done’.
  • High personal standards of presentation and the desire to ensure cleanliness, tidiness and safety standards are upheld.
  • Approachable, yet professional with an extra mile mentality towards everything you do.
  • Team player, who takes an interest in what’s happening around them and is always looking for the opportunity to progress and be recognised as a valued member of the team.
  • Excellent time management, organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks.
  • Ability to thrive under pressure and go above and beyond when needed.
  • Full clean UK driving license.


Optional Experience

The following experience is all advantageous but not essential

  • Familiarity with D-Tools System Integrator software.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Visio software.
  • Lutron Homeworks programming certification.
  • Crestron system programming course (all levels).
  • Control4 Automation Programmer Certification.
  • Knowledge of advanced networking concepts such as subnets, CIDR notation and VLANs, and configuration on Draytek, Netgear, Ruckus and Cisco Meraki equipment.


Part of the interview process will involve a practical assessment of your physical installation techniques, approach and problem solving abilities.

Sounds interesting?  We’re looking for exceptional people to join our team and we want to hear from you.

Stand out from the crowd by sending your CV with a cover letter and photographs of your work.

Email your CV & cover letter to by the 28th of May.