Broadcast Engineers

About the Role

We are looking for a Broadcast Engineer to join Timeline’s broadcast engineering team supporting the technical facilities of the BT Sport facility which includes four HD broadcast studios, 1 UHD and 9 HD galleries, a large post production village, multi-channel MCR and playout operation.

Main Duties

  • Maintain and operate equipment in Studios, MCR and associated technical areas.
  • Work closely with production teams and other technical departments to ensure that the operational needs of BT Sport, production partners and 3rd party shows are met effectively.
  • Work on technical installation projects for BT Sport, 3rd parties and production partners.
  • Achieve the technical requirements of programme makers by means of innovation, development and work with R&D teams from vendors and clients.
  • Ensure that technical faults are resolved quickly, or alternative solutions implemented, so that the broadcast output and studio operation is not impacted.
  • Ensure that all electronic equipment is maintained and aligned to defined standards and is modified and updated as required.
  • Prioritize the daily support workload and meet deadlines individually and as part of a first-line support team.
  • Rig, operate and monitor equipment including cameras, lighting and vision systems, projection equipment, studio graphics and other systems as required.
  • Configure and route sound and vision feeds around the BT Sport facility using BNCS.
  • Operate and interrogate a broad range of systems and retrieve logs for analysis.
  • At times you may be required to work at other Timeline sites or on location.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Broadcast engineering training and qualifications.
  • Experience in a customer facing role with excellent service and communication skills.
  • Good understanding of end-to-end production processes and the ‘live’ transmission chain in a broadcast environment.
  • Excellent trouble shooting and diagnostics skills.
  • Experience of vision, sound, routing and communication systems for TV studio environments.
  • Ability to make critical assessment of television pictures and waveforms.
  • Good knowledge of computer systems, IT and TCP/IP networking infrastructure.
  • Good documentation writing skills.
  • Previous experience with any of the following will be highly regarded: Sony Vision Mixers, Sony 2400 cameras, BNCS, GVG Vision Mixers, Axon/GVG/Evertz Glue, Evertz Muliviewers, NCAM AR tracking system.
  • A team player and ability to remain calm under pressure.

This is a 7/14 shift-based role which includes weekend work and some night shifts


We offer an opportunity to work with collaborative and helpful team members across all locations. You are also eligible for a variety of employee benefits including:

  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Travel insurance.

We organise regular social events across different locations, giving an opportunity to get to know employees from all over the company.


Location: BT Sport

Contract: Permanent / Full Time