Broadcast Engineer

About the Role

As a Broadcast Engineer you will provide engineering support to the technical facilities of the BT Sport broadcast facility which includes four HD broadcast studios, 1 UHD and 9 HD galleries, a post production village, multi-channel MCR and playout operation. The successful candidate will join the broadcast engineering team and will be based at the BT Sport Studios in Stratford, East London.

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

  • A minimum of two years’ engineering experience in a similar broadcast environment.
  • Training and qualifications relevant to broadcast engineering in a studio facility.
  • Comprehensive appreciation of end-to-end production processes and a good understanding of the ‘live’ transmission chain in a broadcast environment.
  • A positive, enthusiastic manner with the ability to react tactfully and sympathetically to requests from production staff and clients.
  • Experience of working in a similar customer facing technical support role.
  • Knowledge and experience of vision, sound, routing, communication and computer systems as they relate to a television studio or broadcast environment.
  • Excellent trouble shooting and technical issue diagnostic skills. Able to monitor/report on the progress of tasks in a constructive and appropriate manner.
  • Able to make a critical assessment of television pictures and waveforms as necessary.
  • Good knowledge of file-based formats, workflows and technologies.
  • Good understanding of IT and TCP/IP networking infrastructure.
  • Experience of writing clear documentation for projects, repairs and upgrades.
  • Effective communication and good problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to remain calm under pressure.
  • Previous experience with any of the following systems and equipment will be highly regarded:
    • Sony Vision Mixers
    • Sony 2400 cameras
    • BNCS control system
    • GVG Sirius routers
    • GVG Vision Mixers
    • Axon/GVG/Evertz Glue
    • Evertz Multiviewers
    • NCAM AR tracking system
  • Experience and qualifications in Broadcast IP will also be highly regarded.

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 also organise regular social events across different locations, giving an opportunity to get to know employees all over.


Location: BT Sport

Contract: Permanent / Full Time