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.
- 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
- Childcare vouchers
- 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.
The closing date for applications is 15/12/2018