Graduate Vision Engineer

Website Timeline Television Ltd

Industry-leading provider of broadcast technology and services

About the Role

We are looking for a Graduate Vision Engineer, who will work primarily at Ealing Studios and Ealing Broadcast Centre with occasional work at other Timeline locations as necessary to cover programme and maintenance needs. The Graduate Vision Engineer is expected to achieve high level skills in the maintaining, aligning, modifying and operating the wide range of broadcast equipment in both the remote production and OB’s. The Engineer is required to work at the highest level of technical complexity under programme and/or operational pressures.

Programme Length

This a two-year development programme including secondments to various engineering departments, giving you the opportunity to expand your knowledge and develop practical skills for an exciting and rewarding career in vision engineering. As a Graduate Trainee, you can expect to put all the theory you have learnt at university into practice within an innovative organisation that will put you at the forefront of new and exciting developments in broadcast technology.


Our Graduate Vision Engineer role could be right for you if you are interested in pursuing one of the following careers in both Remote Production and Outside Broadcast:

  • Vision Engineer
    Vision Guarantee Engineer
    Broadcast Engineer

Development and Learning Expectations / Responsibilities

Learning and developing your skills whilst participating in our Graduate Programme will also involve:

  • Supporting the development of innovative solutions
    Maintenance and operation of equipment used at the Ealing based facilities with opportunities to work on OB Trucks, Flyaway’s and other Timeline installations
    Working collaboratively with production teams and Timeline colleagues to ensure that operational and production needs are effectively and efficiently met
    Fault finding and potentially creating alternative ways of meeting requirements
    Accurate line-up of vision monitoring facilities
    Rigging and operating equipment as required
    Operating vision equipment such as SAM Vision Mixers, Grass Valley Multiviewers, SONY CCU’s & RCP’s and AXON routing software and hardware
    Involvement with build and refurbishment projects
    Familiarisation with video routers and routing software
    Developing the fundamental skills and knowledge you will need to thrive within the broadcast industry

Following appropriate training and as required, performing general operational duties including:

  • Rigging between production control rooms and data centres
    Dealing with mains power feeds, ensuring for safe operation
    Operating and managing RF systems
    Sound, camera and vision systems rigging, movement and de-rigging
    Rigging and de-rigging of monitors, and a wide range of ancillary OB equipment


You will hit the ground running, working directly alongside our skilled engineers, getting hands-on experience on projects in outside broadcasts and studio productions for our major broadcast clients. After a full induction, we will also offer you a mix of internal and external training, and you will have access to your own mentor to support your career development.

About You

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Up to Degree/BTEC level or equivalent
    Basic knowledge and experience of vision, sound, routing, communication, RF, IP and computer systems as they relate to Outside Broadcast technologies
    Knowledge of UHD and HD vision systems, coupled with an interest and desire to learn about emerging technologies including IP distribution formats such as SMPTE 2110 and 2022-6
    The ability to make critical assessment of television pictures and waveforms as necessary
    A positive, enthusiastic manner with an ability to react tactfully and sympathetically to requests from clients and colleagues is essential
    Customer awareness and good interpersonal & communication skills
    Ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
    Good problem-solving skills
    Good fundamental knowledge of IT and TCIP networking infrastructure
    Good knowledge of the principles of safety at work as applied in the TV industry
    Ability to work as part of a team and remain calm under pressure
    An awareness of the need to gain and retain the confidence of the customer to ensure an ongoing business relationship
    Willing to work within all Timeline policies, working practices and Health and Safety guidelines
    Willing to work away from home for extended periods and travel extensively if required
    A willingness to be contactable and available at short notice on off-duty days to respond to incoming work or to assist colleagues
    Clean UK driving licence

Previous experience in an operational role in Studio facilities and or Outside Broadcasting is desirable.

Please note that this is a shift-based role and involves unsociable hours and weekend work.

Why join Timeline Television?

In addition to being part of a company that is at the forefront of cutting-edge broadcast technology, we offer a range of perks and benefits such as the Cycle to Work scheme, private health care, a medical cashback scheme and a ‘legendary’ Christmas party! (Covid permitting of course!)

You will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects that really matter, and we offer a variety of training and development opportunities.

The Open Day for this role will be week commencing 10th January 2022

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the Timeline Team – whether that is working in our engineering or technology roles or being part of our non-technical teams. We believe the more diverse our organisation is the more we are reflecting society and ensuring we are selecting from the broadest talent pool.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief.

You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.

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