Broadcast Engineer – BT Sport

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Timeline Television Ltd

This is an opportunity to work in BT Sport’s award-winning broadcast facility located in vibrant HereEast, with Canalside restaurants and bars on its doorstep, a free onsite gym with regular classes and a subsidised restaurant for staff. You will get the chance to work on a variety of sports and entertainment programmes for BT Sport’s core programmes such as the UEFA Champions League and Rugby Tonight as well many external productions such as BBC’s NFL Show, ITV Sport’s studio shows and entertainment shows.

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 UHD & HD facility which includes three broadcast studios, ten galleries, a large post-production village, multi-channel MCR and playout operation.

Main Duties

Ensure that the operational needs of BT Sport, production partners and 3rd party shows are met effectively and that the technical requirements of the programmes are achieved by means of innovation and development.

Respond to all stakeholders in a positive, friendly, and proactive manner
Rig, operate, monitor and maintain equipment including cameras and vison, augmented reality, studio monitoring, vision switchers, Routers and modular products in the studios, MCR, CAR and associated technical areas
Work on technical installation projects, configure and route sound and vision feeds using BNCS control system
Operate and interrogate a broad range of systems and retrieve logs for analysis.
Ensure that technical faults are identified and logged, then resolved.  Implement alternative technical solutions as required
Engage with suppliers for service agreements, repairs, and to order spares
Comply with the safety regulations, ensure the electronic equipment is aligned to the defined standards and keep appropriate records

This is a shift-based role which requires weekend work and an occasional (but rare) night shift.

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 Switchers, Sony 2400 cameras, BNCS, GV Vision Switchers, Axon/GV/Evertz Glue, Evertz Multiviewers, NCAM AR tracking system
Knowledge and/or experience in UHD and IP Broadcast systems preferable
Ability to learn, and able to keep up with technical changes within the Industry
A team player and ability to remain calm under pressure


You will be eligible for a variety of employee benefits including but not limited to:

·     Private health care

·     Medical cash benefits

·     Cycle to Work scheme

·     Travel insurance

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