CALLING ALL OB ENGINEERS!

Location
Regional
Salary
Competitive
Posted
22 Aug 2018
Closes
13 Oct 2018
Sector
Broadcasting
Job Type
Permanent

Job Title: OB Guarantee Engineer / OB Engineer  
Salary: Competitive
Location: Regional

 

Outside Broadcast Guarantee Engineer


Overview: My client is the leading technical service provider for a unique sporting industry with over 70 years’ experience of providing technical services.
 

Job Purpose:

  • OB Guarantee Engineers will have overall responsibility on location for ensuring all technical facilities are delivered on time and to the highest possible standards. These include leadership of the engineering team, deployment of the OB Unit, guarantee responsibility for all inputs and output, signal delivery to customers and supporting the Unit Manager to the customer and stakeholders.  
  • The Guarantee Engineer will ensure all SOP's are followed, will lead the resolution of faults or Incidents promptly - delegating where appropriate – and ensuring the overall engineering standards are maintained and improved.
  • It is expected that the Guarantee Engineer will cover Unit Managers on occasions and after gaining suitable experience.

 
 
Skills & Experience

  • Excellent knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable
  • Deep understanding of HD-SDI and/or IP Broadcast systems
  • Strong competency in use of electrical supply systems typically up to 63amp single phase
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with end to end signal flow of broadcast camera systems
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with broadcast matrices, switchers, talkback and ‘glue’
  • Strong RF knowledge with radio cameras, links and radio talkback systems
  • Competent in use of broadcast IT systems
  • Practical approach to problem-solving to rectify faults and/or establish a ‘work round’
  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations.
  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Willingness to educate, develop and mentor all OB engineers
  • Comfortable with working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the weather.
  • Adept at MS Office and Broadcast IT


Requirements/Qualifications

  • Degree level of education in engineering or media/broadcast or similar
  • Ability to work under pressure, to ‘tight’ deadlines while remaining calm
  • Demonstrable team leadership skills ideally on location
  • Strong inter personal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Ability to identify and improve processes and procedures
  • Able to take ownership and see through to resolution
  • A full clean UK driving licence preferable  

 

Outside Broadcast Engineer


Job Purpose

  • OB Engineers will be required to fulfil a wide range of engineering tasks on location covering video and audio signal quality, camera racking, communications, links, rigging, testing, establishing external feeds, troubleshooting in a live sports OB environment  
  • The OB engineer will support the Guarantee Engineer and Unit Manager on-site, assist other members of the crew to ensure delivery of a high-quality service.
  • At base the OB Engineer will participate the planning and preparation of larger fixtures. Trainee Engineers will also be expected to undergo HGV driver training.  
  • It is expected that the OB Engineer will cover Guarantee Engineers on occasions after gaining suitable experience.

 
 
Skills & Experience

  • Good knowledge of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting desirable
  • Knowledge of HD-SDI and/or IP Broadcast systems
  • Understanding of broadcast IT systems
  • Familiar with key broadcast systems such as camera channels, matrices, switchers etc.
  • Competent in use of electrical supply systems typically up to 63amp single phase
  • Practical approach to problem-solving to rectify faults and/or establish a ‘work round’
  • Physically fit to manually move equipment to all appropriate locations.
  • Able to plan tasks and prioritise effectively
  • Appetite for continuous learning across all aspects of Outside Broadcasting
  • Willingness to educate, develop and mentor junior/trainee engineers
  • Comfortable with working at heights, in isolation and exposed to the weather.
  • Adept at MS Office and Broadcast IT

Requirements/Qualifications

  • Degree level of education in engineering or media/broadcast or similar
  • Ability to work under pressure and to ‘tight’ deadlines
  • Strong inter personal skills to communicate effectively and be part of a team
  • Proactive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Willingness to perform 1st line maintenance
  • A full clean UK driving licence preferable 

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