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247 Broadcast Engineer

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Job Introduction

Engineering Operations is part of BBC Engineering division. The department actively helps BBC programme makers create and deliver great content across radio, TV and online. Engineering Operations is principally responsible for supporting live and recorded programme output all day, every day across News Group, Radio and BBC North in Salford. As a support department our role is to make life as easy as possible for those using theBBCs technology, while minimising the amount of Licence Fee we consume in doing so.

The Engineering Support group within Engineering Operations provides support for studios and broadcast infrastructure, digital production systems and PC and Mac desktops across domestic and international offices.

Role Responsibility

24/7 Engineering Operations Support Broadcast Engineers are responsible for delivering a high quality support service on behalf of the BBC. They ensure that equipment and systems used to create, capture, manipulate and distribute BBC content meet targets for availability, performance and safety. Technicians, Engineers and Principal Engineers support and enable multi-media production and broadcast activities to ensure the BBC provides a quality service to its audience. It is essential that role holders understand the needs of the business and the pressures faced by production teams.

The Ideal Candidate


  • Experience of working on broadcast systems in a live TV, Radio or multi-media environment
  • Demonstrable, theoretical and practical, knowledge of broadcast systems including digital audio platforms, applications and techniques including Video and Television, in use in the broadcast support environment
  • Experience with Graphics (eg VizRT), Apple Mac, Automation, and Robotic systems is preferable.
  • Considerable experience of diagnosing and fixing technically complex problems across a variety broadcast systems
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate clearly using a range of styles, tools and techniques to explain technical issues to a wide range of people
  • Experience of providing a high quality service in a demanding environment
  • Excellent ability to identify requirements and to recognise whether these can be met effectively from the resources, timescales skills and funds available
  • Experience of prioritising conflicting requirements, often working under pressure in rapidly changing situations
  • Awareness of all aspects of Health and Safety, including electrical safety within broadcast environment
  • Experience in managing conflicting demands in situations of pressure where priorities are rapidly changing
  • Knowledge of best practice frameworks based on ITIL or Service Management principles (including Change, Configuration and Release) and how/why they can be applied
  • Awareness of all aspects of Health and Safety, including electrical safety within broadcast environment

Package Description

various contracts -Full time.

Location: New Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA

Grade 6H

About the Company

We dont focus simply on what we do we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure youve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below. Youll be asked questions relating to them as part of your application for this role.

The BBC is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and therefore strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of their background.

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