BBC Studioworks is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC providing studios and post-production services to all the major TV broadcasters and production companies including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Channel 4, Channel 5, and the Endemol Shine Group. Located across sites in Elstree and Television Centre in White City, our London facilities are home to some of the nation’s most watched and loved television shows. Our credits include So Television’s The Graham Norton Show for BBC One, Remarkable Television’s Pointless for BBC One as well as BBC Studios’ EastEnders, Children in Need, Strictly Come Dancing. Also ITV Studios Daytime’s Good Morning Britain, Lorraine, This Morning and Loose Women. We offer world-class studio and post production spaces, equip them with the right technology and engage the most dedicated and talented people in the industry. By doing this, we bring ideas to life.
Purpose of the role
BBC Studioworks is looking for the next generation of talented Engineers .We want people from all backgrounds to join our teams and help achieve our ambitious growth plans. We are committed to supporting you and your career development. You can expect us to challenge you in your role and offer guidance, training and support to achieve your goals.
Studio Engineers undertake duties in our studios and technical areas, operating across the studio as necessary to cover programme and maintenance needs. The Studio Engineer is responsible for the maintenance, , modification and operation of a wide range of broadcast equipment and systems deployed in our Studios, ensuring that all technical facilities necessary to meet programme and transmission requirements are in place. You’ll be working at the highest level of technical complexity under the programme and/or operational pressures.
Supervisory Engineers undertake the same duties as the Studio Engineers but have additional responsibility for leading and supervising the Studio Engineers, both staff and freelance as well as advising operational and production staff on the technical capabilities of studio systems and equipment.
Partner with production and resource teams to ensure operational and production needs are effectively met. Devise ways of achieving the needs of productions by means of technological innovation and development.
Ensure technical faults are cleared, or alternative ways of meeting production or other requirements are identified and implemented with the minimum loss of studio time.
Advise operational and production staff on the technical capabilities of studio systems and equipment to assist them in achieving specific results. This may involve attending planning meetings prior to the production day.
Ensure electronic equipment is maintained and aligned and updated to defined standards and ensure accurate line-up of vision monitoring facilities.
Rig and operate VTRs, servers, DVDs, and other related equipment as required. Carry out associated tape/disc handling activities (eg striping & labelling of videotapes/DVDs).
In some areas perform camera vision control and operate other engineering set up controls.
Prepare equipment for location use, and occasionally provide location support.
Responsible for devising modifications to equipment or systems as required and supervise appropriate field trials. Plan and deliver minor refurbishment projects. Liaise with staff, contractors, and commercial manufacturers before, during, and after major area refurbishments. Supervise and direct acceptance testing of new and refurbished equipment.
Work with BBC specialist departments, contractors, and manufacturers to identify and resolve complex fault conditions or design problems and supervise the implementation of appropriate solutions.
Report and progress housekeeping and area fabric problems either directly with the appropriate manager. Ensure compliance with requirements of Statutory and BBC Health & Safety regulations and that appropriate records are kept.
The Ideal Candidate
Key Knowledge & Skills
- A Studio Engineer is a skilled role that operates autonomously and requires a sound working knowledge of the television broadcast studio environment gained from experience in the industry.
- You will have had experience working in a commercial organisation and will possess an industry-recognised qualification relevant to television broadcast engineering, e.g. a degree, HND, or equivalent.
- Coupled with the technical knowledge and experience of vision, sound, communication, and computer systems relative to a television studio environment, you’ll be confident communicating with your team and customers whilst focused on providing effective solutions.
- With a positive enthusiasm, you’ll conduct yourself with efficiency, tact, and empathy, supporting operational and production staff with expert knowledge. Customer awareness and an appreciation of production requirements are essential, together with proven experience advising on the critical assessment of television pictures and waveforms. You’ll be skilled at prioritising your workload effectively and be able to escalate and delegate work accordingly.
- Supervisory Engineers will require experience of leading, managing and motivating engineers
At BBC Studioworks, we seek people who are passionate about who we are and what we do.
Permanent and 1 year Fixed Term contracts
Supervisory Studio Engineers and Studio Engineers
Locations: London / Elstree
We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
- Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
- Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
- Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days (1 of which is a corporation day) with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.
The situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak is developing quickly and the BBC is keen to continue to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people across the BBC, while continuing to protect our services. To reduce the risk access to BBC buildings is limited to those essential to our broadcast output. From Wednesday 18th March until further notice all assessments and interviews will be conducted remotely. For more information go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/careers/
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About the Company
We don’t 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 you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.
Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.
We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.
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. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.
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