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Operations Engineer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

BBC Wales’ Technology department delivers and supports the technical requirements of programme makers located at all our studio facilities across Wales. This includes maintenance support, communications, project delivery and technical innovation. The role is based in Bangor, but provides support for BBC Wales’ staff working in Wales and beyond.

Role Responsibility

Engineers may work as part of a team or work independently to maintain the required service. They will carry out engineering tasks that are complex and for which full technical information may not be available.

They should appreciate the technologies and systems which support BBC Wales’ production and transmission operations for TV and Radio. They will be required to work as a part of the engineering support team on current projects, dealing with operational support and faults.

They are required to repair faults quickly or to identify and implement alternate ways of providing programme requirements to overcome technical problems and maintain the continuity of work in the production area. In addition there may be occasions where you will be required to drive a pool/hire car to provide support at all/any BBC Wales’ sites/OBs where the individual holds a valid driving licence.

Are you the right candidate?

You’ll have broad technical knowledge, including an understanding of complex systems built from many separate components.

You’ll be experienced in supporting a broad range of IT technology, and understand how broadcast technology is converging within this domain.

You’ll have experience in problem solving and fault finding in electronic and/or IT systems.

Experience in supporting a wide range of technologies in a broadcast, Media or production environment is desirable, for example linear and non-linear edit systems, media management systems, camera systems, audio and video recorders, analogue and digital distribution and so forth.

An understanding of Satellite broadcast systems and their operation would also be desirable.

Package Description

For this role  /  Ar gyfer y swydd yma:

(d) Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

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 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

Permanent Contract

About the BBC

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, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here



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