Broadcast Engineer - Broadcast Project Engineer - Playout

  • Location

    West London, London

  • Sector:

    Broadcast Technology

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Up to £350 per day + inside ir35 via umbrella

  • Contact:

    David King

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months +

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:

    ASAP within 2-4 weeks

  • Consultant:


Video Broadcast Engineer or Broadcast Project Engineer with Playout Support experience for an International Broadcaster based on site in West London working on a day shift 9-6. 6 Month contract initially.
Broadcast Engineer is a hands-on position responsible for maintaining the technical integrity of Cloud and On-premises broadcast playout. The engineer will primarily be providing assistance to the UK Tier 2 Support Team; assisting in trouble shooting on air issues, liaising on live events, working on set projects and more routine tasks. Contract is Rate via umbrella, £350pd (inside ir35). Start ASAP or within 4 weeks. This role will be on site 5 days PW in Chiswick West London (so must be suitably located and have the right to work in the UK)

Required Experience
-2 to 5 years' experience in Broadcast Media environment in a similar Broadcast Engineering Support role.
-Knowledge of cloud-based fundamentals and current technological offerings of vendors such as Amazon AWS is highly desirable.
-Demonstrated knowledge of serial digital broadcast equipment and measurement equipment.
-Preferred understanding of broadcast automation systems. Mediator and Pharos is a plus.
-Basic experience with Linux, Windows OS, VMware, AWS EC2 and Knowledge of basic network troubleshooting using ubiquitous OS tools (ex. ping, trace route, netstat).
-Working knowledge of remote support tools such as RDP, VNC, Telnet, and SSH.
-Ability to understand system drawings and signal flows. AutoCAD skills is a plus.
-Demonstrate the capability to patch around video signals and take other emergency corrective actions rapidly to maintain on-air status of television networks. Escalate to Management during -high-priority incidents or during a loss of services.
-Good written and verbal communication skills needed to coordinate both within our department and between departments in various global locations.
-Ability to work occasional unsocial hours & some overnight shifts.
-This position is considered an essential position. This means that during times of inclement weather, emergencies, or when access to the workplace may be impeded, that employees in this -position are expected to report to work to support business continuance, unless otherwise instructed by his/her direct manager.


Collaborate with the Broadcast Engineering team to understand the current technical needs and balance with future needs.
Work closely with management to determine priorities relating to development and refinement of workflows and technologies.
Must be able to handle high pressure multi-tasking situations.
Excellent customer service, client management and communication skills required.
Excellent problem solving and organizational skills and ability to prioritize tasks are a must.
Create and maintain standard operating procedures and system documentation for all broadcast systems.
Support other Media Engineering responsibilities and duties as assigned (i.e. support of front line duties)
Engage and assist in all learning opportunities within the department. Continued development and constant collaboration is key to our team's success.
Understanding of signal routing control systems to route video/audio and Video -over-IP signals.
Compilation of Standard Operating Procedures and documentation in support of Maintenance and Operations.
Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and meet the demands of a complex work environment.
Continuous refining of procedures, development, training, and collaboration is a key to our team success.

We also have some other Broadcast Shift engineer roles and MCR roles coming up as well as Post Production Support.
Please send us a new CV if you are interested in these also.