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Guarantee Sound Engineer

  • NEP
  • Bracknell, UK
  • 18/11/2021

Job Description

Job Description

 

The role of Guarantee Sound Engineer is an exciting and key technical role within NEP UK’s Sound department, working on a range of NEP projects with our fly-pack systems, fleet of UHD and HD outside broadcast trucks and new future-proofed IP capable trucks, with an aim of progressing to a Guarantee Broadcast Sound Engineer. You will be tasked to deliver high standard OB solutions to our clients’ specifications.

 

The new generation of NEP UK trucks all feature hybrid routers, with either baseband or IP video routing. The Audio routing is presented to the routers as MADI, then handled as either TDM streams or Audio Live streams, depending on the video format. This allows for scalable systems, and integration of flypack and truck systems for larger scale events. The trucks are built around a network environment. As a Guarantee Sound Engineer, you will continue to develop your knowledge and utilise Calrec Sound desks, Telex Talkback systems, Dante Networks and devices and Axon Cerebrum control systems. You will also be asked to deliver remote production solutions in a variety of formats and styles.

 

This position will include travel and evening/weekend working. Full clean driving licence is essential.
 
What you will do:
  • Guarantee small to mid-sized ad hoc outside broadcasts domestically and internationally
  • Understand of sound operations and be able to operate as a Sound Guarantee on all types of OB’s.
  • Understand and fault find faults with sound and communications systems.
  • Work closely with the Vision, VT and Camera departments to understand common project goals.
  • Understand the workflow of our UHD & IP units and work towards guaranteeing these units.
  • Assist Senior Broadcast Sound Engineers in the design, planning and deployment of major projects worldwide.
  • First-line fault-finding and repair of a range of broadcast audio equipment
  • Specify any audio hire requirements to allow the Hire division to book the necessary equipment.
  • Perform simple mixing operations if required.
  • Help to manage and maintain current software and firmware versions of relevant equipment


Requirements

  • Either
  • Degree/HND level (or equivalent) in a relevant technical or scientific discipline;  
  • Vocational qualification in a media engineering technology field; or
  • Strong evidence of suitable in work learning and development, complimented with relevant practical and theoretical training.
  • Prior experience working in a role as a Broadcast Engineer is essential (typically a minimum of 3years work experience).
  • Prior experience of guaranteeing HD/UHD trucks and fly-pack systems is advantageous.
  • Be able to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the production practices and engineering workflows adopted in outside broadcast.
  • Good networking and IP infrastructure knowledge.
  • Full clean UK driving license