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Vision Guarantee Engineer – Ealing Broadcast Centre (EBC)

  • Timeline Television Ltd
  • Ealing, London, UK
  • 04/05/2022

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an expanding team at our remote production and studio centre in West London, home to 9 production control rooms, 3 physical and virtual studios and 17 edit suites. The role is perfect for engineers looking for a regular and predictable schedule but with the potential opportunity to work on other productions and systems to develop their skills further.

The Role

The engineer is expected to be a customer-friendly representative for all things vision-related. You will bring your strong knowledge of Vision Mixers, Routers and control systems to be able to deliver productions to a high technical standard.

You will be primarily focused on a single client with a Mon-Fri shift as the primary technical point of contact for all technical vision requirements.

Main Duties

  • Provide support to Timeline’s Ealing Broadcast Centre, supporting production clients with a focus on regular shows, occasionally working with ad-hoc shows and clients
  • Provide customer facing technical support and guidance, at times being the most senior member of Timeline technical staff on site
  • Ensure that any technical faults during production are either resolved or suitable workarounds put in place to minimise disruption to production output
  • Install and reconfigure equipment as and when required dependent on production requirements
  • Assist the project team in the design and development of new systems and facilities at the EBC
  • Ensure that the customer experience at the EBC is unrivalled during the planning process and on the day of the production
  • As an ambassador, you will champion Timeline as a first-class destination for production companies and broadcasters
  • Maintain effective working relationships across the Timeline TV business
  • The role will be focused on a Monday to Thursday show with a late on and off airtime

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Broadcast engineering experience in either a Studio/facility or Outside Broadcast environment
  • Extensive problem solving and fault-finding skills
  • Knowledge of broadcast control systems in particular the EVS Cerebrum Control system
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting and configuring Vision Mixers, in particular, the Grass Valley Kahuna and Kula switchers
  • Knowledge and experience of supporting Studio equipment including Sony camera channels, Remote radio / Steadicam equipment and Prompter systems
  • Knowledge and understanding of a wide variety of glue and router systems including both traditional SDI routers, Hybrid/De-embedding matrixes, and IP systems
  • Knowledge and experience of IT and Networking in relation to the broadcast environment
  • A strong communicator who can influence others. Able to deliver key information in a timely and accurate manner to a range of stakeholders, and at all levels
  • A proven customer-focused approach that generates repeat business; able to remain calm under pressures and to react tactfully to unusual requests from production clients
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with leadership experience; able to prioritise a complex workload and meet deadlines individually, and as part of a collaborative team


You will be eligible for a variety of employee benefits including but not limited to:

  • Private health care
  • Medical cash benefits
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Travel insurance

Please provide us with a copy of your CV and a short cover letter to outline your experience and salary expectations.