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Peter Hillman

  • Freelance Broadcast Project Engineer
  • Penarth, South Glamorgan, CF64 2NA, UK
  • 10/08/2021
Contractor Engineering Broadcast Engineering

Personal Summary - Optional

BBC trained Broadcast Project Engineer, with over 30 years experience of working on radio studios, Master Control Room areas, communications, video and IT systems.
Specialising in IT systems for Broadcasting - radio playout, digital audio storage and networked IP codecs.
Self-driven, with experience in delivering deadline projects and seeing through to completion.
Worked as a team member on most of the BBC radio station / major broadcast centre moves and refurbishment projects across the UK, dealing with customers and colleagues at all levels.
Video experience - central areas SD / HD-SDI and analogue on SAM routers, Vistek/Probel and Crystal Vision system 'glue', working knowledge of TV studio cameras / vision mixers and video playout systems.


Project Delivery
• Proven track record in delivery of time and mission critical services to customer premises.
• Adept in all aspects of project delivery, from sourcing specialist equipment to managing wiring and installation staff on customer sites with safety a priority.
• High quality end product, with full documentation for maintenance and future modification.

Strategy and Planning
• Worked with customers to meet requirements, timescales and budget.
• Design and specification of complex broadcast and IT systems.
• Managed prefabrication work and acceptance of systems off-site with third-party installation contractors.
• Prepared Risk and Method Statements for on-site working to comply with CDM health and safety regulations.

Broadcast Engineering Skills
• Central Technical Area installations - Analogue & digital audio and video switching and distribution, ISDN codecs setup.
• Installed broadcast centre and transmission links via Telco circuits. (BT and Cable & Wireless/Vodafone.)
• Radio studio design and build.
• Configured and installed communications and multiplexer equipment.
• AutoCAD Lt, Visio and PCB Design Packages (Eagle CAD and Seetrax Ranger) Proficiency.

IT Skills
• Installed and configured IP audio and video codecs
• Installed network routers and switches (Foundry and Cisco)
• Server specification, build and install. Linux Experienced (CentOS & Ubuntu)
• Radio Playout systems (Radioman, Dira and Rivendell server and PC installs)
• Managed structured cabling installation.
• Wide Area Network upgrades to multiple sites.
• Network Engineer on Cisco based network