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.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• 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.
• 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