Outside Broadcast Engineer (Multiple Positions)

An exciting opportunity to join the Outside Broadcast team at a leading technical and broadcast services company.


Our client is a company which has been at the forefront of new innovation in sports technology  for over 70 years. They provide highly complex technical solutions including  outside broadcast, broadcast services, graphics, and other services to major high-end customers in the British sports industry and key terrestrial and satellite broadcasters.

In a period of expansion, our client is looking to recruit several talented engineers across the UK.


OB Engineers will be required to fulfil a wide range of engineering tasks on location covering video and audio signal quality, camera racking, communications, links, rigging, testing, establishing external feeds, troubleshooting in a live sports OB environment.

The OB engineer will support the Guarantee Engineer and Unit Manager on-site, assist other members of the crew to ensure delivery of a high-quality service.

At base the OB Engineer will participate the planning and preparation of larger fixtures. Trainee Engineers will also be expected to undergo HGV driver training.

It is expected that the OB Engineer will cover Guarantee Engineers on occasions after gaining suitable experience.


The successful applicant will have:

  • Good understanding and experience in the following technical skills:
    • HD-SDI and/or IP Broadcast systems
    • End to end signal flow of broadcast camera systems
    • Broadcast matrices, switchers, talkback and ‘glue’
    • RF knowledge with radio cameras, links and radio talkback systems
  • Competent working with electrical supply systems (up to 63amp single phase)
  • Knowledge and experience of Outside Broadcast and live sports broadcasting is desirable
  • Practical approach to problem-solving to rectify faults
  • Calm leadership approach on site, overseeing and mentoring OB Engineers.


An attractive salary is available to the successful candidate.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a UK-leading broadcast services business as it embarks on its exciting period of growth. If you feel this is the right role for you and if you are fully eligible to live and work in the UK without restrictions, then please click the 'apply' button to send a CV and covering letter.

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