London - Central




Head Engineer – L5505
A fantastic opportunity to work within a well-known, long form post production facility.



Our client is an independently owned award-winning post production company based in the heart of London.




As Head Engineer, you will lead a team of multi-disciplined engineers that are responsible for technology across the business units and sites.


Key responsibilities:

  • Apply industry best practice, company policy and critical security and maintenance practices are followed at all times
  • Promote career development across a range of technical disciplines and productive working relationships with team members in the engineering and operations team and the wider company departments they support
  • Proactively manage all maintenance and technical support of all equipment and infrastructure within the facility, prioritising minimal downtime and with minimal impact to clients
  • Work closely with the other HODs and Engineering team to cost, plan, and project manage the rollout or overhaul of services and systems within technical departments
  • Work with the Managing Director to set appropriate budgets for both departmental and companywide projects, ensuring all known operational and engineering expenditure is accounted for
  • Work with suppliers and service partners on obtaining quotes and plan/receive orders
  • Work with vendors and service partners to make sure that all support and service contracts are up to date
  • Lead a compliance team to ensure the highest standards of security whilst meeting any existing agreements with trade bodies, studios or project specific agreements
  • Oversee all corporate disaster recovery and business continuity practices in line with the company DR policies
  • Keep up to date with market trends and the leading technical advancements by working with vendors, trade shows and publications to keep up to date and drive forward technological advancement to benefit clients and staff
  • Work closely with the Facilities Manager to make sure suites and technical areas are maintained to required standards
  • 3rd line support for Offline, Online, Grade and Audio suites.




You will be an experienced Engineer with team management skills, ideally coming from a post-production background.


You will have extensive experience of hardware, software and disciplines used within the production and post-production industries including Avid Media Composer & Pro Tools, Autodesk Flame, Baselight, Media storage platforms such as Nexis and Pixit.




If your skills & experience fit the above requirements and you would like to talk to us about this role, please apply online attaching your CV in WORD format.



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  • Your details will be sent directly to the Consultant who is handling this role
  • We aim to respond to candidates within 14 days.


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