London - West




Senior Guarantee Engineer
Video Europe require an experienced and highly motivated individual required to guarantee small to large OB's and multi-cam shoots, with our innovative fleet of OB trucks and flypacks.
About the Role

Video Europe are looking for a confident and experienced individual to take charge of the department and importantly, look out for new tech trends and keep VE up to date with the latest changes and innovations. 

As our only staff engineer, this will be a fantastic opportunity to make the role your own and to move the department into the future, so this is a role suited to individuals looking to take a step up from a standard GTY level role.

Key Responsibilities:

You will be working primarily on locations throughout the UK, occasionally worldwide, to guarantee a variety of Outside Broadcasts as well as spending time in our Uxbridge base for offsite preparations and maintenance. As Senior Guarantee Engineer, you will be delivering an exceptional service to our clients and providing technical advice and guidance to your colleagues and freelancers.

You will have the chance to work on a variety of TV productions in the UK and around the world.  You will have the opportunity to work in Video Europe’s flagship 4K HDR outside broadcast truck, built specifically to work in the world of live digital cinema and is the only truck of its kind in the UK. 

It is important that you show an interest in the digital cinema business, as well as Outside Broadcast, as the two work alongside one another.

N.b. Our trucks are currently based in Uxbridge, this may be subject to change, but they will remain in the South East. You will also be required to work from our Battersea offices on occasion. 

About You
The ideal candidate will ideally have the following experience:
  • Maintenance and operation of equipment used on OB trucks, flypacks and other installations.
  • Provide exceptional, front facing customer service to clients while maintaining a professional attitude with colleagues and freelancers.
  • Knowledge of UHD, HDR, IP and HD baseband vision systems, coupled with an interest and desire to learn about emerging technologies.
  • A strong understanding of the latest IP standards.
  • A strong understanding of HDR and 2020 colour space.
  • Devise, support and implement the development of innovative solutions.
  • Work collaboratively with production teams and colleagues to ensure that operational and production needs are effectively and efficiently met.
  • Ensure that technical faults are cleared, or alternative ways of meeting requirements are identified and implemented with the minimum loss of time.
  • Operate camera colour balance and other engineering set up controls.
  • Work closely with the audio and communications departments to understand common project goals.
  • Work closely with tech managers, including suggesting ways to streamline projects and innovate.
  • Follow up on faults, contact manufactures to arrange replacements and returns.
  • Involvement with build and refurbishment projects.
  • Up to date knowledge of the principles of safety at work as applied in the TV industry.
  • Standard GTY duties such as OB Truck opening and closing for travel, dealing with mains power feeds, checking for safe operation, accurately line-up vision monitoring facilities.
  • Desire, if you don’t already have knowledge of it, to learn and work with digital cinema kit on multi-cam shoots using our OB trucks and flypacks.
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and impeccable fault-finding skills necessary.
  • Full, clean driving licence required.

Next Step
To Apply:
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