Want to be one of the hundreds of people that work together to make Formula 1 happen? We need a Broadcast Transmission Engineer to add their skills to the force behind the sport.
Ensuring the performance of the Circuit Communication Ring (CCR) Track Systems fibre network, your work will be split between the Event Technical Centre at the race circuits, and our Media & Technical Centre in Biggin Hill.
Reporting into the Track Systems Team Manager, you will:
Help to support and liaise with other departments/customers, to fault-find problems or provide solutions to requests as they arise.
Working with Senior Engineers to take ownership of business areas and operational relationships to act as a point of contact for technical advice, fault reporting and repair feedback.
Optically testing, inspecting and commissioning the CCR fibre optic ring at F1 events using optical test equipment and end-face cleaning procedures
Work within project design, implementation and documentation to the highest standards providing reliable and resilient technical solutions
As the fibre optic service provider, you will assist in supporting, configuring and monitoring the system for the broadcast, IT, and communications network.
Represent the team and its systems in technical meetings.
Mentoring and developing Technicians
First hand support for track side systems including: Track cameras, FIA marshalling, Telemetry, data acquisition and timing as well as paddock systems and F1 team integration.
Collaboration with stakeholders to optimise technical solutions whilst utilising existing available resources.
Undertaking race event preparatory work and be able to liaise with F1 departments to ensure CCR race planning is completed in adequate time.
Work with line manager and senior engineers to continually explore the most effective and efficient way of maintaining and managing all technical systems.
Able to provide support to test, service and terminate single/multimode fibre using a variety of connectors.
Confident in general wiring practices and termination of data/power cables when required.
Take ownership of systems to ensure that the design and workflows are continually adapted to meet ever changing business needs and make the most of technical advances.
Keep an interest in new technologies and developments in relation to Track Systems, including contributing in system design and project team involvement.
Required to ensure the upkeep of equipment list/manifests and liaise with freight department, order new consumables and technical products when requested.
A degree in broadcasting/telecommunication engineering discipline or relevant experience with actual experience in technical broadcasting/communication systems.
HNC/HND in broadcasting/telecommunications/general engineering
Knowledge of fibre optical technologies
Proven history of system design and implementation
Experienced in TCP/IP Ethernet networks and configuring switches on a LAN network
Ability to perform in depth root cause analysis of system workflow and equipment faults and go back to first principles when necessary if faced with an unknown situation.
Experience with configuration and use of OTN system
Proven experience and understanding of technical wiring diagrams
Capable of performing the rig and de-rig duties as required for a team member
Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
MS Windows literate particularly in Word, and Excel
Proactive nature and willingness to suggest new ways of working within a changing and growing company environment
Ability to create strong relationships with other colleagues
Able to communicate clearly and remain calm under pressure
Can travel frequently to perform an operational role at international circuits for occasionally over two weeks at a time
The willingness to work long, unsociable hours both in the UK and overseas
EU driving license, desirably with experience driving abroad
Be the force behind Formula 1!