• Head of Engineering and Techincal Operations - IAAF World Championships -12 Month FTC

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 3 hours ago(16/10/2018 10:53)
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  • Overview

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    The Broadcast engineering team will be looking after host broadcast (HB) facility, and rights holder broadcasters' (RHBs) unilateral requests for the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.


    Once an RHB has acquired rights from the IAAF, they need unilateral services to broadcast the World Championships (WCH) and also to personalize their programs.


    The Broadcast Engineering Manager is responsible for the coordination, planning, and successful operation of the technical equipment and services that are required, both at the main stadium, and outside race venue.


    The Broadcast Engineering Manager is responsible for the overall planning and coordination of all broadcast technical infrastructure at the IAAF World Championships and, during the Championship itself, for all technical installations and operations.


    This is a demanding senior leadership role providing engineering and technical direction across the implementation of host broadcasting services for IAAF Productions, a joint venture between ITN Productions and IAAF. IAAF Productions is the host broadcaster for the 2019 World Championships in Doha, Qatar.




    • Preparing the technical venue infrastructure such as cable bridges and pathways, technical compounds, media seating and commentary facilities, special camera systems, power coordination and all detailed technical layouts and documentation for the main
    • stadium and outside race venue
    • Managing technical and broadcast operations and standards
    • Manage technical supplier relationship
    • Working closely with the local organising committee to manage and coordinate power supplies and distribution to all technical areas
    • Planning and implementing the broadcast infrastructure, workflow and operations at the main stadium and outside race venue to ensure proper technical delivery and support to host and unilateral broadcasters
    • Planning, preparing and coordinating all technical operations, infrastructure and needs at the main stadium and outside race venue
    • Provision of technical operations and services across all outputs
    • Coordinating all technical installations and testing at each of the stadiums
    • Ensuring delivery of all multilateral and unilateral technical services to achieve the highest technical standards during the World Championships
    • Working closely with RHB’s to ensure a high level of service delivery
    • Working closely with Broadcast Operations team
    • Finding alternatives and solutions. and putting emergency procedures in place in case of problems
    • Overseeing all technical aspects of broadcast facilities and ensuring that operations meet approved international standards
    • Preparation of suitable & relevant documentation
    • Ability to manage and work within a budget

    These are the main requirements of the role and is not an exhaustive list of duties. It is intended to reflect the nature, range, and context of the work, which will change over time.



    • At least 8 years experience in a senior broadcast engineering role for international major events
    • At least 10 years outside broadcast experience
    • At least 10 years working in a live broadcast environment, delivering OB and host broadcast facilities
    • Electronic engineering qualification
    • Ideally this candidate would also have a Broadcast IT background
    • Highly Organised
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Excellent Autocad skills
    • Project Management skills
    • Excellent Office 365 skills including MS Visio, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
    • Excellent documentation skills
    • Ability to work well within a team
    • Self-motivated, responsible and able to work without supervision
    • Able to react quickly to change
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Quick understanding of complex matters with an excellent attention to detail


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