MCR Engineer

    • Manchester, United Kingdom

From the frozen seas of the Antarctic, to capturing the heated rivalries of sporting events worldwide, NEP has been behind powerful production for more than 30 years. Today, we provide a complete spectrum of outsourced solutions that help bring world-class live sports, entertainment, music and corporate events to life.

Technology is constantly changing within the broadcast, live events and media solutions industries, so staying fresh and innovative is not optional-it's essential. That's why NEP embraces cutting-edge solutions to consistently support premier content producers and deliver exactly what our clients want. At NEP, we leverage our global scale to create custom client-centered solutions coupled with local service-virtually everywhere in the world. Our employees love working on projects that offer the scale, high visibility and technical complexity that challenges the team to continually learn.

Our Core Values & Culture

At NEP, our values are based on our collective passion, integrity, innovation and a one-team approach that we bring to everything we do. Our goal is to build lasting relationships with clients by delivering final results that are bigger, better and more exciting than expected. And everyone at NEP is committed to doing just that. At NEP, we're proud of the work we do to help our clients produce the best productions available. Our tradition of innovation and excellence are contagious. Come and be a part of it.


  • Undertake operational duties in support of the MCR Team Leader and the MCR Manager
  • Quality control and integrity checks of all incoming and outgoing video and audio signals
  • Monitor the status and performance of operational systems and ancillary equipment, taking corrective action
  • Communicate fault conditions to engineering support staff, customer and service suppliers and generate incident reports
  • Information handling and dissemination using telephone, VDU, off air monitoring sound and visions, email
  • Undertake the establishment of occasional use services (including taking and making bookings when necessary), at short notice, in accordance with customer requirements
  • Coordinate services with customers, satellite operators and third party providers
  • Respond to alarms/warning in accordance with procedures
  • Undertake routine testing, preventive and corrective maintenance of transmission systems and ancillary equipment
  • Operating master router switcher and ensuring in-house clients requirements are met
  • Use the NEP Connect scheduling systems to check lines booking and coverage details


  • HND or Degree in Broadcast/Electronic Engineering
  • Preferable 2 years' experience in MCR/Teleport Environment
  • Live withing an hour traveling distance to base
  • Excellent level of PC proficiency
  • Familiarity with broadcast system standards and waveform measurements;
    • HS-SDI, SDI,3D, Dolby, AES/EBU, MPEG, System M, System N, System B, System I, 525,625,720,1080 line systesm, ASI, DVB-S/S2 etc.
  • Operating a wide range of equipment including IRDs, Sat Modems, HPAs, Up-converters, down converters,
    • encoders, multiplexers, stat muxes, spectrum analyser, Standard Converters, VTRs, DVDs, Waveform Analyser, Broadcast routers, RBUs, ISDNs, Talkback units
  • Extensive knowledge of:
    • RF and uplink systems
    • Encoding and Multiplex systems
    • Conditional Access systems
    • Broadcast Video Standards
    • Video Routers
    • Talk-back systems
    • Booking systems included ScheduALL
    • Video Monitoring Systems

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