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Principal Audio Engineer - Motorsport [Ref PA043] - Permenent


Orpington, Kent


£45k per annum, plus fantastic benefits

Our client an iconic and very prestigious sports company and global brand are currently recruiting for Principal Audio Engineer (Motorsport).


This is a very exciting time to join the company as they go through a significant period of change and expansion. 


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. To install, commission, maintain and operate the inventory of broadcast audio equipment at race events and elsewhere as required, such that our audio product fully meets broadcast requirements, specifications and ethos

  2. To design & specify upgrades and project manage changes to the audio engineering infrastructure, both at race events and in the UK, in order to continue to meet the current and future broadcast requirements, as appropriate

  3. Attend production and engineering planning meetings, providing input into the process and develop audio equipment deployment plans that deliver the desired broadcast audio design

  4. To keep abreast of developments in TV broadcast audio engineering and consider how these may be incorporated into future engineering solutions

  5. To prepare detailed costings for upgrades and projects being undertaken and keeping within those projected costs once authorised

  6. To rig, commission and then following the event, de-rig the broadcast infrastructure at race events

  7. To produce reports as required 

  8. To operate safely at all times in line with company health and safety requirements

  9. To undertake other duties within your capabilities as your manager may assign to you from time to time


Essential Qualifications

  • At least an HND in English, Media Studies or equivalent

  • Ideally educated to degree level



  • Experience of audio mixing / production for live tier 1 outside broadcast events is essential

  • Thorough experience of broadcast audio operations, sound desks / consoles and microphone types

  • Ability to plan sound console configurations, microphone placements and other audio equipment deployments to meet the requirements of our broadcast output

  • Fully familiar with 5.1 and Atmos audio production techniques

  • Operational experience of a broad range of broadcast technologies would be advantageous

  • Experience in Project Management would also be advantageous


Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of audio systems engineering and operational practices

  • Knowledge of digital and analogue audio standards and measurement

  • Knowledge and experience of using a wide variety of microphone types, their appropriate use, strengths and weaknesses for specific applications

  • A high degree of computer literacy

  • Excellent attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines

  • Good communication skills

  • Good organisation skills

  • Able to multitask & work under pressure

  • Flexibility in approach to work

  • Knowledge of streaming, and social media platforms desirable

  • Knowledge of a broad range of other broadcast technologies, infrastructures, operations and equipment would be advantageous

  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD


Personal Qualities

  • Self-motivated & highly organised

  • Focused, thorough, resourceful, flexible

  • Ability to work unsupervised and as part of a team

  • Ability to prioritise

  • Excellent time management

  • Logical, with attention to detail and an ability to see the bigger picture



  • EU driving licence - please note own transport is essential as the office location is not serviced well by public transport

  • Ability to travel