Engineering Project Lead (Broadcast Media)

Toronto, ON

Work at CBC/Radio-Canada

At CBC/Radio-Canada, we create content that informs, entertains and connects Canadians on multiple platforms. Our successes and accomplishments are driven by embodying and upholding values, which include creativity, integrity, inclusiveness and relevance. 

Do you think you have the ability and drive to keep up with this exciting, ever-changing industry? Whether it be in front of the camera, on air, online or behind the scenes, you would be joining a team that thrives on making connections and telling stories that are important to Canadians.

Behind the scenes, but ahead of the curve: help us develop the next-generation public broadcaster.

Created in 2015 to align, lighten and modernize infrastructure, the Technology & Infrastructure (T&I) team is the backbone and the future forward arm of CBC/Radio-Canada. We are the people that make stuff work. We make connections; between media content, systems, people and places. We are the space in between.

A place with purpose. CBC/Radio-Canada has always been a highly regarded pioneer of media technology. Not just in Canada, but around the world. Today, we’re transforming ourselves from conventional radio and television broadcasting into a modern digital media company. Technology is the driving force and we are the team making it happen. 

The opportunity

CBC/Radio-Canada operates one of the world’s leading technology infrastructures and one of the largest private networks, which distributes its content and services exclusively across the country. CBC/Radio-Canada is looking for a hands-on, detail design oriented Engineering Project Lead to join our Engineering team, to both lead and take part in projects focused on deploying technology. This is a full time permanent position, and the successful incumbent would be based in Toronto or Montreal, working primarily on local projects, with eventual and occasional travel to various other sites nationally.

What’s in it for you?

Challenges. We spend our days solving problems on an unbelievable scale. Media systems workflows are highly specialized and complicated; updating, installing and supporting technologies that are organization-wide and that impact broadcasting content is a time-sensitive, complex technical feat. And that’s just the beginning. You will manage the end-to-end project implementation from proposal and procurement to design, implementation, testing and handover, in accordance with CBC/Radio-Canada and industry standards as well as current federal and provincial regulations. Additionally, you will be afforded in working with cutting edge technology in data management, cloud migration, IP for broadcast, Automation and security and reliability.  

Perks you can look forward to:

  • Four weeks of vacation
  • Work from home opportunities
  • Good compensation package
  • Free language classes
  • Opportunities to work with cutting edge technology
  • Opportunities for continued learning and professional development
  • A creative and dynamic work environment, where your ideas and contributions can be heard, valued and respected
  • A supportive management team committed to upholding the highest standards of diversity and inclusivity

As our new Engineering Project Lead you will:

  • Create concept designs for review with our business partners.
  • Design in detail, innovative, practical solutions to complex problems.
  • Regularly meet with stakeholders to determine requirements and solutions.
  • Create and track the schedules and budgets; monitoring progress.
  • Prepare schematic, layout drawings and installation instructions.
  • Oversee the procurement from writing proposals to evaluating tender responses.    
  • Responsible for the implementation phase.
  • Verify system performance and ensure that identified deficiencies are rectified
  • Prepare documentation for ongoing operation and maintenance of facilities.

What you bring :

  • Hands-on detailed design and implementation of operations facing production workflows and content distribution systems for radio, television and digital platforms as it relates to broadcasting will be considered as an asset
  • Practical experience with SMPTE 2110 standards, NRCS system, Camera Chain, Post Audio/Video editing tools, live graphics system including AR and VR
  • Knowledge of integration and deployment of technologies across an organization, including web, virtualization, storage, security and networking principles
  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Science or Engineering, or a Diploma In Applied Science and Technology
  • Experience in Project Management is preferred, specifically with the Agile approach
  • Membership, or eligibility to become a member, of the provincial Engineering Association (PEO, OIQ, … etc) is an asset
  • Strong and influential verbal and written communication skills in English and French considered a strong asset
  • Strong analytical skills, with an innate ability to think through complex issues and design innovative solutions, as well as digging further into issues, removing roadblocks and presenting solutions for immediate and long term
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with peers, partners, clients, management, and external vendors, in addition to being able to effectively translate technical requirements to non technical business needs
  • Ability to work efficiently on a number of projects at different stages with multiple priorities, never losing sight of the details
  • Ability to adapt to new tools and technologies quickly, all while staying up to date with industry best practices
  • Ability to travel to different CBC locations to oversee different phases of projects.

Candidates may be subject to skills and knowledge testing.

Think this job is meant for you but worried you don’t have it all? At CBC/Radio-Canada we know that not everyone takes the same path when it comes to building their skills. Hands-on experience, intelligence, innovation, a passion for learning and a team-focused approach can combine to form the best set of qualifications. If you feel you meet 70% of the requirements we are seeking and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest.

CBC/Radio-Canada is committed to being a leader in reflecting our country’s diversity. That’s because we can only create and tell the stories that connect Canadians, by having a workforce that mirrors the ever-changing makeup of our country. That’s why we, as an employer, value equal opportunity and nurture an inclusive workplace where our individual differences are not only recognized and valued, but also extend to and pervade all the services we provide as Canada’s public broadcaster. For more information, visit the Diversity and Inclusion section of our website. If you have accommodation needs at this stage of the recruitment process, please inform us as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to

You are invited to consult and familiarize yourself with our Code of Conduct, which can be found on our corporate website. All employees must adhere to the Code as a condition of employment. We also invite you to take a look at our policy on conflicts of interest. In the event that you become an employee, it will be important to inform us, as quickly as possible, of any situation that, because of your hiring, constitutes or could appear to constitute a conflict of interest.

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