Engineer in Charge

Outdoor Sportsman Group

Fort Worth, TX

Title:  Engineer in Charge (EIC)

Department: Production SkyCam

Business Unit: SkyCam

Location: Fort Worth, Texas

Reports To: Independent Contractor or OCE 

Job Type: Contract


Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) is an American Sports and Entertainment holding company based in Denver, Colorado. KSE is committed to providing world class sports and entertainment for both live and broadcast audiences. We are the employer of choice as the owner and operator of Ball Arena, DICK’S Sporting Goods Park, the Paramount Theatre, 1STBANK Center, Denver Nuggets (NBA), the Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Colorado Mammoth (NLL), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Altitude Sports & Entertainment, Major League Fishing/Fishing League Worldwide (MLFLW), Winnercomm, Outdoor Sportsman Group and SkyCam. 

SkyCam® is a leading designer, manufacturer and operator of mobile aerial cameras systems.  SkyCam® plays a significant role in changing the way live sporting events are broadcast, including NFL, NBA, NHL, etc.


Nature of Work:

Under general supervision, the main duty of the Engineer in Charge (EIC) is to ensure the safe and effective deployment of the SkyCam system through sound processes and operations and effective communication between the Technical Operations manager and Sky-NOC. 


Examples of work performed:

  • Acts as on-site manager for equipment and crew at an event, and a point of contact for other crews/EICs in the field. 
  • Interfaces directly with the client, venue operator or other crew leaders to ensure safe and proper installation.  
  • Provides guidance to and mentoring of SkyCam crew. 
  • Capable of field repairs and directing other crew members with the setup and operation of the equipment. 
  • Familiar with the operation of all necessary tools and the various pieces and parts to assemble and rig the system. 
  • Works under the direction of the NOC & Technical Operations Manager regarding the deployment of the system and the maintenance and repair of the systems. 
  • Communicates all technical needs and irregular operations to the NOC and TOM
  • Provides final report on all live events.
  • Documents all deployments as required
  • Manages and participates in site surveys.
  • While on client job sites, responsibilities include, but not limited to:
    1. Equipment setup and operation.
    2. Crew.
    3. Interfacing with client and venue personnel.
    4. Equipment field repairs as directed by the Director of Engineering.
    5. Safe operation of equipment (weather, equipment breakdowns, etc.).
    6. Complete Tech report for each job.
    7. Report and directly communicate all equipment issues and recommendations to the CTO.
    8. Provide updates to site surveys as needed.
  • Ensure all safety schedules and protocols are flowed including Pre-Flight, NOC, and flight parameters
  • Participates in various meetings, as required, such as staff, operational and organizational meetings.


This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business needs. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority. 


Working Conditions & Physical Demands:

  • The noise in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Extensive domestic and international travel; must possess or able to obtain US Passport.
  • Extremely high stress environment, fast-paced with multi-level distractions.
  • Ability to work extended hours; nights, weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Valid Driver’s License as required.
  • of remote camera systems for live events and sports broadcasts. Including NFL, NBA, NHL, etc.



  • Minimum
    1. High school diploma required.    
    2. A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in media, broadcasting, technical, engineering, or production industry. Proficient in the use of MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook. 
    3. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.
  • Preferred
    1. Bachelor’s degree preferred (AS or Technical School acceptable)

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • As the face of SkyCam in the field, the candidate must have the ability to manage through complex situations in a professional manner.   
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills with a strong work ethic.
  • Skilled in the use of computers.
  • Electrically and mechanically inclined, proficient with hand tools and electrical test equipment.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Possesses good analytical and creative skills.
  • Strong communications skills and eagerness to collaborate with different people.
  • Comfort with working in a rapidly changing environment and open to innovative ideas.
  • Ability to work extended hours and weekends as required.
  • Extensive domestic and international travel; must possess or able to obtain US Passport.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Kroenke Sports & Entertainment (KSE) provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.