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The Walt Disney Company Project Design Manager - Project Hire in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Walt Disney Imagineering makes the impossible possible, by combining innovation and storytelling to bring Disney stories, characters and worlds to life. Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. This talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects. Disney Imagineers are uniquely talented individuals that bring together the best aspects of creativity, innovation, and passion.

Responsible for coordinating, planning, and managing the Environmental Design and Engineering (ED&E) disciplines during the course of a specific project, land, or park including coordination of ED&E efforts with Creative, Show Design, and Production, and Show Ride with accountability for the financial health of the projects.

Responsibilities/You Will

  • Provide architecture and facilities engineering project management and technical leadership from conceptual design through construction of a single themed entertainment project of critical importance to Imagineering and The Walt Disney Company.

  • Act as the representative of the ED&E division on the project core team responsible for the Division Vice President and the Project Manager for the ED&E design process and product.

  • Coordinate with functional management on staffing/costing and strategy issues.

  • Direct the activities of in-house staff and outside consultants in the preparation of construction contract document.

  • Ensure coordination of multi-discipline architectural, environment design, and engineering scopes of work, including integration of all show and ride system requirements and facility impacts.

  • Assemble and manage design schedules, labor estimates, and budgets.

  • Provide technical and administrative directing to maintain project costs within budget with appropriate cost and schedule tracking and reporting.

  • Ensure conformance to all divisional standards and procedures.

  • Oversees design/build consultant as the owner's representative.

  • Make recommendations on bid packages.

  • May act as Project Architect on venue assigned when we self-perform.

  • Directs and leads for venue assigned.

  • Coordinates with Graphics, Themed Lighting, Show Set, and Interiors.

  • Day-to-day technical design management for venue assigned.

  • For venue assigned: Project Manager, Project Estimator, Project Scheduler, Project Division Finance Manager, and Executive of the department.

  • Project Management for the status of project and issues. Participates in and contributes to weekly project staff meetings.

Basic Qualifications/You Will Have

  • Minimum 5 years of experience.

  • Solid understanding of Building Information Management (BIM), Integrated Product Delivery (IPD), Design Assist, and Building Specification Design Program.

  • Ability to assume the role of "captain" of the project team while building trust and loyalty of all team members.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum 10 years of experience desired.

Required Education

  • Graduate of an accredited school of engineering or architecture with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree

Additional Information

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Job ID: 10049339

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Walt Disney Imagineering

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