Director of Technical Engineering-FL
5907 Turkey Lake Rd Orlando, FL 32819
JOB SUMMARY: The Technical Director will be responsible for leading the attraction technical/pm team in developing the technical approach for all major elements and then providing oversight during execution with the vendor. Primary tasks include concept feasibility, scope of work development and review, vendor assessment and selection, vendor oversight, risk identification and mitigation, field installation strategy, oversight of field test and adjust and SAT. In addition to the safety and technical aspects of the job, budget, schedule and creative constraints will be incorporated into all decisions.
Makes direct engineering contributions to projects as required relative to engineering, code and standards compliance, client Specification compliance, and technical systems achievement of creative and business goals.
Review/approve all Ride/Show scope of work and RFPs.
Reviews/develops the technical plans and progress for projects as assigned. Enforces client’ s specifications, standards, and technical contracting methods.
Leads the project technical team in assessing and mitigating technical and schedule risk.
Assists with Patent pursuit and defense.
Oversee ADA compliance for Shows and Rides. Develop and execute innovations/inventions that provide increased accessibility.
Drive safety improvements across project. Monitor compliance with regulations and internal standards; develop new safety technologies; and ensure that safety protocols reflect theme park best practices and cutting-edge ideas.
EDUCATION: Associate’ s degree (AA) is required in a Technical field. Bachelor’ s degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is preferred. Master’ s degree in a related field is preferred.
EXPERIENCE: 15 Years: Required Project Vendor Management experience with significant in-field installation related experience. 5 Years: Required related experience. Theme Park specific experience is highly preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.