Facility Design Manager
100 Universal City Plaza Universal City, CA 91608 | Contract to Direct
Responsible for the Architectural and Engineering resort-wide destination design and management for new and existing, international and domestic projects. Also manages the resources, finances, and schedule of that project.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Manages Architecture and Engineering designs for Resort Wide international and/or domestic projects, accomplished with in-house support of the project team or various consultants.
- Configures layout components for Park Wide sites of new Theme Parks, attractions, and/or Hotels.
- Manages phases of schematic design through construction documents including the bidding process by coordinating with the design team, operations, consultants and project management staff.
- Screens and selects a contractor to support the field after the bidding process is negotiated through the general contractor or director to the owner for the area development scope.
- Performs presentations and interfaces with the creative team/project management staff during and at the completion of each phase to validate design intent and cost targets.
- Performs site development design and management for new attraction, hotel and resort-wide land uses.
- Reviews requirement evaluations for outside design resources and forecasts for resource requirements for each phase of the project.
- Monitors Architecture and Engineering team expenditures.
- Delivers weekly progress reports on the status of the project and other outside Architecture and Engineering design efforts.
- Researches and diagrams regional aspects for a new projects.
- Oversees construction in the field including identifying and resolving discrepancies between construction and drawings and/or design intent.
- Presents design information to senior management and other team members.
- Directs consultants and direct reports through the design phases from preliminary/master planning through project administration.
- Interfaces with joint venture partnerships, operations for the parks/attractions/hotels, and governmental agencies for the common goal of project intent.
- Works within the team structure to establish and maintain common cost/schedule goals.
- Interfaces with domestic and/or International staff for on-going quality control of existing projects.
- Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
- Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
- Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
- Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
- Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret spread sheets.
- Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
- Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Education & Experience:
- Bachelor’ s degree is required from a four-year college or university in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Administration, Construction Management or a related field.
- Professional license in architecture and/or engineering is preferred.
- 10-15 years’ document production experience for the entertainment industry is required.
- 10-15 years’ relevant design and construction/project management experience.
- 10+ years’ thorough knowledge and experience of theme park projects including operations, maintenance, major ride/show systems, and construction is preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.