* 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 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 UPR 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 UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.* Performs other duties as assigned.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Potential indirect and/or direct supervision of Managers of facility design, depending on the project.
SCOPE: Influences decisions of major nature. High degree of tact & diplomacy to obtain favorable.
* 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: Bachelor's degree is required from a four-year college or university in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Administration, Construction Management or a related field.
EXPERIENCE: 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.
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.
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