The Walt Disney Company Development, Manager in Glendale, California

At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

Position serves as FOS’ primary contact with WDI project team(s) supporting development of new attractions, lands and gates for Parks and Resorts. Partners with FOS groups to develop or contribute to deliverables required to support WDI and FOS development processes. Provides timely updates on project status, issues and concerns to partners and FOS leadership. Supports evaluation of alternate means/methods/materials balancing lifecycle costs and project budgets. Partners with appropriate groups across FOS, Operations and WDI to effectively develop new attractions, including "never done before".

Responsibilities :

  • Develop, review and revise required deliverables (e.g. maintenance inputs/requirement, spares strategy, risk assessment, engineering standards, turnover deliverables) to support capital authorization request.

  • Evaluates candidate designs to ensure maintainability and sustainability within assumed operating costs for show, ride and facility systems.

  • Evaluate deviations from existing standards/practice/means/methods/materials and propose/review recommendations with appropriate stakeholders.

  • Develop and distribute timely reports on status while elevating issues and potential solutions to appropriate leaders for resolution.

  • Keep safety in mind for all efforts.

  • Represents or acts as liaison for all FOS groups but alerts partners to engage on critical issues and decisions.

  • Effectively partners with operating groups (e.g. Operations, Foods, Merchandise) while leading FOS groups to ensure a successful project delivery.

  • Effectively influence WDI and FOS senior leadership and other business units that consist of creative disciplines, architects, engineers, designers and or technicians.

  • Establishes critical external alliances. Shows consistency in words and actions. Obtains full engagement through inspiring communications.

  • Develop execution strategies and estimates (e.g. manpower, travel, equipment, etc.) to provide support to multiple projects and teams. Reviews progress and evaluates results.

  • Identifies appropriate direction, resources and environment needed for success. Translates strategy into specific priorities, objectives and action plans involving the larger and more important projects or more than one critical project. Manages projects, processes and resources to produce desired outcomes.

  • Recommends/develops changes in procedures.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with development of theme park assets and sustaining operations for Disney.

  • Pursues excellence with integrity, passion and courage. Creates an environment that encourages creative thinking and supports risk taking.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills to peers and senior leaders.

  • Strong project management and negotiation skills.

  • Strong computer skills - familiar with word processing, spreadsheets, model viewers.

  • Extensive knowledge of and familiarity with Disney standards.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with U.S. industry and international standards (e.g. ASTM, SAE, ASME, ANSI, DIN, ISO, AWS, MIL Specs, etc.).

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with U.S. industry and international standards for facilities (e.g. UBC, IBC, CBC, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Strong computer skills - SolidWorks (preferred), AutoCAD.

  • Professional Engineering registration

Required Education :

  • BS Engineering, BS Technology, Construction Management, Architecture. Alternate degrees will be considered based on proven applicable work experience.

Preferred Education :

  • MS Business Adminstration

  • MS Engineering ABET Accredited

  • Alternate degrees will be considered based on proven applicable work experience.

Additional Information :

©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity.

Job ID: 526427BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts