Manager Technical (Universal Creative)

Orlando, Florida
Not Specified
Oct 01, 2016
Nov 30, 2016
Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts™, which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal™. We are ideally situated in Orlando, Florida, which has become widely known as the theme park and resort capital of the world. We are responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all resort and theme park concepts for all of Universal vacation destinations worldwide - Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as new destinations planned for Europe, Asia, and the United Arab Emirates. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world.

The Technical Manager will monitor and expedite the design and development of show and / or ride systems for theme park attraction(s) under contract with vendor(s), and will provide insight, scheduling, and consultation services on behalf of Universal Creative core team during all aspects of work progress. Other assigned tasks may include assisting with updates for Show and Ride technical specifications, Scope Templates, and Companion Documents, show and ride systems research, patent pursuit and defense duties, contribution to show and ride systems design, design reviews, field assistance for installation, test and adjust, and other such tasks as defined by S/R Engineering management, and that support S/R Engineering tasks.
  • When Project assigned, assists in managing or manages vendors through the process of bidding, designing, manufacturing, testing, shipping, installation, start up, and commissioning of S/R systems. Provides technical guidance and vendor management through day-to-day design, fabrication, installation, test & adjust and commissioning activities. Responsible to translate creative intent and business goals into technical documents that will serve to acquire bids and lock in price and schedule for delivery of systems that will deliver upon those goals. Builds strong team cohesion and motivation within the Attraction Technical Team by managing change and conflict with dedication to a positive outcome. Vendor management includes participation in all aspects of both technical and project / contract management as it applies to Scope generation, vendor contract establishment and management, directives, and change order processing. Is responsible for balancing technical, creative, budget control, and schedule demands to achieve an optimum work product for the customer park.
  • Reviews portions of Vendor-provided design review documents. Includes drawing review, component selection review, calculation review, test plan review, test results review, or review of other deliverable items as specified by engineering management
  • Supervise and guide project technical personnel (indirect or direct reporting relationships).
  • Review, edit, or develop test protocols, procedures, and plans. Execute witness or approve testing and test results as assigned and authorized by Engineering and Safety management. Reduce data and report on test results.
  • Direct Universal Patent pursuit and defense. Determine business need for patents, and advise management as to patent pursuits and costs.
  • Review and approve contract and legal documents related to Show and Ride systems as required for project work and as authorized by Engineering and Safety management.
  • 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.

EDUCATION: Associate's degree in a technical field required. Bachelor's degree in a technical field preferred.

  • 5 Years: Required Vendor Management experience with significant in-field installation related experience.
  • 2 Years: Required related experience.
  • Theme Park specific experience is highly preferred.
  • Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

    We regret, due to the volume of responses, only applicants of interest will be contacted. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Orlando via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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