Director Engineering & Safety (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 Director, Engineering & Safety provides technical and safety direction, inputs, and approvals for Universal Parks & Resorts Theme Park projects, inclusive of multiple attractions up to and including an entire single gated park. As assigned, responsibilities may, and likely will, further include direct engineering contributions to one or more major development projects. Additional responsibilities and authorities include interpretation, and enforcement of Universal technical requirements, review of technical team performance, interventional technical interface to outside design and production entities, and providing technical input and direction to project risk management/risk reduction activities. Modification and waivers to Universal standards and specifications are authorized pursuant to core engineering team consensus.
  • Ensures all Show and Ride equipment maintains the highest level of safety in accordance with Universal Specifications, accepted manufacturing practices and local standards.
  • When Project assigned: Enforce Show and Ride technical and safety principles to provide a quality product and necessary deliverables. Support and advise Project Management on how best to achieve this goal, and keep UPR Core Safety & Engineering briefed on progress and issues. Is responsible to take UPR S&E direction to the project team
  • Supervise and guide project technical personnel (indirect or direct reporting relationships).
  • Drive safety improvements across all attractions. Exchange safety information across all parks and attractions. 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. Track attraction safety
  • Makes direct engineering contributions to projects as required relative to engineering, code and standards compliance, Universal Specification compliance, and technical systems achievement of creative and business goals. Reviews the technical plans and results for UC projects as assigned. Enforces Universal's specifications, standards, and technical contracting methods. Assists with Universal Patent pursuit and defense
  • Interfaces with planning and development groups attached to USJ, USH, UO, and USS operations. May manage UC core technical personnel in existing park expansion and new venue development. Contributes to planning, budgeting, and staffing exercises in support of new UC work, including identifying and screening technical candidates at managerial or higher levels. Advise, review, and approve Project Risk Management for S/R systems related issues
  • 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.
  • Oversee ADA compliance for Shows and Rides. Participate in Access Board meetings and activities. Develop and execute innovations/inventions that provide increased accessibility
  • Contributes to communication of common engineering issues and solutions between all Universal parks. Enhances consolidated use of UPR technical resources
  • Where assigned, will interface with Corporate Risk Management for S/R systems related issues, including providing technical representation for claims avoidance and defense.
  • Act as Universal's technical representative for claims avoidance and defense. Act as principal interface to Park and Corporate Legal and Risk Management for Show and Ride systems issues
  • 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: Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is required. Master's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 15 Years: Required 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.
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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