Director 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 Director will be responsible for leading the attraction technical/pm team in developing the technical approach for all major elements and then providing oversight during execution with the vendor. Primary tasks include concept feasibility, scope of work development and review, vendor assessment and selection, vendor oversight, risk identification and mitigation, field installation strategy, oversight of field test and adjust and SAT. In addition to the safety and technical aspects of the job, budget, schedule and creative constraints will be incorporated into all decisions.
  • 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.
  • Review/approve all Ride/Show scope of work and RFPs.
  • Reviews/develops the technical plans and progress for UC projects as assigned. Enforces Universal's specifications, standards, and technical contracting methods.
  • Leads the project technical team in assessing and mitigating technical and schedule risk.
  • Assists with Universal Patent pursuit and defense.
  • Oversee ADA compliance for Shows and Rides. Develop and execute innovations/inventions that provide increased accessibility.
  • Drive safety improvements across project. 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.
  • 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 (AA) is required in a Technical field. Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering is preferred. Master's degree in a related field 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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