Manager Interior Design - 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.

Conceptualize and manage interior design for new or renovated projects Resort Wide with Universal Creative/UPR international projects. Develop budget and implementation plan for design, construction and procurement. Direct, Manage, and monitor vendor and consultant progress throughout design and construction process.

  • Acts as Universal Creative representative and guardian of the preliminary and concept during the design process. Assures design integrity and keeps the process on course, by reviewing the consultants and vendors drawings, reviewing specifications for materials and furnishings to make sure product meets the high standards of Universal and the participating Joint Venture Partners. Directs and/or approves finished selections, materials, and plans/drawings from consultants and vendors. Signs and reviews every item included in the FF&E budget for quality assurance by referencing and comparing to the PO, then cross-referenced to the budget estimate to make sure it is in budget.
  • Serves as central contact person regarding the interior design on the project. Answers questions from consultants, contractors, and vendors regarding what they are designing, building, and the progress or resolution of specific issues.
  • Performs all phases of design by participating as member of in house creative team to develop the design direction for each individual interior project facility type. The preliminary/master planning design is documented through presentation materials with sketches and visual aids to communicate the intent and is then presented to the Universal Executives [and Partnership Executives on joint venture projects] for approval. Once approved, the following design phases will address spatial adjacencies, operational requirements, and construction, operational, and FFE budgets.
  • Develops and monitors budget beginning with the preliminary/master planning design phase. Outlines budget estimates created for construction and FF&E, to demonstrate feasibility of the design, test the allocation of funds, and verify that the interior design is financially feasible. Sets guidelines for materials used in specific locations, which is based on experience and operational guidelines. Oversees the RFP interior vendor bidding process, recommends the selection of vendors, reviews substitutions, approves and monitors the vendors work product to keep it within budget estimate established.
  • Prepares and presents interior designs for Universal Executive or Joint Venture Partnership. Reviews Consultants and vendor contracts prepared by contract department to ensure the consultant's scope of work includes all aspects of work required and verifies the percentage of completion for billing purposes. Attends / participates in teamwork sessions.

  • CADD
  • 3D Modeling
  • Microsoft Office
  • Ability to hand sketch/draw and produce constructible documents for fabrication/construction.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree from a Four-year college or university in: Art, Interior Design, Environmental Design, Architecture, or related field required. Master's degree in Interiors or Architecture preferred.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Interior Professional License to practice interior design preferred in Florida

EXPERIENCE: 5-10 years' managerial experience required. 5-10 years' resort, hospitality, and theme park experience is required. 10-15 years' experience within commercial interior design field required.
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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