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Director, Technical (Engineering & Safety)

Company: NBC Universal
Location: Orlando
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

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 a new destination coming in Beijing, China. 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. What sets Universal Creative apart? We rarely wear suits. We think pop culture is fascinating and newsworthy. We are aware that possibilities are not limited by today?s realities. We know that everyone has good ideas (and the occasional bad one as well). We know that the world is large and varied, and that we touch all of it. We know that most high school guidance counselors don?t know our jobs exist. We know that if this were easy, everyone would be doing it. We know that there is an eclectic assortment of talented people from various professional backgrounds at the heart of Universal Creative. In addition, we embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience. We are a diverse group, but united by a common goal: to dream and deliver the best possible out-of-home entertainment for people from every walk of life. In order to make that happen, Universal Creative relies on collaboration, hard work, synchronicity, a bit of luck, and a bunch of talented, experienced people who do not let ego and turf stand in the way of brilliance. We depend on a team of people who understand the task, the business implications, and refuse to be defeated by the challenge to fuse fantasy with physics. Universal Creative embraces ?The Universal Way? by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time. JOB SUMMARY: 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. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: + 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. 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. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Parks & Resorts 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 Parks & Resorts HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Parks & Resorts. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Parks & Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means. IT?S A BIG UNIVERSE. WHERE DO YOU FIT IN? Universal elements and all related indicia TM & ? 2018 Universal Studios. ? 2018 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved. EOE

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