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Manager, Ride & Show Engineering (Universal Creative)


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Manager, Ride & Show Engineering (Universal Creative)

Jobid 23768-284587

Location: Orlando, FL, 32806, USA

Description **Job Number** 23479BR

**Job Title** Manager, Ride & Show Engineering (Universal Creative)

**Business Segment** Universal Studios

**Sub-Business** Universal Orlando

**Posting Category** Theme Parks – Technical

**About Us** 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 2020 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Florida

**City** Orlando


**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.

**SUMMARY:** Provides technical guidance for an attraction or attractions under area of responsibility. Responsible for the successful specification, bid/award, design, production, installation, and acceptance testing of Ride and/or Show systems, to include Audio, Special Effects, Projection, Lighting, Set/Scenic, Props, Show Action Equipment, Animated Figures, Ride Mechanical Systems, Ride Control, and Show Control Systems.


+ Ensures all Show and Ride equipment maintains the highest level of safety in accordance with Universal Specifications, accepted manufacturing practices and local standards.

+ Provides technical guidance and vendor management of the design, fabrication and day-to-day detailed installation, test, and adjust activities in the field. Builds strong team cohesion and motivation within the Attraction Technical Team. Vendor management includes participation in all aspects of both technical and project / contract management as it applies to vendor contracts, directives, and change orders assigned.

+ Performs all technical duties and take all technical responsibilities in the absence of other Engineering support personnel.

+ Oversees all technical interaction with other Project Technical personnel, Vendors, Sub-contractors, and other relevant 3rd parties involved with Show and Ride systems. Develops an open working relationship with the Facility Team and Specialty & General Contractors to insure a clear line of communication regarding installation, test, and adjust activities.

+ Enforces Show and Ride technical and safety principles to provide a quality product and necessary deliverables. Supports and advises the Attraction Project Management on how best to achieve this goal, and keeps UPR Core Safety & Engineering briefed on progress and issues. Is responsible to take UPR S&E direction to the project team.

+ Advises, coordinates, and is accountable to the Sr. Show/Ride Engineer or Engineering Manager regarding the status and engineering quality of Show & Ride systems including areas of risk or potential future risks.


**QUALIFICATIONS:** Requires a sound understanding of engineering practices and procedures. Demonstrate proficient computer skills, to include, Microsoft Office and AutoCAD.

**EDUCATION:** Bachelor’s degree from a four year college or university required, in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering is preferable.

**EXPERIENCE:** 3-5 Years: Required Vendor Management experience with significant in-field installation related experience. 3-5 Years: Preferred experience with contract management and practices in the theme park and/or construction industries. 7-10 Years: Required related experience. Theme Park specific experience is highly preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

**CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:** P- Licensed Professional Engineer (State of Florida).

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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