Project Manager

Orlando, Florida

Post Date: 12/01/2016 Job ID: 20465 Industry: Other Area(s)

Primary Purpose:

Manage the entire project execution process for assigned major capital projects with one of largest Central Florida clients. This position is based in Orlando and is responsible for the support the corporate Engineering, Creative Development and Entertainment disciplines throughout all phases of project development. Lead project stakeholders and external design professionals in a collaborative effort to advance projects from approved conceptual designs through final scope definition, completion of bid and construction documents, bidding, construction, start-up and commissioning. Assume ownership of overall project execution including budget, schedule, scope, and design intent from preliminary concept approval through project completion.

  • Oversee and direct external design & engineering consultants throughout the project development process. Collaborate with park Design & Engineering (D&E) staff to establish and incorporate end user criteria. Coordinate and lead project review meetings ensuring comprehensive review by all park disciplines at appropriate stages of project development. Maintain project budgets and schedules while preserving design intent and project scope. (35%)
  • Perform QA/QC review of project documentation. Scrutinize bid and construction documents to ensure established design criteria and intent has been achieved, and applicable standards have been adhered to. Analyze constructibility and develop and implement project execution strategies. (10%)
  • Collaborate with sourcing and park D&E staff to identify and prequalify bidders for all anticipated bid packages. Work with Sourcing to administer the bidding process, analyze bids, and draft and execute contracts in compliance with Capital Projects Controls and Procedures. Develop Scope of Work and RFP’ s for specialty trades requiring extensive design scrutiny. (10%)
  • Monitor contractors’ ongoing activities to ensure compliance with contract documents, design intent, and expectations of end users. Coordinate all project and construction activity, including start-up and commissioning, to minimize impact on ongoing park operations and ensure all agreed upon park requirements are met. Oversee and execute all aspects of contract administration including; change management & control, cost forecasting and reporting, safety management, environmental oversight, scheduling, tracking, material management & procurement, and overall quality control. (45%)


  • Position is responsible for the execution of assigned major capital projects as approved at completion of conceptual development. Capital investment for individual major projects ranges from $5M to $40M per year.
  • Position reports to Corporate Engineering. On a project specific basis, Position collaborates with the Regional Director of Design & Engineering and the park Vice President of Engineering & Maintenance to ensure all stakeholder needs are appropriately addressed.
  • Position is accountable for strict adherence to established project budgets & schedules.
  • Position requires frequent travel with extended length of stay assignments in primary market locations (San Diego, CA • San Antonio, TX • Tampa, FL • Orlando, FL • Williamsburg, VA • Langhorne, PA), as well as project-required travel to our Corporate office in Orlando, Florida, consultant offices, and vendor locations. Minimal international travel is anticipated.


Position Requirements:
  • Minimum ten years combined experience in architecture, engineering, project management, and/or maintenance; preferably in a major theme park environment.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Civil, Structural, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering, or other related discipline.
  • Excellent communication skills – oral and written. Strong organizational skills.
  • The ability to analyze complex issues and develop effective plans and strategies.
  • The ability to effectively lead a diverse group of design, engineering and construction professionals, and flourish in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Technical & functional knowledge of the means and methods of construction.
  • The ability to multi-task and manage multiple major projects simultaneously.


Additional desired attributes include some or all of the following:
  • Functional knowledge of site utility distribution systems & equipment.
  • Functional knowledge of all building systems including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, water filtration, fire protection, etc.
  • Functional knowledge of amusement ride systems, controls and equipment.
  • Functional knowledge of entertainment media and related specialty systems.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to the intrinsic value of the themed environment.

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