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Project Manager

Job ID 471394BR Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Disneyland Resort Category Park Operations Date posted 07/11/2017
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

“We make magic.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!

This position is accountable to ensure that all assigned projects are properly scoped, design and executed with an emphasis on strict scope, budget and schedule control. Has full accountability for implementation of assigned projects. Must perform accountabilities according to established operating procedures and is expected to take an active role in continually improving these processes. The position objective is to successfully manage each assigned project from inception to completion. The goal of this position is to continually deliver projects within approved budget and schedule with the highest quality and in the most cost effective and efficient manner.


  • SAFETY - Responsible for overall project safety, obtaining final approval for a contractor-submitted safety plan, and compliance with the project safety plan. Includes: compliance with all regulatory (OSHA) requirements, corporate governance requirements, and FAM SOG’s.
  • PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT - Responsible for the development, planning, execution, and closeout of all aspects of management throughout the project life. Includes: project design, development, implementation, budget, management of individual portfolio to maintain cash flows per quarter, maintaining accurate EFC’s for financial reporting, and maintenance of all job files. Makes suggestions to lessen operational impact, and negotiates with operators to implement projects in the most cost effective manner.
  • CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT - Develops bid strategies with Procurement including administration of contracts, scope of work, unit costing items, bid alternates, and operational constraints required for contract preparation.
  • PROJECT SCHEDULE - Responsible for the project schedule, establishing critical path tasks to ensure schedule compliance, and ensuring proper man loading requirements by contractors to achieve the desired completion date. Foresees issues based on historical precedence and mitigates known risk.
  • CLIENT COMMUNICATION - Responsible for coordinating operational constraints and job objectives concurrently to achieve as seamless a project implementation as possible. Including timely communication with business partners, clients and leadership regarding project status, schedule, financial and guest impacts.
  • TECHNICAL COMPETENCY - Technically competent with various software programs, Microsoft suite, and project management tools. Utilize project and contract management systems to manage the daily operation of the business.
  • PROCESS COMPETENCY - Responsible for timely issuance of field directives, obtaining costing concurrence from Estimating, conversion to change orders, and management approvals to ensure accurate EFC reporting and timely job closeouts. Able to develop a plan to mitigate operational impacts
  • LEADERSHIP - Leads, mentors, and manages project team to prioritize and accomplish high impact project activities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Education can be mitigated by proven, applicable experience.
  • Eight years of applicable experience in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or commercial facilities construction industry.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction methods and material and the ability to interpret design drawings and specs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of construction and project management processes and purchasing/contract management.
  • Demonstrated expertise with construction finance (budgets, cash flows, etc) and business practices.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability.
  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to multi task and effectively execute work.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient computer skills.
  • Support the development and implementation of schedules for highly complex, multi-venue projects, phasing, property wide programs.
  • Conduct the time analysis of a contractor claim.
  • Support the development and implementation of estimates for highly complex, multi-venue projects, phasing, property wide programs.
  • Conduct the cost analysis of a contractor claim.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university in Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management.

Additional Information

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