Sr. Manager, Ride/Show Engineering – Animated Figures/Props

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Job title: Sr. Manager, Ride/Show Engineering – Animated Figures/Props

Company: Universal Orlando Resort

Job description: JOB SUMMARY: Provides technical management, inclusive of budget and schedule, for an attraction or attractions. 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 Systems, Mechanical Systems, Network Systems, Parkwide Systems, Ride Control, and/or Show Control Systems. Role may have multiple direct reports whom manage multiple aspects of an attraction.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensures all Show and Ride equipment maintains the highest level of safety in accordance with Universal Specifications, accepted manufacturing practices and applicable standards.
  • Provides technical guidance and vendor management of the design, fabrication and day-to-day detailed installation, test, and adjust activities in the field. Vendor management includes participation in all aspects of both technical and project/contract management as it applies to vendor contracts, directives, and change orders.
  • Oversees all technical interaction with other project team members, vendors, sub-contractors, and other relevant 3rd parties involved with Show and Ride systems. Develops an open working relationship with the facility & construction team and contractors to ensure a clear line of communication regarding installation, test, and adjust activities. Builds strong team cohesion and motivation within the attraction technical team.
  • Creates scope of work documentation and awards contracts to vendors based on quantitative requirements derived from interpreting creative intent and employing Universal Specifications. Leads enforcement of Show and Ride technical and safety principles to provide a quality product and necessary deliverables.
  • Advises, coordinates, and is accountable for the status and engineering quality of Show & Ride systems including areas of risk or potential future risks.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Significant vendor management experience.
  • In-field installation experience.
  • Contract management experience in theme park and/or construction industries.
  • Project experience in theme park development, construction, show and ride systems design or fabrication within the entertainment/theme park industry preferred.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to organize and manage a complex series of tasks and vendor(s) to develop and implement show and ride systems.
  • Strength in schedule analysis and contract management required.
  • Comfortable Influencing decisions of major nature. High degree of tact & diplomacy to obtain favorable decisions or maintain good will.
  • Comfortable working in a non-routine environment with frequently changing situations.
  • Some global travel may be required (less than 30%).
  • Significant vendor management.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in an applicable technical field required. Advanced degrees preferred.EXPERIENCE: 7+ Years: Required experience in theme park specific technical/engineering role(s). 5+ Years: Required Vendor Management experience with significant in-field installation related experience. 3+ Years: Preferred experience with contract management and practices in the theme park and/or construction industries. 7+ 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 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.Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2024 Universal Studios. © 2024 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved. EOE

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Location: Orlando, FL

Job date: Thu, 28 Mar 2024 08:29:00 GMT

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