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Creative Project Manager, Sr. (PH)


"We create happiness.” 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!
Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney’s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 disciplines, its talented corps of Imagineers are responsible for the creation of Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions, hotels, water parks, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, cruise ships and new media technology projects.
The Imagineer will be responsible for tactical project management of small to large projects from blue sky to close out. Regularly interfaces with creative, technical, engineering and construction disciplines in the delivery of show/ride design and systems throughout the life of the project. Frontline manager responsible for monitoring budget and ensuring that delivery schedule is met. Responsibilities

  • Executes strategic direction of project team
  • Develops resource loading for project
  • Develops scope for capital authorization
  • Executes strategy for design documentation, procurement and construction of project
  • Helps to establish strategies for design, facility construction, and Show & Ride groups
  • Develops and executes strategy and design documentation (individual at this level is the strategic partner with the Construction and Facilities project executives)
  • Resource loading for multiple projects
  • Authors and pushes through Capital Authorization requests
  • Responsible for writing and defining scope, estimates, schedules, budget development, contract administration, procurement (generates scope through award)
  • Develops program book and coordinates pro-forma
  • Prepare and present project status reports at monthly updates to executive management
  • Engage in blue sky projects
  • Provides daily creative/planning direction to internal/ external project team(s); adapts to changing project demands, collaborates with diverse project teams and meets milestone schedule expectations/deadlines
  • Leads development of budgets, scheduling, and resource planning for projects
  • Negotiates contracts
  • Resolves daily conflicts of the team
  • Manages larger staff size due to increased project scope
  • Works with Divisional leader in Influencing selection of internal team members and contractors/vendors
  • Participates in vendor bidding process
  • Provides mentoring, coaching and guidance; makes assignments by matching task to talent

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 5 years relevant experience
  • Experience with a hiring and managing outside consultants, vendors and professional contractors
  • Experience in the HR hiring and recruiting processes
  • Ability to translate creative and urban design issues to and from a macro scale (land use vision) to micro scale (site specific objectives and opportunities) in a variety of digital media and hardware/software applications

Preferred Education

  • Continuing education and studies at the post graduate level (i.e. MBA or Master’s degree in applicable field) desired

Company Overview To learn about the innovative work our Imagineers do, check out the following videos:
Humanoid Robot Additional Information©Disney is an equal opportunity employer. Drawing Creativity from Diversity.

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