NBC Universal Director, Projects – New Attraction/Land Development – Universal Creative in Orlando, Florida

Director, Projects – New Attraction/Land Development – Universal Creative

Job ID: 496980

Universal Creative – Facilities/Construction


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 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.

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for directing and managing all aspects of the development of all of the Facility Construction for major land, attraction or hotel development (the ‘Project’), including all planning, budgeting, scheduling, estimating, design, construction, fabrication, delivery, and commissioning required to open the Project within the assigned budget, quality, schedule, creative and guest experience targets.

Organize and establish effective Project management; coordinate and manage design decisions and construction document production; avoid contract claims and disputes; minimize change orders during construction phases; effectively manage changes in the Project; eliminate interface disruptions between project participants; maintain, and where possible improve the Project schedule and budget; insure quality design and construction work; emphasize ‘hands-on’ management of field operations; establish and maintain a competent and experienced staff; implement efficient and timely document control.


  • Construction/Fabrication/Implementation – Responsible for the qualification, procurement, selection, contracting and performance of all Contractors, Vendors, Manufacturers, Fabricators, etc. required to complete the facility development of the Project. Insure that all project procedures are being followed as it relates to Correspondence, RFI’s, Directives, Shop Drawings, Submittals, Meeting Minutes, Punch Lists, Deficiency Lists, Notices, Pay Applications, etc. necessary to successfully implement the new theme park facilities.

  • Budget/Scheduling – Responsible for maintaining the overall project budget and schedule within the targeted objectives set forth during project approval

  • Creative/Architectural Development – Responsible for the coordination and implementation of the creative/architectural content done by the Creative team or outside consultants. Responsible for the final delivery of the creative/architectural vision that meets the initial objectives set forth during the concept development.

  • Design Management – Responsible for the qualification, procurement, selection, contracting and performance of any and all Architectural, Engineering and Technical Designers hired to complete the facility design phase of the Project. Responsible for the successful completion of the design that meets the creative/architectural intent within the budget and schedule established for the project.

  • Personnel Management – Responsible for the hiring and selection of the necessary project team required to implement the project. Responsible for the performance of each of the project team individuals as it relates to the successful opening of new attractions. Responsible for the development and growth of project team.

  • Project Reporting – Responsible for the management, tracking and reporting of all the necessary project components inclusive of budget, schedule and progress of the project to upper management. Responsible to maintain accurate documentation necessary to insure a successful project completion within the targeted budget and schedule.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or a related field.

  • Master’s degree in is preferred in Engineering, Architecture, Business Administration, or a related field.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: License in Architecture or Engineering is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 15-20 Years of experience in the development and management of major projects with hospitality/entertainment/theme park experience; 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 Parks & Resorts 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 Parks & Resorts HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Parks & Resorts. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Parks & Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means.


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