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Architecture Manager, Architecture and Facilities Engineering

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 947150BR Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Parks, Experiences and Products Date posted Apr. 25, 2022

Job Summary:

You will lead a team of architects and facility designers that support project work at the Disneyland Resort. This Owners Representative role provides technical architectural expertise in collaboration with facility engineering disciplines to complete design and construction projects. The manager will also develop architectural resources and expertise needed to meet all Resort demands.

You will report to the Director, Architecture and Facilities Engineering.


You Will
  • Lead a team of architects and facility designers responsible for developing technical designs that meet our client's requirements of quality, budget, and schedule.
  • Lead the group direction and workload through architects and facility designers as direct reports. Build relationships with our Facility Operations Services (FOS) clients; Facility Asset Management, Engineering Services, Design & Engineering, Operations, Entertainment, and WDI to ensure work is being prioritized correctly.
  • Partner with peer managers within the FAM A&FE team to apply resources in promoting consistency and optimization of workload.
  • Lead the team to develop staffing plans and recruiting. Mentor architects and facility designers on career development, technical efforts, training and workflow.
  • Provide resource loading, budget development, and management of the department.
  • Establish regular reporting to monitor progress of workload, resources, and budgets. Accountable for cast member performance management process.
  • You will lead a team of between 9 and 12 Cast Members.

Basic Qualifications:

You Will Have
  • Minimum 10 years' experience in architecture
  • 5 years of proven Leadership experience of technical groups and multidiscipline teams
  • Prior experience in multi-faceted architectural design
  • Experience developing alternative design solutions that can be implemented while facilities remain operational with limited access
  • Experience and ability to work in the field, gather relevant data, assess current condition of facility and develop design repair details to prolong an assets life
  • Demonstrated knowledge on state and federal regulatory requirements including California Building Codes and safety codes, and application of codes on different project types
  • Experience in Environmental Sustainability regulation, design materials, systems, standards and application on projects
  • Familiarity with Owners Representative role and applying technical experience to support operations and maintenance goals of an operating environment
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit and other 3D modeling software

Required Education

  • Bachelors of Architecture
  • Professional Architecture License - California

Preferred Education

  • Masters Degree in Architecture

Additional Information:

Benefits and Perks: Disney offers a rewards package to help you live your best life. This includes health and savings benefits, educational opportunities and special extras that only Disney can provide. Learn more about our benefits and perks at



About Parks, Experiences and Products:

The Disney Parks, Experiences and Products segment includes Disney’s iconic travel and leisure businesses, which include six resort destinations in the United States, Europe and Asia, a top-rated cruise line, a popular vacation ownership program, and an award-winning guided family adventure business. Disney’s global consumer products operations include the world’s leading licensing business across toys, apparel, home goods, digital games and apps; the world’s largest children’s publisher; Disney store locations around the world; and the shopDisney e-commerce platform.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business we call Parks, Experiences and Products.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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