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Principal Structural Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10060335 Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disneyland Resort Date posted Sep. 11, 2023

Job Summary:

As a Principal Structural Engineer, you will plan, conduct, and direct development and/or research work on complex projects necessitating the origination and application of new and unique approaches.  You will plans and direct projects and supplies technical inspiration, leadership and consultation to professional co-workers.  May represent the organization in outside discussions and technical forum.  Generally, works with wide latitude for not previewed action or decisions.  Reviews plans and specifications for foundations, underground distribution systems (electric, water, waste, and others).  Assists in the identification of system leaks and repairs.  Prepare RFPs and drawings.

Envisions an inspiring future direction.  Articulates a compelling business case for change.

Provides appropriate direction, resources, and environment needed for success.  Translates strategy into specific priorities, objectives, and action plans.  Pursues excellence with integrity, passion, and courage.  Creates an environment that encourages creative thinking and supports risk taking.

Establishes critical external alliances.  Obtains full engagement through inspiring communications.

You will report to the Manager Utilities and Sustaining Engineering.

Responsibilities/You Will 

  • Work with Quality Control/Quality Engineering (QE/QC) Team at each registered attraction to perform regulated structural inspection (including steel corrosion/fireproofing/connection/other indications, wood decay/termite/crack/other indications, concrete spall/crack/exposed rebar/other indications), direct to repair critical finding timely, and provide disposition for other findings properly scheduled for future rehabs.

  • Work with QC/ES Team to inspect resort wide light poles, bridges, retaining walls, underpass, gates, speaker poles, projector poles, overhead fixtures, and others.  Direct to repair or replace as required.

  • Work with Safety Team to assess resort wide fall protection installations, review fall protection procedure, and approve proposed access proposals.

  • Support FAM/WDI projects.

  • Assist Emergency Response Team to prepare Engineering Earthquake Response Program, drill plan, mobilizing post-earthquake inspection, participate in Earthquake Early Warning program.

  • Respond timely to structural assessment request resort wide, including vehicular collisions, reported indications, and others.

  • Participate in the development of corporate wide standards, including structural engineering, overhead object and rigging system, rockwork, and others.

  • Work with Technical Services, Special Event Team to review and approve show performance installation, event stage/tent and marquee erection, and others.

  • Work with Resort Enhancement Team to review holidays installation.

  • Work with Horticultural Team to review tree guyed wire installation, berm access safety, retaining wall, and others.

  • Work with DLH ES to resolve structural request at pool, water slide, loading dock, port cochere, trellis, and others.

  • Work with Parade Team at float, warehouse, rigging system, and others.

  • Respond to Cerritos, Lewis, and Miller Warehouse for structural assistance requests.

  • Coordinate with Caltrans for regular inspection at Disneyland Drive bridge and flyover.

  • Provide support for structural assistance requests at Aulani, including fall protection, Caldera Water Slide, light pole, corrosion mitigation, and others.

Basic Qualifications/You Will Have

  • 12+ years of structural engineering experience.

  • California Professional Civil/Structural Engineer License.

Required Education 

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Masters degree in Structural Engineering.

Additional Information 

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



The hiring range for this position in location is $134,972.00 - $181,060.00 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

About Disneyland Resort:

When Walt Disney opened Disneyland on July 17, 1955, he said he hoped it would be “a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.” Since then, the Disneyland Resort has welcomed more than 800 million guests, expanding to become an approximately 500- acre, multifaceted, world-class family resort destination, complete with two renowned Disney theme parks, three hotels and the exciting shopping, dining and entertainment area known as Downtown Disney District. Through a combination of creativity, technology and innovation, the resort brings storytelling to new heights, and Disneyland Resort cast members play an integral part in bringing that Disney magic to life for thousands of guests every day.

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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Disneyland Resort.

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, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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