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Staff Mechanical Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10061178 Location Anaheim, California, United States Business Disneyland Resort Date posted Sep. 08, 2023

Job Summary:

“We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Disney Parks Experiences and Products. At Disney, you’ll help inspire magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create innovative built environments. You will collaborate to develop ideas/thoughts into physical reality! Architecture & Facilities Engineering (A&FE) is looking for a Staff Mechanical Engineer to support the development and sustainment of projects we support throughout the Disneyland Resort. Our department supports a wide range of project types including Attractions, Maintenance, Foods, Merchandise, and Entertainment. Projects range from minor renovations to new facilities. You will also support immediate response efforts with reactionary projects. 

You will act as the Staff Mechanical Engineering Owner’s Representative with technical expertise for mechanical engineering issues, design management of in-house and outside resources, code compliance, Disney design standards, documentation, specifications, and life cycle cost analysis for best value. 

This role also involves close collaboration with other engineering disciplines and multiple Disney project teams including FAM, WDI, Entertainment, and Operations. 

As a Staff Mechanical Engineer, you will manage the inception, design development, implementation, and sustainment of underground utilities, drainage, grading, soil evaluations, waterways, and foundational systems supporting the many assets at the Disneyland ResortYou will help develop bid level construction documents, including drawings and specifications. You will support the development and authoring of requests for proposals (RFPs) and develop workload estimates with critical path schedule dates to support our project management team. 

You will report to the Manager, MEP-CS Engineering with DLR Architecture & Facilities Engineering. 

Responsibilities/You Will 

  • In this collaborative role, you will act as Owner’s Representative on projects from concept through construction at the Disneyland Resort.

  • Partake project types to include shops, rides, hotels, shows, maintenance facilities, and nearly any built facility and area development found on our property. 

  • Manage the design and development of contract documents of projects with in-house and outside resources to meet project scopes, schedules and budgets.

  • Develop concepts and RFPs (Request for Proposals).

  • Attend, participate, and problem solve during site visits from concept through construction. 

  • Review drawings and specifications and ensure that all projects are designed and executed to applicable codes and statutes.

  • Work with stakeholders to provide civil engineering resources to develop project scope including design, planning and code compliance for estimation and feasibility. 

  • Resolve design issues creatively and thoroughly coordinating design with other disciplines.  

  • Provide guidance and concise decision matrices to support executive decisions.  

  • Partner with internal teams to develop, maintain, communicate, and enforce Walt Disney Company design guidelines, standards, master specifications, and details.

  • As the owner's representative, review with a focus on constructability, efficiency, and long-term maintainability. 

  • Liason with City officials and external agencies to ensure project scope and implementation is coordinated and compliant with external requirements.

  • Research Record Drawings in Disneyland Archives.

  • Perform field work to investigate and assess mechanical related infrastructure in the Resort. 

  • Independently review new and existing design drawings and calculations.

  • Review shop drawing submittals and respond to vendor’s requests for information per Resort standards. 

  • Coordinate design activities and monitor field installations and demolition work that comply with specifications and code requirements. 

  • Perform reviews of existing infrastructure: propose upgrades and replacements, present findings and recommendations. 

  • Perform as Engineer of Record, including signing and sealing construction documents as needed. 

  • Design with focus on constructability, efficiency, and long-term maintainability.

  • Expedite the receipt of sample submittals required for final design approval. 

  • Participate in weekly design coordination meetings and prioritize items to minimize schedule impacts. 

  • Assist Project and Design Managers to resolve design compliance issues relating to Projects requirements. Validate that all Item Specifications are consistent with products installed before archiving manuals. 

  • Help with the planning for all Executive Design Reviews involving agenda development which includes participant coordination and physical accommodations distributed to all internal partners and the extended project team. 

  • Provide guidance and concise decision matrices to support executive decisions. 

Basic Qualifications/You Will Have 

  • Minimal of 8 years of experience in mechanical engineering design, HVAC/DX/VRF applications, central plant development and technical management, hydraulics, hydronics, compressed air,   

  • Experience with design, procurement, and construction support. 

  • AutoCAD (Mechanical), Revit, Adobe Acrobat, or Bluebeam Revu. 

  • Effective communication skills (verbally and written) with clients, employees, and management. 

  • Experience bringing concepts into physical reality.  

  • Working knowledge of standards and codes applicable to civil utility systems.

Required Education and Licensure 

  • BS Mechanical Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited university. 

  • Current registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California.

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 

The hiring range for this position in location is $112,012 to $150,260 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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