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Assistant Facilities Engineer

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10010375 Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Aug. 02, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

- This role is considered on-site, which means the employee will work from a Company designated location on an ongoing basis.

Job Summary:

Segment Description:

The Walt Disney Company is a world-class entertainment and technological leader. Walt’s passion was to continuously envision new ways to move audiences around the world—a passion that remains our touchstone in an enterprise that stretches from theme parks, resorts and a cruise line to sports, news, movies and a variety of other businesses. Uniting each endeavor is a commitment to creating and delivering unforgettable experiences — and we’re constantly looking for new ways to enhance these exciting experiences. Bring your individual talents here and discover for yourself why a career with Disney is the opportunity you’ve been looking for.

At Corporate, you’ll team with the best in the business to build one of the most innovative global businesses in any industry. Uniquely positioned at the center of an exciting, multi-faceted Company, the forward-thinkers at Disney Corporate constantly pursue new ideas and technologies to help the Company’s many businesses drive value, all the while gaining something valuable from the experience themselves. Come see the most interesting Company from the most interesting point of view.

Department Description:

Corporate Real Estate Operations’ Infrastructure Services team sustains and operates facilities and campus space supporting a wide range of businesses for The Walt Disney Company across the Los Angeles area. All aspects of facility maintenance, repair and operation are performed across all trades using a combination of in-house staff and contract services.  The team also operates and maintains utilities, grounds, and hardscapes on the company’s campuses.  This team also provides the engineering services necessary to address daily needs, develop sustainable master plans, and inform construction initiatives by others.  The team plays a key role in establishing standards and long term strategies for asset management.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Assist senior engineers with maintaining asset database through existing CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
  • Evaluate existing facilities and draft life cycle reports summarizing the condition assessment, deficiencies observed, necessary repairs, and estimated cost of repairs for building infrastructure
  • Provide detailed scope and rough cost estimates for short and long term repairs and renovations on projects. Assist with prioritizing capital projects for current and future fiscal year portfolio alongside operations managers, project managers, and program manager
  • Assist with answering RFIs, reviewing submittals, and reviewing closeout documentation for project completion
  • Evaluate facilities for compliance with local building codes, government regulations, and other compliance requirements including but not limited to Title 24, NFPA, and FM Global data sheets
  • Work in coordination with government agencies for applications and approvals (permits, reimbursement/refund requests, rebates, etc.)
  • Collaborate with senior engineers and operations managers to maintain service contracts and bid packages, conduct job walks, award contracts, and facilitate and oversee contract execution
  • Assist senior engineers with asset management of the electrical and low voltage systems. Assist senior engineers and Operation Managers with development of integrated Facility Planning (IFP) to support development of capital planning.  
  • Assist senior engineers with multiples HVAC control systems at Disney Studios.  Assist with programming, maintaining, and upgrading plan for the low voltage control systems.
  • Assist operation teams with sustainability initiatives including data gathering, technical assessment and data analysis   
  • Collaborate with Design & Delivery project managers on various tenant improvement projects, acting as owner’s representative throughout design and construction. Attend weekly construction meetings and facilitate communication between Operations Team and Project Managers
  • Analyze new technologies and/or initiatives for payback, operation validation, etc. for integration into standards and practices
  • Coordinate future plans for various improvements on existing facilities, with consultation from architects and engineers
  • Actively participate in development and maintenance of company standards

Facility Management

  • Leads turn-key projects through all phases of development, from initial analysis through construction completion and project closeout
  • Support small ongoing facilities projects/tasks  including deliverables, milestones, schedules, and budgets
  • Teams with internal and external partners to see successful and timely completion of all projects
  • Leads internal team and/or external resources on construction and development efforts to support operation’s preventive and corrective maintenance projects
  • Updates schedules and reporting tools to track project status, cost and schedules
  • Collaborate with project controls and Project Managers and Engineering Managers on regular cost reports, cash flows, and any other need reporting as it pertains to Capital and Operating projects.
  • Inspect project sites to monitor progress and ensure conformance to design specifications and safety standards
  • Inspect materials, workmanship, architectural and mechanical and installations for conformance to plans and specifications

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • 1-2 years of technical experience in facility-related systems (mechanical/HVAC, electrical, fire life safety, etc.)
  • Strong design and/or consulting background in facility operations and project management
  • Ability to read and interpret construction blueprints, plans, drawings, and specifications
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply engineering principles
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to maintain records, and prepare reports and correspondence related to the work.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and/or other drawing software
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Project, Visio and PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MS in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Experience with the development and use of contracts, estimates, and specifications
  • Familiarity with building automation and controls
  • Knowledge of utility and power distribution systems
  • Experience in creating SOP’s for critical and non-critical system operations and maintenance procedures
  • Ability to perform lighting and power load calculations
  • Knowledge of the elements of cost in construction and maintenance including the determination of unit cost records
  • Knowledge of the standards, codes, and regulations pertaining to the construction and maintenance of facilities
  • Knowledge of national, state, and local building codes and safety standards
  • Knowledge of inspection and investigation techniques

Required Education/Experience:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

About The Walt Disney Company (Corporate):

At Disney Corporate you can see how the businesses behind the Company’s powerful brands come together to create the most innovative, far-reaching and admired entertainment company in the world. As a member of a corporate team, you’ll work with world-class leaders driving the strategies that keep The Walt Disney Company at the leading edge of entertainment. See and be seen by other innovative thinkers as you enable the greatest storytellers in the world to create memories for millions of families around the globe.

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 Disney Worldwide Services, Inc., which is part of a business we call The Walt Disney Company (Corporate).

Disney Worldwide Services, 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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