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Project Manager-Design & Delivery

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 877916BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted Nov. 17, 2021

Job Summary:

It’s managing a project from blue sky ideation, to shovel-in-the-ground, to ribbon cutting. It’s knowing how to solve problems, motivate your team and use best-practices to build quality projects, on-time and on budget. That’s what it means to be the Project Manager, Design and Delivery for The Walt Disney Company. Does this sound like you?

The Corporate Real Estate Operations group is responsible for the day-to-day management of The Disney’s owned and leased facilities. If you want to be part of a team that provides the safe, efficient, attractive environment that allows Disney magic to be made, apply today!


The responsibilities of the Project Manager, Design and Delivery are as broad and varied as the components that go into a successful building. You’d be the nerve center of your projects, putting your deep knowledge of construction, critical path analysis, budgeting and management into play every day. You would also draw upon your interpersonal skills such as motivation, mentorship, problem solving and conflict resolution, because at the end of the day, it’s the team that gets the job done.

Every day as a Design & Delivery Project Manager is different! On any given day, you might:
  • Cut the ribbon on a project that you led through all stages of development, from initial needs-analysis through closeout
  • Develop systems to govern multiple projects and their deliverables, schedules and budgets, and then aggressively manage them make sure all milestones are met
  • Lead regular project meetings with your team and with vendors to review budgets and milestone markers, and to pool your collective knowledge to address problems
  • Meet with city agencies to obtain all necessary permits and approvals for renovations and new-builds, and file all official documents such as Notice of Completion
  • Monitor sites for job safety and strict adherence to municipal and Disney regulations/policies
  • Update Owner Controlled Insurance Program and Builder’s Risk Insurance policies on a regular basis
  • Develop and update schedules for each project to insure on-time procurement of materials, deployment of labor force and project completion
  • Coordinate sourcing & procurement, and develop scope-of-work and bid processes and RFPs for architects, general contractors and systems installments
  • Collaborate with Disney stakeholders to put together project funding documentation, then present to senior management
  • Conduct site visits and interface with stakeholders to learn the specific needs of each business
  • On a monthly basis, review payments for contractors, architects, consultants and other vendors
  • Forecast costs and cash flow, and collaborate with Project Control to create reports that resonate with senior leaders
  • Manage the change-order process with vendors and internal workforce, and negotiate change-order claims with vendors
  • Pro-actively communicate status of projects to senior leaders and stakeholders
  • Oversee punch-lists and close-out procedures to hand-over a completed project to other members of the team

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of five years of project management (or 3- 5 years of Disney project management), either with a general contractor, project management firm or owner, coordinating both ground-up and tenant improvement work
  • Experience juggling multiple projects at once, and prioritizing competing work streams
  • Draw up on your technical skills to solve problems, handle detail and complexity
  • Deep knowledge of local/regional codes and ordinances that inform a building design
  • Sensitivity to the “PR” impact of a proposed plan within Disney and to the public at large
  • Bottom-line orientation – you keep things on track while respecting the budget
  • Understand the need to work with stakeholders to understand the unique workplace needs that will impact space planning and interior design
  • Proficiency reading/interpreting construction documents, leases and contracts;
  • Sharp verbal and written skills to communicate effectively with all part of the project team, including design, sourcing, finance, IT, corporate real estate and project control
  • Success interacting with third-party vendors such as architects, contractors and FF&E manufacturers
  • Create strong partnerships within your team, support common goals and group achievements, and use your management skills to help your people develop their careers within Disney
  • Conflict resolution skills, and ability to develop win/win solutions
  • Resource Management: Can coordinate external resources such as:
    • Architects, designers, consultants and engineers
    • General contractors, municipal permitting and safety officials
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Licenses: PMP, EIT, PE and/or Architect’s License

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in a core discipline such as Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or a related field

Preferred Education

  • Master’s degree in Construction Management Real Estate Development, Business or Architecture (with requisite development work)

Additional Information:

  • Attending a movie screening or television taping, enjoying the full array of benefits offered by The Walt Disney Company including paid time off, 401K participation, a retirement savings plan, discounts on a wide variety of offerings, medical/dental/vision insurance and educational reimbursement-just to name a few!

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 segment 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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