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PH-Civil Engineer, Sr.

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 884161BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Dec. 05, 2021

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Imagineering is the creative force that imagines, designs and brings to life all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Working across a spectrum of disciplines that range from creative and conceptual to scientific and technical, Imagineers blend an innovative mixture of storytelling, art, science and technology to create immersive experiences, memorable destinations, and innovative entertainment for families around the globe.
This family is responsible for civil engineering including design, analysis, calculations and specifications for hydrology/hydraulics, sanitary and storm sewerage, storm water management, water treatment, potable water and other utilities for the site/area development of an individual facility/attraction, land, or theme park project.

It’s a given that our Civil Engineers, Sr. have the technical expertise to do their jobs well. We’re looking for professionals who are thirsty for diverse experiences, who are eager to learn and who are confident they can maintain the exacting standards for which The Walt Disney Company is revered. If this sounds like you, please apply today!


Responsible for all of the job scope and duties of a Civil Engineer, and in addition:

• With minimal supervision, responsible for civil engineering design, analyses, calculations and specifications for larger site/area development projects of medium complexity
• Organize and develop project design criteria and engineering work plans for projects of varying complexity
• Monitor progress of work and ensure that technical quality, interdisciplinary coordination and production requirements are met
• Monitor performance against the project design schedule, budget and earned value
• Become completely familiar with and be able to edit civil sections of WDI master specifications
• Solicit peer reviews of work product
• Take responsibility for obtaining building department approvals when required
• Answer construction bid period questions and respond to and resolve field issues and questions
• May have Engineer of Record responsibility

Every day as a Sr. Civil Engineer is different! On any given day, you might:

Provide Civil Engineering support to multiple stakeholders and partners across property as an individual contributor or as part of a larger team;
  • Provide root cause analysis with solution options, risks and recommendations to senior leadership
  • Ensure design efforts comply with codes and regulations such as SFWMD, FDEP, FDOT, Florida Greenbook/MUTCD, EPCOT Building, Florida Accessibility, RCID Land Development Regulations
  • Interface with outside vendors, local regulatory agencies, Disney leaders, and fellow cast members
  • Assist in preparing engineering specification guides and scope-of-work documentation
  • Provide technical oversight for investigations, evaluations, studies, and design of civil infrastructure
  • Develop solutions to mitigate erosion within our properties or water bodies
  • Research and select systems/equipment that satisfies design parameters, all applicable codes and Disney standards
  • Perform 3D Modeling and design independently using Civil3D for integration into a large BIM platform
  • Provide subject matter expertise in to the integration of civil infrastructure assets in to a broader GIS Asset Management system
  • Keep up-to-date on the latest developments in civil engineering technology, equipment and materials
  • Provide utilities analysis using software such as ICPR or Innovyze InfoSWMM or InfoWater
  • Enjoy the perks and benefits of working for The Walt Disney Company, including movie screenings, deep discounts on things you can really use, and free entry to our Parks using your Gate Pass!

Basic Qualifications:

  • 6 or more years of work experience in civil engineering
  • A minimum of 2 years managing a team of civil engineers and designers in the production of contract documents for construction
  • Construction phase experience including the submittal/shop drawing review process and on-site field inspections
  • Diverse experience in the land development, public utility, and municipal engineering with design experience in site layout, grading, drainage, wet utilities (potable water and sanitary sewer), storm water management, erosion and sedimentation control
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in State of Florida, or ability to obtain within 3-months of hire
  • Expertise with industry codes and standards associated with new development and re-development including associated environmental and transportation regulations
  • Experienced in performing peer reviews
  • Experienced preparing calculations and reports for water quality management plans including best management practices and storm water pollution prevention plan
  • Thorough understanding of various types of Field Surveys to enable design and construction
  • Proficient with preparing AutoCAD Civil3D site designs including layouts, grading, and pipe design
  • Proficient in performing roadway and parking designs
  • Comfortable ordering, reviewing, or conducting Transportation Impact Studies
  • Experienced in ordering, reviewing, and evaluating Geotechnical studies for civil infrastructure and site design
  • Experienced with Design Management
  • Experienced managing outside consultants/vendors
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Function comfortably in a matrix organization

Preferred Qualifications:

Possess the skills of a Civil Engineer, and in addition, have:
  • Working knowledge of civil engineering, including Civil 3D, current technologies and codes
  • Experience with storm and/or sanitary sewer system maintenance, rehabilitation, and strategic planning including lift station performance evaluation and modifications
  • Experience with potable water system maintenance and strategic planning
  • Experience with groundwater dewatering design and permitting process
  • Experience with select hydraulic modeling software including ICPR, Innovyze InfoSWMM or Innovyze InfoWater
  • Experience with ArcGIS
  • Experience with Traffic Planning and Analysis
  • Experience with environmental site mitigation
  • Active member of related professional and technical societies
  • Strong familiarity with Revit applications

Required Education

  • Graduate of an accredited engineering school with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering
  • An advanced degree in the civil engineering field is desirable

Preferred Education

  • We greatly value service in any of the US Armed Forces.

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 Walt Disney Imagineering:

Founded in 1952 as WED Enterprises to design and build the world’s first theme park — Disneyland — Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) is where imagination and creativity combine with cutting-edge technology to create unforgettable experiences. WDI is the creative force that imagines, designs and builds all Disney theme parks, resorts, attractions and cruise ships worldwide. Imagineering’s unique strength comes from its diverse global team of creative and technical professionals, who build on Disney’s legacy of storytelling to pioneer new forms of entertainment. The Imagineers who practice this unique blend of art and science work in more than 100 disciplines to shepherd an idea all the way from “blue sky” concept phase to opening 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: 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 segment we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

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