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PH-Project Controls Planner

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 944493BR Location Glendale, California, United States Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted May 02, 2022 Flex Type On-Site

Job Summary:

Provide planning and scheduling expertise to all WDI project teams and functional disciplines. Develop comprehensive implementation strategies and incorporate deliverables into project schedules. Prepare project life cycle and master schedules. Integrate all schedules (design disciplines, vendors, production, and construction) and provide a comprehensive project perspective. Monitor, evaluate risks, and present recovery/mitigation plans to support turnover/opening schedule. Perform earned value analysis when needed. Provide progress reports and management presentations, as appropriate. You will report to Executive Project Controls.


Under general guidance all of the primary duties of an Associate Project Planner/Scheduler, and, in addition:

• Develop and maintain project life cycle and project integrated schedules using Primavera

• Prepare project plans and work with scoping/strategy documents to develop integrated project master schedules

• Coordinate with project teams and disciplines to develop an appropriate level of detail for schedule activity definition to support project monitoring and reporting needs

• Conduct and lead planning and coordination meetings as required to collect information in support of planning and monitoring functions

• Ensure effective application of appropriate policies and procedures, including project planning/scheduling procedures and reporting requirements

• Collect/report progress, evaluate variances, develop workaround plans, and coordinate resolution of variances.

• Conduct manpower/materials commodities loading/resource/tracking analysis and progress curves as required with the team

• Produce reports and presentations as required to support project needs and management reporting

• Assist in preparation of the schedule reporting specification for the contract bid packages and determine Schedule Milestones and/or Key Dates for oversight by the Project Team members.

• Scope of responsibility may include any of the following depending on project size: show/ride concept development, show, ride, facility, and area development design, show and ride production and installation, show and ride test and adjust, show programming and building construction disciplines

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum 2 years of engineering/construction planning and scheduling and/or themed entertainment planning/coordination experience, which includes a combination of:
• Critical Path Method scheduling experience utilizing scheduling software
• Construction, production, and/or design experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Desired to have a graphical program working knowledge and ability to provide visual presentations
  • Possess a basic understanding of design and construction progress measurement including earned value measurement.
  • Work experience in the following industries: Theme parks, Cruise Lines, Major Resort, show/ride product lines

Required Education

  • BS degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or equivalent

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

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 we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

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, 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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