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Electrical Engineer

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 529251BR Location New York, New York, United States Business The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Brand The Walt Disney Company (Corporate) Date posted 03/02/2018
At Disney, we‘re storytellers. We make the impossible, possible. We do this through utilizing and developing cutting-edge technology and pushing the envelope to bring stories to life through our movies, products, interactive games, parks and resorts, and media networks. Now is your chance to join our talented team that delivers unparalleled creative content to audiences around the world.

The Engineer, Electrical plays an integral role on the Engineering Team of the Real Estate Operations department with respect to the following:
  • The position provides a technical resource for Disney Operations in Utility and Utility control systems. The position objective is to design, develop, test/troubleshoot, document, program, and sustain automation and data reporting hardware (DDC controllers) and software for the Building Energy Management Systems throughout the New York properties. Equal emphasis is given to the campus power and emergency power systems that support facility and broadcast operations within the facilities on an uninterruptable power backbone.
  • Have the ability to develop and interpret electrical, controls, and instrumentation drawings to support projects.
  • Provide technical support to operating engineers, develop engineering documentation and historical reports, train the operation and maintenance teams and recommend design improvements.
  • The engineer will work with Engineering Services group, other Facilities teams to provide a reliable infrastructure support in an engineering capacity. The project engineer will serve as a resource for electrical, mechanical, construction, acoustic, and other construction issues.


  • Provide electricians with daily support. Determine preventive maintenance and corrective work priorities as it pertains to the electric system installations and electrical distribution system for the NY campus. Provide technical expertise, recommendations for action, and suggested priorities for the resolution of equipment to power sources. Resolve potential NEC violations, inefficiencies, down time, and failures.
  • Develop and maintain electrical distribution plant drawings for all installations. Review all for accuracy, correct errors and make changes when needed during scheduled work, unscheduled work and Capital Projects.
  • Oversee the testing and maintenance programs for the campus including emergency power tests and scheduling maintenance. Oversee associated safety programs including arc flash hazard analysis, equipment labeling and training programs.
  • Provide support for Engineering Team as needed (i.e. working with vendors, municipalities, documentation for business unit projects, NEC compliance, LEED document support, etc.) Work in coordination with governmental agencies for applications and approvals (permits, reimbursement/refund requests, etc.) Meet with relevant agencies to facilitate approvals, as needed. Review drawings and project files (electronic and paper) maintain documented backup necessary for auditing purposes. Review drawings and project files (electronic and paper) maintain documented backup necessary for auditing purposes. Collaborate with project controls and Project Managers and Engineering managers on monthly cost reports, cash flows, and any other needed reporting as it pertains to Capital and Operating projects. Research and facilitate resolution of project issues in collaboration with Engineering Managers
  • Review, report on and support the electrical requirements of any new system installation and technologies to assure optimal equipment selections for energy consumption, environmental opportunities, appropriate maintenance plans and projected costs.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3 years of experience with facility electrical power distribution, lighting, communications, and instrumentation equipment and systems survey and assessment experience for facilities
  • 3 years of experience with electrical and/or HVAC systems including installation, repair, and troubleshooting or
  • 3 years of experience within the handling complex infrastructure projects or
  • 3 years of experience within a facilities organization
  • Proven track record interacting with vendors, including architects, contractors, and manufacturers
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team with achievements.
  • Updates project reporting tools to enhance to cost tracking.
  • Develop operational procedures and to provide opportunities for efficiencies within the engineering organization.
  • Must be able to work in a client service orientation.
  • Ability to develop positive relationships with client business units.
  • Proficient at reading and interpreting construction documents and specifications
  • Strong time management and organization skills. Possess the ability to multi task and prioritize work load with tight deadlines on a daily basis
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Project and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • SAP (a plus)
  • AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of local codes including building, electrical, life safety, fire • Knowledge of national codes and standards including OSHA, NFPA, ASHRAE, IEEE, NEC, ANSI
  • Professional Engineer’s license

Required Education

  • BS in electrical engineering or related field that supports the electrical installations

Preferred Education

  • MS Degree in Electrical Engineering

Company Overview

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.

Additional Information

Must be available to work at a flexible work schedule including nights and weekends depending on the needs of the facilities.

This position is a legal entity of The Walt Disney Company, an equal opportunity employer.
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