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Senior Manager, Engineering Services

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 528996BR 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 position of Senior Manager, Engineering serves as the primary lead for the Real Estate Operations engineering organization in driving the strategic delivery model for all of the East Coast Operations. Also, this position provides management oversight and accountabilities for the preventive and corrective activities in support of the New York Facilities including, TV Broadcasting, and Radio Network and Information Technology organizations through an organization of Facility Managers, supervising engineers and project management.


This position along with the responsibilities is integral to the execution of all operational and capital projects as pertaining to plant equipment and assets.
  • Lead all staff in the Operations engineering team, setting clear long term strategy as well as short term tactical objectives for direct reports.
  • Lead project status reviews and communicate regularly to key stakeholders in the business - providing management reports, technical details and project progress as required to senior leadership.
  • Oversee budget, delivering targeted return on investment and fully aligned with best practice.
  • Manage issue resolution and anticipate problems before they occur to eliminate or mitigate issues
  • Work with engineering teams to provide engineering and drafting support when required.
  • Strategically outline for leadership the 5 year capital and operating projects.
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for engineering and technical work.
  • Identify and suggest measures for improvement to increase productivity and optimize efficiencies.
  • Subject Matter Expert relating to all Mechanical Electrical Plumbing for East Coast Operations as well as advisor in the development operating projects; this includes design, drawings/schematics, testing methods, work instructions, risk assessment, reliability, and quality control.
  • Support cross functional working within the engineering group and with the Client Services group to ensure clear communication and proper processes are in place with relevant stakeholders.
  • Negotiation and arbitration with union shops represented by applicable bargaining agreements
  • Maintaining open and constant inter-departmental relations by discussion and explanation of pending projects that could affect broadcast operations.
  • Review documentation insuring infrastructure is within parameters established by the Department of Environmental Protection, The Fire Department of New York (FDNY), OSHA, ASHRE, and the Municipal Statues of the City of New York.
  • Analyze technology, resource needs, etc. to plan and assess the feasibility of long and short term goals.
  • Teaming with Risk Management (Fire Safety and Health Safety) officers to ensure compliance with Local Laws as pertaining to FDNY, City Ordinances and OSHA requirements.
  • Manage property protection recommendations issued by insurance carriers and/or Risk Management in a cost effective manner.
  • Participate as a member of the Company’s Crisis Management Emergency Operations Center when needed
  • Providing recommendations for energy efficient operations of all MEP equipment as relating to Local Laws 84 and 87.

Basic Qualifications

  • 10 years in Facility Management with a deep knowledge of mechanical projects and proven track record directly leading vendors, contractors and in-house union trades.
  • Must have through knowledge of all equipment associated with the Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning systems such as Centrifugal Chillers, Pumps, Air Handing Units and Compressed Air Systems.
  • Also, through knowledge of electrical systems such as Automatic Transfer Systems, Switchboards, Power Distribution systems and Emergency Generators.
  • Knowledge of Vertical Transportation Systems such as elevators and escalators is also required.
  • Professional Engineer License

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5-10 years Facility operations at a media (Television, Radio, Internet, Social Media) property with a proven track record for advanced operational skills associated with emerging technologies preferred.
  • Knowledge and application of SAP (a plus)
  • AutoCAD
  • Tririga
  • Advanced knowledge and application of local codes including building, electrical, life safety, fire
  • Advanced knowledge of national codes and standards including OSHA, NFPA, ASHRAE, IEEE, NEC, ANSI
  • Proven knowledge of a Highly Protected Risk status for property and achieving that status

Required Education

  • BS Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering

Preferred Education

  • MS Degree in 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

Position may require nights and weekend work. Emergency response will also require availability.

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