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Energy Plant Services Manager

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 846234BR Location Orlando, Florida, United States; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted 01/13/2022
The Energy Plants Services Manager is a member of the Electric and Energy Plants team in the Reedy Creek Energy Services (RCES) organization. RCES Cast Members work on behalf of the Reedy Creek Improvement District (RCID) designing, operating, and maintaining RCID-owned utility systems across the Walt Disney World (WDW) Resort. You will provide leadership to the Cast Members operating the Energy Plants across the WDW Resort and provide ownership of the mechanical and electrical systems within the central energy plants including piping distribution systems for chilled water, hot water, and compressed air. You will report to Manager, Electric and Energy Plant Operations.


  • Lead the daily operation of energy plants supplying a combination of Chilled Water, Hot Water, Compressed Air, and power generation to the WDW Resort.
  • Provide leadership to a team of Unionized Cast Members who operate and maintain the Energy Plant(s).
  • Lead a culture of safety through active and caring engagement with Cast Members to support the vision that no one gets hurt.
  • Plan, budget, and complete routine and non-routine maintenance and outage activities within approved budgets.
  • Procure repair parts and services to maintain assigned equipment.
  • Partner with clients to develop a mutual understanding of plant capabilities and customer requirements.
  • Provide current operating information to the Engineering Department for their use in planning alterations and upgrades to plant equipment.
  • Prepare accurate Regulatory Compliance reports.
  • Coach and assist team members with career development plans.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Experience leading and implementing change.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills with experience communicating with all levels of internal and external customers.
  • Proficiency with computer software packages, in particular with GUIs that control utility or industrial equipment.
  • Have or obtain, within 90 days of hiring, a Universal CFC License.
  • Proficiency using an Enterprise Asset Management System to: procure repair parts, operating supplies and multiple outside services; manage maintenance actions and personal; and administer the Preventative Maintenance Program.
  • Comfort level with working in different work environments, including outdoors and in a plant environment.
  • Must be available to work outside normal work hours in response to job demand, equipment availability, and system/equipment emergencies.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Eight (8) years of experience in the operation and maintenance of plant and utility equipment including Gas Turbines, Steam Turbines, Chillers, Air Compressors, Hot Water Boilers, Fuel Storage, and plant support equipment.
  • Proficiency using Maximo for Utilities EAM system.
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE Guidelines and Standards.
  • Understanding of plant control/communication systems and critical path processes within an Energy Plant environment.

Required Education

Bachelor's degree and minimum 4 years progressive experience (8 years without a degree) in leading or supervising team(s) in energy production, utility operations, or within an industrial setting.

Preferred Education

Bachelor’s degree in STEM discipline (Engineering, Applied Sciences, etc.)

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 World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

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 Photo Imaging, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Disney Photo Imaging, LLC 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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