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Senior Architect

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 493628BR Location Shanghai, Shanghai Municipality, China Business Disney Parks & Resorts Brand Shanghai Disney Resort Date posted Jan. 15, 2018

Job Summary:

This position will be responsible for providing architectural support and technical expertise to the various Engineering Services (maintenance) teams at the Shanghai Disney Resort (SHDR). This position will primarily be focused on Buildings, Area Development, and all architectural detailing for these items. Initially this position will support tasks in preparation for the ongoing operation of the theme park facilities and area development, including but not limited to facility construction, area development, assisting with testing and commissioning, identification of tools and equipment needed to support maintenance, writing safety/technical procedures, researching shop drawings from all lands to determine the construction techniques and resolve problems, assisting all engineers and contractors with architectural detailing, familiar with China GB codes and able to research the codes to assure compliance, etc.


Demonstrate a visible commitment to safety.
Work directly with project teams on the technical scopes of the project throughout the final phases of design, construction, testing & commissioning and turn-over.
Provide quality control support throughout installation and T&C.
Research IFC drawings and Shop Drawings from archive files to find details of existing construction for all facilities throughout the Resort
Assists in conceptual design and production design/drawing package in support of project requirements.
Prepare design drawings, calculations, specifications and quality control processes in support of sustainment of architecture and engineering and assigned projects.
Research China GB codes to assure that all work performed is in compliance with the latest GB Code
Participate in design planning with internal and external entities.
Assists in resolving technical conflicts, encountered with the design/drawing package, with vendors and shops to ensure conformance with design documentation.
Provide architecture and engineering recommendations for action, and suggested priorities for the resolution of facility and area development operational and architectural problems.
Provide timely communication to management and Resort partners. Provide architecture and engineering support and technical expertise to the Engineering Services teams (maintenance).
Troubleshoot technical problems and propose architectural and engineering solutions for resolution as needed.
May direct the work of interns, designers, engineers and/or technicians.
Will be required to interface with various government bureaus, regulatory agencies and utility providers as needed.
Must be willing to work evenings, holidays, weekends, and various shifts as needed.
May be required to travel within China as well as to the US and other international locations for training, design reviews, etc.

Basic Qualifications:

7 to 12 years of experience in an Architecture role.
Experience in architectural design with focus on building facilities and area development (Facility exteriors and interiors, area development, etc.)
Experience working with public facilities, dealing with contractors, researching and analyzing shop drawings, working with engineering teams.
Experience with theme park/resort development preferred.
Experience leading/mentoring junior architects preferred.
Computer and Internet proficiency in Chinese and English software required, including Office applications, design (CAD applications), BIM/3D modeling, etc.

Preferred Qualifications:

Strong oral and written communication skills. Bilingual in Chinese and English is required.
Team Player with good relationship skills.
Logical and analytical thinker with the ability to apply architectural and engineering judgment to problem solving.
Ability to balance productivity on multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of particular field of architecture and engineering to completion of difficult assignment.
Stays current on industry and technological advances.
Self-starter with the ability to manage issues through to completion.

Additional Information:

Keyword: shdrprofessional

About Shanghai Disney Resort:

Shanghai Disney Resort, the first Disney resort in Mainland China, is a place where friends and families can escape together to a whole new world of fantasy, imagination, creativity and adventure. The resort is home to the Shanghai Disneyland theme park; two themed hotels; Disneytown, a large shopping, dining and entertainment district; a Broadway-style theatre; Wishing Star Park and other outdoor recreation areas. Shanghai Disney Resort Cast Members provide world-class service to guests, and the resort brings classic Disney stories and characters to life with authentic cultural touches and themes tailored specifically for the people of China. Shanghai Disney Resort offers something for everyone – thrilling adventures, lush gardens where guests can relax together and enriching interactive experiences.

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 Shanghai Theme Park Co., which is part of a business segment we call Shanghai Disney Resort.

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