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Assistant Project Manager (Ship Building)

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 10079515 Location Wismar, Germany Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Feb. 06, 2024

Job Summary:

Under general supervision from the Sr Project Manager, this Assistant Project Manager role is responsible for scope control, change management, budget control, risk management, schedule adherence and integration for the assigned areas of the ship. This position requires good communication skills, attention to detail, ability to process large quantities of data accurately, good judgment and prioritization, and the person is essential to fostering collaboration and coordination of all work streams with creative, design, production, and construction teams in the delivery of the vessel to be ready for guests on board.

This role is based in Wismar, Germany and it will require you to be onsite at the shipyard. Previous ship building experience is desirable, although project management of highly themed land based project is also applicable.

Primary Duties:

  • Accountable for fiscal and schedule performance of assigned areas of the ship

  • Assists with the identification, impact assessment, and disposition of project changes

  • Understand project scoping documents, risk log, schedule, and plans

  • Ensure alignment of scope to budget

  • Present project status, risks, opportunities, and issues to Senior Leadership

  • Produce and quality check routine and ad hoc reporting

  • Review of detail design / shop drawings for compliance with Disney standards and integration and notating comments where variances exist

  • Assists in developing mitigations to variances to the project plan and drives corrective actions

  • Develop tracking tools to ensure comments are incorporated into design and the Disney Furnishes Items are delivered and installed on schedule

  • Collaborate with internal and external organizations including project team, operations, authorities, suppliers, and contractors

  • Support preparation of contract documents for bid packages

  • Understand project workflows, design inputs and outputs, and project sequencing relationships

  • Participate in the identification and assessment of project risk and contingency determinations


  • 2+ years relevant experience in Project Management or Project Controls

  • Ability to think tactically and apply problem solving skills

  • Basic leadership skills and partnering ability

  • Meeting leadership, facilitation, basic conflict resolution, and alignment skills

  • Good communication, collaboration, technical writing, and interpersonal skills

  • Knowledge of design, production, and/or construction

  • Understanding of the relationship between scope, cost, and schedule and implications of impact of one to the other

  • Understanding of contract administration, contract management, legal and commercial terms, and basic negotiation skills

  • Able to understand design standards and drawings

  • Understanding of project plans and change management

  • Stress tolerance

  • Adapt to changing project demands, collaborates with diverse project teams and meets milestone schedule expectations/deadlines

  • Effectively summarize communications for executive management

Preferred Qualifications::

  • High-End Hospitality/Resort or Ship Building experience preferred


  • 4-year undergraduate degree, preferably in a core technical field such as engineering, architecture, construction management or equivalent work experience in project management


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: Disney Entertainment, ESPN, Disney Parks, and Experiences and Products. 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 Imagineering (Germany) GmbH, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Imagineering.

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