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Project Controls Planner Sr

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10051324 Location Wismar, Germany / Papenburg, Germany Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Jul. 14, 2023

Job Summary:

As a Senior Project Controls Planner within Disney Cruise Line, you will provide planning and scheduling expertise to all Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) project teams and functional disciplines. You will develop comprehensive implementation strategies, incorporate deliverables into project schedules, and prepare project life cycle and master schedules.

The Senior Project Controls Planner will also integrate all schedules (design disciplines, vendors, production and construction) and provide a comprehensive project perspective. Monitoring, evaluating risks and presenting recovery/mitigation plans to support turnover/opening schedules will be part of your day. The successful candidate will perform earned value analysis when needed and provide progress reports and management presentations, as appropriate. You will report to Executive Project Controls.


  • Lead development and implementation of project scheduling processes, tools, and deliverables

  • Lead project schedule reporting and planning sessions with all levels of project and organizational management

  • Coordinate with contractors, responsible project team members, WDI performing work groups and WDI systems planners to develop and integrate activity durations and logic sequences required to perform project work

  • Lead manpower loading/resource analysis, and develop status-earned man-hour progress curves as required

  • Scope of responsibility may include lead discipline planning coverage on some projects of  show/ride concept development, show, ride, facility and area development design, show ride production and installation, show, ride test and adjust and show programming in addition to the core building construction and field disciplines

  • Responsible for preparation of the schedule reporting specification for the contract bid packages and determining Schedule Milestones and/or Key Dates for incorporation into the Contract Specification.

Basic Qualifications:

Numerous years of experience in engineering/construction planning and scheduling and/or themed entertainment planning/coordination experience, which includes a combination of:

  • Experience in Critical Path Method scheduling experience utilizing scheduling software

  • Experience in construction, production, and/or design experience.

  • Good understanding of practical project controls applications and earned value measurement

  • BS degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or equivalent 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prefer to have some industry-relevant certifications or completed course studies

  • Prior experience as Lead Project Planner/Scheduler. 

  • Prior supervisory experience with junior staff

  • Work experience in the following industries: Theme parks, Cruise Lines, Major Resort, show/ride product lines

  • fluent English & German language skills are essential


  • Free Park Entry: You will have the opportunity to enter any of our parks with your family and friends for free

  • Disney Discounts: you are entitled to discounts on designated Disney products, resort F&B and ticketing, and at our Disney Store (in-store or online)

  • Flexible working is available, four days per week at the office

  • Excellent parental and guardian leave

  • Be part of our Employee Resource Groups – WOMEN @ Disney, Disney DIVERSITY, Disney PRIDE, our new disability & neurodiversity focused group - ENABLED, and our Mental Health & Wellbeing Group, TRUST.

  • ...and many more

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strive to be a diverse workforce that is representative of our audiences, and where all can thrive and belong. We are committed to building a team that includes and respects a variety of voices, identities, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives

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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