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Project Manager

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10067879 Location Wismar, Germany Business Walt Disney Imagineering Date posted Oct. 25, 2023

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) makes the impossible possible, by combining innovation and storytelling to bring Disney stories, characters and worlds to life.

Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of Disney’s Parks and Resorts business segment. Representing more than 150 subject areas, its dedicated teams of Imagineers are responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation and commissioning - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, cruise ships, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

Walt Disney Imagineers are passionate individuals that bring together the best aspects of creativity, innovation, and passion.

This role is based in Wismar, Germany and it will require you to be onsite at the shipyard.

What You Will Do

The Project Manager reports to the Senior, Principal or Executive Project Manager and is responsible for scope development, planning, budgeting, contracting, construction, and closeout activities as they relate to the project.  Under minimal supervision, they lead implementation of project documentation and deliverables, and is responsible for timely communication with business partners and executive leadership.


  • Provide directional leadership to the entire project team with respect to scope, schedule, budget, quality and execution under minimal supervision

  • Provide direction and set priorities for the project team

  • Help to develop the integrated project delivery strategy

  • Lead development of budgets, scheduling, and resource planning for projects

  • Manage implementation of a change management program, develop change mitigations, and determine validity and disposition of project changes

  • Responsible for development and update of the project risk register including completeness, impact assessment, mitigation strategies, and contingency requirements

  • Prepare or approve contract documents for bid packages

  • Negotiate basic contracts and applicable changes

  • Manage contractor compliance with terms and conditions

  • Work with suppliers and subcontractors to influence schedule plans, mitigations, and acceleration and support negotiation of project change orders

  • Develop the Capital Authorization Requests

  • Ensure project documentation and deliverables are tracked and completed with requisite quality

  • Contribute knowledge to team including training and apply lessons learned

Required Qualifications & Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience

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

  • Strong meeting facilitation, presentation, and collaboration skills to keep all members of project team aligned and to develop integrated and fully supported project strategies

  • Contribute to project leadership meetings and serve as a trusted source of information and reliable analysis

  • Produce formal contractual communications with vendors, consultants and other WDI partners

  • Effectively summarize communications for executive management

  • Guide project team towards resolution of issues through strong facilitation skills

  • Influence senior management in decision making regarding complex issues

  • Maintain positive relationships with studios, WDI partners, vendors, and consultants

  • Influence commercial and schedule issues through clear identification of critical issues and drivers, thoughtful analysis, and well-articulated positions

  • Work with suppliers and subcontractors to influence schedule plans, mitigations, and acceleration and support negotiation of project change orders

  • Provide input and influence project casting, including participating in the interviewing process

  • Supervise, mentor, and train junior staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Themed entertainment experience


  • 4-year undergraduate degree, preferably in a 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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