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Associate Project Manager

Company: Disneyland Resort
Location: Westminster
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary: You will be accountable to ensure that all assigned projects are scoped, design and performed with an emphasis on strict scope, budget and schedule control. You will manage implementation of assigned projects. You will perform accountabilities according to established operating procedures and will take an active role in improving these processes. The position objective is to manage each assigned project from beginning to completion. Your goal is to complete projects within approved budget and schedule with the highest quality and in the most cost efficient manner.

You will report to the Manager of Programs.
Responsibilities: You Will:

  • Oversee overall project safety, obtaining final approval for contractor submitted safety plans and compliance to the project safety plan. Includes compliance to all regulatory (OSHA) requirements, corporate governance requirements and FAM SOG's.PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT:
    • Manage the development, planning, execution and closeout of the project throughout the project life. Includes project design, development, implementation, budget, cash flow reporting and maintaining accurate EFC's for financial reporting, and maintenance of all job files.
    • Lead project scope development and options analysis. Lead project estimate development and review with support of Project Estimator. Develop project implementation strategy and schedule with support of Project Scheduler. Obtain funding approval before implementation with support of Project Controller.
    • Manage project timelines and schedules to manage client expectations and ensure minimum impact to Operations.TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION:
      • Assemble project teams with internal and external resources to complete all assigned projects.
      • Oversee the efforts of all project team members to ensure that they are working as an integrated team in delivering against project goals.
      • Develop and maintain positive relationships with team members and customers / clients.
      • Partner with all lines of business (LOB) to ensure the final product best meets the intended business objective.CONTRACT DEVELOPMENT:
        • Help administer contracts including scope of work, unit costing items, and bid alternates and operational constraints required for contract preparation.PROJECT SCHEDULE:
          • Manage the project schedule, establishing critical path tasks to insure schedule compliance and ensuring proper man loading requirements of the contractor to achieve the desired completion date.CLIENT COMMUNICATION:
            • Responsible for coordinating operational constraints and job objectives together to achieve a seamless project, including timely communication with Business Partners, Clients and management regarding project status, schedule, financial and guest impacts.
            • Communicate project information effectively to LOB client and all impacted Resort divisions and managementTECHNICAL COMPETENCY:
              • Proficient with various software programs such as construction management software and Microsoft suite of products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
              • Use project and contract management systems into the daily operation of the business.PROCESS COMPETENCY:
                • Oversee issuance of field directives, collection of change order requests, conversion to change orders and management approval to support accurate EFC reporting and job closeout.
                • Manage project budgets and provide project spending updates with support of Project Controller.
                • Work closely with Program Manager to accomplish goals and improve our processes. Focus on performance improvement and efficiency.

                  Basic Qualifications: You Have:
                  • Four year college degree (BA / BS) in project / construction management or related field and 2+ years of applicable hands-on project/ construction experience or 2 years of college and 8+ years of applicable hands on project / construction experience
                  • Four years of project management / construction management in hospitality, commercial and industrial construction.
                  • Knowledge of project management process and demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of projects over $4 M annually
                  • Knowledge of project accounting, estimating, scheduling, budgeting, document management, best value contracting, contract management and cost forecasting
                  • Knowledge of construction materials, methods and techniques. Familiarity with all construction applicable codes, i.e., UBC, NEC & UFC
                  • Strong communication skills with the ability to prepare presentations for department management review that promote related decisions
                  • Demonstrated leadership skills and customer services skills
                  • Demonstrated computer skills in Windows, Excel, Powerpoint.
                  • Prepare and present executive presentations
                  • Identify project related risks and propose mitigation plans
                    Preferred Qualifications:
                    • Knowledge of Primavera P6, MS Access, and PMWeb
                    • Theme park construction experience
                      Required Education
                      • Four year college degree (BA / BS) in project / construction management or related field and 2+ years of project/ construction related experience
                      • 2 years of college and 8+ years of applicable hands on project / construction experience
                        Preferred Education
                        • MBA in Project / Construction Management or related field
                          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

Keywords: Disneyland Resort, Westminster , Associate Project Manager, Executive , Westminster, California

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