Project Design Manager (Expression of Interest)

Job description

About The Role & Team

Walt Disney Imagineering 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 The Walt Disney Company. This talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects. Disney Imagineers are uniquely talented individuals that bring together the best aspects of creativity, innovation, and passion.

You will coordinate, plan, and manage the Design + Planning disciplines during the course of a specific project, land, or park. This includes coordination of efforts with Creative, Show Design and Production, and Ride studios, with accountability for the financial health of the projects.

You will report to the Principal Design Manager or Project Design Management Executive.

This posting is an opportunity to submit your resume for future consideration; this is not a role that is open at this time. We anticipate this role may be open in the future, but we are not actively hiring for the position. If you would like to be considered for this potential role, please submit your resume. If the role becomes available, you may receive an email or call from a recruiter.

Responsibilities/You Will

  • Provide architecture, facilities engineering, and technical leadership from conceptual design through construction of themed entertainment projects!
  • We act as the representative for the Studio Vice President and the Project Manager for the facility design process and product.
  • Coordinate with functional management on staffing/costing and strategy issues.
  • Develop the design strategy and ensure coordination with the Project team to inform and lead design schedules, labor estimates and budgets.
  • Direct the technical coordination of design documents, models, specs, and basis of design among studios.
  • Lead the activities of in-house staff and outside consultants in the preparation of construction contract documents.
  • Provide technical and administrative directing to maintain project costs within budget with appropriate cost and schedule tracking and reporting.
  • Ensure conformance to all divisional standards and procedures.
  • Supervise design/build consultant as the owner's representative.
  • Make recommendations on bid packages.
  • We collaborate and may act as Project Architect on assigned venues when we self-perform!
  • Directs and leads for venues assigned.

Basic Qualifications/You Will Have

  • 5+ years of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10+ years of experience desired

Required Education

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or architecture

This role is located in either Orlando, FL or Glendale, CA.

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


The hiring range for this position in Glendale, CA is $102,000 to $136,700 per year. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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