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Director Design & Construction

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Director Design & Construction

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Summary

As the Director of Design & Construction, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the visual and emotional landscape of Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) and CityWalk (CW). You'll lead the design, construction and execution of retail, food & beverage, area development, and non-attraction projects, ensuring they align with Universal's creative vision and uphold the highest standards of quality and brand integrity.

Category Production Design  Project Manager 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Jul 01, 2024
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

As the Director of Design & Construction, you'll play a pivotal role in shaping the visual and emotional landscape of Universal Studios Hollywood (USH) and CityWalk (CW). You'll lead the design, construction and execution of retail, food & beverage, area development, and non-attraction projects, ensuring they align with Universal's creative vision and uphold the highest standards of quality and brand integrity.

Responsibilities:
  • Project Oversight: Provide comprehensive oversight for the execution of all Placemaking, area development, and non-attraction projects, from conception to completion.
  • Creative Vision: Uphold the creative vision and Universal standards across all USH/CW venues, ensuring consistency and excellence in guest experiences.
  • Collaboration & Coordination: Work closely with the Senior Director, Design & Planning to coordinate implementation teams and vendors, ensuring creative and budget/schedule parameters are met.
  • Code Compliance: Collaborate with the Senior Director, Facility Design to review drawing packages, ensuring scope adherence and code compliance.
  • Communication & Reporting: Prepare presentations and status updates for senior management at Universal Creative (UC), USH, CW, and Universal Parks & Resorts (UPR), keeping stakeholders informed and engaged.
  • Team Leadership: Provide guidance and oversight to team resources throughout the development and delivery of project phases, fostering a collaborative and high-performing environment.
  • Team Development: Proactively participate in team building and mentoring activities, nurturing talent, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Operational Excellence: Offer input on operational and implementation aspects of projects, including budget, schedule, code requirements, and selection of project resources. Develop strategies for efficient project execution.
  • Safety & Compliance: Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) responsibilities, adhering to established USH policies, procedures, and training.
  • Additional Duties: Perform other duties as assigned, contributing to the overall success and growth of the organization.
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, Engineering, Construction Management, or related field.
  • 10+ years of experience in design and construction management, particularly within the entertainment or hospitality industry.
  • Required knowledge of the process of design, development, contracting and construction.
  • Required knowledge and working experience with thematic materials & finishes.
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to motivate and guide teams towards project success.
  • Excellent communication and presentation abilities, with the capacity to engage effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Commitment to upholding Universal's standards of quality, creativity, and guest satisfaction.
Desired Characteristics:
  • Highly creative with a keen eye for environmental design and detail.
  • Ability to achieve results through flawless execution of strategies & objectives.
  • Ability to effectively communicate across all lines of business and with all levels of management.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, organizational & multi-tasking skills.
  • Strong organizational, planning, delegation & mentoring skills.
  • Ability to deal well with ambiguity and constant change.
  • Strong passion for delivering the highest quality of guest experience.
Additional Requirements:
  • Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite.
Salary range: $140,000 - $190,000 (bonus + equity eligible) 

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
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