The Walt Disney Company Project Controls Planner, Sr in Glendale, California
"We create happiness.” That’s our motto at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. And it permeates everything we do. At Disney, you’ll help inspire that magic by enabling our teams to push the limits of entertainment and create the never-before-seen!
Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its 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.
Walt Disney Imagineering (WDI) 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 disciplines, its talented corps of Imagineers are responsible for the creation of Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions, hotels, water parks, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, cruise ships and new media technology projects.
Project Controls Specialists provide planning and scheduling expertise to all WDI project teams and functional disciplines. Duties include developing comprehensive implementation strategies and incorporate deliverables into project schedules, preparation of project life cycle and master schedules, integration of all schedules (design disciplines, vendors, production and construction) and providing a comprehensive project perspective. Project Controls will also monitor and evaluate risks & present recovery/mitigation plans to support turnover/opening schedule. Additionally, Project Controls Specialists will perform earned value analysis when needed. Finally, Project Controls Specialists provide progress reports and management presentations.
Responsibilities : Under minimal supervision, will perform the following general duties and planning/scheduling control duties:
Anticipate key indicators and proactively develops management and control reports to communicate
Develop and analyzes mitigations for variances to plan
Read and interpret design drawings
With project team, develop project strategies, risk mitigations, and recovery/acceleration plans
Develop project scoping documents, basis of estimate /schedule, strategy, and risk documents
Manage the implementation of Earned Value (EV) system and analyzes implications of performance against EV
Prepare contract documents for bid packages for Project Controls including controls and reporting specifications, milestones, and budgets
Contribute knowledge to team to training and lessons learned
Manage interns and staff as required
Provide input or recommendations for casting decisions, as requested by senior leadership, including participating in the interviewing process
Ability to supervise, mentor, and train Associate and Staff Project Controls Specialists
Ability to direct outside consultants Project Controls staff
Routine day to day decision making authority on Project Controls issues with moderate impacts to project delivery plan (and through consultation with Project Management). For complex items or items with a significant commercial, staffing, or schedule impact, works with principal, lead, or functional leaders in decision making.
Participate in performance assessment and feedback
Planning / Scheduling
Develop highly integrated project life cycle and production schedules
Lead discipline planning for creative, show, ride, facility, area development, installation & test and adjust• Develop project phasing plans
Work with suppliers and subcontractor to influence schedule plans, mitigations, and acceleration
Develop fragnet schedules and specialty reports as needed to focus on critical items and align team to progress requirements
Develop and implements the integrated input matrix
Plan and analyzes project resource requirements with consideration to advanced implications such as shift work, interdependencies, holiday calendars and seasonal productivity variation
Lead planning and coordination meetings
Understand direct and indirect project sequencing relationships including typical workarounds to standard relationships and associated risks
Provide frequent communication, reporting, and interactions with project and studio team members including vendors and outside consultants on complex topics.
Fosters collaboration across various stakeholders to develop integrated and fully supported Project Controls plans, strategies, mitigations, and forecasts.
Contributes in project leadership meetings and serves a trusted source of information and reliable analysis to project and studio leadership.
Able to summarize communications for management or executive presentations.
Basic Qualifications :
Minimum five years scheduling and planning experience
Experience developing CPM schedules for projects in excess of $200M and 3,000 activities
Experience in design and implementation
Ability to supervise consultants and suppliers including setting goals, prioritization of tasks, coordinating work, and managing time
Knowledge of different types of contracting and procurement agreements and the impacts on Project Controls
Strong meeting leadership, facilitation, and alignment skills
Basic conflict resolution skills
Strong communication, collaboration, technical writing, and interpersonal skills
Strong knowledge of design, manufacturing, and/or construction
Strong analytical skills
Comfortable and efficient with complexity
Strong understanding of earned value progress and commodity measurement and related analysis
Risk identification and management
Required Education :
4 year undergraduate degree, preferably in a technical field such as engineering, architecture, construction management, or equivalent work experience in planning or estimating
Preferred Education :
Discipline related professional certification or industry relevant continuing education desirable
Job ID: 547308BR
Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts