The Walt Disney Company WDI Project Controls Specialist Internship - Glendale, CA, Fall 2018 in Glendale, California

“We Change Lives.” 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.

What we’re looking for…

An intern who will work within the department that provides planning and scheduling expertise to all WDI functional disciplines and project teams. Our department develops comprehensive implementation strategies and incorporates deliverables into discipline schedules. We prepare contractor/vendor bid package schedule reporting requirements and determine contract schedule milestones. We ensure project plans and schedules are consistent with Show and Ride strategies, and monitor and evaluate risks and present recovery/mitigation plans to support the project schedule objectives. We also perform earned value analysis and progress reports when needed.

Responsibilities : You will…

  • Assist Project Planners in development of scope, strategy, and estimate documents to develop design and/or production schedules

  • Progress and update schedule status for each schedule activity (percent complete, remaining duration, etc.)

  • Coordinate with Project Planners, vendors and responsible team members to develop and integrate activity durations and logic sequences required to perform project work

  • Produce schedule reports, as required, supporting project and functional management reporting needs

  • Apply appropriate policies and procedures, including WDI planning procedures and reporting requirements

  • Work with project team members as required to collect and assemble information

  • Communicate with team members to collect and assemble information relevant to planning and scheduling tasks and progress/status reporting

  • Prepare bi-weekly Earned Value reports

Basic Qualifications :

What you bring to the role…

  • Working knowledge of computerized schedule programs

  • Experience with preparing project plans from scoping/strategy documents, and working with deliverables and strategies to develop schedules

  • Ability to coordinate with project planners, vendors/consultants, and responsible team members to develop activity durations and logic sequences required to perform project work

  • Understanding of CPM scheduling and developing schedule logic using Primavera Project Planner

  • Knowledge of design, manufacturing and/or construction

  • Knowledge of BIM

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience with using graphic programs to assemble presentations and visual plans desired

  • Knowledge of planning and scheduling and/or Disney planning/coordination experience

  • Hands on Primavera and/or computer scheduling experience

  • Knowledge and ability to use graphic programs highly desired (Adobe Acrobat, Blue Beam, CAD, Photoshop, Etc.)

Required Education :

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or graduated within the past 6 months, from an accredited college/university, earning a degree majoring in Engineering, Project Management, or Construction Management with an emphasis on scheduling

Company Overview :

Additional Information :

Materials Required:

College transcripts (official or unofficial) - Please upload your transcript while completing the online application

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Internship Eligibility:

  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Must provide full work availability

  • Must provide own transportation to/from work

  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:

The approximate dates of this internship are early September 2018 through late November 2018. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

Job ID: 564710BR

Location: Glendale,California

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts