The Walt Disney Company Architect in Lake Buena Vista, Florida

This role is responsible for providing Architectural support and technical expertise to multiple stakeholders at the Walt Disney World Resort. This position will primarily be focused on leading multi-discipline facility interior and exterior renovation designs. The Architect is responsible for the preparation of multi-discipline designs and construction documents for projects of varying size. It also focuses on the hiring and management of multiple consulting A/E firms to provide construction documents for specific projects, as well as managing the construction administration services provided by the A/E firms during implementation in the field. In addition to providing project leadership, this role will assist senior architects in providing the same services on larger renovation projects.

Responsibilities :

  • Manage multiple small projects that are part of a larger program of work, each in different phases and with different A/E teams and groups of stakeholders.

  • Review existing project conditions, research legacy documents and drawings, evaluate constraints and risks throughout the life of a project.

  • Perform field investigation of existing conditions while the property is not open to guests to minimize operation impact.

  • Participate in design planning and programing with internal and external partners.

  • Work with project teams to identify root cause of problem and develop design alternatives as required to support the project requirements set forth by stakeholders.

  • Prepare design drawings, calculations and specifications to meet the requirements of assigned projects.

  • Provide architectural technical expertise, suggested priorities for the resolution of facility architectural problems.

  • Manage the design process, including coordinating technical review of all discipline work, scheduling design reviews with all project stakeholders, and reporting on design progress to project management team.

  • Ensure conformance of designs to local codes, Disney’s Master Specifications and Design Standards of Practice.

  • Clearly communicate requirements and expectations to A/E teams for each deliverable.

  • Participate in the construction bidding process, including attendance at pre-bid meetings and walks, processing of pre-bid RFI’s, and review of Contractor proposals.

  • Co-ordinate field Construction Administration efforts for all projects, including providing representation in the field at project meetings and walks, processing RFI’s and submittals from the contractor, and scheduling project walks with the A/E team.

  • Procure and manage services of A/E consultants as extension of design team.

  • Development of RFP’s (Request for Proposals), evaluate consultant proposals for completeness and make recommendations to award design contracts.

  • Manage the budget and schedule of design team for each of the projects assigned to lead.

  • Ensure that project delivery expectations are met and complete turnover documentation process at the completion of the project.

  • Maintain organized record of project and its history.

  • May oversee the work of interns and/or designers assigned to be part of the project team.

  • Provide timely and effective communication to management and resort partners.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Registered Architect in the State of Florida.

  • Broad knowledge of CAD

  • Broad knowledge of BIM design technology and its unique management requirements. (Revit, Navisworks, Recap)

  • Knowledge in development of specifications and use of BSD.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Knowledge of the facility, show and area development design disciplines, including unique requirements of design integration and preparation of construction documents.

  • Experience in Architectural Design with focus on building facilities (Interior and Exterior commercial and/or Hospitality)

  • 1 to 3 years of experience as a registered architect.

Required Education :

  • Five Year Bachelor of Architecture (professional) degree, from a program accredited by NAAB

Preferred Education :

  • Master of Architecture degree, from a program accredited by NAAB

Job ID: 567841BR

Location: Lake Buena Vista,Florida

Job Posting Company: Disney Parks & Resorts