Engineer, Controls

Universal Orlando   •  

Orlando, FL

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


Less than 5 years

Posted 32 days ago

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for monitoring and expediting the design and development of show and / or ride systems for a large multi-faceted theme park attraction(s) under contract with vendor(s). Provide insight, scheduling, and consultation services on behalf of Universal Creative core teams during all aspects of the progress of work.


  • Manages installation, test and adjustment of show and ride systems to ensure compliance with contract specifications.
  • Oversees contractor's mock-up, prototype, and acceptance testing efforts to ensure results reflect the final installed system.
  • Establishes quantitative requirements and specifications based on interpreting creative intent and employing Universal Specifications.
  • Produces scopes of work and manage their progress from design through installation.
  • Reviews designs and documentation from contractors ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and specifications.
  • Leads design and production reviews at vendor locations ensuring product quality, specification conformance, and schedule accuracy.
  • Develops and oversees project schedules and budgetary demands.
  • Organizes, leads and participates in multi-system specifications.

SCOPE: Responsible for monitoring and expediting the design and development of show and / or ride systems for a large multi-faceted theme park attraction(s) under contract with vendor(s).


  • Analytical Thinking, IBM PC Hardware, IBM PC Software, Microsoft Office, Programming, Project Management, Communicate Clearly w/ Team, Conceptual Thinking, Conduct presentations, Creativity, Current on industry trends, Flexibility, Negotiate, Organization skills, Research, Writing.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.
  • Other, explain: Ability to perform engineering calculations commensurate with Baccalaureate training in Mechanical engineering.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Preferred: theme park ride and/or show systems experience, general experience with Allen-Bradley or equivalent PLC hardware and software systems, and experience with fail-safe systems.
  • Ability to organize and manage a complex series of tasks and vendor(s) to develop and implement show and ride control systems.
  • Strengths in schedule analysis and management, contract management, and electrical contracting management are preferred.

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree is required from a four year college or university in Mechanical Engineering. Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: 3-5 Years: Required: Experience in the design, specification, implementation, testing, and commissioning of industrial systems; or equivalent combination of education and experience.