Senior Engineer, Controls

Universal Orlando   •  

Orlando, FL

Industry: Hospitality & Recreation


8 - 10 years

Posted 69 days ago

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Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts™, which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal™. We are ideally situated in Orlando, Florida, which has become widely known as the theme park and resort capital of the world. We are responsible for the design, development, and delivery of all resort and theme park concepts for all of Universal vacation destinations worldwide – Universal Orlando Resort, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Singapore, as well as a new destination coming in Beijing, China. Join us if you want to collaborate, innovate, develop, and deliver the most compelling entertainment experiences imaginable that drive growth for the Universal brand around the world.

What sets Universal Creative apart?

We rarely wear suits. We think pop culture is fascinating and newsworthy. We are aware that possibilities are not limited by today’s realities. We know that everyone has good ideas (and the occasional bad one as well). We know that the world is large and varied, and that we touch all of it. We know that most high school guidance counselors don’t know our jobs exist. We know that if this were easy, everyone would be doing it. We know that there is an eclectic assortment of talented people from various professional backgrounds at the heart of Universal Creative. In addition, we embrace the power of cultural diversity and inclusion and continuously strive to maintain a team that is a reflection of our global audience. We are a diverse group, but united by a common goal: to dream and deliver the best possible out-of-home entertainment for people from every walk of life. In order to make that happen, Universal Creative relies on collaboration, hard work, synchronicity, a bit of luck, and a bunch of talented, experienced people who do not let ego and turf stand in the way of brilliance. We depend on a team of people who understand the task, the business implications, and refuse to be defeated by the challenge to fuse fantasy with physics. Universal Creative embraces ‘The Universal Way’ by not just meeting guest expectations, but exceeding them, every time.

JOB SUMMARY: Imagine blending imagination with technical know-how to build and design ride control systems that make the impossible become reality for our guests. Our Engineers give our guests the ability to become a web-slinging superhero, a wand-waving wizard or even a cute, yellow minion named Bob. You will monitor and expedite the design and development of show and/or ride control systems and software systems. Share your creative insight, scheduling, and consultation services with Universal Creative and Universal Orlando technical Services.


  • Prepare to take a lead role in longer term engineering support of the commissioned system, employing all knowledge and experience gained during project execution.
  • Supervise installation, test and adjustment of show and ride control systems to ensure compliance with contract specifications
  • Contribute to and critique quantitative requirements and specifications based on interpreting creative intent and employing Universal Specifications.
  • Produce scopes of work and manage progress from design through installation
  • Review designs and documentation from contractors ensuring compliance with contractual requirements and specifications
  • Lead design and production reviews at vendor locations ensuring product quality, specification conformance, and schedule accuracy
  • Oversee contractor’s mock-up, prototype, and acceptance testing efforts to ensure results reflect the final installed system
  • Assist with development of, and oversee project schedule and budget

SCOPE: Responsible for monitoring and expediting the design and development of show and / or ride control systems and software 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 and Universal Orlando technical Services during all aspects of the progress of work.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required (Computer or Electrical preferred). Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering preferred.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Hands-on experience with Rockwell Automation products (RS Logix, Guardlogix PLCs, Safety Rated Variable Frequency Drives), Siemens Automation Products (S7 PLCs). Design of safety-rated control systems per International Standards such as ISO.13849.

EXPERIENCE: 7-10 years of experience required in engineering practice. Preferred experience: design, installation and commissioning of industrial automation systems. Preferred industries: theme park, transportations, pharmaceutical, automotive, general manufacturing. Experience designing life safety systems preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job ID:494890