Full Time Job

Design Manager A&E


Universal City, CA 03-20-2024
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

We create world-class content, which we distribute across our portfolio of film, television, and streaming, and bring to life through our theme parks and consumer experiences. We own and operate leading entertainment and news brands, including NBC, NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC, NBC Sports, Telemundo, NBC Local Stations, Bravo, USA Network, and Peacock, our premium ad-supported streaming service. We produce and distribute premier filmed entertainment and programming through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group and Universal Studio Group, and have world-renowned theme parks and attractions through Universal Destinations & Experiences. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

Each day Universal Studios Hollywood creates unforgettable experiences for our guests from around the world. We bring to life the ultimate Hollywood experience with our real working movie studio and heart-pounding rides, shows and attractions that put you inside some of the world's most popular movies and TV shows. USH offers something for everyone from thrill seekers to movie lovers to family fun for all ages. Our Team Members are passionate individuals who create memorable moments whether it's on the studio lot, or in our conference rooms, theaters, or kitchens. We believe in the talent of our team members. It's our passion and commitment to excellence that drives our business to succeed in everything we do across the park. We believe in a culture of family and fun, here you can make a difference and build your career!

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. Our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, coupled with our Corporate Social Responsibility work, is informed by our employees, audiences, park guests and the communities in which we live. We strive to foster a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. Together, we'll continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world.

Job Description

The Design Manager oversees and manages the Architectural and Engineering design and construction administration effort within a specific area of a project. Also provides input and advice on design, budget, schedule, code requirements, selection of project resources and strategy for project execution.

• Oversees and manages the Architectural and Engineering design and construction administration effort within a specific area of a project or multiple projects. Also provides input and advice on design, budget, schedule, code requirements, selection of project resources and strategy for project execution.
• Attends weekly project meetings. Responsible for the coordination between the Architecture and Engineering vendors and the other vendors including the development of Building, Area Development, and road expansions requirements.
• Monitors construction in the field including identifying and resolving discrepancies between the construction and drawings and/or design intent. Participates in the management and response to the various requests for information. Evaluates the Architecture and Engineering vendor's responses to requests for information and the preparation of modification documents.
• Manages the Architecture and Engineering vendors throughout the design and construction phases of the project. Ensures that the creative design intent is maintained during the preparation of design documents by the Architecture and Engineering vendors and other outside parties.
• Develops the design strategy to achieve quality deliverables within the schedule and on the budget. Responsible for the development of a complete cost effective and constructible set of drawings for the Building, Area Development and roads and all other Architecture/Engineering area of the project. Responsible for reviewing the drawings and specifications to insure that they meet the design intent, the creative appearance and are complete and accurate for construction.
• Responsible for the development of the Architecture and Engineering scope of work / request for proposal documents, the selection and pre-qualification of potential Architecture and Engineering vendors, the response to questions / clarification during the proposal process, the analysis of the proposals and the development of the recommendation for the vendors.
• Prepares the Architecture/Engineering schedule for the design. Responsible for insuring that the Architecture and Engineering vendors maintain the required schedule and meet their milestone delivery dates in a timely manner.
• Responsible for managing the Architecture and Engineering vendors contractual obligations including the evaluation of any requests for additional services, the preparation of any directives, the negotiation of all changes and the incorporation of any agreed upon changes into the vendors agreement.
• Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established USH policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
• Represent Universal as the project ''owner'' to agencies such as, Building and Safety department, Fire Department and Health Department and responsible for submitting the A&E document to LA County for plan check process, and receiving approval for start of construction.
• Manages A&E document closeout and posting of electronic plans into the department archives.
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite.


• Bachelor's degree from a four year college or university in: Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management is required. Master's degree in: Architecture, Engineering or Construction Management is preferred.
• Licensed Architect or Engineer is preferred.
• 7-10 Years: Required Turn-key projects experience, specifically within the entertainment/theme park industry.
• 10-15 Years: Required relevant design and construction/project management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Hand and Computer drawing, and drafting skills required. Experience with AUTOCAD, Revit, or similar program required. Knowledge of Sketch Up, or, Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator preferred.
• Deep knowledge of local building codes and plan check, permitting and inspection processes are preferred.
• Knowledge of construction costs is preferred
• Ability to create and track schedules preferred. Knowledge of Microsoft Project preferred.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

Desired Characteristics
• Self-Motivated and a team player who can lead by example
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Experience with multi-level corporate management structure.

This position is eligible for company sponsored benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), paid leave, tuition reimbursement, and a variety of other discounts and perks. Learn more about the benefits offered by NBCUniversal by visiting the Benefits page of the Careers website. Salary range: $90,000 - $120,000 (bonus eligible)

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Jobcode: Reference SBJ-r7yzwp-3-227-240-72-42 in your application.

Salary Details
Salary Range: $90,000 to $120,000 Per Year ($ USD)