Manager Ride/Show - Project Hire

  • Universal City, CA
  • Posted 39 days ago | Updated 5 hours ago


On Site
USD 95,000.00 - 115,000.00 per year
Full Time


Corporate social responsibility
Health and Safety
Project management
Control system
Analytical skill
Problem solving
Microsoft Word
Contract management
Data centers
Mechanical drawing
Software development
Regulatory Compliance
Mechanical engineering
Amazon Web Services
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Outlook
Autodesk Revit

Job Details

Company 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 Manager Ride and Show is responsible for overseeing, monitoring, and expediting the design and development of show equipment, and/or show action equipment, components and systems under contract with vendor(s)

This role may require frequent travel to Las Vegas, Nevada.


  • Responsible for scope development, bid & award, monitoring, and progress of design fabrication and installation and testing, by vendor for each show element. Reviews and evaluates activities of vendor and its sub-contractors on an ongoing basis with regard to product quality and compliance to specifications to ensure technical integrity and creative intent is met
  • Provides oversight, field coordination, and direction for the installation of all show systems, equipment, and components as designated by Project Management Team. Primary Responsibility is Show Sets and Props. Other equipment may include, but not limited to, Show Action Equipment (SAE), Show Special Effects (SFX), Animated Figures (AF), Lighting Systems, Audio Systems, and Control Systems
  • Manages the relevant show budget throughout design, fabrication and installation
  • Manages the schedule of a given contracted scope of work, through project completion, identifying risks & opportunities, forecasting and communicating schedule impacts of decisions.
  • Manages and coordinates Vendor preliminary and final facility interfaces of show systems, equipment, and components
  • Develop and/or manage detailed coordinated schedules for all work by vendor identifying and managing critical path and resource issues. Leads production status and schedules reviews ensuring coordination with Project Team and Facilities Team. Monitors all budgetary production expenses for assigned contracts for the attraction
  • Advises, coordinates, and is accountable to the Technical Director regarding the status and engineering quality of Show & Ride control systems including areas of risk or potential future risks.
  • Manages the design and fabrication change process to accurately document contractual changes.
  • Oversees mock-up, prototype, installations, test and adjustments of show systems.
  • Validates that the facility interface is installed per plan prior to Show Equipment installation.
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established Universal Parks and Resorts policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college or university in Engineering, Project, or Industrial Management required or 4 years equivalent experience
  • Proficiency in reading and understanding mechanical and architectural drawings and technical documents.
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Proficiency in generating and analyzing data in spread sheets.
  • Analytical skills to perform basic engineering calculations for design and test of mechanical systems.
  • Basic awareness of design for welded structures/joints, carpentry, paint, composite materials, manufacturing and fabrication.
  • Basic knowledge of common metals (carbon and alloy steels, aluminum) and plastics/composites.
  • Logical approach to problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities of mechanical and structural systems.
  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret & follow pre-established Universal design specifications and industry standards (such as AWS, ANSI and ASTM F24).
  • Ability & willingness to work overtime, weekends and holidays with short notice.
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively present findings to a group of people with varying levels of engineering knowledge.
  • Ability to work autonomously and in teams. Strong team player. Self-motivated.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple competing tasks and/or responsibilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • 3-5 Years Design, production, and project/contract management.
  • Required On-Site: This position is required to be performed full-time from an NBCUniversal-designated worksite.

Desired Characteristics:

  • 3-5 Years Field construction operation support with 1-2 years specific to the theme park industry preferred (medical centers, data centers, automated factories or other similar, highly specialized facilities also a plus).
  • Knowledge of ASTM F24 standards, AWS D1, and relevant ASME/ASTM/ANSI standards.
  • Proficiency in mechanical drawing software such as Navisworks, Revit, Solidworks and AutoCAD

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: $95,000 - $115,000 (bonus eligible)

Additional Information

NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

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