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Sr. Manager, Construction (Universal Studios Japan - Nintendo Project)


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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Sr. Manager, Construction (Universal Studios Japan - Nintendo Project)

Jobid 23768-373024

Location: Orlando, FL, 32806, USA

Description **Job Number** 34528BR

**Job Title** Sr. Manager, Construction (Universal Studios Japan - Nintendo Project)

**Business Segment** Universal Studios

**Sub-Business** Universal Orlando

**Posting Category** Theme Parks – Technical

**About Us** Universal Creative is the planning and development division of Universal Parks and Resorts™, which is one of the many businesses within NBCUniversal™. 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 2020 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.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Florida

**City** Orlando


**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.

**This will be an expat role - based in Osaka, Japan.**

**SUMMARY:** This position will manage the construction of the Nintendo project. It will provide overall construction management for all attraction facilities which will involve developing contracts, conducting bids, directing the contractor, managing budget and schedule, administrating contracts, and managing the construction change process.



+ Pre-Construction Phase: Becomes familiar with the Creative concept package and monitor the development of the construction documents with the Project Manager, Facility. Assists with the pre-qualification and evaluation of potential construction vendors. Works with the general contractors, vendors for site/construction sequence and logistics with general contractors, vendors and the project team with regards to access, insurance, etc. required to gain access to the site. Works with the general contractors in setting up mock-ups and samples area. Develops site lay down and access plan for the projects.

+ Design Phase: Assists the Project Manager, Facility with the review of all of the various design phase submittals from the outside architects and engineers. Reviews design documents for construction, completeness, corrections, and coordination and compiles a list of comments. Reviews the existing facility status to evaluate what potential issues need to be addressed by the design documents. Attends design progress review meetings.

+ Bid/Award Phase: Assists in the preparation of the Request for Proposals. Prepares all documentation required for site access, lay down and other logistics for the contractors and vendors for review by the Project Manager, Facility. Assists in the response to questions for the RFP. Assists in the final evaluation and recommendation process of the bids and proposals.

+ Construction Phase: Attends daily, weekly, and monthly area meetings of the general contractors with the project team and documents the results in daily reports. Assists in the evaluation of change order requests and is an on-site interpreter for creative elements between the project team and the general contractors. Assists in the processing of all construction management processes including but not limited to: RFI’s, Submittals, Punch Lists, and other documents as required. Supports the Project Manager, Facility with the progress payment reviews and related walk-through and inspections. Updates the Project Manager, Facility and schedules weekly meetings regarding the progress of the site and facilities including photos and video documentation. Establishes site-visiting procedures with general contractors or the project team for vendor visits. Monitors all third-party construction development and reports results. Manages and coordinates staging area inventories for arrival and dispatch. Maintains facility progress in accordance with the master schedule.

+ Closeout Phase: Manages overall punch list and close out process for the facility. Assists in the preparation of an overall project post mortem for the Facility.

**EDUCATION:** Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school in Engineering and/or Construction Management, or a related field is required. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, and/or Construction Management, or a related field is preferred.


+ 15+ years’ relevant construction/project management experience.

+ **Must be fluent in Japanese (reading and writing).**

+ Previous experience with turnkey projects, specifically within the theme park/entertainment industry is preferred.

**Desired Characteristics**

Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.

**We regret, due to the volume of responses, only applicants of interest will be contacted. Universal is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Universal Parks & Resorts via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Universal Parks & Resorts HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Parks & Resorts. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Parks & Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means.**

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