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Technical Manager, Special Effects

Universal City, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Technical Manager, Special Effects

Jobid 23768-386092

Location: Universal City, CA, 91608, USA

Description **Job Number** 36898BR

**Job Title** Technical Manager, Special Effects

**Business Segment** Parks & Resorts

**Sub-Business** USH Creative

**Posting Category** Theme Parks – Technical

**About Us** Universal Studios Hollywood is the Entertainment Capital of L.A. featuring a movie-based theme park and Studio Tour, and bridged by Universal CityWalk, a dynamic entertainment, shopping and dining complex. Universal Studios Hollywood is an industry leader due to its impressive talent base of highly creative professionals who inspire and produce compelling entertainment and innovative attractions that immerse guests in an authentic Hollywood experience. Universal Studios Hollywood’s team of professionals enjoys a unique culture where fun, hard work and high-quality results are priority, resulting in an employee base that is proud to work here. 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. The company offers equally unique opportunities for employees to expand their careers within Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Parks & Resorts, and the broader NBCUniversal family. It’s a big universe, where do you fit in?

**Country** United States

**State** California

**City** Universal City



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).

• 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. Equipment may include, but not limited to, Show Action Equipment (SAE), Show Special Effects (SFX), Animated Figures (AF), Sets, Props, Lighting systems, Audio systems, and Control systems.

• Manages the relevant show budget throughout design, fabrication and installation.

• Manages and coordinates Vendor preliminary and final facility interfaces of Show systems, equipment, and components.

• Develops 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.

• Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.

• Other duties may be assigned.


• To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Auto CAD, Solidworks, Sketchup, Prolog, Primavera.

• 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 and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

• Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret spread sheets.

• Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Click Here to view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.


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