NBC Universal Project Engineer, Civil - Universal Creative in Orlando, Florida

Job Number 33288BR

Job Title Project Engineer, Civil - Universal Creative

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 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 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.

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.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province Florida

City Orlando


This role will involve an international assignment for approximately 2 years in Beijing, China.

Ideal candidates will have strong experience with site grading, storm and sanitary systems.

The Project Engineer, Facility is responsible for expediting the review and the response for Requests for Information (RFI), Shop Drawings and Submittals and the maintenance of as-built information. Aids Superintendent and Field Engineer with contractor supervision. Coordinates with Architects and Engineers on all the Ride / Show mechanical / electrical / plumbing (MEP) inputs for the facility. Maintains all QA / QC documentation. Monitors the quality of construction demanding a high level of quality and weekly inspects the project for quality and scope compliance. Coordinates inspections with the authority having jurisdiction and the contractor. Also periodically audits the contractor’s field documents for inclusion of latest documents.


  • Preparing complete, accurate and timely submittal and punch list logs for construction projects based on the project drawings and specifications. Accountable for tracking and receiving approved submittals from Architect / Engineer and / or Universal’s Creative team, and notifying the same if their review and approval has potential schedule impact. Keep the submittals on time to work with the project’s schedule.

  • Prepare, Review and process RFI’s, accountable for tracking and receiving response in required time frame. Maintain RFI log as required. Keep the RFI’s on time to work with project schedule.

  • Prepares and tracks all correspondence with Architect, Engineers, Contractors, Suppliers, etc.

  • During construction phase, proactively manages project to achieve quality, schedule, budget and safety. Utilizes and maintains schedule and document management to track and record project performance.

  • Inform management of productivity, costs, quality control, document management and processing of applications for payment. Notify management of any issues that arise which affects quality, budget, progress and safety.

  • Distribute directives to contractors / vendors including drawings, specifications, and general conditions. Include any accepted alternates or addendums with documents. Assist Project Manager by reviewing all necessary back up relating to change requests and proposing a settlement value.

  • Schedules all required construction meetings with required personnel including contractors, architects and owners. Takes accurate and complete meeting minutes and distribute them in a timely manner. Sets up and provides agenda for owner / architect / contractor pre-bid, project and closeout meetings.

  • Submits building permit application, follow-up on review progress and tracks until approved.

  • Responsible for timely tracking receipt and completion of all required project and close-out documents per contract.

SCOPE: Provides project engineering support and coordination between Universal’s Architects and Engineers and the Facility Contractor’s / Vendors.


  • The Project Engineer must possess and exercise Commitment, Initiative, Integrity and Teamwork in the execution of their duties. While working closely with the Project Manager, Field Engineer and Superintendent the Project Engineer acts as liaison between the owner, architect, consultants, subcontractors and the project team using good communication skills to process administrative work including RFI’s, submittals, shop drawings, claims and change orders. The project Engineer will also be responsible for meeting minutes and assisting with scheduling.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or Architectural, required.


  • Minimum of 5-7 years of general construction related experience. Familiar with standard concepts, practices and procedures within the construction field. Strong and effective communicator, both verbally and written, who can interface cooperatively with various departments of the company, as well as Vendors and Contractors. Possess good organizational, analytical and problem solving ability. Detail oriented with the ability to multi-task. Proficient in use - Microsoft Project software, and Meridian Pro-Log management systems. Represent the company at all times with high moral and ethical conduct Knowledge of project management software; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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 Orlando 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 Orlando HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Universal Orlando. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Universal Orlando as a result of the referral or through other means.

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