NBC Universal Associate Engineer – Universal Creative – Los Angeles Based in Orlando, Florida

Associate Engineer – Universal Creative – Los Angeles Based

Job ID: 506078



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 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.

JOB SUMMARY: Performs tasks as directed by the Sr. Director of Engineering or Engineering Manager such as: assisting with updates for Show and Ride technical specifications, show and ride systems research, patent pursuit and defense duties, contribution to show and ride systems design or analysis, field assistance for installation, test and adjust, and other such tasks as defined by S/R Engineering management, and that support S/R Engineering tasks.


  • Provides engineering technical (calculation, design, drafting, research) support to the Ride/Show teams.

  • Reviews portions of Vendor-provided design review documents. Includes drawing review, component selection review, calculation review, test plan review, test results review, or review of other deliverable items as specified by engineering management.

  • Edits and updates S/R engineering specifications as specifically assigned by S/R engineering management.

  • Performs literature searches, existing patent reviews, interfacing with outside counsel and/or experts for patent review and opinions, and other duties as may be required to establish right to use or ability to patent.

  • Assists in preparation of patent documents for. Duties include: interfacing with inventors to acquire text and drawings as required to prosecute patents as scheduled, interfacing with reviewers/editors, managing the schedule for preparation and review, and acting as point of contact to outside counsel assisting with patent pursuit.

  • Assists S/R engineers, technical managers, or technical directors in managing vendors through the process of bidding, designing, manufacturing, testing, shipping, installation, start up, and commissioning of S/R systems.


  • 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 respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to perform engineering calculations as typified by the degree specified above.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

  • Knowledge of AutoCAD and computer modeling preferred. Working knowledge of Internet-based search utilities and outside search services preferred.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university in: Engineering, preferably Mechanical, or a related field.


  • 0-1 Year: Engineering, Technical Patent management experience preferred.

  • 1-3 Years: Projects experience within the entertainment/theme park industry required.

  • Any experience in Theme park development, construction, show and ride systems design or fabrication is preferred.Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package. 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 Resorts as a result of the referral or through other means. IT’S A BIG UNIVERSE. WHERE DO YOU FIT IN?Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2018 Universal Studios. © 2018 Universal Orlando. All rights reserved. EOE