Senior Manager, Ride/Show Engineering (Ride Controls) - Expat Position – Universal Studios Japan
Universal Studio's (SP)
Osaka, Osaka, JPN
2 日前

JOB SUMMARY : Provides technical management, inclusive of budget and schedule, for an attraction or attractions. Responsible for the successful specification, bid / award, design, production, installation, and acceptance testing of Ride and / or Show systems, to include Audio, Special Effects, Projection, Lighting, Set / Scenic, Props, Show Action Equipment, Animated Figures, Ride Systems, Mechanical Systems, Network Systems, Parkwide Systems, Ride Control, and / or Show Control Systems.

Role may have multiple direct reports whom manage multiple aspects of an attraction. This role will require relocation to Osaka, Japan for over a year.


  • Ensures all Show and Ride equipment maintains the highest level of safety in accordance with Universal Specifications, accepted manufacturing practices and applicable standards
  • Provides technical guidance and vendor management of the design, fabrication and day-to-day detailed installation, test, and adjust activities in the field.
  • Vendor management includes participation in all aspects of both technical and project / contract management as it applies to vendor contracts, directives, and change orders

  • Oversees all technical interaction with other project team members, vendors, sub-contractors, and other relevant 3rd parties involved with Show and Ride systems.
  • Develops an open working relationship with the facility & construction team and contractors to ensure a clear line of communication regarding installation, test, and adjust activities.

    Builds strong team cohesion and motivation within the attraction technical team

  • Creates scope of work documentation and awards contracts to vendors based on quantitative requirements derived from interpreting creative intent and employing Universal Specifications.
  • Leads enforcement of Show and Ride technical and safety principles to provide a quality product and necessary deliverables

  • Advises, coordinates, and is accountable for the status and engineering quality of Show & Ride systems including areas of risk or potential future risks
  • Understand and actively participate in Environmental, Health & Safety responsibilities by following established UO policy, procedures, training and team member involvement activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION : Some global travel may be required (less than 30%). Significant vendor management.

    EDUCATION : Bachelor’s degree in an applicable technical field required. Advanced degrees preferred.

    EXPERIENCE : 7+ Years : Required experience in theme park specific technical / engineering role(s). 5+ Years : Required Vendor Management experience with significant in-field installation related experience.

    3+ Years : Preferred experience with contract management and practices in the theme park and / or construction industries.

    7+ Years : Required related experience. Theme Park specific experience is highly preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    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 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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