Master Scheduler/Planner - Universal Creative
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 todays 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 dont 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: The Master Scheduler is responsible for developing and integrating comprehensive project plans and schedules throughout the project. Collects, integrates and monitors current project schedules, future projects and anticipated projects into a Portfolio Master Schedule providing management input into future project selection, providing hypothetical input and analysis and project execution timing requirements. Also, responsible to track current and forecast future resource needs based on the Portfolio Master Schedule.
- Supervise project, scope documents and identification of deliverables.
- Oversee and assist in the development of the appropriate level of detail for work package definition, including durations and logic sequences.
- Establish policy, scheduling procedures and templates to ensure effective support of project needs.
- Oversee coordination and integration of schedule input from all internal and external sources.
- Develop project schedule, modify as necessary and assist staff in specific portfolio requirements.
- Generate and review report progress, evaluate and resolve variances and develop work-around plans.
- Conduct resource loading analysis as required.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in Business Management, construction, or engineering required.
EXPERIENCE: 5-7 years theme park environment experience preferred. 7-10 years planning and scheduling or cost engineering experience required; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Thorough knowledge of planning techniques.
- Knowledge of multiple disciplines, including architecture, engineering and construction management.
- Computer literate with multiple software applications (i.e., Word, Excel, Primavera and MS Project).
- Knowledge of AutoCad systems.
Your talent, skills and experience will be rewarded with a competitive compensation package.
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