Our client is looking for a Chief Engineer to come aboard in their Product Development and Engineering Department (PDE). This client creates high profile, iconic water entertainment installations around the world. This position will play a lead engineering role within the department where they will be responsible for the planning, management, execution, and implementation of site projects, inclusive of the day-to-day project management, scope management, as well as regular status reporting. This will be a hands on position, with the ideal candidate having practical knowledge and expertise in mechanical and electrical engineering.

  • Oversees and implements the planning and organization of engineering and product projects
  • Plan and formulate PDE projects and organize staff according to project requirements
  • Oversee system level design, development, integration, and validation of design efforts
  • Provide technical program management from conception to deployment
  • Provide engineering input into new projects requested for development, including process improvements
  • Review project design for compliance with engineering principles, internal company standards, external customer requirements, customer contract requirements and related specifications.
  • Work closely with senior stakeholders and partners to understand their business/ technical requirements for the software team and assist with product road mapping.
  • Confer with management and production staff to discuss project specifications, design, implementation and procedures
  • Plan and schedule timelines for projects, set deadlines and keep to the deadline
  • Create, maintain and present project update reports as needed
  • Prepare and/or update procedures and work instructions as necessary
  • Assist with troubleshooting process problems and identify engineering solutions which reduce downtime and conserve maintenance costs


  • 15+ years hands-on experience in engineering and product teams within water features, entertainment installations, or similar projects.
  • 5-7 years’ management experience
  • Experience with the conceptualization, architecting, design, analysis, and fabrication/assembly of mechatronic systems or actuated and instrumented robotic systems
  • Understanding and history applying advanced engineering principles, theories, experiment design, concepts and techniques necessary to conduct analysis-driven design of novel robotic systems including experience
  • Experience in design and analysis using one or more CAD programs tools such as: SolidWorks, Siemens NX, Pro/ENGINEER, Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Exposure to finite element analysis, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, traditional manufacturing processes, material selection, structures, and mechanisms
  • Experience working on small teams, project planning, and task management
  • Proficiency using MS Office suite of business software
  • Ability to detail, document, and communicate work performed through verbal and written means
  • Sketching experience preferred

This is an onsite position in Burbank, California. Candidate must be in office 5 days/week.

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