Project Development Manager in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean

Date Posted: 11/29/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

Provides the primary technical support, engineering expertise, coordination and management to the new buildings department covering both new builds and revitalization projects undertaken by the department. The incumbent will assist in the development of projects, defining the scope of works, schedules of values and budget definition in conjunction with the design department and other functionaries within the project group. They will take part in vendor negotiations, vendor selection and continuously manage all communications and correspondence between the relevant parties, both internally and externally. Will oversee the execution of projects and will be responsible for compliance of all rules and regulations as applicable.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee the execution of various projects and coordinates the technical and administrative aspects with the senior superintendents and/or consultants in his group relevant to the project requirements. 
  • Uses his technical abilities and people skills to motivate, encourage and advise group members to achieve optimum results.
  • Is responsible for research and analysis of all data, drawings and other reference documents for the creation of budget matrix for review and approval by Development Director and Finance Manager
  • Leads the budget/scope alignment process by capturing and tracking outfitting costs obtained against budget and guiding process to ensure adherence.
  • Works with Product Development, Design, Finance, Planner to ensure project timelines are defined based on required project deliverables and drydock start date and location.
  • Ensure project planner has project set up and tracked in order to ensure accurate S-Curve reporting.
  • Coordinates the timely return of drawings from contractors for approval and the coordination with all members in the matrix management.
  • Maintains project lists and updates them in line with the relevant schedules.
  • Reports directly to the Sr. Manager of Project Development Fleet Design & New building.
  • Coordinates outfit applications and new developments with the team(s).
  • Ensures that all outfit equipment ordered for installation is appropriate, cost effective and in accordance with applicable industry codes.
  • Stay current on relevant technical research and projects; seek information and evaluate new technology for use on board, and run test programs on such equipment together with manufacturing company and RCCL teams.
  • Manage and coordinate at a high level, all general procedures and regulatory classification and safety issues between new building office(s) and classification and regulatory societies in relation to outfit areas.
  •  Analyze the management of document methods in order to improve workflow, simplifying reporting procedures, or implement cost reductions.
  • Prepare composite reports from individual reports of team members. Prepares management presentations and collects data to do so.
  • Travel, as and when required, to support project development, vendor visits to vessels and site teams at locations shortly before and during all projects

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree required with a concentration in Architecture or Engineering preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • 7+ years of experience required.
  • Must be familiar with the working drawing process inclusive of drawing, dimensioning and detailing floor plans, elevations, sections and details.
  • Ability to understand and interpret architectural plans, sections, elevations, and details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills absolutely required, as well as the ability to be a strong team player.
  • Working knowledge of Windows NT, Microsoft Word, Excel and familiarity with AutoCAD system.  
  • Internet and e-mail literate with ability to send, receive and attach files as required.
  • Must be proactive, organized and have the ability to take initiative, be multi-faceted. Will be required to use and develop project specific software for project development, management and tracking.
  • Ability to read and write fluent English is required. Ability to speak other languages a plus.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements employees must meet to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.  While performing job functions the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, operate a pc, communicate, listen, and assess information. The employee may move about the office complex, may travel to other office locations and may lift, push, pull or move 10-15 pounds. Visual requirements include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The environment includes work inside/outside the office.


It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunity to qualified candidates without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, sexuality, gender identity or expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.