VDC Lead in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean

Date Posted: 12/11/2019

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Job Description

Position Summary

The Lead, Virtual Design & Construction (VDC) will oversee the successful implementation of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and related processes on Newbuild or revitalization-related projects. The incumbent will provide BIM-related solutions through hands-on direct work and by training others to solve a variety of technical problems of significant scope and complexity. The Lead, VDC will ensure project success through monitoring the progress of BIM workflows and serving as the liaison between the VDC team and different internal and external VR leaders, including architects, designers, and shipyards. The Lead, VDC will also help to identify new technologies and processes that could be of value to the department and will strategize on their implementation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversee and ensure proper execution of BIM Implementation Plans.
  • Mentor VR Associates in best practices for successful technology engagement at the project level; lead and support all project team members to mentor expertise in modeling, data documentation, coordination and analysis
  • As a leader and expert, provide technical engagement and BIM Execution Planning at the onset of all projects
  • Create documented processes specific to the project BIM and VDC management strategy
  • Understand the interoperability requirements of application platforms by establishing workflows for file format exchanges
  • Establish project criteria / tools for tracking and resolving conflict on daily and monthly basis
  • Engage the project team to innovate and leverage advanced tools to solve project problems
  • Optimize design and down-stream construction processes through the implementation of BIM and VDC concepts beyond 3D modeling and conflict resolution
  • In-charge of mentoring an overall project team (internal / external) BIM ecosystem dynamics for the project, negotiating data-transfer, sharing, collecting and disseminating information to the team
  • Responsible for full BIM-VDC implementation on multiple projects within a portfolio or a single large project
  • Investigate and develop on a continuous basis, innovative methods based on extensive experience and an understanding of current trends/techniques related to building information modeling
  • Establish/maintain relationships with between different internal and external VR leaders, including architects, designers, and shipyards.
  • Ensures the project team starts BIM workflows on time and follows established processes.
  • Develop 3D real-time virtual prototypes for client workflow and simulation scenarios walk-through.
  • Leads the development of models, maintaining focus on the purpose/ goals of modeling.
  • Develop standard specifications and BIM processes. Develop and maintain BIM library.
  • Participate in marketing efforts, including preparing Virtual Reality material for formal presentations.
  • Research and development on innovative tools and technology related to BIM and the cruising industry. Proactively pursues personal development to remain proficient in latest BIM technologies and programs.
  • Maintains the BIM knowledge database, lessons learned, techniques and distribute knowledge
  • Makes presentations to proactively seek new business opportunities through relationships.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Construction, or a related field
  • Minimum 10 years in the construction industry
  • Reality capture experience required
  • Knowledge of Autodesk BIM 360, Navisworks, Revit, AutoCAD
  • Broad experience in model-based delivery from project concept through construction and project
  • Experience with Laser Scanning or Photogrammetry highly preferred

Financial Responsibilities

  • Manages 3D systems in range of $3 mil or greater. 

Job Requirements

Knowledge and Skills

  • Comfortable working with complex and large scope projects that require sophisticated BIM and VDC tools integration cutting across multiple disciplines and authoring / coordination products
  • Deep understanding of the design, engineering and construction industry working on complex projects that require unique and in-depth multi-trade sophisticated coordination
  • Documented record of implementing BIM and VDC strategies beyond 3D modeling and clash-detection to include sophisticated data management and skills to help a studio see the benefits of optimizing the design process through intelligent and powerful analytical tools
  • Strong presentation skills and confidence to evangelize and speak in small or large groups

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, 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. Normal business environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


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.