Assistant Project Manager, Project Delivery in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 12/20/2019

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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Assistant Project Manager has the primary responsibility of successfully executing upon Royal Caribbean Cruises LTD ship project plans for designated areas, e.g. Suites, Staterooms and Public Spaces. He/ She works in close cooperation with the Project Manager who oversees all areas included in the project for new builds or existing vessel undergoing modernization, revitalization or refurbishment. Projects assigned within New Builds and Fleet Modernization Portfolio may vary in size and complexity.


The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for ship project planning, contracting and execution of work in assigned areas within prescribed time frame, budget and scope while meeting all safety standards and brand guidelines and expectations. He/ She works in close collaboration with internal and external stakeholders within the project group to ensure successful project delivery in a dynamic, fast paced environment.


The Assistant Project Manager is responsible for participating in continuous improvement initiatives to enhance established processes, templates, and methodology in order to drive the delivery of "repeatable" consistent results and flawless project execution.


To support the expansion of our Fleet Modernization Program, the Assistant Project Manager plays a vital role in the training and development of talent in the department by actively transferring knowledge and expertise and onboarding new employees. Act as a role model and a Coach and foster ongoing conversations, actively provide feedback, coaching and the support team members need to be successful.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Project Development

  • Work with Architect in designated areas, to provide guidance on design integration to existing vessel.
  • Provide outfitting technical knowledge base, for Architects to assist in the integration of the design into existing areas.
  • Attend meetings with Sponsors and Architects, manage the process, advise feasibility and provide guidance of costs.
  • Assist in the preparation of "Schedule of Values" for the space - ensure the work is well defined for the contractors to bid.
  • Ensure technical aspects are accounted for: Electrical, lighting, piping, HVAC, safety systems, etc.
  • Assist with RFQ process and communicate with contractors and architects to clarify work scope.
  • Assist with analysis of contractor bids.
  • Assist with final selection of supplier.
  • Generate final work scope for contracts (Work package documents).

Planning & Coordination

  • Initial point of contact for Contractors appointed to carry out the work in the designated areas.
  • Coordinate planning and scheduling in designated areas, with Architects and Contractors
  • Track and changes in scope of work and prepare Change Orders for Project Manager approval
  • Coordinate interfaces of different Contractors
  • Arrange coordination meetings with supplier and technical suppliers.
  • Prepare requisitions (RFP) for Owners supply materials and equipment.
  • Ensure Vendors are maintaining Schedule
  • Follow up on deliveries of Owners supply materials etc.
  • Manage technical contractor and consultants in assigned projects

Execution of Work: Manage work on board during dry dock

  • Initial point of contact for Contractors
  • Coordinate interfaces of different Contractors
  • Track and changes in scope of work and prepare Change Orders for Project Manager approval
  • Ensure Vendors are maintaining Schedule
  • Coordinate technical inspections prior to closing deck heads etc.
  • Conduct Preliminary and Final Inspections
  • Prepare Punch List
  • Sign-off spaces

Job Requirements

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree required. B.S. in Marine Engineering or Naval Architect highly desired.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in managing and delivering technical projects required. Experience in shipbuilding or ship revitalization is highly desired. 
  • Must have experience in managing end-to-end project delivery, from contracting, planning and overseeing the execution of planned activities per defined scope, budget, timeline and quality standards.
  • Must have experience in project risk management: able to identify, analyze and respond to project risks on a timely manner.
  • Must be familiar with design and construction execution processes.  Able to understand and interpret architectural drawings, floor plans, sections, elevations, and details.
  • Must be familiar with sourcing, procurement and logistics procedures of a large and/or global organization.
  • Must have working knowledge of Windows, Microsoft Suite, MS Project or related project management software and AutoCAD. Internet and e-mail literate with ability to send, receive and attach files as required.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • 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 organizational and 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.
  • Preferred Technical Knowledge:
  • Ability to calculate stability related to the addition or subtraction of weight during a dry dock
  • Ability to coordinate Structural, HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing drawings and specification into the  project
  • Intimate knowledge of SOLAS with attention to Evacuation Routes, LSA Counts, Structural Fire Protection and Safety System requirements
  • Ability to manage technical contractor and consultants.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and color vision.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The position is located at the Port of Miami. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

 

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.

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