Director, Construction Destination Development in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Group

Date Posted: 1/12/2021

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Journey with us! Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. is pleased to offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.


Position Summary:
Manage the development and construction of ports, terminals, and other destination development projects.  Responsible for coordinating internally and externally the successful implementation of construction and development projects.  Activities include overseeing project planning, master planning, construction budgets, selecting, hiring and negotiating with service providers and contractors as necessary to meet RCG¿s Destination development goals and objectives.  
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Key decision-maker who represents and acts on behalf of RCG in business & government negotiations which involve complex deal structuring encompassing business, tax, audit, finance and legal knowledge.  
2. Co-Manage growing portfolio of construction, maintenance and development projects while retaining ability to support the start and development of additional investments.  
3. Represents the Company with investment partners and before government authorities, Port Agents, Tourism Ministries and similar groups, during negotiations to initiate, formulate, permit and implement projects.  
4. Decision-maker on various day-to-day project issues who provides regular business advice to senior management and acts to identify issues and correct problems.
5. Manage construction contract negotiations with the support of the legal department, planning, accounting, tax and risk management, and other relevant departments.  Interface with external team of attorneys, financial consultants, contractors, marketing consultants, owner¿s construction representatives and other professionals on projects, as necessary. 
6. Partners with the Destination Development leadership to establish the department¿s capital budget; reviews and provides continual updates; tracks actual expenses vs. forecast and makes recommendations to ensure budgetary compliance.  
7. Works with Architects, Planners and other professionals to prepare and maintain budgets for construction.  Ensures that budgets are communicated to senior management and operating groups to receive direction and feedback.
8. Negotiates agreements and settlements with contractors. Manages contract relationships with architects, contractors and other construction professionals to ensure successful project implementation. Monitors construction activities on site and resolve construction, schedule and financial issues to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget.  
9. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
10. Performs other duties as required.  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.
FINANCIAL Responsibilities:
Responsible for overseeing planning and implementation of budgets and constructions activities.  Additionally, responsible for coordinating capital budgets on existing projects, tracking actual expenses vs. forecast, and making recommendations to ensure budgetary compliance for the Department and select investments.


Job Requirements


Bachelor's degree required in related discipline such as Architecture, Civil Engineering and others.
MBA or Master of Science in Construction Management are a strong preference.
Minimum ten years¿ experience in construction in a mid-level executive position. 
Position requires over 50% of international travel
Knowledge and Skills:

Apply strong analytical, financial, conceptual, planning, strategic thinking and complex deal structuring to objectives and performance. 
Advanced knowledge in contract law and negotiations; international law a plus
Experiencing negotiating with general contractors, architects and other construction professionals
Exercise excellent judgment and the ability to make decisions and assess acceptable levels of business risk both for RCG and Investments. 
Initiative combined with creative and innovative entrepreneurial skills that allow the individual to identify, develop and implement opportunities. 
Outstanding oral and written communication, consensus building and presentation skills. 
The ability to organize and manage complex processes with multiple entities is essential.
Strong inter-functional leadership skills and ability to drive change. 
Ability to coach and develop a team of external professionals.  Includes providing the appropriate level of direction, enabling others to succeed, and providing open and timely informal and formal feedback. 
Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with all levels of employees.  Quickly establishes credibility with partners and Investment employees as the go-to person for all Investment related issues. 
A global thinker who is familiar with different countries and different cultures is important.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, general business periodicals, contracts, legal documents and technical reports. 
Familiarity with U.S. and international business, tax, audit, finance and legal concepts. 
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment with multiple projects and priorities.  Must be able to facilitate meetings and solve problems. 
Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Lotus Notes and on-line research tools.
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. RCG and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

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