Director, Energy Management in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 1/13/2020

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Job Description

Position Summary

The Director of Energy Management is responsible for driving overall corporate energy management strategy and coordinating efforts to reduce energy consumption and cost on all our newbuilding projects.  Main areas of responsibility include setting targets for all NB projects and ensuring these are met, identify new energy saving opportunities and drive new technology development together with our key partners and ensure that we develop processes and tools to optimize energy use.  The incumbent reports directly to the Vice President, Maritime Technology.

The objective of this role is to lead or support efforts throughout the company to develop ships that consume considerably less energy than existing ones, thereby reducing energy costs and lowering emissions. Focus will be on improved energy efficiency of hull, propulsion, power plant and onboard consumers as well as tools and processes to optimize and monitor our energy consumption.  A key element will also to be to lead the development of new initiatives such as advanced energy modelling and use of artificial intelligence in optimizing systems performance. This position will work collaboratively with Global Marine Technical Services (GMTS) and Director of Energy Efficiency, Marine Operations on innovation and operational strategies.  The position will also work closely with our shipyard partners and other technology partners on identifying and developing new energy saving initiatives.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain long range corporate energy management strategy for our newbuilding programs. 
  • Identify opportunities and set targets for energy efficiency improvements on all our newbuilding projects and actively work with our shipyard partners, suppliers and our project management teams to ensure that these targets are met.
  • Actively monitor the latest trends and innovations in energy management and actively seek for new opportunities that can be developed and implemented on our ships.
  • Prepare investment proposals for new energy savings technologies to be developed and implemented on existing and new ships.
  • Establish a robust set of metrics to measure energy efficiency on all our newbuildings at delivery and subsequently in service.
  • Develop a unique data management software and an artificial intelligence platform to optimize our energy use.
  • Work closely with Global Marine Technical Services and Director of Energy Management, Marine Operations in identifying and implementing energy savings technologies.
  • Provide accurate and frequent status to the RCL executive team on all ongoing energy initiatives across the company.
  • Analyze national and international regulation impacting fuel choices and fuel consumption, including emissions control, and advise executive leadership accordingly.
  • 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 any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.

Financial Responsibilities

  • Oversight of the development and execution of energy efficiency investment plans for our newbuilding; $20-$50M annually

Job Requirements


  • Master’s degree in related field, preferably Naval Architecture or Mechanical Engineering. 
  • At least 10 years of experience in relevant roles that includes energy management, modelling and technology development.
  • Strong general technical understanding of mechanical systems, energy modelling and operation of ship systems. 
  • Understanding of and experience with fuels, emissions control and energy optimization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English, including ability to produce strategic plans and executive level communications

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience in project management and facilitating cross function activity
  • Ability to develop enterprise-wide strategic plans
  • Shipboard engineering and operation
  • Detailed knowledge of vessel fuel and energy consumption, including factors impacting consumption
  • Some knowledge of data modelling and Artificial Intelligence
  • Ability to detect and analyze trends in energy management and consumption
  • Financial management skills, including ability to prepare business cases for investment decision
  • Strong communication skills
  • Collaborative management style
  • Change management skills
  • Strategic thinking but also good grasp of details
  • Ability to cultivate a customer-centric environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project

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.  A higher noise level is possible if visiting shipboard, offsite or warehouse locations. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to move about the office complex or vessels.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The normal working environment will be a standard office. However, the position requires some time onboard ship including accessing and inspecting all shipboard spaces, including machinery rooms, tanks, etc., which may require the ability to climb ladders, enter vertical hatches, and other strenuous activities. 

In addition, the position may also require visits to dry docks during ship maintenance and to shipyards during construction of new ships.  Hearing and eye protection will frequently be required during ship, dry dock and ship visits.

Frequent domestic and international travel is required.

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.  A higher noise level is possible if visiting shipboard, offsite or warehouse locations.


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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