Director of Construction in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 11/26/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Miami, FL
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    Not Specified
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Job Description


The Director of Construction Management will oversee and personally establish and drive all ground-up and construction projects for the company's private destination portfolio across the globe. This position will negotiate and ensure accuracy of contractor proposals, labor, materials, basic contractor deal terms, etc. He/she will also select contractors, architects, professional consultants, and materials, and manage bidding, budgets, and schedules.


  • Learn the relevant regulatory process for each project locale.
  • Responsible for the development of a construction org reporting directly to the AVP
  • 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.
  • Partners with the AVP and VP to establish the departments operating and capital budget; reviews and provides continual updates; tracks actual expenses vs. forecast and makes recommendations to ensure budgetary compliance.  Creates, monitors and assists in the development of budgets, business plans and controls with the objective to improve construction efficiencies.  Compiles key metrics and high-level presentations to summarize the performance of construction sites.
  • Formulates, recommends and implements procedural guidelines and specific audit and operational procedures and communicates to affected parties.  Follow-up on procedural, audit and operational data with all stakeholders to initiate and monitor corrective actions as required.
  • Meet with and elicit feedback from relevant city, county, state departments and agencies, and measure attitudes of their personnel and community representatives with respect to our project plans.
  • Proactively drive each aspect of the development and construction process, review and approve all critical work by design and construction professionals, and hold said parties strictly accountable. Conduct on-site inspections and meetings and assess contractors work.
  • Communicate regularly with our company officers to achieve established goals for each property under development.
  • Over 50% Travel
  • 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.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree required in Constrution, Civil Engineering or equivalent; MBA preferred
  • A minimum of 15 years¿ experience as a construction / development director, or similar role.
  • Extensive experience as a commercial general contractor (licensed is preferable) or project manager.
  • Experience with land valuation, drone surveys, cadastral surveys, topographical surveys, test pit investigation, geotechnical investigation, environmental permit applications process and ecological assessment of sites.
  • Experience with marine due diligience to determine feasibility (i.e., wave downtime analysis, bathymetry, benthic habitat -assessments, etc.)
  • Ability to organize and manage complex processes with multiple entities is essential
  • Significant experience with ground-up development of hospitality, restaurant & retail properties; experience with mixed-use developments a plus.
  • Ability to interpret architectural and structural drawings
  • Excellent knowledge of construction methods, costs, materials, vocabulary, and building codes.
  • Proven success negotiating, creating, and maintaining development budgets and timelines.
  • First-rate knowledge of bid and selection processes for general contractors and sub-contractors.
  • Substantial experience turning around all management paperwork for projects, including RFIs, entitlement documents, and change orders.
  • Strong experience creating, analyzing, and modifying plans and specifications, and managing projects remotely with standard project management software.
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel), Primavera P6, MS Project, or similar project management software.
  • Great attention to detail and consistent ability to independently plan, prioritize, and organize a varied workload in a fast-paced setting; superb communication and organizational skills a must.
  • Communicates effectively and professionally¿both in person and remotely with global governments, architects, engineers general contractors, vendors, planners, permitting offices, other development personnel, and internal company colleagues.
  • Ability to travel periodically.
  • 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 employees as the go-to person for all major construction related issues. 

    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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