Associate III, Architectural Design in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 1/25/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Position Summary

Manages and coordinates architectural design work for newbuild, revitalization or refurbishment projects.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensures the design intent is apparent and credible, and that the voice of the Executive Steering Committee and Brand Think Tank is communicated clearly and consistently throughout the design process.
  • Applies and ensures the brand & design standards, CADD & drawing standards, and contract references, assisting Supervisor with oversight that project materials are delivered on a timely basis.
  • Plans, manages and guides design while cross coordinating and sharing best practices effectively between external architectural, interior design and consultancy firms, guiding the design they provide.
  • Receives guidance and coordination from Sr. Associate and Manager on unusual or complex issues
  • Thrives in an innovative, forward thinking, proactive, and collaborative environment that brings all disciplines together and creates favorable results. Commitment to learning & growth of oneself and others.
  • Upholds SQM practices throughout all design phases.
  • Regularly attends meetings with sponsors (clients).
  • Studies, collects, shares, compare, stores statistical information, and, analyze various ships and areas bringing forth observations.
  • Creates presentations and reports for design management.
  • Assists with cost complexity balancing along with other cost control needs.
  • Regularly assists and occasionally conducts practicality reviews to check that operational, risk or accessibility concerns are being considered in all aspects of design.
  • Assist Sr. Associate with supporting shop drawing review process, and yard / contractor coordination meetings, mock-up reviews, factory visits and inspections during newbuilding process and dry dock period
  • Stays current in industry trends and innovation through research and market knowledge
  • Occasionally accepts assignments for design concepts, space planning, design development, drawings & details (elevations, sections, details) of designated venues.
  • 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.

Job Requirements

Financial Responsibilities

Manages project spend up to $2 mil for revitalizations and $5 mil for newbuilds.


  • Minimum of 5 years design industry experience required.
  • Minimum of 2 years managing large scale projects.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Interior Design required, Architecture preferred.
  • Cruise ship newbuild or revitalization design experience preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of cruise ship staterooms or crew areas preferred.
  • Must possess skills in at least 2 of the following: AutoCAD, Excel, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Sketchup; Microsoft Project is nice to know
  • Must be effective communicator with project team (and sponsor when required) exhibiting good capabilities in written, oral, and graphic media. Represents department and self in a competent professional manner
  • Is highly motivated, efficient, and organized. Has fundamental understanding of time management, with priorities being established by supervisor. Works on multiple projects, and multiple tasks under various team members. Has strong ability to maintain focus.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to travel internationally or domestically 15% of the time.
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements employees must meet to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. While performing job functions the employee is regularly required to sit, and stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, operate a PC, communicate, listen, and assess information. The employee may move about the office complex, may travel to other office locations and may lift, push, pull or move 10-15 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to walk to the dock, ascend and descend the vessel. This position may regularly travel domestically or internationally. Visual requirement include distant, close and 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. The environment includes work inside/outside the office, travel to other offices, possibly travel domestic and international, and work in shipboard functions. A high noise level is possible if visiting shipboard or offsite 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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