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

Date Posted: 11/1/2019

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Position Summary:

Assist the AVP of Commercial Development and Construction in managing 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 preparing and managing construction budgets, selecting and hiring consultants, service providers and contractors to execute the projects and other activities as necessary to meet RCL's port development goals and objectives. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Key decision-maker who represents and acts on behalf of RCL 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. Consults regularly with legal department, planning, accounting, tax and risk management, and other departments on transactions, contracts, and business arrangements being considered and entered into by RCL.  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 AVP of Commercial Development & Construction and VP of Finance 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 construction 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.


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
  • 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 RCL 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. RCL and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

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