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Manager, Marine Operations in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 2/18/2019

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Great vacations begin with great employees! Combine your experience and sense of adventure by joining our exciting team of employees in Miami, FL. 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.


The Manager, Marine Operations (Ship Manager) position drives an ongoing and productive dialog between the shoreside Marine Operations organization and the senior Marine Management team onboard their assigned vessels. The Manager, Marine Operations is responsible for the safe, compliant and efficient operation of their assigned vessels but also has major responsibilities to encourage innovative means of meeting and exceeding the company's stated goals and objectives.  This position is result driven, thinks strategically, keeps the "big picture" in mind and interacts frequently on an interdepartmental basis, both shipboard and shoreside. A successful Manager, Marine Operations will not only have exceeded their individual goals but will also represent a group of vessels that have consistently surpassed their assigned targets.



  • Responsible for overall day-to-day management of assigned vessels to insure they are operated and maintained in a safe, compliant and efficient manner.
  • Maintain an awareness of the overall corporate and departmental goals, performance indicators and financial plans while encouraging a culture of effecting innovative means to meet and exceed not only these goals but also the guest¿s expectations wherever safely possible
  • Encourage the use of new and progressive means to carry out onboard repairs and maintenance, while insuring all reporting and documentation requirements are fully met. Actively lead the onboard teams and assigned technical superintendents from Global Marine Technical organization in the development of specifications, selection of vendors, assessment of time lines and evaluation of costs associated with dry docks or other designated projects.
  • Maintain frequent communications with other shoreside departments and the Global Marine Technical organization to assist in the selection and installation of machinery, equipment and safety appliances to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, safety and environmental policies from applicable governing agencies.
  • Monitor vessel compliance with the requirements of Class / Flag / Port State Control / USPH  Authorities  and follow up to insure the timely and complete clearance of Conditions of Class / Conditions of Authority / Audit Findings or any other outstanding conditions as may be issued.
  • Actively and consistently encourage the onboard and shoreside support teams to investigate all suitable means to achieve cost savings while maintaining an equal or greater level of quality in consumables, spare parts and / or services.
  • Follow up with the onboard teams and other departments / vendors to insure technical incidents and damages are properly investigated and reported, and that damage claims, if found appropriate, are validated and settled in a timely manner.
  • Participate in succession planning, training, evaluation and development for all relevant shipboard personnel. Interview and approve, as well as, provide recommendations to Human Resources Department regarding education, training and hiring of marine personnel.
  • Cooperate with the Hotel Technical and Refurbishment department, shipboard and shoreside, on operational issues and projects impacting the Hotel and Marine areas of responsibility.
  • Cooperate with the NewBuilding department when required to develop the new ship designs with the proper feedback and support from the Operational perspective.


Job Requirements


  • Bachelor¿s degree in Engineering or related field from an accredited College, University or the international equivalent, preferred.
  • 5 years cruise industry experience and /or relevant experience as Naval
  • Architect or Marine/Mechanical Engineer and/or experience with a shipping company, classification society or similar.
  • Chief Engineer¿s license and sailing experience preferred.


  • Must be well versed in all areas of Maritime operations, with specific familiarity of various onboard operating systems (HVAC, Electrical, Mechanical, Engine, Powerplant, etc.) and have the ability to read and understand technical drawings. 
  • Must be able to maintain a close working relationship with representatives from the various classification societies and governing agencies regulating the operation of our ships fleet-wide. 
  • Must display basic knowledge of regulations governing the Maritime industry under IMO, such as ISM, SOLAS, MARPOL and STCW, and understand how to access necessary information when required. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate a sustainable ability to work successfully in a fast paced environment with multiple projects and priorities and have the ability to manage all financial aspects of daily operations as well as additional assigned projects, including the successful identification of expense reductions through cost efficiencies. 
  • Must have strong supervisory skills and must possess the ability to communicate at the highest level of the organization. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate in a multicultural environment with all levels of employees and management are essential.


Join us at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., where great vacations begin with great employees!

RCL is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Job Type: Full-time

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