Manager, Naval Architecture Stability in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 8/14/2019

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    Miami, FL
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Job Description

Position Summary

This position is responsible for managing strategic stability initiatives and processes, the assessment of Fleet Modernization and technical project feasibility and development of weight management plans along with project and technical managers, and the completion and approval of inclining tests, surveys and documentation associated with ongoing projects in collaboration with consultants and classification societies. The position also includes maintaining a forward-looking assessment of all upcoming Newbuild, Fleet Modernization and technical projects including collaboration with operations teams on the existing state of vessels in the fleet and operational impacts of projects, Newbuild lifecycle planning and executive-level reporting.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Represent the New building department as the resident authority on ship stability and damage control issues as they relate to the company’s portfolio of vessels and new projects.
  • Manages, in collaboration with operations teams, a stability database with accurate weight and stability status for every vessel in the fleet including lifecycle tracking and projection based on future project plans and current operational windows.
  • Assesses Fleet Modernization and technical project feasibility with the Brand development teams including evaluation of required and operational loading conditions, operational flexibility, energy efficiency and vulnerability assessments
  • Develops construction and repair weight management plans and monitor these plans as projects develop working with project managers.
  • Facilitates and attends all project-related inclining tests and lightship surveys as well as managing the approval of all stability documentation in collaboration with operations, consultants and classification societies.
  • Advises Newbuild development teams on stability targets, complete lifecycle assessments and participate in weight and stability reviews for all Newbuild projects.
  • Work on special projects related to ship stability, dynamic stability, regulatory changes, new technology and new damage control systems and processes.
  • Completes regular executive-level reporting on all weight and stability aspects of current and upcoming projects including the organization of chief engineer reviews and executive steering committee meetings.
  • Advises and assist on other Naval Architecture topics as needed.
  • Develop and maintain company standards in regard to stability requirements, weight reduction initiatives and operational GM margins.

Financial Responsibilities

  • This position will be responsible for around $500K yearly associated with capital projects.

Job Requirements


  • Minimum of 8 years of experience is required with primary responsibilities in weights and stability discipline including both prescriptive and probabilistic damage stability philosophy, regulations and calculations.
  • Minimum degree in Naval Architecture
  • Experience conducting inclining experiments
  • Advanced user of NAPA software or similar system
  • Experience working with internal and external customers and vendor partners
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate technical material to executive leadership and non-technical audience
  • Proficient knowledge of applicable stability rules and regulations. 
  • Project management experience preferred

Knowledge and Skills

  • Familiar with SOLAS stability requirements.  Should be able to use NAPA software to assess stability calculations.
  • Advanced knowledge of personal computers within a Windows environment including e-mail, Microsoft Office 365 (word, excel, Power BI, SharePoint, etc.) and related printers and equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to communicate with all level of employees and management in a multi-cultural environment, with business acumen and support for business decision make.
  • Superior writing and analytical skills; able to provide quality work with minimum direction. 
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedures manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Physical Demands

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 stand and walk.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 position may require the employee to visit vessels in service or in dry dock. Additional facilities like factories or service stations may need to be visited. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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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