Project Manager, Refurbishments in Miami, FL at Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Date Posted: 2/9/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Refurbishment Project Manager is responsible for planning, organizing and implementing all project refurbishments onboard their assigned vessels. This includes refurbishment projects executed in operation and during docking periods which are either expensed or capitalized.  Responsible for ensuring that all projects follow the requirements of regulatory agencies such as DNV, IMO, SOLAS, USPH, US Coast Guard, ISO, ADA and others as applicable.

The Refurbishment Project Manager is responsible for ensuring that all projects meet the technical requirements of the ships technical systems such as HVAC, electrical, mechanical, etc. in coordination with the Marine Ship Managers and Officers onboard the vessels.   

The Refurbishment Project Manager must possess strong project management, communication, financial and technical skills to be able to support the projects assigned from inception to final acceptance.

The Refurbishment Project Manager is to provide support to the Facilities Management team for ongoing refurbishment on their assigned vessels, this requires close and constant interaction with the Facilities Management Departments both shipboard and shore side.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to plan and deliver all Refurbishment projects on time, on budget and on quality related to assigned vessels.
  • Performs a thorough ship condition review twice a year per assigned ship.
  • Ensures that the monthly project reconciliation files are updated on a timely basis.
  • Liaises and coordinates the project planning and development with Hotel Operations, Newbuilding Design, Marine Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics and onboard Executive and Maintenance Committees as dictated by Refurbishment project requirements.
  • Responsible to ensure that projects meet all the technical requirements related to ships systems such as HVAC, Electrical, Mechanical, etc. and to coordinate approval of such with the Ship Managers with shipboard officers, Executive Committees. 
  • Responsible for overall project management and coordination of Refurbishment projects on assigned vessels including but not limited to onboard contractor performance supervision, project quality control, onboard coordination of purchasing, logistics, travel, shipboard support, and use of a riding crew.
  • Responsible for the final project acceptance and securing necessary onboard project acceptance on assigned vessels.
  • Responsible for follow-up and completion of all project punch list items.  Coordinates with Purchasing related to Refurbishment project guarantee items and approves final resolution of guaranteed claims.
  • Support the day-to-day Refurbishment efforts onboard in liaison with the shipboard Facilities Management.
  • Support the ship’s Facility Management staff in maintaining the general appearance of the guest and crew areas as per the Company set standards
  • Assist in the determination of ongoing project priorities, timetables, reporting of project status, etc and maintenance of project matrix including cost/benefit analyses.
  • Responsible for routine visits to their assigned vessels to ensure that the maintenance is continuously performed to corporate set standards.
  • Supports department procedures to ensure effective coordination between departments and the vessels.
  • Participates in the development of specifications, policies and procedures designed to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Refurbishment Department.
  • Provides feedback to Newbuilding Design on materials performance and failures as part of continuous improvement process and development of company standards for outfitting and design.

Optimizes the use of computer technology and templates to communicate relevant and important information related to Refurbishment projects and best practices.

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 7 to 10 years experience in project management require
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Hospitality/Cruise Industry/ Shipyard or Naval background preferred
  • Must possess working knowledge of MS project, AutoCAD and other project management systems. 
  • Must possess working knowledge of ships systems such as HVAC, electrical, mechanical, etc.
  • Must possess working knowledge of DNV, SOLAS, IMO, USPH, etc. to ensure that projects follow the requirements of the regulatory agencies in coordination with the Ship Manager and the
  • Marine Operations Technical Support group   
    Travel required.

  • Excellent organization and administration skills
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work with multinational shipboard personnel
  • Disciplined attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to travel extensively
  • Must possess strong communication, financial, analytical skills. 
  • Must possess strong Project Management skills with the ability to analyze rendered RFPs, down to the details of labor/ manpower requirements
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from project team or managers.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • 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:

    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 20 -25 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 requirements include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an encounter while performing the essential functions of the job. The environment includes work inside/outside the office, travel to other offices, as well as domestic, international, and shipboard travel. A high noise level is possible if visiting shipboard or offsite locations.

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