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Director, Product Development Environmental Programs

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

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Position Summary:

Based in Miami, Florida, the Director, Environmental Programs will be the leader responsible for managing all of the environmental initiatives for Royal Caribbean International’s (RCI) Private Destination Development organization. The director will provide overall leadership in developing the environmental strategy for the development of private land-based destinations. In addition, the director will lead the team responsible for overall planning, assessment, strategy, execution, and monitoring of all environmental activities through the development lifecycle.

The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding and proven track record in leading the environmental stewardship for complex land development projects from inception through construction and eventual operation. Given the complexity of this role, the ideal candidate will require strong leadership capabilities, a proven track record delivering complex land transformations, and strong technical expertise including (but not limited to) environmental impact assessments (and associated studies), environmental management plans, best management practices, and environmental monitoring during construction and operation.

This role will require close collaboration with a number of roles within the Royal Caribbean Group (RCG), including, but not limited to, leadership responsible for private destination development, leadership responsible for private destination operations and Vice President & Head of ESG for the corporation. In addition, this role will also collaborate with external environmental partners, construction contractors, and various government agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage the overall environmental program for Private Destination development, including internal (employees) and external (contractors) throughout the land development lifecycle (land selection through design/construction and into operation).
  • Develop (create/edit/maintain) the environmental strategy, principle, and practices of our private destination development.
  • Ensure that RCG’s environmental policies and the environmental principles and policies of private destination development are being effectively carried out for all projects (existing and new) in accordance with all relevant rules and regulations.
  • Ensure that RCG’s environmental policies and the environmental principles and policies of private destination development are incorporated into the design of new projects and project expansions.
  • Ensure that RCI’s environmental and hazardous materials policies applicable to shoreside operations are in compliance with all applicable national and international regulations and that there is an active feedback and corrective action process.
  • Provide guidance and expertise to the responsible disciplines throughout the lifecycle of a project including: site selection, design, construction, and operations.
  • Provide guidance and assistance for enhancing and improving projects by incorporating the environmental stewardship, vision of the corporation, and Product Development’s environmental principles.
  • Manage the relationships with various environmental partners, including both internal (corporate ESG, island environmental officers, etc.) and external (e.g., consulting agencies, independent contractors, etc.). Directly manage the relationship with environmental monitoring consultants contracted for private destination environmental monitoring.
  • Manage environmental compliance audits, analyze trends and develop corrective action programs.
  • Continue to innovate and stay abreast of emerging environmental trends and technologies, including (but not limited to) waste, water and energy systems.
  • Develop environmental awareness programs for guests and employees.
  • Provide expertise in all matters involving future environmental protection issues that might affect Product Development’s shoreside projects.
  • Give timely guidance to team members on all environmental issues, including pollution prevention using techniques such as minimization, reuse, recycling, treatment, and proper disposal.
  • Evaluate new projects, sites, and existing projects to ensure any environmental impact is minimized and that the environmental and hazardous materials policies are observed.
  • Monitor environmental programs for compliance with all policies, including reviewing the periodic environmental reports and self-assessments.
  • Provide training, resources, and guidance for the relevant internal environmental stewards and team members for new and existing projects and associated equipment, environmental strategies, operating requirements, and new technologies.
  • Investigate environmental incidents and accidents as directed.
  • Recommend action to prevent the occurrence of any environmental nonconformity's relating to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Identify, record and act on any environmental problems relating to the product, process, and quality system.
  • Strive to establish positive working relationships with environmental groups in order to promote RCG’s environmental standards.
  • Keep all private destination environmental documents and programs fresh and up to date.
  • Produce and deliver quarterly environmental presentations.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ten+ years of environmental leadership and experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree required in environmental science, biology, or another closely related field; MBA preferred.
  • Bilingual preferred; Ability to speak Spanish
  • Previous experience in the environmental principles and practices in complex land-based development.
  • Solid understanding of environmental principles around waste, water, energy and construction.
  • Extensive knowledge of International and U.S. environmental rules and regulations.
  • Preferably a university degree in environmental sciences.
  • Strong training and facilitation skills.
  • Ability to develop, plan and organize tactical plans utilizing project management principles.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully with department heads, managers, coworkers and employees to resolve problems and negotiate resolutions.
  • Ability to effectively apply the RCCL environmental policies and practices and Product Development’s environmental principles.
  • Ability to manage a staff in a positive and productive manner by motivating, developing and managing employees as they work. Ability to evaluate and hire high performing employees and scaling a team. Ability to utilize and administer the disciplinary action process through coaching and counseling to improve performance or terminate employment.
  • Working knowledge of computers, internet access, and the ability to navigate within a variety software packages such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability to travel as required.

We know there's a lot to consider. As you go through the application process, our recruiters will be glad to provide guidance, and more relevant details to answer any additional questions. Thank you again for your interest in Royal Caribbean Group. We'll hope to see you onboard soon!

It is the policy of the Company to ensure equal employment and promotion opportunities 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. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.