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Senior Manager, Architectural Design (Ship New Build)

Royal Caribbean Group

Royal Caribbean Group

IT, Design
Miami, FL, USA
Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

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Position Summary:

The Sr. Manager, Architectural Design provides primary leadership and expertise to various newbuild, revitalization and refurbishment projects. In collaboration with the Sr. Director, Architectural Design, this candidate is responsible for overseeing and managing projects from conception to completion, ensuring that they are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.

This role involves leading project teams, coordinating with architects and consultants, and providing strategic direction to achieve project goals. Actively manages ownership budgets, schedules, and programs; project communications and documentation; office administrative tasks; and project team assignments. Estimates fees, determines the scope of work, and reviews proposals and contracts on complex projects. Provides oversight and mentoring for team members. May act in a team leader capacity in the absence of the Sr. Dir. of Architectural Design. The right candidate should thrive in working in a multi-disciplinary, dynamic team environment with varying

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs, develops, and maintains entire overall design process for all assigned projects.
  • Independently oversees the coordination of work of a multidisciplinary team through multiple phases of a project.
  • Serves as the main liaison between the consultant and technical teams and the internal design, product, and construction teams to provide guidance on project priorities through multiple phases to complete documents on schedule.
  • Monitors the quality and suitability of consultants, ensuring that design goals are met, and provides guidance to ensure design is completed to target and brand vision.
  • Engages with senior leadership in the development of long-range planning and objectives.
  • Embraces the value of the design guidelines & standards, CADD & drawing standards, and contract references, taking the leadership that they are fulfilled within content of design drawings and specifications, and is ultimately accountable that the materials are delivered on a timely basis.
  • Develops team resources (people, processes, tools) to manage large scale projects. Independently plans, manages, guides design, and oversees projects, while cross coordinating and sharing best practices effectively between external architectural, interior design and consultancy firms, guiding the design they provide.
  • Upholds SQM and guidelines throughout all design phases. Brings pro-activeness in creating new methods and processes for better executing the work.
  • Leads presentations and project reports for Executive and leadership review.
  • Creates planning models that support the organization's mission and values based on an internal and external needs assessment and monitors the external environment to identify opportunities required to execute the department's strategy.
  • Track financial aspects of projects, coordinate and adjust work effort with team to ensure that work is completed within parameters of agreed-to schedule.
  • Communicates effectively with consultants and internal project team to identify needs, evaluate alternative solutions, and deliver value added services.
  • Manages internal stakeholder and consultant relationships.
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Effectively communicates difficult/sensitive information and challenges, while proactively finding optimal solutions for the same
  • Motivates project teams to effectively collaborate and is able to course correct to achieve project goals.
  • Design and Technical Excellence:
  • Oversee the design of large developments in hospitality, and commercial applications.
  • Participate in or lead the management of deliverables at all project phases.
  • Support RCI policies on project delivery, quality control, and safety.
  • Have the skills to provide quick mark-ups, alternative solutions for areas that need immediate responses.
  • Possess excellent multi-disciplinary technical knowledge.
  • Communications:
  • Maintain internal stakeholder and consultant relationships.
  • Facilitate and hold team and consultant meetings.
  • Lead and inform the Project Team of changes and updates.
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Understand how to communicate difficult/sensitive information and challenges.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvement and makes constructive suggestions for change.
  • Remains engaged and knowledgeable regarding emerging industry practices.
  • Desire and ability to lead and contribute on multiple levels within the design process.
  • Additional responsibilities:
  • Independently coordinate work of Project Architects and balance multidiscipline team throughout the entire project's development
  • Be an active participant in all products, design and production meetings to gain a thorough understanding of project vision.
  • Participate in reviews with various governing agencies for code compliance.
  • Conduct concept design, schematic design, design development, and contract document work sessions in conjunction with the Sr. Dir of Architecture & Design, Dir. of Architecture & Design, Project Architect, and other disciplines.
  • Coordinate workload through entire project development to complete documents on schedule.
  • Track financial aspects of projects, and coordinate and adjust work effort with team to ensure that work is completed within parameters of agreed-to schedule.
  • Possess excellent multi-disciplinary technical knowledge.
  • Supports Product Development team is providing all necessary assets and studies for executive project alignment.
  • Serves as the main liaison for design related updates to the core project teams made up of members from the product development, project management, construction, and operations teams.
  • Communicates effectively with consultants and internal project team to identify needs, evaluate alternative solutions, and deliver value added services.
  • Facilitates consultant meetings as needed to drive the project goals and timelines forward.
  • Effectively communicate relevant project information to internal leadership, including facilitating ideation sessions, technical reviews, and overall feasibility and options
  • Resolve and/or escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • Motivates project teams to effectively collaborate and is able to course correct to achieve project goals.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ten or more years of professional experience, professional degree in architecture from an accredited program, licensure preferred but not required.
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Ten or more years of professional experience, professional degree in architecture from an accredited program, licensure preferred but not required.
  • Minimum of 8 years of related design experience hospitality, Retail / Dining / Entertainment (RDE), theme park projects, as well as a minimum of 5 years of project management experience
  • Experience on campus style developments (multiple buildings)
  • 8+ years of experience within cruise design industry preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years managing multi-million-dollar projects and managing high- performing teams.
  • Proficient in use of AutoCAD, Autodesk Revit and familiarity with related tools and process
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel), Bluebeam, Photoshop
  • Must be able to lead a team on projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong ability to effectively communicate with all levels of management and employees, across diverse cultures around the world.
  • Strong planning and mentoring skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel internationally or domestically at least 25% of the time.

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 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. Royal Caribbean Group and each of its subsidiaries prohibit and will not tolerate discrimination or harassment.

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