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Drydock PMO Planner

Job ID 7968 Location Miami Date posted 03/08/2024 Work Style Hybrid

Job Description

This role is co-responsible for the successful delivery of Dry Docks of the assigned vessels and other service and maintenance projects assigned to them. They will monitor the project budget, schedule, logistics, and will ensure compliance with codes and regulations. This role will also be responsible for inspection of ship on dry dock to ensure successful completion of work on the dry dock and works closely with vendors and contractors to ensure timely delivery of projects on the dry dock.

Essential Functions: 

  • Manages dry-dock master schedule (3-5 dry-docks per year) of the assigned vessels.  Gather data and analyze the information to ensure there are no conflicts in planning and scheduling of dry dock activities. Partner with all departments that participate in such projects to ensure necessary information is collected and submitted. Utilize the information collected to create and maintain dry dock schedule, maintain budget and analyze progress reported against the work schedules. Monitor costs to assure budget is maintained. Review dry dock project plans to ensure it is within approved budget.
  • Resolve complex issues including scheduling conflicts and delays. Assess risk and understand if there are roadblocks that may jeopardize dry dock delivery; recommend improvements and modifications as appropriate.  Make decisions to ensure delays are minimal. Coordinate and direct work of vendors to ensure timely completion of agreed upon work and delivery of quality product. 
  • Conducts dry-dock planning meetings. Serve as a liaison between stakeholders, project managers, and contractors to assure no aspect of the dry dock project is overlooked. Facilitate effective communication between these individuals and produce achievement reports, presentations and reviews throughout the project to management and key stakeholders. Follow up on pending actions as needed.
  • Follows up with yard and vendor to update dry-dock master schedule. Responsible for the tasks related to dry-dock up but not limited to heat maps update, logistics management, loading plan, floor protection plan, container loading plans, inspections report. Tracks project progress against milestones, budget and other guidelines.
  • Advise and participate in contract negotiations. Maintain close contact with contractors and vendors to resolve any possible challenges in a proactive manner. Ensure that scheduled work is being completed in timely and orderly fashion. Perform onsite inspections at dry docks to ensure quality adherence/assurance of work completed and timely production. Ensure projects are accomplished following applicable policies, procedures, practices and regulatory codes.
  • Serves as Project Manager of medium to large technical and refit projects.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Marine/Mechanical/Industrial Engineering, Naval Architecture or equivalent degree/experience
  • At least three to five years in ship building, shipyard, dry dock repair and/or project management.
  • Fully conversant in usual IT software (office, project, dry dock specific software)• Able to find solutions and initiatives to solve technical issues at the safest, economical and fastest way, according to Flag, Class, ISM, ISPS, etc., rules• Able to coordinate a complex dry dock / repair process in cooperation with the vessels’ superintendents / shipyard / sub-contractors / crew / company

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • •Experience as project manager in medium to large technical and refit projects executed in dry-dock• Ship repairs processes and class / flag requirements.• Knowledge of dry docks and ship maintenance (steel, paint, electrical, hydraulic, etc.)• Strong communication and problem solving skills. • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and coordinate activities in a team environment.

Physical Demands: Must be able to remain in a stationary position at a desk and/or computer for extended periods of time.

Travel: 25-50% with shipboard travel likely

Work Conditions: Work may require employee to work inside and outside with exposure to changing climate and/or operate machinery.

The range for this role’s base salary is $51,600 - $80,000.  Offers to selected candidates will be made on a fair and equitable basis, taking into account specific job-related skills and experience.  

At Carnival, your total rewards package is much more than your base salary. All non-sales roles participate in an annual cash bonus program, while sales roles have an incentive plan. Director and above roles may also be eligible to participate in Carnival’s discretionary equity incentive plan. Plus, Carnival provides comprehensive and innovative benefits to meet your needs, including:

  • Health Benefits:
    • Cost-effective medical, dental and vision plans
    • Employee Assistance Program and other mental health resources
    • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage 
  • Financial Benefits:
    • 401(k) plan that includes a company match
    • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid Time Off
    • Holidays – All full-time and part-time with benefits employees receive days off for 7 company-wide holidays, plus an additional floating holiday to be taken at the employee’s discretion. 
    • Vacation Time – All full-time employees at the manager and below level start with 14 days/year; director and above level start with 19 days/year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 84 hours/year.  All employees gain additional vacation time with further tenure.
    • Sick Time – All full-time employees receive 80 hours of sick time each year.  Part-time with benefits employees receive time off based on the number of hours they work, with a minimum of 60 hours each year.  
  • Other Benefits
    • Complementary stand-by cruises, employee discounts on confirmed cruises, plus special rates for family and friends
    • Personal and professional learning and development resources including tuition reimbursement 
    • On-site preschool program and wellness center at our Miami campus



About Us

In addition to other duties/functions, this position requires full commitment and support for promoting ethical and compliant culture. More specifically, this position requires integrity, honesty, and respectful treatment of others, as well as a willingness to speak up when they see misconduct or have concerns.

Carnival Cruise Line is the most popular cruise brand in North America and operates a fleet of ships designed to foster exceptionally safe, fun and memorable vacation experiences at an outstanding value. Our employees have a responsibility to be accountable for all actions. We consider the environment in all aspects of our business and have a responsibility to put safety and sustainability first. We live and share a positive attitude which is based on fostering an environment of inclusion, trust, a willingness to listen, openness and integrity. Doing this helps us to achieve our ultimate goal, which is to include FUN in everything we do! Speaking of fun, we are officially certified as a Great Place to Work aboard our ships as well as in our global corporate headquarters!

Carnival Corporation & plc and Carnival Cruise Line is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer. In this regard, it does not discriminate against any qualified individual on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, mental, physical orsensory disability, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal, and/or international law. 


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