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Hotel Refurbishment Project Manager

Job ID 8444 Location Miami Date posted 05/30/2024 Work Style Hybrid

Job Description

The primary focus of the position is to lead ship hotel refurbishment projects for the New Builds & Refurbishments department. The Project Manager is responsible for the planning, development and execution of large-scale projects including conversions, revitalizations, addition of cabins and balconies, ADA and Hotel Repair and Maintenance, among others for the CCL fleet within specifications, budgets and schedules in international shipyards and dry docks as well as in service. The project manager will supervise and monitor contractors / service vendors (including engineers, designers) on refurbishment activities within assigned fleet, as well as repair & maintenance projects for hotel operations. Responsible for managing multi-million dollar projects in a fast paced environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop the scope of work required to fully satisfy the stakeholders’ desired project outcome. Develop specifications for refurbishment areas in compliance with the criteria established by the sponsors. Proactively identify areas of opportunities and propose actionable solutions. Prepare bid documents and design/technical specifications. Review and analyse drawings and specifications presented by internal and external architects and designers, providing feedback and adjustments, considering functionality, operational needs, technical considerations (HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing , or other).
  • Supervise on-board installations including onsite inspections at dry docks to ensure quality adherence/assurance of work completed and timely production. Ensure projects are accomplished following applicable regulatory requirements and that all documents are updated and archived to be reviewed with applicable regulatory agencies such as Lloyds and/ or Coast Guard, ADA. Provide viable solutions and corrective actions in response to unexpected events and in a fast paced environment.
  • Ensure all selected specifications comply with the safety and environmental regulations established by the company and appropriate regulatory agency. Continued research and understanding of current and future regulations (IMO, USPH and ADA) and related impact on refurbishment and hotel repair and maintenance projects.
  • Liaison with Project Development team and stakeholders, project team, architects, designers, electrical and safety managers, and support staff to assure no aspect of the project is overlooked and that project progress is congruent with the original concept. Facilitate effective communication between these individuals
  • Review shop drawings prepared by contractors. Review and track contractor scheduling for execution plans. Manage CPS system for contractor travel approval to coordinate with aligned schedules and agreed start stop dates. Manage HMP process for assigned refurbishment projects.
  • Track budget vs actuals at all stages of the project pre execution, change order process during the installation and post refit. Manage invoice approvals.
  • Consolidate and evaluate contractor bids. Draft and present business plans, budget analysis and project timelines to stakeholders in various departments. Assure appropriate and accurate information flow both within and outside the organization. Maintain close contact with contractors and vendors to resolve any possible challenges in a proactive manner. Approve and source substitutes, if required. 
  • Prepare presentation updates for shipboard and shoreside leadership teams as well as updates to DDPMO team during the drydock execution conveying project status, challenges and solutions.
  • Manage close out process including Contractor Evaluation, gathering as build documents, Invoicing approvals for contractors, warranty claims for one year for projects.


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Large scale marine refurbishment experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of project management, planning and scheduling within the vessel refurbishment area.
  • Proficient in project management methodology.
  • Strong communication, problem solving.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple projects and coordinate activities in a team environment.
  • Experience in a leadership role managing staff with diverse skill sets.

Physical Demands: Must be able to remain in a stationary position at a desk and/or computer for extended periods of time. Requires regular movement throughout CCL facilities. May need to stand for long periods of time. 

Travel: More than 50% ship and shore-based travel

Work Conditions: Work primarily in a climate-controlled environment with minimal safety/health hazard potential. Work may require employee to work inside and outside with exposure to changing climate and/or operate machinery. May be requested to work a different shift.

The range for this role’s base salary is $93,580 - $126,000.  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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