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Project Manager of Machinery & Energy Efficiency

Job ID 8436 Location Miami Date posted 05/29/2024 Work Style Hybrid

Job Description

The Project Manager of Machinery & Energy Efficiency will be responsible for the planning, development, and execution of technical projects to support Marine Operations including but not limited to, WHR (waste heat recovery), machinery cooling/ventilation, and providing support for major projects outside of the specific discipline, where heavy machinery modification is required. The scope of this position is both technical and managerial in nature with a major focus on regulatory compliance, safety and reliability, and finance. Technical decisions and approval shall include equipment and 3rd party vendor selection and technical specification writing to ensure proper integration with existing shipboard systems as well as classification and regulatory compliance. Managerial decisions will revolve around the planning, collaboration, and budgetary aspects of the projects. Challenges to be encountered daily include maintaining progress of ongoing and developing installations as well as facilitating technical program improvements and continued operations for regulatory compliance.  Other areas of challenge include staying ahead of planned and pending regulations.

Essential Functions: 

  • Ensure proper planning and timely execution of technical projects that support Marine Operations in terms of Machinery upgrades and operational Energy savings.
  • Efficient and effective implementation of new technical installations and initiative(s): installation, training, system evaluation and improvements.
  • Provide expertise and guidance in marine technology and regulatory impact.
  • Provide viable solutions and corrective actions required to address issues encountered with the implementation of new technologies, this requires a high level of technical expertise in the specific field in order to ensure no interruptions to the operation, compliance and the continued safe operations of the ships.
  • Collaborate with Chief Engineers, Technical Operation Managers, Asset Managers and Class Directors in project planning, implementation, and execution phases.
  • Provide the due diligence in investigating and assessing solutions for technical equipment including Machinery, cooling systems, energy conservation, etc.
  • Manage the budget related to assigned project(s). This includes periodic reviews with Energy, Class Directors, and Dry Dock Planning Management Office to flag issues and situations that may impact the overall budget. Provide input to annual planning and budgeting process for assigned projects, as applicable.
  • Define detailed specifications for work that needs to be performed by 3rd party vendors and clear criteria for QA/QC checks.
  • Participate in the commissioning review upon project completion.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years in the maritime industry, related experience. Increasing responsibility throughout career
  • Microsoft Office 365, AutoCAD

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong technical and analytical skills to ensure proper equipment selection, implementation, and operation; leadership and management ability to properly plan and execute 2+ projects simultaneously; strong time management skills to keep project(s) moving forward; strong communication skills as collaboration with multiple parties will be necessary; knowledgeable in maritime regulatory framework, rules and guidelines as they relate to Machinery & auxiliary field, ability to work in constantly changing environment and to self-direct work.

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.

Travel: 25-50% shipboard travel likely

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.

The range for this role’s base salary is $93,580 - $126,333.  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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