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Sr. Project Manager

Job ID 7898 Location Miami Date posted 05/14/2024 Work Style Hybrid

Company Overview

At Carnival Cruise Line, our mission is to create safe, fun, and memorable vacations at a great value. As a valued member of our team, you'll actively contribute to developing exceptional travel experiences and unforgettable moments, every single day. Your Carnival journey begins here!

Our Culture Essentials

Joining the Carnival team means embracing our six Culture Essentials, which are the cornerstone values shaping our identity, principles, and actions. These beliefs and behaviors not only define who we are but also unite us as a team, guiding us in decision-making, fostering relationships, tackling challenges, and reaching milestones. These culture essentials propel us toward a shared vision of success, ensuring a collective effort in shaping our future.

  • Speak Up
  • Respect & Protect
  • Empower
  • Improve
  • Listen & Learn
  • Communicate


Job ID 7898 Location Miami, FL Date posted 05/14/2024

Job Description

Under the general direction of the VP Destination Development manages a wide range of project related tasks supporting the Carnival Corp Global Ports & Destinations Development (GPDD) organization and projects portfolio. As a Senior Project Manager, you will play a key leadership role, overseeing the successful planning, execution, and completion of complex construction projects. Your expertise will be essential in delivering projects on time, within budget, and according to quality standards. This position will be a part of the Carnival Corporation Global Ports and Destinations Development (GPDD) team, which is responsible for the development and operations of our six existing Carnival-owned destinations in the Caribbean: Grand Turk (Turks and Caicos), Mahogany Bay (Roatan, Honduras), Puerta Maya (Cozumel, Mexico), Amber Cove (Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic), Half Moon Cay (Little San Salvador, The Bahamas), and Princess Cays (Eleuthera, The Bahamas); as well as for new exciting developments in Celebration Key at Grand Bahamas, Half Moon Cay at Little San Salvador, and several others.

Essential Functions:

    • Develop comprehensive project plans, including timelines, budgets, and resource allocation, to ensure the successful execution of construction projects.
    • Coordinate and collaborate with stakeholders, including clients, architects, engineers, subcontractors, and suppliers, to define project objectives and deliverables.
    • Lead the scheduling efforts using Primavera P6 software, creating and maintaining detailed project schedules, resource allocation, and critical path analysis.
    • Lead project teams, providing guidance and direction throughout the project lifecycle to ensure adherence to project milestones and goals.
    • Collaborate with project teams, subcontractors, and stakeholders to identify potential risks, mitigate issues, and ensure alignment with project objectives.
    • Mentor and coach junior project control staff, coordinate with consultants, fostering a culture of continuous learning and development within the team.
    • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and advancements in project management methodologies, incorporating relevant strategies into project execution
      • Develop and implement project control procedures and systems to monitor and track project progress, ensuring adherence to schedules, budgets, and quality standards. 
      • Monitor project progress, identify risks, and implement effective mitigation strategies to maintain project schedule and budget. 
      • Utilize Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques to assess project performance, analyze schedule and cost variances, and develop corrective action plans as necessary.
    • Prepare accurate cost estimates and budgets for construction projects, considering labor, materials, equipment, and other resources. End to end budgeting cost control (from concept to completion)
    • Establish and maintain cost control measures, including budget forecasting, variance analysis, and cost reporting.
    • Own project costs, review financial reports, and implement measures to control expenses and maximize profitability. 
    • Collaborate with the finance department to ensure accurate and timely project accounting, invoicing, and payment processes.
    • Provide regular project status updates, reports, and presentations to senior management and stakeholders, highlighting key metrics, milestones, and risks.
    • Foster strong relationships with clients, providing regular project updates, addressing concerns, and managing expectations.
    • Facilitate effective communication among project stakeholders, ensuring information flow and timely resolution of issues or conflicts.
    • Conduct project meetings, prepare progress reports, and deliver presentations to senior management, clients, and other stakeholders.


  • Bachelor's degree in construction management, civil engineering, or a related field.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering is preferred
  • Proven track record of at least 10 years in construction project management, with experience in overseeing complex projects.
  • Strong knowledge of cost control principles, budgeting, and financial analysis. • Experience implementing Earned Value Management (EVM) techniques. •Excellent communication, leadership, and problem-solving skills •         Proficiency in Primavera P6 software for scheduling and project control.
  • Strong knowledge of construction methods, materials, and best practices. Construction, Property Development or Property Management experience
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Excellent project planning, execution, and monitoring abilities preferred.
  • Proficiency in using project management software and tools to manage project schedules, budgets, and resources preferred.
  • Full Fluency in English and Spanish, including the ability to read write & negotiate contracts in either language.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Possess strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, MS Project or Primavera P6, Excel, PowerPoint, File Maker and Outlook-Prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through on issues in a timely manner-Possess knowledge of office related-management principles procedures and techniques. -Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly in order to meet deadlines-Ability to schedule meetings, document and manage them through completion-Ability to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships with supervisors and staff-Ability to follow–up on decisions and directives from the Sr. Director of PMO-Ability to supervise and/or maintain essential records and files. -Ability to write business letters & proofread drafts -Must be highly organized and detailed oriented

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

Travel: Less than 25% non-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 $100,000 - $160,000.  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 Corporation & plc is a global cruise company and one of the largest vacation companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises, and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; and P&O Cruises in Australia. 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 andsustainability 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.

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 or sensory disability or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, federal and/or international law.

Benefits as a member of Carnival's Team:
  • A comprehensive benefit program which includes medical, dental and vision plans
  • Additional programs include company paid term life insurance and disability coverage and a 401(k) plan that includes a company match
  • Employee Stock Purchase plan
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Cruise benefits
  • An on-site fully accredited preschool educational program located at our Doral campus
  • An on-site Wellness Center and Health clinic at our Doral campus
To view a copy of Carnival's FMLA, EEO and EPPA posters please visit: (click or copy and paste link into your browser).

Employee Benefits

  • Hybrid Work Environment

    Empowering work-life integration and flexible opportunities for your personal and career success

  • Wellness Programs

    Comprehensive employer wellness programs featuring mental health support and fitness options, including an on-site gym

  • Cruise Benefits

    An array of qualified complimentary and heavily discounted cruise options for the ultimate dream getaway

  • Parental Programs

    Generous parental leave time and adoption assistance programs

  • Retirement Plan

    Secure your future with our exceptional Traditional and Roth 401(k) options complemented by valuable company contributions

  • Employee Stock Purchase

    Invest in tomorrow with the opportunity to purchase Carnival shares at a discounted rate from their fair market value

In addition to the above, we offer PTO and company holidays as well as a variety of medical, dental, and voluntary plans


In our virtual contact center, we're all about unlimited growth opportunities and creating a supportive, inclusive environment. We believe in fostering professional development and providing our team members with the tools and resources they need to excel in their roles. Our community values diversity, ensuring that everyone feels respected and supported in a welcoming atmosphere where personal and professional growth knows no limits. Above all, we're committed to delivering an exceptional guest experience, making customer satisfaction a top priority in everything we do.


Carnival is a great place to learn and grow.

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