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Assoc III, Architectural Design

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Owns and guides fellow team members, on architectural and/or interior design for ship newbuild or revitalization projects. Collaborates with brand representatives, external design firms, shipyards, and outfitters worldwide to meet the design intent while maintaining budget and meeting brand aspirations. He/she will review drawings/proposals, recommend decisions, and provide innovative solutions and ideas.  



  • Responsible for management and development of end-to-end ship design elements (e.g., placement of steel, fabric design) across multi-year timelines to meet the design intent.          
  • Responsible for the organization and guidance of 30+ internal and external stakeholders through the ship design process while building relationships and establishing collective trust. 
  • Owns the integration of complex maritime technology, fire codes and safety regulations into a functional, aesthetically pleasing design. 
  • Owns and guides others on the creation of presentations (inclusive of high-end 3D digital drawings and details from AutoCAD) and reports to aid critical business decisions from executives relative to architectural and interior design. 
  • Incorporates complexities of reference ships, comparison studies, design guidelines, and contract references to aid the development of high-quality ship design within budget. 
  • Influences design with a strong understanding of ship operations and guest/crew experiences. 
  • Owns and guides the design intent and ensures it is apparent, credible, and communicated clearly and consistently throughout the design process. 
  • Owns cost consciousness in all aspects of work and understands importance of cost complexity balancing along with other cost control needs.
  • Owns practicality reviews to check that operational, risk or accessibility concerns are being considered in all aspects of design.             
  • Owns and guides the shop drawing review process, yard/contractor coordination meetings, mockup reviews, factory visits and inspections during newbuilding process or drydock period.
  • Responsible for documentation of lessons learned and best practices of tactical execution to support portfolio-wide continuous improvement efforts. 
  • Acts as a representative of the Royal Caribbean Group and demonstrates our values in a competent, professional manner.                                                                        
  • Ability to travel internationally or domestically up to 25%. 



Responsible for maintaining a design budget for specific venues or categories = $20M.



  • In-depth experience in 4 or more of the following SHIPWIDE Cruise industry subjects:  Accessibility, Accessories, Art, Carpet, FF&E, Landscape, Lighting, Signage, Transitions, Safety/Risk, YRI.
  • In-depth experience in 3 or more of the following FOUNDATIONAL Cruise industry subjects:  Application of Guidelines & Standards, Fleet Modernization, GA / Masterplanning, Practicality Reviews, Sister Ship Newbuild, White Paper Newbuild, Delivery, Post Design (including a Yard Visit).
  • In-depth experience in 3 or more SPECIFIC AREAS on a cruise ship: Crew Areas, Entertainment Venues, Main Dining Room/Lido, Open Decks/ Pool Areas, Other Dining, Public Restrooms, Retail/OBR Venues, Guest Services, Lifts, Lobbies, & Stairs, Neighborhood Coordination, Spa, Special Projects, Staterooms and Suites. 
  • Demonstrates leadership skills including, but not limited to: Teamwork, a Willingness to Learn, Autonomy, Organizational Skills, Adaptability. 
  • Must be experienced with AutoCAD, Bluebeam, and Microsoft Suite. Experience a plus with Revit, Adobe Creative Suite, Illustrator and AutoCAD release 2013 or higher and 3D modeling V-Ray/Rhino/Sketch-Up/N-scape. 
  • Knowledge of innovative material sourcing, design trends, sustainable products, and ADA/Safety/IMO regulations as it applies to design.                                               
  • Knowledge of Cruise ship design preferred. 
  • An effective communicator in written, oral, and graphical forums.
  • Highly motivated, efficient, and organized.
  • Collaborative in a group setting and works independently while maintaining focus.
  • Prioritizes while working on multiple projects, and multiple tasks under various team members. Fundamental understanding of time management.
  • Proactive. Committed to learning and growth of oneself and others.


This job description in no way implies these are the only duties to be performed in this position. Employee will be required to perform any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor. 


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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