Sustainability Engineer

About Royal Caribbean

At Royal Caribbean Group, we deliver unforgettable vacations to our guests. We build the best ships, and even better careers, all while doing the right thing. We are passionate. We are innovative. We are unstoppable. We open the world to our employees. Combine your career goals and sense of adventure by joining our team. With two new ships launching in 2024 it couldn’t be a more exciting time to join!


Position Summary

The Sustainability Engineer participates to daily ship project energy efficiency and sustainability routines for specified Vessel Classes during their design and building phases. Participation to concept design process for upcoming new building projects belongs also to his focus areas. The Sustainability Engineer works closely with Maritime Technology and Newbuilding Projects teams and provides expertise and support on technology surveillance and development in addition to various newbuild related technical projects such as technical feasibility studies, new technologies qualification and field follow up.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Energy efficiency

  • Actively coordinates the different disciplines by leading the project general EEV development plan.
  • Participates to definition, follow up and approval process of ships energy transformers, energy consumers equipment and systems during the design and building phases.
  • Ensures Energy Efficiency Values (EEV) reviews for ongoing projects.
  • Builds and maintains EEV models for every class of ships built in Saint-Nazaire.
  • Participates to EEV bonus verification process, EEDI and CII reviews and simulation.
  • Applies knowledge of relevant rules and regulations to the design process.
  • Assesses and advises specifications, measurements, and calculations relevant to ship design.
  • Studies, compares, assesses, and shares statistical information and analyses across various ships and areas bringing forth observations.
  • Works in close relation with Marine Operation for ships in service.
  • Develops and prepares reports and records related to assignments or projects.
  • Stays current on relevant maritime industry and technical research and projects; seeks information and evaluates new technology with knowledge experts and suppliers.
  • Participates actively in fleetwide projects on data base analysis and AI projects



  • Participates actively to RCG corporate net zero strategy.
  • Ensures technology surveillance with experts and suppliers.
  • Ensures regulations surveillance with regulation committees and working groups.
  • Participates with Fuel Procurement department to eFuels prospection.
  • Participates to new projects at the early stage (concept design) for various tasks specified for each project with Technical Manager.
  • Participates in design criteria selection and developments for new projects.
  • Feasibility studies for different field of technologies as needed.



  • Participates to risks management process for new technologies qualification and applies internal process how to identify risks properly at early stage of project.
  • Prepares presentations, supporting documents, e.g. simplified drawings, to improve the understanding by others.
  • Considering the position and role, the employee is required to perform reasonable and temporally any other job-related duties assigned by their supervisor or management.


Key skills & experience

  • Proficiency in Excel, MS Word, MS Project or equivalent, PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of various computer aided design programs and analysis programs.  Good skills to analyze and develop specifications. Drawings, layouts and other technical documentation.
  • Understanding of shipbuilding project and programming processes.
  • Operational knowledge of SOLAS, IMO, classification rules and marine standards.
  • Fluency in English, other languages as advantage.
  • Excellent teamwork skills.
  • Good skills for communication and co-operation in multicultural working environment.
  • Willingness to travel.



  • M. Sc. Mechanical or Electrical Engineer or equivalent with minimum 5 years of experience in the field of cruise shipbuilding industry.


Physical Demands


The physical demands described here are representative of those requirements employees must meet to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations. 

While performing job functions the employee is regularly required to sit, and stand, write, review and type reports, compile data, operate a pc, communicate, listen, and assess information.  The employee may move about the office complex, may travel to other office locations and may lift, push, pull or move 10-15 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to walk to the dock, ascend and descend the vessel within a construction site environment. This position may regularly travel domestically or internationally. Visual requirements include distant, close and color vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The environment includes work inside/outside the office, travel to other offices, as well as domestic, international, and shipboard travel. A high noise level is possible if visiting shipboard or offsite locations.


What we Offer

At Royal Caribbean Group, we are client-centric but put people first. We have a culture where everyone is trusted and valued in equal measure, whatever your role in the company. Our employees and crew are the driving force behind our success. Our aim is to recruit, develop and retain world class people, who come to Royal Caribbean to do the best work of their careers.


We offer a competitive compensation & benefits package, and excellent career development opportunities, each offering unique ways to explore the world.


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.