Sr. Manager, Marine Operations, Disney Cruise Line

Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products - Celebration, FL4.2

Under the oversight of the Executive Director, Marine & Port Operations, Port Developments & Itinerary Planning, this Sr. Manager is responsible for the marine operations for the company’s vessels/private island and provides leadership for the company in respect of: Marine Operations Nautical Operations Safety Operations Environmental Operations Fleet Training
Master mariners license (valid or expired)
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
Proven ability to influence Exhibits strong leadership and developmental skills Proven problem-solving and project implementation skills Ability to connect strategy to implementation and execution Strong attention to detail with ability to prioritize and distribute workflow Ability to work well in fast-paced and deadline-driven environment Comfortable with ambiguity Ability to manage and meet strict deadlines Ability to work independently without constant supervision Strong organizational skills Ability to facilitate and present to all audiences Minimum of 5-7 years leadership experience Proven ship handling and sailing experience as Captain on a high capacity passenger vessels (cruise ship and/or ferries) Experience working shore side within a Marine Ops role with a major cruise line Proven experience designing & implementing Safety and Regulatory training programs Understanding of MTO and shipboard operations, proven partnership with government and legal agencies Experience with integrated bridge systems Port operations experience Excellent understanding of life saving equipment training including firefighting Understanding of marine certifications Ability to travel a minimum of 15% of the year and work weekends Represents the Executive Director throughout the organization internally & externally in all the relevant areas incorporated within the Marine department Managing the Marine operations and associated budget for the company (emergency planning in respect of unforeseen emergencies or weather contingencies and amending as required for marine, nautical, safety and environmental) Develops and ensures the standardization of current and future fleet operational policies, procedures and standards for marine, nautical, safety and environmental Sees that measures are in place to correct defects reported by the company monitors ships and to see the correction is reported to appropriate authorities, CIRs are completed, audits are conducted and follow-up action is taken Oversee Officer and Crew certification management Partner Human Resources in identifying and interviewing licensed Officer candidates Oversees the Operations training program for Deck Officers and Crew Oversees the career progression and Officer development program for MTO Oversees the succession planning and promotion of Officers within Deck department Proactively review future Senior Officer succession planning recommendations with the Executive Director and Senior Vice President-Global Maritime and Engineering Operations Oversees the STCW and SOLAS-related training for onboard Officers and Crew Manages the Deck department assessment programs related to fleet and navigational safety Responsible for the leadership and internal development of the shore side Marine Operations team Providing operational support to the Captains Staff Captains and other ship’s Steering Committees, private Island management and DPA regarding safety, navigational, and environmental protection matters covered by the SMS Oversee implementation of environmental protection and pollution prevention within all company Marine Operations Approves, maintains and verifies compliance with LOG policies and procedures in onboard departments for which responsible Liaison and partner with multiple external regulatory organizations such as USCG and Lloyd's Register for marine, nautical safety and environmental related matters Liaison and partner with multiple external regularly organizations such as CDC (USPH matters), Port Authorities, Bahamas Maritime Authorities, and CLIA as required Manage projects as assigned by the Executive Director Marine & Port Operations Lead critical projects partnering with the dry dock project team during dry/wet dock periods Work with all safety and regulatory bodies to see that all critical projects are executed in compliance Responsible for developing budgets for projects Partner with other Marine and Technical Managers during specified projects to verify all area requests are being met Member of the Disney Cruise Line® Security, Safety and Environmental Committees Safety Management System (SMS) Responsibilities include: Implementation of the general safety management responsibilities in SMS Accountable for implementing Safety Management System policies and procedures relative to areas of responsibilities Provides shore-based assistance for Masters and their Officers to maintain safe ship operations Develops and modifies SMS policies, LOGs and operational manuals and approves them in the areas of marine, nautical, safety, environment areas. Verifies that modifications are in compliance with the International rules and regulations for safe vessel operations Assists and keeps the Executive Director, Marine & Port Operations, Port Developments & Itinerary Planning informed of ongoing and planned matters relevant to issues and materials in the SMS 597302