European Cruise Ship Building Manager – Italy / Germany or Finland |Apply Now

Carnival Corporation & plc is the world’s biggest cruise ship company with more than 100 ships sailing under 9 brands and an extensive order book for new ships. With over 150 people working across our locations in Southampton, Italy, Finland and Germany, who are responsible for designing and overseeing the build and delivery of world class cruise ships for all the Brands owned by Carnival Corporation.

We are looking for a new Building Manager to oversee this production process in Italy. The Building Manager plays a pivotal role in the production and delivery of new vessels and they oversee the work of organised site teams based at the site office in each of the shipyards.

The site teams consist of groups of technical and outfitting surveyors that work together under the direction of the Building Manager. They also maintain close links with operating companies’ representatives at the shipyards.

The Building Managers are required to ensure that the ships meet, and comply with the contract, specification, and rules and regulations.

They are responsible for the administration of the site office, the management of the site team at the shipyard and responsible for all matters concerning the construction, outfitting, commissioning and delivery of their respective ships.

Desired Skills & Experience

Education, Qualifications and Training

  • University degree in a technical discipline relevant to shipbuilding or offshore construction
  • Proficiency in English, ability to communicate in Italian is preferred


  • Extensive experience, including practical, in shipping and / or shipbuilding and / or offshore construction industries, including experience in cruise industry if possible
  • Proven experience in management of large teams, good leadership and communication skills
  • Proven experience of management of large construction projects, including experience of end to end project management

About Us

This position has been levelled at CCS

One of our core organisational values is that we are ‘better together’ and that’s why we’re working hard to build a flexible and inclusive culture; where difference is respected and valued and where our people can be themselves. Inclusivity is at the heart of everything we do so we welcome applications from everyone. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership and pregnancy & maternity.

Carnival Corporation & PLC is a global cruise company and one of the largest holiday companies in the world. Our portfolio of leading cruise brands includes Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn in North America; P&O Cruises and Cunard Line in the United Kingdom; AIDA Cruises in Germany; Costa Cruises in Southern Europe; and P&O Cruises in Australia. In Corporate Shipbuilding, we are passionate about building world class vessels for all of these brands. Our award winning prestigious brands employ engaged and passionate people to deliver the highest customer service standards to our loyal customers. It takes great passion and real commitment to maintain our position in the cruise market. That’s why we look for people who share our obsession and drive to provide the most memorable experiences imaginable. This is your chance to join us on our journey. With full support to enable you to realise your full potential we ensure your career with us is a successful and enjoyable one.

For further information please see attached job description and person specifications. Apply today.