Vol. 67 Dec 2017 - Jan 2018 Newsletter

Engineering Opportunities

Senior Director of Engineering – UAE (UAE experience preferred)

A Senior Director of Engineering is required for an ultra-luxurious landmark property in the UAE, with 400 rooms, world-class F&B outlets, large conference centers.
The ideal candidate will keep the entire hotel running, looking after preventative maintenance, routine checks, medium voltage, external contractors, and managing a team of more than 100 employees.  The individual should have experience in a large luxury hotel, with extensive knowledge in electricity.  
Ideally, our client is looking for someone who has experience in similar “state of the art” luxury hotels, with previous experience in the Middle East region in a large operation base.  “This is not a role for a Beginner”.  A minimum of 10 years in Hotel Engineering with an emphasis on new luxury products is required.   
Our client has specified that you must have a minimum of 15 years of experience in a senior Engineering role.    

Job Requirements:
Responsible for all engineering related tasks of this magnificent property, including electricity.
Responsible for departmental budgets and monthly financials.
Safe and efficient operation of all hotel facilities.
Financial management of the repair and maintenance expenses.
Energy and environmental management initiatives.
Coaching and development of managers and supervisors in the department.
Oversees the hiring, onboarding and training process in assigned areas.

Minimum of 5 years in engineering studies such as Mechanical, Electrical, and Building Services.
Minimum of 15 years as Director of Engineering or Facilities within five star properties.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong Mechanical Engineering skills.
Excellent knowledge of major building systems, power plant, chillers, air conditioning system, kitchens etc.
Experienced and knowledgeable in energy management.
Quality driven with a passion for guest satisfaction .
Possess excellent organizational and administrative skills, result oriented, excellent interpersonal skills, self-motivated, team player with good leadership skills.
Advanced computer skills - Must be computer literate and experienced user of office automation application such as Word, Excel, Visio, etc.

Salary / Benefits :  Far above normal package for a 5 star Director of Engineer in the region.


We have been retained by our client a rapidly expanding hospitality group that owns a large number of restaurants, hotels/resorts, newspapers, retail requires a Chief Engineer in the Middle East. This is an excellent opportunity to join a well- established restaurant group and develop a long term relationship. If you have an outgoing personality, professional and enjoy working in a guest service-focused environment this is an ideal career move.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a Chief Engineer
  • Proficiency in MS Office – excel, word, presentations
  • Middle East Experience
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Develop preventative maintenance schedule for all company equipment and ensure schedule is strictly adhered to
  • Installation and maintenance of all equipment related to air-conditioning, ventilation, water treatment and fire safety
  • Train engineering department on correct maintenance procedures


Salary: $57,000 USD Net of Taxes based upon experience, plus accommodation allowance, bonus, transportation allowance, phone allowance, airline tickets annually for self and family, life insurance, medical insurance for self and family, 30 days annual vacation.

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