Vol. 64 Aug-Sept 2017 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.
  • Qualifications:
  • 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.

Director of Engineering sought for a Luxury Property in the Mediterranean

One of the world’s leading Luxury Hotel companies is seeking a top talent to join their beautiful Mediterranean hotel as the Director of Engineering. This role is part of the Hotel’s Executive Committee and will have responsibility for all aspects of the Engineering and Security operations. You will be responsible for establishing and implementing the policies and procedures for Fire, Life, Health and Safety guidelines and you will ensure compliance to all corporate guidelines and all local, state and federal regulations.

Fluency in Turkish is Required

Your past experiences in mechanical engineering will be crucial in ensuring the smooth and proper maintenance and operation of the hotel’s numerous generators and desalination equipment. You will need to implement strong and effective coordination and communication between hotel management, owners and others (including necessary local authorities).

Key Requirements

  • Fluent written and spoken Turkish & English
  • 5+ Years within an International Luxury Hotel Brand required
  • Minimum 3 years as a Director of Engineering for a Luxury Hotel
  • Certified Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Well-experienced with desalination and generator equipment

Salary & Package Details

  • Salary will be USD $48,000 (negotiable based on experience)
  • Strong Bonus Program
  • Accommodation Allowance & Transportation Allowance provided
  • Families welcome, however, schooling is NOT provided

Executive Maintenance Engineer – Maldives

**Please note that this is a Single Status opportunity**

Our client, a 4+ star luxury resort in the Indian Ocean, requires an Electrical Engineer to manage the Maintenance Department. Set to open late 2017, the property boasts over 150 sea villas & rooms with multiple F&B outlets, seafront bars and a spa.

The applicant should possess 5 to 7 years of experience handling the maintenance department of a hotel or resort with a minimum of 150 rooms plus restaurants, spa etc.  

You MUST be a qualified Electrical Engineer to apply.

Salary: Approx. USD 40,000 net plus expat package, including R&Rs.

Vice President Hotel Maintenance/Engineering – Germany 

“Please apply only if you have EU Passport” 

An established European Hotel group, considered amongst one of the largest and most respected Hospitality Management Companies seeks a German speaking Vice President Maintenance.   
PS: “Hotel” Engineering and Maintenance experience is mandatory. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an extremely hands-on maintenance professional to oversee the engineering and maintenance operations of their many hotel properties.  As this group owns and manages over 75 hotel properties, the VP Maintenance will be responsible for all matters related to the repairs, maintenance and operation of the engineering facilities for the group’s properties.      
Fluency in German and English is a mandatory requirement. 
Working experience in Europe is mandatory and minimum 10 years of experience in a senior post would be considered a valuable asset.  You will also be responsible for maintaining all mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment including heating and ventilation.  
In addition, you will have significant technical experience in engineering disciplines related to the hospitality industry, in order to support and guide your team. 

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  

Organize and set up preventive maintenance programs for all electrical and mechanical equipment, including general building works.
Supervise and liaise with all contractors, write specifications for all electrical, mechanical and associated building works complying with the local government regulations and inspect and sign for contractor works upon satisfactory completion.
Oversee the general maintenance of all life safety systems throughout the hotel and report any major defects.
Ensure that all administration files are kept up to date including drawing prints, specifications and equipment, technical maintenance manuals, etc.
Recommend and evaluate energy conservation programs and ensure they are carried out as well as investigate the wastage.  

Ideally a degree in mechanical and electrical engineering with at least five years of regional experience within the hospitality industry is preferred and the ability to find fault and rectify subsystems is essential. 

Salary: Euros 140,000 per year (range). 

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