Director of Engineering

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Employment: Full Time

Company Description

Introducing Raffles Al Areen Palace Bahrain, an extraordinary addition to Raffles Hotel's renowned portfolio. This ultra-luxury property offers a unique experience as "The Palace of the Secret Garden." With 78 private pool villas ranging from 1 to 3 bedrooms, Raffles Al Areen Palace Bahrain redefines luxury hospitality in Bahrain. Our spacious villas, starting from 400 sqm, feature private pools and jacuzzis, providing guests with ultimate relaxation and privacy. Our dedicated team of Raffles Legendary Butlers ensures exceptional service and attention to detail, creating unforgettable moments for each guest. Conveniently located just 40 minutes from the airport and 30 minutes from the City Center, Raffles Al Areen Palace Bahrain offers easy access to Exhibition World Bahrain, Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), and the Al Dana Amphitheater, making it an ideal choice for cultural, entertainment, and business destinations.

Job Description

Apply your exceptional standards as Director of Engineering, where you will implement and oversee our preventative maintenance programs in support of a safe and welcoming hotel for all colleagues, guests and visitors. Team leadership and effective delegation skills will be key to success in this role.

Working in a dynamic and ever challenging environment, the Raffles Al Areen Palace is looking for a leader who can support the maintenance and grounds teams and meet the needs of a historic property. Proven ability to build working relationships, results oriented, and natural problem solver are a few of the traits most suited to this position.

- Administering the Maintenance Department towards the attainment of hotel and department goals
- Application of Company and department standards and attention to detail.
- Coordinating the Preventive Maintenance Program for guest rooms, public areas, and safety systems; working closely with the Rooms Division, Food & Beverage Departments and other departments.
- Preparing and controlling the annual maintenance budget and Capital Plan.
- Monitoring the Hotel's Energy Management system supervising and directing maintenance staff in the operation and maintenance of the mechanical and physical plant.
- Ensuring prompt and/or immediate response to maintenance requests from our guests, employees, and management of the Hotel.
- Recruiting, scheduling, payroll, performance appraisals and reviews, training and development of all maintenance staff
- Contribution to hotel capital planning
- Coordination and completion for all audits related to engineering and risk management
- Active participant in various Committees, and within Hotel operations at large.
- Actively participates in the Hotel's Energy Management, Occupational Health & Safety, and Environmental programs.
- Lead and support a diverse team in the operations and maintenance of the hotel including: general maintenance, HVAC, kitchen repairs, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and grounds
- Required to be available for emergency response purposes.


- Team player and team builder.
- Minimum of 10 years' supervisory/leadership/project management experience, preferably in the hospitality sector.
- Engineering degree/diploma and/or valid trade qualifications required (Journey Electrical or Plumbing) with management experience.
- Knowledgeable in all regulations such as building codes, fire and health department requirements, etc.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills * highly organized, results oriented with the ability to be flexible, and to work well under pressure, strong level of initiative required.
- Must be computer literate and familiarization with computerized maintenance systems is an asset.
- Must lead by example by displaying a high standard of performance with the ability to communicate these expectations to the team to achieve above expectation results.
- Must be highly safety conscious and actively involved in maintaining a safe work environment throughout the Hotel
- Hours of work and days off will vary according to business demands.

Additional Information

- Opportunity to join the first Raffles in Bahrain
- Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
- Learning programs through our Academies
- Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
- Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21


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