Chief Engineer

AccorHotels

Kuwait

Posted on: 17 May 2024

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JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Company Description

Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are, and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor's limitless possibilities.

Job Description

The Chief Engineer is responsible for overseeing the hotel's engineering and maintenance operations to ensure a safe, comfortable, and well-maintained environment for guests and staff. This role involves planning, project management, budgeting, and leading a team of skilled professionals.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership

- Provide leadership to the engineering and maintenance team.
- Develop and implement departmental policies, procedures, and standards.
- Foster a positive and collaborative work environment.

Project Management

- Oversee and manage construction and renovation projects within the hotel.
- Develop and manage budgets for engineering and maintenance projects.

Maintenance and Repairs

- Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs for all equipment and facilities.
- Respond promptly to maintenance requests and emergencies.
- Coordinate with external contractors for specialized repairs.

Quality Assurance

- Ensure that the hotel meets or exceeds all safety and environmental regulations.
- Conduct regular inspections to identify areas requiring maintenance or improvement.

Energy Management

- Implement energy-efficient practices to reduce operational costs.
- Evaluate and recommend new technologies for energy conservation.

Staff Development

- Recruit, train, and supervise engineering and maintenance staff.
- Conduct regular performance evaluations and provide constructive feedback.
- Develop training programs to enhance the skills of the team.

Budget Management

- Prepare and manage the departmental budget.
- Control costs while maintaining high-quality standards.

Collaboration

- Work closely with other departments to ensure seamless hotel operations.
- Collaborate with the purchasing department to source materials and equipment.

Requirements:
Qualifications

- Bachelor's degree in engineering.
- Proven experience in a similar role within the luxury hospitality industry.
- Strong leadership and managerial skills.
- Excellent problem-solving abilities.
- Knowledge of building systems, codes, H&S and regulations.
- Familiarity with energy management practices.
- Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

A caring employer providing respect, training and career development for our employees. An attractive employer offering more than 100 professions across the 5 continents.

We are much more than a world leader. We are 250,000 hoteliers with the same shared passion for welcoming. We take care of millions of guests in our 4,300 addresses and on our digital platforms. As an operator and franchisor (HotelServices), owner and investor (HotelInvest), we invest all our energy into making "Feel Welcome" resonate as the finest hotel promise.

From luxury to economy and in every corner of the globe, AccorHotels'​ more than 20 brands meet all the needs of business and leisure travelers seeking comfort, attention and high-quality services.

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