Chief Engineer

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Employment: Full Time

Company Description

Why work for Accor?
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Job Description

Repair & Maintenance

- Ensures all manuals, catalogues, wiring diagrams, guarantee certificates and as-built drawings are requested and maintained accordingly.
- Ensures a yearly preventative maintenance program
- Takes responsibility for all work executed, by own or external craftsmen, on the building, plants or technical installations.
- Provides continuous technical support to all colleagues
- Assists senior management with the planning for investment, project and replacement budget on a yearly basis
- Implements all necessary work procedures for preventative maintenance and initiates respective scheduled procedures. Monitors carrying out of work as well as recording the results within appropriate filing system. Accordingly provides the sufficient and reasonable supply of spare parts on time.
- Determines for repair work the priorities and takes care for the quick removing of all breakdowns.
- Does not accept work, which is not executed as per standards. Passes invoices for payment only when the execution of the work is done as preliminarily agreed and to full satisfaction. In case of disputes, involves the General Manager for a decision.
- Carries out regular public areas, accommodation and venue tours to identify areas with defects and places requiring repair and maintenance. Ensures that immediate action is taken for remedy.
- He/she is responsible for the storing of spare parts. Sets up an engineering store. Registers all incoming and outgoing items.

Financial & Administration goals

- To oversee and manage daily tasks which are carried out in a professional, competent and cost saving manner.
- Organization of all engineering administration, stock control and spare part storage.
- Oversees all policies, procedures, protocols and controls that govern the property maintenance operations
- To manage and control the company's budgets to an acceptable and pre-set standard.
- Justifies all budget and resource allocation decisions to senior management
- To ensure that all actions are recorded and duties to enable continual improvement and minimize repeat tasks and additional costs.
- Oversees preparation of reports, such as statistical and data analysis reports, for all engineering processes.
- Establishes a monthly report of works carried out, machines maintained, special events, consumption of energy and water, etc. to the GM and the Area Chief Engineer.
- Checks on monthly bases all related expenses from the P&L statement, discusses it with the Financial Controller and scrutinizes all maintenance expenses.
- Establishes all necessary facility inspection checklists and technical checklists for the whole property
- Controls and endorses all invoices for installations, tools spare parts and consumption of material and forwards them for payment to the accounting.
- Health & safety
- To ensure a safe and healthy environment for all guests and employees at all times.
- To keep the hotel and its contents in excellent condition at all times by setting up a planned preventative maintenance plan and ensuring its full implementation.
- Comply with all Health & Safety Legislation for the tasks in hand.
- To manage all aspects of life systems equipment.
- Maintain highest standards for the maintenance and safe operation of issued tools and equipment.
- To work in conjunction with the Health and Safety manager in ensuring that all Safety, health and environmental issues are addressed timorously.
- Manage and maintain requirements and keep systems in top operating condition.
- Co-ordination and management of all property maintenance and upgrade requirements as is needed
- To manage and ensure all maintenance colleagues utilize physical barriers or otherwise guard all hazardous conditions caused during the progress of a job until normal conditions are restored. Replace permanent guards or other safety devices that have been removed from the equipment, before leaving the job.
- To always maintain good housekeeping during progress of work by all maintenance colleagues. At the completion of the job all surplus material shall be removed and the area worked in returned to a normal, clean and safe state.
- Employee Relations
- Fosters and develops effective employee relations within the engineering department and with all colleagues throughout the hotel
- Screens, interviews and recommends potential colleagues in line with the FRHI policies and procedures and assists in the selection process of all staff.
- Actively involved in assessing training needs and develops departmental training plans and succession plans. Initiates, executes and/or monitors training of his/her colleagues for engineering matters.
- Conducts annual appraisals for his assistant & technical staff and produces a development and training plan for the staff.
- Identifies employees with potential for promotion and/or transfer and makes appropriate development plans for him or her together with the Human Resources Department
- Assists and co-ordinates together with the Security manager proper Fire & Safety training for all colleagues of the hotel.
- Customer Service
- Strives to keep all business units and related entities in the best condition for customer service, ensuring that preventive maintenance is taking place and recommends projects for improvement to the General Manager
- To resolve immediately guest concerns, as well as the underlying causes to increase guest satisfaction.
- To assure consistent, high quality fabrics, furnishes and equipment which satisfy customer expectations for comfort and functionality.
- General
- Works in harmony with his/her own staff and with all Department Heads.
- Other duties as assigned


What we're looking for

- Bachelors Degree in Engineering
- 5-7 years of work experience as a Chief Engineer, Project Engineer , or a similar position in the Engineering department
- Complete knowledge of various engineering principles and techniques
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Good time management and organizational skills
- Excellent leadership skills
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
- Good communication skills


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