Director of Engineering Shangri-La Colombo

Hotels Clubs and Spas
General Management/ GM
Top Management
Salary Description:
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
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Shangri-La Colombo is located between the Galle Face Green promenade and Beira Lake, and boasts uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. The hotel site occupies 10 acres of land and is part of a mixed use development including an office tower, two residential towers and a high end shopping mall. Shangri-La Colombo offers 500 spacious bedrooms and suites, ranging from 42 to 225 m2.  An additional 41 one and two bedroom residential units will be available for long-term use. Events will be a prominent part of  the hotel’s offering, housing the largest indoor event space for a hotel in Colombo, with over 4,500sq.m including a Ballroom which can accommodate 1100 seated. The hotel will have seven distinct restaurant and lounge concepts offering guests unparalleled dining experiences. A fitness center, spa, pool and two outdoor tennis courts will also be available for guests and local membership.
We currently have a vacancy for a Director of Engineering to join the pre-opening team.
The role of engineering for this property is no easy task. The Engineering team is integral to the overall success of the hotel. The Director of Engineering must be highly skilled with strong technical capability and experienced within city hotels. Leadership and the ability to train and coach the overall team is essential as this is a hands on role.
The Director of Engineering will be responsible for the overall supervision, leadership and direction of engineering division.  Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Engineering will be responsible for maintaining the entire grounds, including the physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programs.  To ensure the upkeep of guest areas and guestroom quality in line with the Shangri-La’s luxury image.
You’ll be responsible to maintain and carry out Preventive maintenance for the Hotels's key MEP systems such as HV/ LV power supply system, Generators, Chiller plant ,Boilers, Fire alarm system , Fire pumps, Sewage treatment plant & lifting stations, Water pumps, swimming pool system.
A few of the defining attributes of the Director of Engineering are his/her team-engaging personality and exceptional people management skills coupled with strong business acumen and innovation.  The Director of Engineering will also need to demonstrate a solid understanding of budgeting and P&L, cost control and Human Resources processes and procedures, including training and staff engagement.
Essential requirements

• Experience in the same or similar capacity of a luxury hotel group
• A leader with the ability, to coach, train and develop others
• Engineering qualifications at degree level or above – Preferably Mechanical
• Exceptional communication skills in English (both written and spoken)
• Stakeholder management and working with owners
• Capex preparation and planning
• Exceptional ability to build long-lasting relationships with clients and colleagues
• Relevant experience in quality driven environment
• Strong foundation in fire, life & safety processes and procedures
• Strong knowledge in ISO standards, procedures and certification (i.e. ISO 14001)
• Natural ability to anticipate internal and external guests’ needs
• Excellent knowledge and experience in the industrial concern
• Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task
• Consistent record of team development
• Experience in Landscaping  

• A team player, dependent, highly motivated,  and able to work independently with a high speed of execution
• Enthusiastic to the job whilst able to challenge the status quo
• Attention to detail, service-mind oriented
• Strong work ethic performed in the highest integrity  

Contact Details:
Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts
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Contact: HR Department

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