Chief Engineer

Job Role:
Chief Engineer
ME/GCC (Except UAE)
Saudi Arabia
Salary Description:
Raffles Hotels and Resorts
Job Ref:

Chief Engineer
Direct reporting to the Hotel Manager and as a head of Engineering Team, this position is responsible for the overall performance of engineering department with a focus to improve efficiency, profitability and service levels to meet required standards of maintenance and safety etc.

Summary of Responsibilities:

• Co-coordinating renovation and capital projects within the framework and time limits established.
• Preparing and controlling the annual maintenance budget and assisting in the preparation of the Capital Plan.
• Providing leadership, support and direction to the department.
• Providing overall direction to department towards the achievement of company, hotel and department objectives.
• Monitoring the Hotel's Preventative Maintenance Program.
• Managing and coordinating outside contractors within established guidelines.
• Ensuring the hotel complies with all Government regulations pertaining to building code requirements, health, fire and life safety programs.
• Reviewing ongoing service contracts for contractor performance and competitive pricing.
• Monitoring energy management and environmental program to ensure cost effective use of utilities and reduce energy consumption.
• Maintaining close and effective working relationship with all other Departments, and external contractors.
• Establishing quantitative standards of performance and utilizes performance management principles to fully maximize employee productivity.
• Is a key member of the hotel's emergency operations and is able to provide expertise in building operations and to provide Crises management plan.
• Perform periodic inspections to buildings and services, and preparing reports for improvements
• Overseeing safety standards, performance management, recruiting and training of the engineering department.
• Consistently offers professional, engaging and friendly service Qualifications:

• Previous experience is an asset
• Minimum 10 years' experience as Chief Engineer in five stars Hotel in Middle East or others.
• Engineering degree/diploma or equivalent in Mechanical /Electrical / HVAC etc.
• Strong business background with an entrepreneurial spirit
• Must have experience in leading a team of Maintenance Employees, with preference to those who have worked in a unionized environment, Experience in development of assistant engineering managers
• Knowledgeable in all regulations such as building codes, fire and health department requirements
• Ability to positively communicate and instruct employees, Able to rephrase, or "translate" fairly technical information into terms which a lay person may easily understand
• Ability to work effectively under pressure, changing conditions and priorities
• Ability to effectively review, assess and modify work as needed to ensure continual progress towards desired results
• Ability to handle multiple complex projects concurrently with a focus on results
• Excellent teamwork skills and high level of initiative essential
• Demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement with current knowledge on cutting edge technologies
• Skill in use of computers and software programs associated with Property Operations
• Excellent Knowledge of Building HVAC operations, Plumbing, Mechanical and Electrical systems
• Must have knowledge of blue prints; reading, understanding and analyzing Experience and or working knowledge of Auto-Cad preferred.
• Must have experience in managing Capital Budgets Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

• Constant standing and walking throughout shift Visa Requirements: Candidate selection will be based on visa availability at Raffles Makkah Palace. We will assist successful applicants with the visa process and provide flights and accommodation

Contact Details:
Raffles Hotels and Resorts
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Contact: HR Department

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