Chief Engineer - Hotel Indigo Palau
Hotel Brand: Hotel Indigo
Location: Palau, Republic of Palau
Hotel: Palau (RORRP), Koror Island
Job number: 116434
Our guests’ safety and comfort always come first. Which is why we’re seeking out a master multi-tasker with the repair skills needed to keep our hotels looking and feeling their very best. Our new Chief Engineer will lead and coach a small but talented engineering team to stay one step ahead of our everyday maintenance needs.
A little taste of your day-to-day:
As the Chief Engineer at Hotel Indigo Palau, you will be a pivotal force in ensuring the seamless operation, maintenance, and safety of our hotel's physical infrastructure and systems. Reporting to the General Manager, you will lead a team of skilled professionals, manage technical projects, and oversee maintenance strategies to uphold the highest standards of guest comfort and satisfaction. Your expertise in engineering, leadership, and problem-solving will be crucial in maintaining the hotel's physical assets and contributing to a memorable guest experience.
- Oversee the overall maintenance and functionality of the hotel's physical assets, including guest rooms, public areas, back-of-house facilities, and external grounds.
- Develop and execute preventative maintenance programs to ensure that all equipment and systems operate efficiently and effectively.
Leadership and Team Management:
- Build and lead a skilled engineering team, providing guidance, training, and mentorship to ensure their professional growth and exceptional performance.
- Assign tasks, monitor work progress, and manage workload distribution to achieve operational objectives.
- Plan and execute engineering projects, renovations, and upgrades in alignment with the hotel's strategic goals and timelines.
- Collaborate with contractors, suppliers, and internal stakeholders to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
Health and Safety Compliance:
- Ensure compliance with all safety regulations, building codes, and industry standards, creating a secure environment for both guests and staff.
- Implement emergency response protocols and procedures to address potential incidents and minimize risk.
Energy Efficiency and Sustainability:
- Identify opportunities for energy-saving initiatives and sustainable practices to reduce the hotel's environmental footprint.
- Implement energy-efficient technologies and monitor resource consumption to achieve operational cost savings.
- Lead the resolution of technical issues and breakdowns in a timely manner to minimize disruptions and maintain guest satisfaction.
- Conduct thorough diagnostics and root cause analysis to prevent recurring problems.
- Collaborate with the finance department to develop and manage the engineering budget, ensuring optimal allocation of resources and cost-effective maintenance strategies.
Vendor and Supplier Management:
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with suppliers, contractors, and service providers to ensure timely and quality services.
- Negotiate contracts and procurement agreements to secure favorable terms.
Qualifications and Experience:
- Bachelor's degree in Engineering or a related field (Master's preferred).
- Hotel Experience preferred
- Proven track record of 10+ years in engineering management roles, with significant experience in a hotel or hospitality environment.
- Strong technical expertise in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems, with trade certificate in one required.
- Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Project management experience, including planning, execution, and budgeting.
- Proficiency in computer facility management systems.
- Knowledge of safety regulations, building codes, and sustainability practices.
Join us as the Chief Engineer and play a vital role in maintaining the heart of our hotel. Your leadership and engineering prowess will contribute to the overall guest experience, ensuring that our guests enjoy a safe, comfortable, and exceptional stay. Apply now to be part of our team dedicated to creating memorable moments.
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