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Director of Engineering at InterContinental® Mina Al Arab - Ras Al Khaima (Pre-Opening)

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels
Location: United Arab Emirates, AE-RK, Ra's al Khaymah

Job number: EMEAA20013

About Us

As the world's largest family of luxury hotels, we all take great pride in being genuine ambassadors of the InterContinental® brand.

Shaped by decades of international know-how and local insights, our passion for luxury travel spans cultures and customs. Inspiring us to create warm and sophisticated experiences for those seeking a richer perspective on the world. Each of our hotels cultivates a distinctive style and ambience where we embrace every opportunity to give our guests a personal and enriching experience.

If you'd like to embrace a wider world of experiences and opportunities, we'd like to welcome you to the world's most international luxury hotel brand.

The InterContinental Mina Al Arab will comprise 351 keys, a health club, spa and two pools. Covering an area of 43,770 sq. m, the resort is a short drive from famous archaeological sites such as Dhayah Fort and Sheba’s Palace.

Your day to day

As the Director of Engineering, you will lead the Engineering function and you will be reporting to the General Manager. You will also work in partnership with other areas of the Resort to continuously drive and identify revenue, product and guest experience enhancement opportunities. You will have experience in Capital Projects Management. You’ll be an integral member of the management team, overseeing the full scope of the engineering, maintenance, landscaping, sewerage, water treatment and utility operations. You will manage the department's daily activities while you plan and organise work, communicate goals, and schedule employees to ensure proper coverage. You must be able to work with tight deadlines and in a fast-paced department that requires strong organizational and collaborative skills, to ensure that brand standards are met, and any local regulatory requirements are maintained. You’ll also play a key role in creating a positive and productive work environment; building, motivating and up-skilling the Engineering department to ensure they are highly engaged.

What we need from you

InterContinental® Mina Al Arab is scheduled to open Q3 2021 and we are now seeking a highly skilled and sophisticated Director of Engineering who will manage the engineering/maintenance operations of the hotel to ensure safety and comfort of hotel guests and colleagues.

Ideally, to be successful in this role you will need to have 3-5 years experience in a similar role within a resort environment, preferably in a large complex property. A degree in Mechanical/Chemical Engineering preferred, support trade diploma acceptable.  Proven ability to manage multiple and varying projects is essential alongside excellent communication skills, written and oral with proficiency in English, and computer literacy. You will have the ability to work alongside a team and collaborate with key stakeholders with a sense of urgency. Strategic thinking, the ability to explore new ways of working and an open mind around how we can drive the Resort forward and deliver unrivalled guest journeys will be highly advantageous.

What we offer

Join us and you’ll become part of the global IHG family – and like all families, all our individual colleagues share some winning characteristics. As a team, we work better together – we trust and support each other, we do the right thing and we welcome different perspectives. You need to show us you care: that you notice the little things that make a difference to guests as well as always looking for ways to improve - visit www. to find out more about us.

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