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Corporate / Vice President Engineering – Germany


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Renard Hospitality Search Consultants
Job Type
Engineering, Chief Engineer
Job Level

“Please only apply if you have EU Passport”

An established European group, considered among one of the largest and most respected Hospitality Management Companies seeks a German speaking Corporate/Vice President Engineering.  As this group owns and manages over 75 properties throughout Europe, the Corporate/VP Engineering will be responsible for all matters related to the repairs, maintenance and operation of the engineering facilities for the group’s properties.    

Fluency in German and English is a mandatory requirement.

Working experience in Europe is mandatory and minimum 10 years of experience in a senior post would be considered a valuable asset.  You will also be responsible for maintaining all mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment including heating and ventilation.

In addition, you will have significant technical experience in engineering disciplines related to the hospitality industry, in order to support and guide the Engineering team.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Organize and set up preventive maintenance programs for all electrical and mechanical equipment, including general building works.

Supervise and liaise with all contractors, write specifications for all electrical, mechanical and associated building works complying with the local government regulations and inspect and sign for contractor works upon satisfactory completion.

Oversee the general maintenance of all life safety systems throughout the hotel and report any major defects.

Ensure that all administration files are kept up to date including drawing prints, specifications and equipment, technical maintenance manuals, etc.

Recommend and evaluate energy conservation programs and ensure they are carried out as well as investigate the wastage.

Develop/communicate project mission, design brief, goals and objectives to all Directors of Engineering in the group’s properties.

Lead development and approval process for all new Hotel projects and owned asset projects with significant renovation upgrades.

Assist in the review of preliminary project budgets and participate in Value Engineering process to assure that overall budget is adhered to.

Play a key role in the development and implementation of Brand Standards.

Provide leadership and management to all team members in Engineering.


Ideally a degree in mechanical and electrical engineering with at least five years of regional experience within the hospitality industry is preferred and the ability to find fault and rectify subsystems is essential.

Salary: Euros 120,000 per year (range).

For further information on this role please contact Steve Renard at steve@renardinternational.com 

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