Director of Engineering
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Sheraton Club des pins Algeria
Description du poste
HOTEL CHIEF ENGINEER
SUMMARY OF POSITION
The position of Chief Engineer will report to the General Manager and will be graded one level down from the Executive Committee. However it is a senior technical appointment and is a key operational management role with the opportunity to make a direct impact on the profitability of the hotel.
The position of Chief Engineer is responsible for the efficient operation of the hotel property and all its equipment, ancillary maintenance and repair services and protection of the Owner’s asset. Structural aspects of the hotel as well as the maintenance of grounds and external facilities all fall within the span of responsibility.
1. Provide advice to senior management on all aspects of engineering support, environmental controls and the operational efficiency of the property.
2. Ensure the effective financial management of the engineering department by setting maintenance budgets, capital works programmes and engineering plans and ensuring that performance against there are regularly monitored and reviewed. Responsible for the general cost control aspects of maintenance, the preparation of departmental cost budgets and their implementation and submission to management.
3. Control of Capital Project Planning, in liaison with management, to ensure capital funding is effectively allocated and budgeted in accordance with company directives and philosophy.
4. Plan, implement and administer an energy management programme by establishing energy reduction objectives, the maintenance of records and regular reporting of performance against these objectives.
5. Ensure the staff awareness of energy management within the property by conducting regular education and training programmes on energy conservation and matters related to efficient operation of equipment in a cost-effective fashion.
6. Contribute to the hotel’s profitability by ensuring the effective management of the buildings environmental controls and energy conservation systems. Evaluate, control and record energy usage and implement and upgrade energy conservation systems.
7. Contribute to guest satisfaction standards by ensuring that technical support services quickly address, and where possible, anticipate, individual needs. Ensure the safety and comfort of guests, and that any requests for service are handled in a courteous and efficient fashion.
8. Ensure adherence to all statutory regulations and fire codes by regularly reviewing policies and safety procedures. Ensure that any tests and inspections required on plant by statutory authorities are carried out as and when required and that all records and documentation associated with such tests and surveys are correctly kept and/or displayed. Ensure that the hotel fulfills all compliance requirements.
9. Ensure a technically competent engineering staff by selecting, training and developing a motivated, well-qualified maintenance team. Carry out regular work sampling studies within the department and evaluate the performance and productivity of personnel.
10. Maintain the condition of the physical assets of the hotel by carrying out any upgrading and project work in liaison with architects, interior designers and management.
11. Ensure the effective operation of all the mechanical and electrical systems and equipment by implementing and managing a preventative maintenance programme. Closely monitor the condition of the physical property and equipment by conducting continual inspections of the building. Ensure that preventative maintenance schedules are in operation and regularly upgraded.
12. Contribute to a high standard of quality control within the hotel by actively participating in the hotel’s Quality Assurance Programme.
13. Closely supervise outside contractors to ensure the cost effectiveness and the technical efficiency of all services performed. Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with contracts, leases, service agreements and warranties.
14. Ensure the quality of all work completed by both employees and external contracted staff adheres to the standards of good engineering practice.
15. Contribute to the effectiveness of management decision making by representing the engineering department at all executive and staff meetings and by ensuring regular liaison with heads of other departments.
Hours of work to be defined by individual companies. General Industry Standards has the Chief Engineer as a salaried position with hours of work defined as “as required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position as defined within the job description and as required by senior management. The nature of the position will require that the Chief Engineer to be on 24 hour callout in case of emergencies.”