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Director of Engineering

Salary: Negotiable
Ref: GP202/DOE

Job Description

Our client who manages a 5* international resort based in the Indian Ocean is currently looking for an experienced Director of Engineering who is able oversee and maintain the entire resort and Spa facility, including the physical building structure, all plant and FF&E, and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programmes. Ensure that all legal requirements are complied with, and that budgetary goals are met. The position is also responsible for the safety and security of guests and associates of the resort, especially in relation to Fire & Life Safety, Evacuation and Security issues.

The Director of Engineering will manage the day-to-day activities of the Engineering team in conjunction with the Assistant C/E. Prepare annual R&M Budget, Utilities Budget and Capital Budget, and monitor to ensure costs are kept within budgeted limits. Prepare all Capital Project Releases and co-ordinate all related work. Prepare technical data, bidding, project work, alterations for the property, having knowledge of building regulations and codes. Supervise and maintain the Key systems within the resort and spa in conjunction with the Information Systems Manager, maintaining and issuing keys; implementing authority levels; and ensuring all electronic lock systems are fully functional. Implement and actively supervise the hotel’s energy management programme. Oversee water treatment programmes.

The ideal candidate must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
• Requires good communication skills, both verbal and written.
• Must have thorough knowledge of all types of mechanical equipment such as chillers, boilers, water treatment, and refrigeration equipment.
• Must have thorough knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems, power, water and gas supplies.
• Must have experience in office procedures, ordering materials, record keeping systems, applicable building laws, building construction, blueprint reading, etc.
• Must possess good computer skills, with knowledge of accounting programmes and budgetary analysis.
• Working knowledge of occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labour relations.
We are ideally looking for someone who has 5* resort experience / island experience would be an advantage. Some international experience would be preferred.