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Chief Engineer

Job No: SPM18100401
Location: Melbourne

About Stamford Hotels and Resorts

Stamford is one of the largest owner/operator of premium quality hotels in Australia and New Zealand. At Stamford Hotels and Resorts we understand that our people are our greatest asset. We strive to retain, develop and reward passionate and success-orientated professionals at all levels. In our pursuit for excellence, we encourage entrepreneurial thinking, challenge the status quo and inculcate a sense of ownership while fostering an environment of transparency, collaboration, respect and integrity among our employees, business partners and the community at large.

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced and professional Chief Engineer to manage and oversee all aspects of property maintenance and improvements across our 308-suite hotel. As part of the senior management team you will report directly to the General Manager and a day to day working relationship with the Hotel Manager, and be responsible for a team of professional trade and support staff, this is a hands on role which will see you in the operations daily with your team.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leading your team to plan and carry out preventative maintenance and general repairs throughout the Hotel ensuring the highest standards are maintained
  • Prepare and submit capex proposals and manage capex projects
  • Liaising closely with other departments to ensure minimal impact of repairs and maintenance on the operations
  • Training your staff and sharing your expertise to improve the overall team’s skill set
  • Liaising closely with the Rooms Division Manager to ensure the Hotel upholds OH&S and fire safety regulations
  • Coordination of external contractors as required, including obtaining quotes, raising purchase orders and ensuring work is completed in an agreed time frame and within adherence to hotel safety standards
  • Designing and implementing solutions to improve energy management and conservation
  • Preparing monthly maintenance reporting
  • Researching, recommending and liaising with the Rooms Division Manager regarding procedures to improve the overall efficiency of the department
  • Carrying out project work as required and/or as requested by the Rooms Division Manager
  • Active participation in the implementation and adherence to all Work Health & Safety policies and practices.

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years experience as a Maintenance Manager/Chief Engineer
  • Trade qualification(s) are essential 
  • A degree in either electrical or mechanical engineering is highly desirable
  • Previous experience in a large scale hotel Engineering department is desirable
  • Previous experience in managing large scale capex projects
  • Strong management and teamwork capabilities
  • Previous experience in with a PMS – Property Management System
  • High level of communication and computer literacy skills

Culture and Benefits

As a team member with us you can expect to receive:

  • The opportunity to work with industry professionals in an exciting Hotel environment;
  • An attractive food and beverage discount program

How to Apply

If you believe you have the drive and skills to succeed in this role please click the 'Apply Now' button.

We thank you in advance for your interest in this position, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview. No recruitment agencies please. 

The successful applicant must hold or be willing to obtain a National Police Clearance.

Stamford Hotels & Resorts is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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