Chief Engineer
The Rezidor Hotel Group
7d ago

Position Description The Chief Engineer is responsible for providing the customer with a secure, comfortable environment by maintaining the hotel’s assets through ongoing preventive maintenance programs, and ensuring that all mechanical systems are operating in accordance with corporate policies and procedures, and according to local requirements and regulations.

The job incumbent operates in line with hotel and corporate policies and guidelines, and the hotel’s business plan.



  • Maintains facilities and equipment by conducting inspections on a regular basis to determine need and extent of service, equipment required, type of operation, and maintenance needed
  • Develops and implements strategies to achieve goals for customer complaints per thousand rooms , and willingness to return
  • Ensures adherence to applicable laws by meeting with government and insurance inspectors, and performing follow-up as required
  • Communicates with department heads regarding engineering programmes as they pertain to the physical plant
  • Keeps all mechanical, electrical, and structural blueprints and diagrams up to date; maintains library of part lists, maintenance manuals, reference books, catalogues, etc.
  • Takes prompt corrective action as necessary
  • Ensures that the physical plant is operating in a safe, efficient, and orderly fashion by directing all phases of maintenance, repair and renovation
  • Determines if work should be done internally or through external contractors
  • Schedules employees in accordance with plan
  • Assigns work orders by priority, and delegates duties and supervises work
  • Schedules the appropriate preventive maintenance programme
  • Responds to guest complaints and department service requests
  • Maintains a supply of inventory necessary for optimal operating efficiency by initiating purchasing orders for maintenance supplies, machinery, equipment, parts and services as required
  • Achieves the best price and suitability of product by appropriately selecting from available contractors and vendors
  • Directs and aids in the replacement of systems that become inadequate or obsolete
  • Recommends, establishes, and maintains inventory level thresholds based on budget and availability of supplies
  • Reviews and approves invoices
  • Develops and promotes energy conservation programmes by continually monitoring utility costs and consumption
  • Maintains logs and journals for all utilities, reviews meter readings and regulates controls
  • Designs and supervises recycling programmes for aluminium, paper, plastic, glass, etc.
  • Prepares the operating budget for engineering, recommends items to be included in the hotel’s capital budget, and insures adherence with approved budget

  • Manages employees working for the engineering function, including contractors and hotel employees

  • Follows all applicable laws
  • Responsible Business : show involvement and be interested in environmental and / or social issues by participating in Responsible Business hotel and departmental activities

  • Screens, interviews and selects potential staff for the department
  • Develops and recommends appropriate training to meet guest and internal needs
  • Checks that own staff meets and exceeds expectations by training and encouraging staff to provide Yes I Can! service
  • Identifies training needs
  • Makes sure staff receives skills training to provide consistent, reliable service
  • Encourages, develops and manages effective employee relations throughout the hotel
  • Identifies employees with potential for promotion and / or transfer and makes appropriate development plans for him or her together with the Human Resources Manager
  • Works closely with the Human Resources Manager on the following Human Resources related tasks :
  • Performance appraisals
  • Counselling
  • Discipline and grievance
  • Employee relations
  • Wage and salary administration
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Succession planning

  • Fosters and develops effective employee relations throughout the hotel
  • Establishes and maintains effective internal communications, including weekly meetings with own staff to ensure optimum team work and productivity
  • Looks for ways to motivate and challenge employees

  • Ensures that all potential and real hazards are reduced immediately
  • Fully understands the hotel’s fire, emergency, and bomb procedures
  • Ensures that emergency procedures are practised and enforced to provide for the security and safety of guests and employees
  • Ensures that own staff works in a safe manner that does not harm or injure self or others
  • Stimulates and encourages a general awareness of health and safety in tasks and activities
  • Ensures the safety of the people and property within the premises by applying hotel regulations, adhering to existing laws and regulations
  • Anticipates possible and probable hazards and conditions and corrects them or take action to prevent them from happening
  • Ensures that the highest standards of personal hygiene, dress, uniform, appearance, body language and conduct of hotel employees is maintained by self and own staff Position Requirements and Offer Details The position is based in Sandton.
  • Position requirements

    Advanced knowledge of building management / engineering

    A degree in Engineering or similar

    Exposure to budgeting and basic accounting

    Positive attitude

    Good communication skills

    Committed to delivering a high level of customer service

    Strong leadership skills and previous experience of managing a team

    Excellent grooming standards

    Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations

    Ability to work under pressure

    Ability to work on their own

    Previous experience of facilities management

    Proficient, at an advanced level, with computers and relevant computer programs

    It would be advantageous in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions :

    First Aid

    Qualification in engineering field Hotel or Business Details The Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Johannesburg is in the heart of the city’s upscale business district, and within walking distance of Gautrain Station, which connects to Johannesburg and the OR Tambo International Airport.

    Whilst staying here, take advantage of this prime location only minutes from attractions such as Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton City shopping center and many restaurants.

    Additionally, business travelers are only 900 meters from the The Sandton Convention Center


    Address : Cnr Rivonia and Daisy Road, Sandton.

    Tel : +27 11 245 8000

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