Facility / House Engineer

$7,000 USD-$9,000 USD per month

 

The Chief Hospitality Complex Engineer (further referred to as Chief Engineer) is responsible for maintaining the functionality and appearance of a large multi-asset residential and hospitality complex, in addition to operating the technical systems servicing the property. The engineer must be able to work independently and manage a team composed of various skills and nationalities.

JOB REFERENCE

#1649

SALARY

$7,000 USD-$9,000 USD per month

LOCATION

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

POSITION

Facility / House Engineer

CURRENCY

USD

START DATE

01-Apr-2017

ACCOMMODATION OFFERED

Yes

LOOKING FOR COUPLE

No

HOUSEHOLD TYPE

Titled Family

EXPERIENCE

5+ years

LANGUAGE

English, Arabic

DRIVING LICENCE

Yes

PREFER NON SMOKER

Yes

SHOTGUN LICENCE

No

VALID DBS

Yes

Roles and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include maintaining the building appearances, property landscaping, and equipment across the property by conducting preventive maintenance work, responding to unplanned maintenance request and conducting regular inspections. Additionally he will manage maintenance expenditures and budgets, training the staff on safety and emergency procedures, and working with local vendors.

The Chief Engineer will be the property emergency contact and must be willing to respond to emergencies in a timely and orderly fashion.

This position requires overall maintenance and operation knowledge and troubleshooting ability with skills in HVAC&R (heating ventilation air-conditioning & refrigeration) systems, electrical installations and appliances, power generators, plumbing systems, water heaters, irrigation, water treatment, pools and spas, industrial kitchens, lifts and hydraulic systems, medical clinics and healthcare centers, low current systems, CCTV, audiovisual/IT, painting, carpentry, and general tool usage. In addition, the engineer is expected to be courteous and hold etiquette appropriate for VIP guests.

The Chief Engineer will report directly to the General Manager of the property, with secondary reporting to the corporate maintenance organization for standards, compliance and oversight.

Employer  Information

Employer is a Saudi Arabian organisation that owns, operates, and maintains high-end properties across the Kingdom. The properties are frequently visited by VIP, requiring top-tier level of service. The properties are large complexes ranging between 0.15 KM2 and 2 KM2 total area. On-site facilities typically include residential, hospitality, healthcare, sports facilities, leisure facilities, and landscaping. Some sites could also include power generation, desalination, waste management, marine infrastructure and other technical services.

Location

Employer is currently seeking Chief Engineers for its properties in the Jeddah and Riyadh region. Candidates need to be willing to re-locate to Jeddah or Riyadh as required.

Accommodation

1 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment

Eligibility

7-10 years or more of progressive hotel or luxury property experience

At least 5 year experience in a (senior) supervisory role within facility management

University degree, preferably in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or Facility Management

Technical training in HVAC-R/electrical/plumbing/water treatment

Experience in opening 5 star hotels/luxury properties, renovations, and major projects

Able to work with and understand financial information, complex data, and basic arithmetic functions

Ability to understand and accurately write technical drawings and specifications

Experience in calculating and preparing operating budgets

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel

Proficiency with AutoCAD and Primavera

Knowledge in international Building Codes (e.g. ASHRAE, AHRI, NFPA, UL, JCI and others) and codes related to Facility Management. Knowledge of codes applicable in Saudi Arabia preferred.

Knowledge in procurement laws, preferably in Saudi Arabia

High proficiency in English, preferred working knowledge of Arabic

Interpersonal Skills

Service oriented style with professional presentations skills appropriate for VIP guests

Clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English, preferably in Arabic

Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds

Ability to work well in stressful, high pressure situations

Ability to convey information and ideas clearly

Ability to plan and conduct meetings

Effective in handling problems in the workplace, including anticipating, preventing, identifying and solving problems as necessary

Proven leadership demonstrating effective listening, understanding, clarifying and resolving concerns and issues raised by coworkers and guests

Physical Requirements

Ability to work long hours

Ability to stand during entire shift

Ability to conduct heavy work - exerting regular force to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects

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