Fairmont Director, Engineering in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Director, Engineering

Immaculate public areas, attractive grounds and efficient operational systems combine to make Fairmont Hotels & Resorts places of unrivalled presence. As Director, Engineering, you will empower your team to achieve exceptional standards, and develop preventative maintenance and resource management programs that ensure a safe and welcoming hotel for all Colleagues, guests and visitors.

Hotel Overview: * *

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, “gateway to the sea” boasts a prime location at the mainland gateway to the cosmopolitan city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. With its strikingly contemporary architecture, this beachfront business hotel offers the highest level of comfort and elegance throughout its 369 guestrooms and suites, including the ultimate exclusive lifestyle hotel experience with Fairmont Gold.**

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the General Manager, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:* *

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
  • Lead and manage the day to day activities of the Maintenance department and ensure all standards are followed
  • Oversee ongoing maintenance, repair and preventative maintenance in the Hotel with a focus to improve efficiency, profitability and service levels
  • Co-ordinate renovation and capital projects, managing outside contractors as required
  • Prepare and manage the annual maintenance budget and assist in the preparation of the capital plan
  • Ensure the hotel complies with all government regulations pertaining to building code requirements, health, fire and life safety programs
  • Review ongoing service contracts ensuring superior performance and competitive pricing
  • Monitoring energy and water management programs to ensure cost effective use of utilities
  • Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures
  • Follow all safety policies
  • Other duties as assigned
Employee Status

* *Qualifications:

  • Engineering degree/diploma or related discipline preferably in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Previous leadership experience as a Director of Engineering or similar required
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications required
  • Proven ability to handle multiple complex projects with a focus on results
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times

Visa Requirements:

Please note that you must be eligible to live and work in Abu Dhabi. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr will cover visa costs and flights for selected candidates from place of origin.

Living and working in Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi, the capital, is the largest of the 7 Emirates which make up the United Arab Emirates, one of the world fastest growing tourist destinations. When you choose to live and work in Abu Dhabi, you will find that we offer competitive salaries, service charge, quality medical benefits, meals and furnished accommodation. There are currently no income taxes in the United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi’s heritage is rooted in Islamic traditions and living here will prove to be a unique life experience. For more information about living in Abu Dhabi, we suggest you visit the following websites:

www.visitabudhabi.ae

www.abudhabi.com

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ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Primary Location: United Arab Emirates-Abu Dhabi-Fairmont Bab Al Bahr

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Senior Leadership / Executive

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day Job

Travel: No

Closing Date: 19.Oct.2017, 10:59:00 PM

Req ID: ADC01502