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Resort Chief Engineer – Caribbean Opportunity

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Resort Chief Engineer – Caribbean Opportunity

Michael Nefdt 2nd May 2024 0 Comments

Resort Chief Engineer – Caribbean Opportunity

Our client is a global listed hospitality group with diverse locations globally with this role being based in the Caribbean.

Resort Senior Chief Engineer – You’ll oversee the engineering responsibilities for a 500 room resort and water parkland will manage a stable team of around 20 skilled staff. You’ll need to be a highly motivated, energetic and inspirational leader who can work to sound structure and processes as well as being a highly adaptable problem solver.

The successful candidate will need to be able to relocate with financial help of the company within the next 8 weeks.

Package designed to be attractive, including relocation, vehicle allowance and housing allowance or subsidy.

Specific Knowledge & Skills Required:

  • Extensive knowledge of building trades, electrical, mechanical, HVAC&R, plumbing and general building practices Knowledge of life safety systems – HVAC a strong focus
  • Knowledge of facility regulations and safety standards (OSHA, EPA, AD, CFC, NFPA)
  • Strong project management skills
  • Knowledge of purchasing, inventory controls, supplies and equipment
  • Working knowledge of hotel operations and laws governing operations
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Strong energy management systems control and monitoring
  • Strategic planning skills
  • Ability to effectively manage labour productivity
  • Financial management skills, for example, ability to analyse P&L statements, develop operation and utility budgets, forecasting and capital expenditure planning
  • Ability to use standard software applications and hotel systems
  • Ability to take constructive action without relying on directions from others
  • Ability to exercise flexibility in order to accomplish goals
  • Effective decision-making skills in order to minimise / manage risk (Risk Assessment)
  • Strong problem-solving skills, encourages new innovative solutions when appropriate
  • Strong communication skills ( verbal, listening, writing)
  • Strong customer and team member relation skills
  • Emergency, EHS management and disaster preparedness


Qualification/Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar capacity
  • Strong background and experience in HVAC
  • Must possess at least a first degree in Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering or Construction Management
  • Certification as required to comply with local and national codes: ( Certified Engineering Operations Executive (CEOE) or Certified Facility Manager (CFM), Certified Energy Manager (CEM) should be obtained by the candidate
  • Hospitality experience of a large hotel or resort