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  1. Full-Time
  2. Permanent
  3. FAIRMONT
  4. Engineering & Maintenance

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The Savoy, London, United Kingdom

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REF23691O

Director of Engineering, The Savoy

Region

Luxury & Lifestyle



Company Description

The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel, is one of the world's most iconic hotels. A renowned leaders in the hospitality industry, The Savoy has a reputation for outstanding service and excellence. Originally built in 1889, the hotel has a rich history and has played host to royalty, world leaders and legends of the stage and screen. Today, colleagues pride themselves on being innovative and inspirational, delivering the very best in five star luxury. Passionate about developing and promoting talent, The Savoy offers unwavering support and recognition to colleagues, as well as having a very competitive benefits plan.


Job Description

Job Title: Director of Engineering     

Department: Engineering                                 

Inspired and Supported by: General Manager/ Hotel Manager

 

Your purpose will be:

The Director of Engineering oversees the operational efficiency and asset protection of our prestigious hotel property, encompassing preventative equipment maintenance, grounds preservation, and structural integrity. Leading by example, this role fosters a culture of excellence grounded in respect, integrity, and accountability. Through strategic oversight and proactive measures, the Director ensures optimal functionality while championing sustainability initiatives. Collaborating closely with internal and external stakeholders, they uphold the highest standards of professionalism, driving continuous innovation and advancement in engineering practices. If you're a visionary leader with a passion for operational excellence, we invite you to join our dynamic team as the Director of Engineering.

 

You will be accountable for:

Engineering Management:

  • Advise senior management on engineering support, environmental controls, and property operational efficiency.
  • Manage maintenance budgets, capital works programs, and engineering plans, ensuring regular monitoring and review.
  • Oversee cost control aspects of maintenance, including budget preparation and implementation.

Capital Planning and Projects:

  • Develop and manage realistic capital budgets and cash flows for projects.
  • Take control of capital project planning and allocation of funding in alignment with company directives.
  • Administer a five-year capital plan, updating it annually against funding allocations.

Energy Management and Compliance:

  • Implement energy management programs and ensure adherence to Accor standards.
  • Monitor and evaluate energy usage, upgrading conservation systems as needed.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory regulations, fire codes, and building ordinances.

Team Development and Quality Control:

  • Select, train, and develop a skilled maintenance team.
  • Conduct regular work sampling studies to evaluate personnel performance.
  • Maintain physical assets through effective operation and maintenance of mechanical and electrical systems.

Talent and Culture Responsibilities:

  • Plan for future staffing needs and recruit in line with company guidelines.
  • Develop and implement training programs to meet engineering staff needs.
  • Conduct performance appraisals and maintain employee records.

Financial Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and analyse the Engineering POMEC budget, ensuring performance against budget.
  • Contribute to the hotel’s strategic and capital expenditure plans.

Occupational Health and Safety:

  • Demonstrate awareness of health and safety policies and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with occupational health and safety legislation.
  • Take action to correct hazardous situations and investigate security incidents and accidents.

Qualifications

What you will need to do in this role?

  • Minimum 15 years experiences in engineering and 5 years as Chief Engineer or Director of Engineering working for luxury 5 star hotels
  • Academically and technically qualified
  • Good planner and project manager and outstanding in logistics
  • Manage a large team of engineering and maintenance personnel
  • Proficient in managing multicultural task forces
  • Technically proficient and implementing preventive maintenance programs
  • Handling all safety procedures and facility support services
  • Excellent communicator and ability to report to senior leadership
  • Superb organizational skills
  • Financially astute
  • Ability to manage large facilities spread across large area
  • Proactive, pleasant personality, great team player
  • Exceptional administration and communication skills

 

Please note that we believe in flexibility and multi-skilling, and you may be asked to do different tasks from time to time to enable us to meet the needs of our guests and colleagues.


Additional Information

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive salary and benefits including pension and life assurance
  • 31 days of holiday including public holidays (increase to 33 days after 5 years)
  • Cashback scheme for everyday wellbeing/healthcare expenses including Perkbox
  • Special rates for Savoy colleagues and their friends & family and discount across Accor hotels worldwide
  • Fantastic colleague rates in Fairmont and Raffles hotels worldwide that includes friends & family
  • Free stay at The Savoy after successful completion of probation
  • 50% discount at our iconic American & Beaufort Bars
  • 50% discount at our world-famous Afternoon Tea
  • 50% discount at our spa and florist
  • 50% discount at Gordon Ramsay's River Restaurant and Savoy Grill
  • 20% at Gordon Ramsay restaurants outside the hotel and restaurant 1890
  • Laundry services & dry cleaning for uniformed and non-uniformed colleagues
  • Colleague gym facility and Virgin Active gym membership discount
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Annual optician reimbursements for eye tests and glasses
  • English language classes
  • Colleague restaurant
  • Local F&B, retail and gym discounts
  • Interfaith prayer room
  • Wellness room
  • Cycle to work scheme

Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities. Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
When applying, do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.

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