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Director of Engineering

Montego Bay, St. James
Caribbean HR Solutions is the Caribbean's premier HR Outsourcing company specializing in Executive Search, Recruiting, HRO, and Payroll services. On behalf of our client, we are seeking to identify qualified candidates with a proven track record of leading an engineering department to fill the role of Engineering Director:

Director of Engineering

Job Scope
The Director of Engineering is responsible for the leadership and management of all functions of the Engineering department, in accordance with hotel standards.  Manage all engineering operations for interior/exterior facilities including electrical, refrigeration, plumbing, heating/cooling, structural, ground care and parking areas.  Manage other engineering work necessary to maintain the property in an optimum and efficient condition to ensure the safety and comfort of guests and employees.

  • Maintain complete knowledge at all hotel features/services, hours of operation, daily house count and expected arrivals/departures, etc. to ensure work orders are scheduled around critical times; conduct monthly department meetings, insuring meetings are informative, upbeat and fun.
  • Attending necessary meetings and functions as part of the Executive Committee team to show support and provide input towards the success of the hotel.
  • Create an atmosphere for advancement through ongoing training programs, including the Engineering Manpower Development Process.
  • Prepare annually and control monthly all R&M and HLP expenses within the budgeted or forecasted parameters; Prepare annual and control monthly the capital expenditures budget.
  • Always use comparative bidding on service contracts and obtain the corporate office's approval before releasing a bid.
  • Utilize the Manpower Management System to maintain the hotel and grounds at the highest possible standards.
  • Control the initiation, transfer and maintenance of the hotel keying system.
  • Manage the inspection of all building systems and life-safety systems to insure minimum downtime, expense and discomfort to our guests.
  • Effectively comply with all codes; effectively deal with insurance companies.
  • Coordinate and control all in-house and contractor projects.
  • Oversee maintenance of the Central Plant; Maintain HVAC systems, Kitchen facilities, refrigeration systems, laundry facilities, electrical systems, life-safety systems, and sewage systems; Maintain the energy management system, including continuous improvement.
  • Ensure each employee successfully completed the Training Certification Process and reviews all departmental safety information (i.e. JHA's and MSDS's).

  • High school graduate and vocational/technical background.
  • 5+ years’ experience in building or hotel engineering/maintenance.
  • Certified in all hotel engineering/maintenance positions.
  • Knowledge of all technical aspects of engineering/maintenance ( i.e. mechanical, electrical, plumbing and HVAC).
  • Ability to communicate well in written and spoken English
  • College degree (in Engineering) is desired.
  • 2+ years as an Assistant Director of Engineering.
  • Active involvement in college level business or technical courses.
  • Completion of Engineering Manpower Development Process Part I and currently participating in or have completed Part II.
Though we appreciate all candidates, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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