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Chief Engineering Hotel

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Dienstverband: Vast  Regio: Brussel 
Werk- & Denkniveau: Bachelor  Branche: Horeca / Toerisme / Recreatie 


Our client is a high standard Hotel where 150 employees do their very best to fulfill all the wishes of the Hotel guests. It's a very nice environment to work and for this specific position you may expect a very interesting job package. As Chief Engineer you're responsible to develop, implement and manage emergency programs for the operation and maintenance of all equipment and physical structures and landscaping in compliance with corporate/franchise standards, local, state and national codes and regulations to protect the asset, guests and employees, to ensure optimum operations, minimize expenses and maximize customer satisfaction.In this position you're responsible for the short and long term planning and day-to-day operations of the engineering division. Recommends the department's budget and capital expenditures and manages expenses within approved budget constraints.


You're Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide advice to senior management on all aspects of engineering support, environmental controls and the operational efficiency of the property.
  • Ensure the effective financial management of the engineering department by setting maintenance budgets, capital works program’s and engineering plans and ensuring that performance against there are regularly monitored and reviewed.  Responsible for the general cost control aspects of maintenance, the preparation of departmental cost budgets and their implementation and submission to management.
  • Control of Capital Project Planning, in liaison with management, to ensure capital funding is effectively allocated and budgeted in accordance with company directives and philosophy.
  • Plan, implement and administer an energy management program by establishing energy reduction objectives, the maintenance of records and regular reporting of performance against these objectives.
  • Ensure the staff awareness of energy management within the property by conducting regular education and training programs on energy conservation and matters related to efficient operation of equipment in a cost-effective fashion.
  • Contribute to the hotel’s profitability by ensuring the effective management of the buildings environmental controls and energy conservation systems.  Evaluate, control and record energy usage and implement and upgrade energy conservation systems.
  • Contribute to guest satisfaction standards by ensuring that technical support services  quickly address, and where possible, anticipate, individual needs.  Ensure the safety and comfort of guests and that any requests for service are handled in a courteous and efficient fashion.
  • Ensure adherence to all statutory regulations and fire codes by regularly reviewing policies and safety procedures.  Ensure that any tests and inspections required on plant by statutory authorities are carried out as and when required and that all records and documentation associated with such tests and surveys are correctly kept and/or displayed.  Ensure that the hotel fulfills all compliance requirements.
  • Ensure a technically competent engineering staff by selecting, training and developing a motivated, well-qualified maintenance team.  Carry out regular work sampling studies within the department and evaluate the performance and productivity of personnel.
  • Maintain the condition of the physical assets of the hotel by carrying out any upgrading and project work in liaison with architects, interior designers and management.
  • Ensure the effective operation of all the mechanical and electrical systems and equipment by implementing and managing a preventative maintenance program.  Closely monitor the condition of the physical property and equipment by conducting continual inspections of the building.  Ensure that preventative maintenance schedules are in operation and regularly upgraded.
  • Contribute to a high standard of quality control within the hotel by actively participating in the hotel’s Quality Assurance Program.
  • Ensure the cost effectiveness and technical efficiency of all services performed by outside contracts by close supervision.  Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with contracts, leases, services agreements and warranties.
  • Ensure the quality of all work completed by both employees and external contracted staff adheres to the standards of good engineering practice.
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of management decision making by representing the engineering department at all management and staff meetings and by ensuring regular liaison with heads of other departments.
  • In charge of the H& S Committee (CPPT/CPBW), and entitled to provide all necessary recommendations to the GM regarding prevention at work, security at work and wellbeing at work.
  • Requires analyzing activities and/or information involving some original data manipulation or interpretation to arrive at logical conclusions
  • Be responsible for coordinating with contractors on renovations, remodels and new construction.


Other responsibilities:Customer Service, Financial, Business Planning, People Management, Health, Safety and Security



As Chief Engineer we are searching  for candidates in possession of a Bachelor- or A2 degree in a Technical direction. You are a hands-on teamplayer and a real coach for your 5 staff members. Offcourse you have a wide technical experience (Electric, HVAC,...: searching for sollutions, trouble shooting,...) in similar position but furthermore you do well in administration and communication (intern to employees and extern to clients/suppliers). You're triligual: English, French and Dutch. You're someone who wants to go for the best sollution every single day, to accomplish this you have an innovation mind!
Personal competences: Driven, People manager, Hands-on, Communicative, Trilingual,... 


  • You will receive a permanent contract with our client
  • Offcourse you can count on a very good gross salary with company car and incentives
  • Type of company: Luxury Hotel, 150 employees, more than 400 rooms, several meeting rooms.
  • SectorHotel industry
  • Experience: Medior/Senior
  • Regio:  Brussels, 
  • Keywords: Electric, HVAC, Experienced Technical candidate, A 2, Bachelor, Hotel, People Management, Teamcoach, Hands-on, Customer Service, Health, Safety, Security
  • Status vacature: Job managed by McFleming Recruitment


Send your resume  in English to Koen Grondelaers (0032-(0)494/59 18 17) @ Koen@McFleming.be  with reference  Chief Engineering Hotel and reference number  2753 .

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