IHG Assistant Chief Engineer - InterContinental Nairobi in Nairobi, Kenya

Assistant Chief Engineer - InterContinental Nairobi

Job Number EMEAA03020

Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - Kenya - - Nairobi


About us

Do you see yourself as an Assistant Chief Engineer?What's your passion? Whether you're into hiking, hunting or team sports, here at IHG we're interested in YOU! We love to employ people who apply the same amount of passion and dedication to their jobs as they do to their hobbies - helping us to become one of the very best companies in the world. By sharing your expertise and passion, you will help us to achieve our vision which is 'Great Hotels Guests Love'. InterContinental Nairobi is situated along City Hall way in Nairobi overlooking the City and a 5 minutes drive from the City Centre. The Hotel is located 16kms from JKIA Airport which is a 30 minutes drive. The Parliament buildings are a short stroll away, the Kenyatta International Conference Centre is right next door and Nairobi National Park, Museum Hill and the Elephant Orphanage are within easy reach.The Hotel is an ideal venue for experiencing great room comfort, has excellent Banquet and Catering facilities, having one of the largest ballrooms in Nairobi and it boasts of 3 Restaurants and 2 Bars.InterContinental Hotels are synonymous with excellence in customer service. At the InterContinental Nairobi, we commit ourselves in creating unforgettable experiences for our guests, providing personalized service, anticipating and fulfilling our customers’ needs. InterContinental Nairobi has, for years been an oasis for business travelers' as well as those who want to experience the wonders of Africa.

Your day to day

As an Assistant Chief Engineer you will be responsible for directing the Engineering and maintenance operations of the hotel to ensure the safety and comfort of hotel guests and employees and to ensure compliance with all Brand and local regulatory requirements.• Support in developing preventive maintenance and energy conservation programs.• Assist Chief Engineer in installation and maintenance of architectural, mechanical and electrical systems.• Perform routine maintenance to determine damages, repairs and replacements.• Plan, coordinate and execute renovation projects.• Assist in employee recruiting, training, performance evaluation, promotions and disciplinary issues.• Ensure that the Hotel’s structure and all mechanical and electrical systems are in good and safe conditions.• Ensure that engineering team uses equipment safely and efficiently to avoid accidents.• Manage all expenses within the allotted budget. • Communicate overall condition of engineering systems to the Chief Engineer on a regular basis.• Assist engineering colleagues to act on guest requests promptly and accurately• Recommend cost-effective solutions to maintain building structures and related systems.• Educate team on safety regulations, engineering policies and purchasing procedures and other company standards.• Oversee recycling and waste disposal programs.• Prioritize, plan and assign daily work duties to engineering colleagues.• Ensure ordering and stocking of the maintenance supplies to avoid any shortages.

What we need from you

The ideal candidate must have:• Bachelor's or Master's degree in Engineering or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.• Have at least 4 to 6 years progressive work-related experience in the hotel industry is essential in a similar role.• Focused leader with a proven track record in leadership.• Be a member of the Engineers Board of Kenya• A passion for delivering superior results. • Demonstrate a proven track record of results achieved, creativity and the implementation of new practices.• Motivated • Someone with a high ability to influence• Sound business acumen• Strong analytical skills and understands the competitive market.

What we offer

In return we'll give you a competitive financial and benefits package and the chance to work with a great team of people. Most importantly, we'll give you the Room to be yourself. So what's your passion? Please get in touch if this position matches your skills and interests and tell us how you could bring your individual competencies by clicking "Apply Online".At IHG we are committed to developing our team and managing our talent and would encourage internal as well as external candidates to apply for any of our vacancies. We are an equal opportunities employer.