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Chief Engineer

Country: The Netherlands

City: Amsterdam

Hotel/Office/Restaurant: art'otel amsterdam, Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam

Department: Maintenance

Type of employment: Full-time

Level: Department Head, Management

Date posted: 10/08/2017

Closing date: 06/02/2018


As a Chief Engineer for 2 outstanding properties in central Amsterdam you’ll lead and inspire a passionate team, maximize guest satisfaction and realize growth potential and work with two international Hospitality Brands – Park Plaza and art’otel.

Description of the Brands, people and properties you’ll work with -

Park Plaza
- we love to celebrate the individual. We believe every one of our team members has a contribution to make and a personalised touch to share with our guests and colleagues. We’re always striving for excellence and know that as we invest in our team members, they’ll invest in us. For an engaging work environment where the little things are celebrated along with the major milestones, you’ve come to the right place.

art’otel - we aim to fan the flames of your imagination by sharing our enthusiasm for art and our passion for hospitality. We’re here to make things happen, to advise and surprise, and, above all, to make you smile. Our service style is attentive but understated, and our aim is to exceed your expectations. Nothing is too much trouble and we’re only too willing to help. Together we are art’otel.

Main role and objectives:
As a Chief Engineer, you’ll oversee both Hotels’ engineering responsibilities, with every day being different. The Engineering department’s main aim is to ensure that the hotels are fully functioning and are safe environments for our guests, team members and contractors.

You’ll use your problem solving skills and previous experiences in a senior role to find solutions within a complex engineering environment, and develop your team to support in achieving a fully functioning and safe environment.

In this opportunity, you’ll be responsible for two hotels: the Park Plaza Victoria Amsterdam and the art’otel amsterdam. You will be reporting to 2 General Managers with a dotted line to the Regional Chief Engineer. A large part of your role this year will be supporting and guiding the exciting renovations of the Park Plaza Victoria Hotel.

Job role responsibilities:
  • Prioritise, plan, schedule assign and supervise the engineering department staff
  • Oversee the maintenance tasks, work orders and special projects ensuring timely and accurate completion
  • Installation, maintenance and stock control of the physical appearance and operational efficiency of the hotel including physical, mechanical, electrical, water systems etc
  • Develop, implement and manage energy conservation programs and emergency programs.
  • Responsible for quality service, meeting/exceeding financial goals, short and long term planning and day-to-day operations.
  • Provide training to staff on supplies, inventory, repairs, maintenance and ordering procedures.
  • Attend all Management Teams, Facility Management/Property meetings, informing your maintenance teams in regular staff meetings
  • Prepare reports as required by the General Manager
  • Support varied Management inquires.
  • Identifying and implementing government rules and regulations
What we are looking for:

  • Demonstrates leadership skills and is able to manage a diverse team in multi-stakeholder environment
  • Advanced knowledge and interest in building management/engineering
  • Bachelor of Science, Diploma or college degree in Electrical or Mechanical engineering preferred.
  • A “can do” attitude
  • Good communication skills 
  • Committed to delivering a high level of customer service.
  • Team player
  • Proven track record of handling projects
  • On call service required - therefore live in Amsterdam or nearby surroundings
Park Plaza isn’t just a great place to work - it’s a great place to take your career to the next level! We love seeing our team members fulfill their potential and always work together to achieve more with our learning & development offering, enhanced training and competitive salary and benefits. From the everyday uplifting moments to huge achievements and everything in between, we’re there every step of the way. Park Plaza. Be part of it.

At art'otel we are fun, accessible, friendly and generous, normal people, happy to stop and chat, on hand to help with whatever guests need, passionate and sociable, knowledgeable and informative, international but love being local, professional at all times without being stiff and starchy. We are story tellers with infectious enthusiasm for contemporary culture, we welcome open minded free spirits, we work with spirit, drive and enthusiasm. We are a home of personalities and friends not just names and job titles –- a family.

You will be invited to an “Inspiring Stay” in your hotel, so that you can live the experience and you will also benefit from our Employee and Friends & Family rates available in all Park Plaza, art'otel and Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide!

Christina Bechay
+ 31 20 623 42 55

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