AccorHotel Kenya, Nairobi

Assistant Chief Engineer (Pre-Opening) at Accor

00100, Nairobi Kenya
June 17, 2024
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Job Description

Job Description

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, this position is responsible for the ongoing maintenance, projects , repair and preventative maintenance of the hotel with a focus on improving efficiency, profitability, and service levels.

  • Provides supervision, administration and development to the Maintenance team
  • Develops and implements administrative standards, procedures, and guidelines to ensure consistency, safety, and prompt service to internal and external guests
  • Monitor colleague’s performance and do continuous evaluations, suggest training available for their development
  • Distributes daily workload and projects in accordance with qualifications of staff and urgency of job
  • Makes recommendations to the Chief Engineer concerning the condition of equipment and potential problems
  • Consistently monitors and educates all contractors on site related to hotel policies, safety standards, and guest services
  • Ensures by spot checks that preventative maintenance program is followed as it is implemented
  • Places orders for routine maintenance items
  • Assists in the repair and maintenance of premises and equipment
  • Ensures all life safety program for the hotel is within government standard, codes and certifications of vital mechanical components adhere to the building
  • Ensures that necessary equipment testing is done regularly (Generator, Fire pump, etc.)
  • Perform inspections of guestrooms and public areas and liaise with various departments for preventive maintenance scheduling and repair
  • Be a member of the Health and Safety program of the hotel and make sure rules, regulations, and policies are being followed by colleagues
  • Perform supply and materials inventory and ordering
  • Monitor colleagues’ tasks, making sure that important daily walk thru is being done and raise of any mechanical concerns
  • 24/7 on-call basis availability during an emergency situation
  • Oversee the department in the absence of the Chief Engineer


  • Bachelor degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 5 years supervisory experience in a hospitality environment.
  • Must have an Excellent knowledge in building codes, environmental health and safety and engineering systems.
  • Highly organized, and decisive, with the ability to handle multiple projects under deadlines and changing priorities.
  • Excellent teamwork skills and a high level of initiative.