AccorHotel Kenya, Nairobi

Chief Engineer at Accor

00100, Nairobi Kenya
June 1, 2024
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Job Description

Chief Engineer at Accor

Reporting to the General Manager, you will maintain the building, plant, equipment, fixtures and fittings of the hotel and ensure standards are met. Managing a team you will be responsible for preventative and reactive maintenance as well as contractor management. You will also lead the Hotel’s environmental and sustainability programs.

  • Develop and implement all policies, procedures, protocols and controls that govern the property maintenance operations.
  • Prepare and control the department’s budget to an acceptable and pre-set standard. Checks on monthly basis all related expenses from P&L and sends monthly forecast to Finance
  • Hire and develop a hire performing Engineering team.
  • Ensure all manuals, catalogues, wiring diagrams, guarantee certificates and as-built drawings are requested and maintained accordingly.
  • Establish all necessary facility inspection checklists and technical checklists for the whole property.
  • Participate in the Health & Safety Committee and ensure that the Hotel complies with all Health & Safety Legislations.
  • Champion Accor’s sustainability programs.
  • Ensures a yearly preventative maintenance program. To keep the hotel and its contents in excellent condition at all times by setting up a planned preventative maintenance plan and ensuring its full implementation.
  • Take responsibility for all work executed by own or external craftsmen, on the building, plants or technical installations.
  • Provide continuous technical support to all colleagues
  • Assist senior management with the planning for investment, project and replacement budget on a yearly basis.
  • Implement all necessary work procedures for preventative maintenance and initiates respective scheduled procedures. Monitors carrying out of work as well as recording the results within appropriate filing system. Accordingly provides the sufficient and reasonable supply of spare parts on time.
  • Determines for repair work the priorities and takes care for the quick removing of all breakdowns.
  • Pass invoices for payment only when the execution of the work is done as preliminarily agreed and to full satisfaction. In case of disputes, involves the General Manager for a decision.
  • Carry out regular walkabouts in the property to identify areas with defects and places requiring repair and maintenance. Ensures that immediate action is taken for remedy.
  • Actively involved in assessing training needs and develops departmental training plans and succession plans. Initiates, executes and/or monitors training of colleagues for engineering matters.
  • Assist and co-ordinates with the Security manager to conduct Fire & Safety training for all colleagues of the hotel.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar position in a 4/5* Hotel.
  • An understanding of Workplace Health, Safety and Environment standards.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to respond to urgent tasks.

Chief Engineer at Accor