Chief Engineer

39 hours per week

The Royal Horseguards

The Royal Horseguards is an elegant 5 star hotel overlooking the River Thames, the London Eye and only a short walk to the Houses of Parliament. This 282 bedroom hotel has been awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor for 2013, 2014 and now for the third year running in 2015. The Royal Horseguards Hotel also has exceptional banqueting facilities at one of London's most prestigious conference and banqueting venues, One Whitehall Place.

The Role

We are always looking for Managers who use innovation and entrepreneurial flair, who have a passion for excellence that will inspire their teams and delight their guests.

As Chief Engineer you will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all areas of the hotel including equipment, services, buildings and plant. You will act as project manager for any planned refurbishment work and be the central point of contact for all parties. You will also be expected to build and maintain good relationships with contractors and monitor their labour while they are on site.

As the main technical manager at the hotels you will provide advice and guidance on all technical and building matters as well as supporting health and safety and ensuring that all statutory requirements are met. You will create a PPM programme and oversee implementation.

You will also need the ability to lead a team and deliver results to deadlines through your people, with full responsibility for recruiting, managing and developing your team.

What we look for

  • Technical ability and knowledge
  • Motivation to develop self and keep knowledge up to date
  • High standards and a desire for continuous improvement
  • Inspirational leadership ability
  • The ability to control costs via a tightly controlled budget
  • Excellent relationship building and communication ability
  • An adaptable and positive approach
  • High level of professionalism

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive starting salary and Holiday entitlement
  • Discounted hotel rates for yourself and your family across the Guoman and Thistle group
  • A huge range of online benefits which allows you to claim discounts and cash back with thousands of different retailers and service providers
  • The opportunity to work within an organisation committed to personal and career development
  • Pension and Healthcare schemes
  • Uniform (where applicable) and meals on duty