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Assistant Chief Engineer

Ole Sereni Hotel
Nairobi, Kenya

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Assist the Chief Engineer in supervising, checking and executing all activities of the department to ensure guest safety and comfort. These activities will include ensuring the smooth and appropriate functioning of air conditioning / heating systems, water supply, heat, light and power, and all equipment in the hotel, while keeping a control on energy costs of the hotel.
Supervise the implementation of all property and equipment preventive maintenance and repairs, monitor life safety systems and utilities and administer the department in compliance with all corporate/franchise standards and local and national codes and regulations to protect assets, guests and associates.

  • Degree holder, preferably in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Experience in electrical and/or mechanical systems is essential.
  • Minimum of 4 years as the head of a busy engineering department
  • Excellent knowledge of electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems.
  • Must be conversant with the Occupational Safety and Health Act 2007.
  • Candidates with experience in Hospitality industry will hold an added advantage.
  • Positive attitude and good communication skills.
  • Commitment to delivering a high level of customer service.
  • Excellent grooming standards.
  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations.
  • Ability to work under pressure and under own initiative.


a. Liaising between the Engineering Department and administration in the absence of the Chief Engineer.
b. Supervising all repair and maintenance staff and contractors.
c. Ensuring  constant check and maintenance of   checklist pertaining to all equipment installed in the Hotel
d. Scheduling all preventive and planned maintenance work for the entire Hotel
e. Drawing up, implementing and monitoring energy conservation policy for the hotel
f. Identifying and advising on any equipment that require maintenance contracts and recommend the best possible option.
g. Supervising hotel renovations and other projects negotiate contracts and ensure timely completion of projects within budget.
h. Assisting  the Chief Engineer obtain proposals and schedule repair work for the public areas and coordinate repair work schedules to prevent any inconvenience for our guests.
i. Managing day-to-day staffing requirements, plan and assign work and establish performance and development goals for team members. Provide mentoring, coaching and regular feedback to help manage conflict and improve team member performance.
j. Planning layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures.
k. Maintaining sketches or follows blueprints to determine the location of wiring and equipment and to ensure conformance to building and safety codes.
l. Understanding and responding to customer’s needs and ensure a high level of guest satisfaction.
m. Performs special duties as required or designated by the Chief Engineer.
n. To ensure that all R&M staff are well groomed as per the hotel grooming standards
o. To comply with any statutory and legal requirement for fire, licensing, health and safety and to ensure that you are working in accordance with these requirements.

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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