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Chief Engineer – HYDE London City

Hyde London City | 15 Old Bailey, London EC4M 7EF, UK

Hyde London City marks the rebirth of a London icon. This lavish seven-storey, 111-room property at 15 Old Bailey draws upon a rich and storied past to create a luxurious, bespoke hideaway in the heart of the city. Hyde London City will be a destination unto itself, hosting unmatched experiences for locals and ultimately the discerning global traveler.
Hyde is embracing an evolved brand identity that is all about a festival vibe with music at its core. Hyde perfectly balances an elevated bohemian-chic aesthetic with a youthful, laidback ambience. The spaces are defined by vibrant colors and are designed to encourage serendipitous connections and new discoveries around every corner. Hyde is all about the freedom and personal discovery that comes with great music, time with friends and connecting with something bigger.

Reporting to the General Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the maintenance of the hotels facilities and equipment, budgets, regulatory compliances, team management and everything in between.

What you'll do...

  • Responsible for the overall maintenance of the hotel’s facilities and equipment. 
  • Ensure that the maintenance budget and stock levels are controlled, ensuring that all expenses are kept in line with budget guidelines.
  • Be fully aware, and competent in, all health and safety procedures, policies and assist with preparing all risk assessments.
  • Ensure that there is an effective PPM schedules in place.
  • Manage the onsite activity of all contractors.
  • Order all maintenance supplies and ensure stock controls are in place.
  • Maintain records of all machinery and equipment including manufacturers details, specifications, and manuals.
  • Ensure that all fire safety equipment is maintained and tested in a timely manner.
  • Arrange and co-ordinate quotations from suppliers in relation to maintenance work.
  • Lead and manage a team of high-energy people who love our guests, by setting and monitoring goals, empowering and developing them, and creating an environment where people can be themselves.
  • Pro-actively identify opportunities to improve and enhance processes and procedures.
  • Be a member of the hotel crisis and fire teams, and to be fully conversant in all related procedures.
  • Pro-actively project manage any changes in policies and procedures.
  • Achieve and maintain the highest possible levels of customer service to both external and internal customers, forging long-term relationships with suppliers and contractors.
  • Cover shift engineer shifts as required.

What we're looking for...

  • You'll come with 2+ years’ experience; if you’ve previously opened a hotel that’s a big plus.
  • You know all about building management and have experience of managing MEP.
  • You have managed projects from start to finish including responsibility for budgets.
  • You’re passionate about bringing out the best in other people and are full of ideas you want to try in achieving that goal.
  • Your humble and open to ideas. We leave our egos at the door and help get it done.
  • You’re up for doing things differently and trying (almost) everything once.
  • You want to be part of something bigger and have fun along the way.

What's in it for you...

  • Opportunity to take party in an amazing opening team, Hyde is doing it differently.
  • The chance to make your mark in a fast-growing brand.
  • Learning opportunities to broaden your skillset and development that helps you think, make, and thrive at work.
  • An annual diversity and inclusion calendar of events creating opportunities for you to learn, celebrate and make a positive impact.
  • The opportunity to be yourself and collaborate with other bright minds in a relaxed, innovative culture.
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