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Chief Engineer

The Hoxton, Brussels | Square Victoria Régina 1, 1210 Brussels, Belgium

The Hoxton & Working From_ is making its way to Brussels!
In May 2023, we opened our first hotel and co-working space in the city of Brussels and we’re looking for a an experienced Chief Engineer to play a crucial part in successfully bringing our concepts to the market.
The hotel boasts 198 bedrooms of different sizes, a large restaurant and coffee shop, a rooftop restaurant and bar with views across the city and The Apartment (our unique meetings & events concept).
Working From_ brings our unique approach to co-working to Brussels. Our 3rd global location features double height windows, a mixture of memberships and office spaces, open kitchen pantries and transparent policies.

What you’ll do…

  • Develop and implement departmental policies, health & safety, procedures and other training programmes ensuring they align with the Hoxton’s brand standards.
  • Prepare and be responsable for the departmental budget, ensuring that costs and inventory are controlled, that productivity and performance levels are attained.
  • Manage and lead your team, from recruitment and induction through to team development, encouraging a highly proactive and high performing environment that ultimately allows the team to deliver and be themselves.
  • Lead the engineering team in the day-to-day engineering and maintenance operations of the hotel, including service standards, equipment and work schedules.
  • Develop systems and procedures to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff, as well as the proper conditions for plants, machinery, and property.
  • Coordinate and monitor contractors and suppliers to ensure that services and goods delivered in line with the hotel’s policies.
  • Work proactively to improve guest satisfaction and comfort, delivering a positive and timely response to guest enquiries
  • Operate in compliance with all local laws and government regulations and best practice activities are planned, delivered and documented for internal and external audit, performing follow-up as required.
  • Develop, implement and manage energy conservation programs for the property as required.
  • Ensure that members of the department are all fully qualified to perform aspects for their jobs for which they are responsible.
  • Establish and deliver an effective planned preventative maintenance programme (PPM).
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with all key stakeholders.

What we’re looking for…

  • A minimum of 4 years Engineering Management experience in Hotel or building maintenance.
  • Strong leadership and communication skills.
  • Ability to priorities and adapt to the changing needs of the operation.
  • Proven planning and project management skills.
  • Experience in managing a team to successfully achieve the hotel’s goals.
  • Sound technical knowledge on air conditioning, plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical and mechanical aspects.

What's in it for you...

  •  The opportunity to bring an exciting new hospitality concept to Brussels (and Belgium) and have a real impact on its success.
  • Join an innovative, fast-growing, international group that’s committed to not just building new hotels but building a global brand.
  • The chance to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding.
  • Become part of a team that’s very passionate about creating great hospitality experiences and building a portfolio of brands.
  • Great discounts across the entire Ennismore family (which you get to keep even if you decide to leave us!)
  • A competitive package and plenty of opportunity for development. 
  • Reimbursement of transport costs
  • 1 meal per day
  • Eco-chèques (250€/year)
  • Bonus program
  • GSM + laptop

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