Dusit International (Corporate Office)

Assistant Director of Engineering – Operation

June 20, 2024
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Job Description

Fluent in Thai / prefer hotel background

Job Objectives

To lead and optimize engineering and maintenance operations across multiple Dusit properties. The engineering manager must ensure the highest safety, efficiency, and sustainability standards and strategically manage and enhance the overall engineering performance within the hotel group. The objective is to drive cost-effective solutions, implement innovative technologies, and foster a collaborative and skilled engineering team.

Primary responsibilities:

Leadership and Management

Provide leadership and strategic direction for the engineering and maintenance teams across the Dusit hotel group. Manage and mentor a team of engineers, technicians, and other related staff. Collaborate with other departments, such as operations, to ensure seamless coordination and support.

Engineering Operations

Oversee the planning, execution, and completion of engineering projects for multiple properties. Ensure that all engineering and maintenance activities comply with relevant safety and environmental regulations. Develop and implement preventive maintenance programs to maximize the lifespan of equipment and minimize downtime.

Budgeting and Cost control

Develop process and guide budgets for engineering and maintenance projects.

Monitor expenses, control costs, and identify opportunities for cost savings without compromising quality and safety standards.

Vendor Management

Collaborate with external vendors and contractors to ensure the timely and cost-effective completion of projects. Coordinate with central purchase department and negotiate contracts and service agreements to secure favorable terms for the hotel group.

Technical Expertise

Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in hotel engineering. Provide technical expertise and guidance to the engineering team. Evaluate and recommend new technologies or equipment to enhance efficiency and reduce operational costs.

Compliance and D Safe Guidelines

Ensure that all properties within the hotel group comply with relevant engineering codes, standards, and regulations. Implement D Safe programs to maintain high safety standards of maintenance and operational efficiency.

Reporting

Prepare regular reports on the performance of engineering and maintenance activities. Provide updates to Group Director of Engineering on project statuses, budget adherence, and key performance indicators.

Communication

Foster open communication and collaboration between the corporate office and individual properties. Communicate effectively with stakeholders, including property managers, executives, and external partners.

Preopening

Coordinate and train the preopening engineering SOP and P&P. Track the taskforce achievements and support getting them to completion.
Etc.

JOB REQUIREMENT

degree in Engineering or an equivalent qualification (minimum of 3 years of technical course) in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is required.
candidate must have at least ten years of experience in hotel engineering in a leadership role like Director of Engineering or Chief Engineer. It would be an added advantage if the candidate has experience working in a cluster role.
command in English & Thai
experience in a managerial role within hotel engineering or a related industry.
leadership and interpersonal skills.
project management and organizational abilities.
of relevant regulations and codes.
to analyze complex technical issues and provide effective solutions.