Chief Engineer

Location : London, Greater London, England
Job Ref : JS271
Consultant : James Smith
Sector : Engineering, Manufacturing
Salary : £80k - 90k per year + Benefits


JS271 Chief Engineer

Location: North London

Salary: £80,000 – £90,000 + Benefits


First Military Executive Recruitment are currently seeking a Chief Engineer on behalf of one of our UHNW clients.

The Chief Engineer is expected to support and report directly the Chief Operating Officer and manage the maintenance team on a daily basis, ensuring the running of the various properties which form part of the Estate and the delivery of the highest level of service to the Principals.

This is a demanding and high-pressure role supporting the running of a private estate at the highest level.

Our client encourages applications from ex-military candidates however, all qualified applications will be considered.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and implement a planned preventive maintenance schedule for the estate.
  • Inspect and maintain building systems (heating, ventilation etc.) through planned testing.
  • Prepare staff maintenance schedules in collaboration with the FM Supervisors.
  • Lead the process of setting new SLA and appointments of the maintenance contractors and manage those when on site (including callout requests).
  • Work with the complex M&E, BMS, IT & AV installations within the estate.
  • Deliver solutions to ensure faultless service across the estate.
  • To provide full support to the FM Team to carry out tasks ensuring the properties are maintained to the highest standard.
  • To carry out ad hoc and regular inspections of the buildings.
  • To manage the Facility Team at the other properties to ensure resources are available and support provided whenever required.
  • Use and manage the defect reporting system to ensure all maintenance requests are responded to.
  • To ensure that the maintenance processes and documentation, including built drawings and O&M documentation, are reviewed and updated.
  • To develop the Facilities Maintenance team to ensure correct skill set is available as required. 
  • To ensure there is always adequate resources, people, time and materials available to deal with all eventualities.
  • To conduct team meetings and appraisals as appropriate.
  • To ensure the general cleanliness in all areas where work is being conducted.
  • Manage and maintain the budget control system, process invoices / petty cash related to the FM department.
  • Propose long term Capex plans (yearly, 3 yearly, 5 yearly) to ensure all technical / building assets are on a replacement program, as appropriate.
  • Manage stock and spares for the FM Department.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance for all systems used on the estate and ensure all records are kept in the relevant folders / systems.
  • Work with the Head Gardener to ensure all water features and irrigations systems are always fully operational.
  • Ensure all SPA and pool facilities are always fully operational.
  • Provide any technical reports as and when requested.
  • To Carry out Duty Manager shifts as required.
  • To carry out any other duties that may be reasonably requested.
  • To ensure that all work undertaken is done so in a safe manner and in accordance with relevant approved codes of practice and the H&S at Work Regs 1974.
  • To wear appropriate protective clothing provided by or recommended by the Company.
  • To ensure that any accidents to staff or visitors are reported in accordance with correct procedures.
  • To be fully conversant with the risk assessments for the Estate and ensure the documentations related to the FM Department are kept up to date.
  • To comply with all Health & Safety regulation including fire safety procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, staff, contractors and Principals.
  • Uniforms and any operational equipment will be provided.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • HND, B.Tech / M.Tech in Mechanical Engineering required.
  • At least 5 years previous experience in a 5* hotel or similar as Chief Engineer / Director of Engineering.
  • Professional Building Engineering / Project Management Certifications.
  • H&S qualifications (such as IOSH, NEBOSH, CIEH).
  • Good written and spoken English skills.
  • Total discretion and the ability to provide exceptional service without being intrusive.
  • Flexible with working hours and adaptable to change

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