Engineering & Facilities Management | Listed 17 May

QT Melbourne – Chief Engineer

Work type
Full time

About the business

Our passion is people. Designers, housekeepers and chefs, DJ’s, engineers, porters, baristas and accountants. We’re for the passionate. The progressive. We include. We nurture talent and promote internally. When you work here, you don’t just come to work, you bring yourself to work. Of course we love great food. Natural service. Beautiful art, elegant design. Cocktails. Music. Luxury. QT is part of EVT, a proudly Australian-owned company with over 100 years’ experience in hospitality, entertainment and leisure in Australian & New Zealand. 

QT Melbourne is a joy for the individual in the heart of Australia’s most creatively charged city. Our team works across different venues, with the bustling Pascale Bar & Grill, IRD and Conferencing & Events.

About the role

QT Melbourne is searching for a Chief Engineer. Working alongside other Heads of Departments you will be empowered to lead a team of maintenance professionals responsible for protecting the integrity of the hotel building, plant and equipment through general, routine and preventative maintenance of hotel assets, building compliance and safe operation including the effective maintenance service to all departments within the hotel. 

You will oversee maintenance staff and contractors and may work in both  an office setting and across the property, addressing Mechanical/HVAC, Fire, Electrical, Hydraulics and other Engineering building services type issues including building compliance matters.

The Chief Engineer is a key senior leadership role within the hotel management structure reporting directly to the General Manager (QT Melbourne) along with the General Manager (Hotel Engineering & FM). 

If you’re energetic, empowered, technical, optimistic and come with a can-do attitude you’ll be a great fit!

Benefits & perks

  • Renowned for our refreshingly local, down-to-earth experiences. 
  • Incredible team member discounts from your first day on-the-job. 
  • 50% off stays at EVT hotels – Rydges, QT, Atura, JUCY Snooze and more. 
  • $2 movie tickets, plus Moonlight, Gold Class, Candy Bar discounts and more. 
  • Awesome winter and summer savings and discounts at Thredbo. 
  • Rapid career growth opportunities through our EVT network. 
  • Local community involvement, volunteering and charitable giving.  
  • Australia and NZ’s largest and most diverse experiences company.  

Skills & experience 

  • 5+ years’ experience as a Maintenance Manager or Chief Engineer;
  • Trade background, trade diploma, engineering degree or other relevant tertiary qualification;
  • 5-star hospitality experience;
  • Engineering experience;
  • Outstanding professional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Excellent customer service skills and a professional demeanour;
  • Be able to problem solve effectively, logically and resourcefully;
  • Ability to:
    • read, understand Engineering floor plans;
    • identity, manage and seek resolution to building defects;
    • perform job functions with attention to detail, speed and accuracy;
    • prioritize and organize;
    • be a clear thinker, remaining calm and resolving problems using good judgement;
    • follow directions thoroughly and accurately;
    • understand guest service needs;
    • works cohesively with co-workers as part of a team;
    • works with minimal supervision;
    • maintains confidentiality of guest information and pertinent hotel data;
    • ascertain departmental training needs and provide such training;
    • direct performance of staff and follow up with corrections when needed.

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