Director of Engineering
We are looking for a Chief Engineer or Director of Engineering in an upscale hotel
To invite guests into the living, breathing experience of travel, to celebrate the sensorial details and authentic human stories as well as cultural connections found in Almanac.
More than a place to stay, Almanac is a collection of experiences. A living, breathing guide to the city, we offer a sense of discovery, a chance to indulge in your senses—to taste, feel, hear, and explore the elements that speak to the authentic character of the place we call home. Discover our luxury boutique hotels in Europe!
We believe our interactions with guests are as important as the design of our hotels. In fact, our dedication to genuine, inviting, warm service is what we are most proud of. Our team members are the living, breathing example of the Almanac brand, making each guest feel cared for, among friends, and a part of this inspiring city.
Almanac Vienna, housed in two historicistic Palais’, both dating back to the 1800’s, combines historic elegance with ultra-luxury, contemporary design, setting itself clearly apart from Vienna’s existing hotel portfolio. The property will feature 80 suites and 31 rooms, 12 world-class residences, a restaurant, coffee shop, bar and spa with indoor pool.
Director of Engineering - The Director of Engineering (DOE) reports to the General Manager. The DOE is responsible for the development and execution of the hotel’s maintenance strategy.
What we trust you with
Developing and devising strategies to ensure appropriate maintenance of the property according to regulations, guest expectations and instructions
Assembling and managing a team of Engineers ensuring preventative and reactive maintenance are executed in line with company standards
Setting out the annual strategy in line with the company’s goals
Setting out and executing the annual employee engagement strategy to ensure maximum people retention in line with the Almanac X people culture
Devising and executing strategies and tactics to ensure full compliance with local laws, regulations and recommendations of relevant authorities regarding maintenance, health & safety and fire safety to achieve minimisation of likelihood of disruption, warning or limitations of business activities imposed by governmental authorities and legal action taken by employees or partners
Setting up systems, procedures and structures ensuring maximum efficiency, accountability, transparency and open communication in the engineering department
What makes you a match?
Minimum 2 years’ experience in a Chief Engineer or Director of Engineering in an upscale hotel
Experience in managing an engineer function
Calm and strategic under pressure – establishing new brand in the market
Pro-active and able to handle multiple objectives during fluctuating priorities, with a solution-oriented implementer and problem-solving approach
Inclusive decision maker, good listener, clear communicator and influencer – someone who can bring the team along with them for maximum follow through
English and German written and spoken to a very good degree is essential
Connected to Culture
What´s in it for you
The opportunity to open Vienna first ultra-luxury lifestyle hotel
Being part of a privately owned hotel collection with low hierarchies
Setting standards for the whole collection
Various discounts in all WSF owned businesses
On the job training and development tailored to your needs