Posting Date Dec 31, 2020 Job Number 20203189 Job Category Engineering & Facilities Location W Amsterdam, 172 Spuistraat, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands VIEW ON MAP Brand W Hotels Schedule Full-Time Relocation? N Position Type Management
Boldly coloring outside the lines of luxury, W turns the traditional notion of the extravagant hotel on its head. Our irreverent attitude and taste for excess redefine revelry for the modern jet set. Our guests have a lust for a life less ordinary that drives them to demand more, experience it all, and hit repeat.
We share our guests’ passions, providing insider access to what’s new and what’s next. Moderation is not in our vocabulary and we know that lust for life demands more, not less. W guests soak it in and live each day with a mantra: Detox.Retox.Repeat. If you’re ready to create the energetic W scene that is magnetic to everyday disruptors around the world, then we invite you to explore a career with W Hotels.
Join our team as Assistant Chief Engineer at the W Amsterdam where design, music and fashion connect to our guests and create an extraordinary dynamic for the city of canals.
Split across two unique buildings, a former Telephone Exchange building and a Bank, W Amsterdam is an intriguing design mix of heritage and contemporary where nights never end and the pulse is set high with a full calendar of exclusive W Happenings.
A magnificent icon where our guests step inside the W Amsterdam and go straight to the top and check in at our rooftop W Living Room. Experience the innovative design and luxury of our 238 stylish guestrooms, including 25 suites, three WOW suites and two lavish Extreme WOW Suites.
Get in on the fun and transform your dreams into reality. Apply now and Deliver Whatever/Whenever to our guests, Connect to the Extraordinary & Surround yourself with what’s new/next.
Located near Dam Square, W Amsterdam is right in the heart of the city, just steps from the iconic canal district with its vibrant restaurants, bars and nightlife scene and an easy stroll to the boutiques of the 9 Streets district.
As "Talent" you represent the W lifestyle to our guests. You are the heart inside the brand - you bring it to life. We don't call W employees "Talent" for nothing. Creative. Exciting. Innovative. W Talent are naturally attracted to the Brand - they "get it"! W Talent are as unique as the brand itself, and cultivate the witty, whimsical, cool W environment. We push the envelope, raise the bar, and strive to be the best.
If you are the right candidate, you are someone who enjoys a challenge. You thrive from working in a high pressure and high volume environment and can think and act quickly if need be. You are a team player and enjoy building relationships with colleagues as well as outside of the hotel. You generally have a work hard/play hard attitude to life and you enjoy having fun at work as well.
Assists department head in managing budget, capital expenditures, preventative maintenance and energy conservation. Accountable for maintaining the building and grounds with particular attention towards safety, security and asset protection. Assigns, tracks and follows up on status of work assigned to staff and contractors. Helps to increase guest and employee satisfaction through effective communications and training.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/electrical/plumbing and experience in maintenance of swimming pools.
2-year degree from an accredited university in Building and Construction, Engineering, Mechanics, or related major; 2 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/electrical/plumbing and experience in maintenance of swimming pools.
CORE WORK ACTIVIITES
Supporting management of Property Operations
Supervises distribution of repair work orders.
Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
Assists in effectively planning, scheduling and evaluating preventative maintenance programs.
Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees.
Monitors timeliness and quality of completion of repair work orders.
Supervises Engineering and related areas in absence of the Director of Engineering.
Assists in managing the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment, electrical and life safety systems.
Ensures that regular on-going communication occurs with employees in order to create awareness of business objectives, communicate expectations and recognize performance.
Recommends or arranges for additional services such as painting, repair work, renovations, and the replacement of furnishings and equipment.
Selects and order or purchase new equipment, supplies, and furnishings.
Supervises the day to day operations of Engineering and related departments.
Maintaining Property Standards
Familiar with the maintenance of swimming pools, you would make sure that the water is in a good and safe conditions, you should service and check the daily measurements of all swimming pools, spas and hot tubs at the hotel. Maintaining and cleaning of the filtering and purification equipment which is used for the pools. Additionally maintain the pool area in a clean, orderly fashion while assuring all pool safety rules and regulations are enforced
Inspect and evaluate the physical condition of facilities in order to determine the type of work required.
Maintains accurate logs and records as required.
Operates generators and fire pumps as necessary.
Provides emergency response services 24/7.
Repairs equipment (e.g., refrigeration, laundry) as necessary.
Ensures all employees have the proper supplies, equipment and uniforms.
Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service
Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement.
Sets a positive example for guest relations.
Conducting Human Resources Activities
Helps train employees in safety procedures.
Supports a departmental orientation program for employees to receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job.
Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position.
Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process.
Assists as needed in the interviewing and hiring of employee team members with the