more than a month
Edinburgh - Scotland
State / City:
Job Number 23071421
Job Category Engineering & Facilities
Location Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa Edinburgh, 1 Festival Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom VIEW ON MAP
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? N
Relocation? N
Position Type Management

The Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh require an experienced Chief Engineer to manage and maintain the Hotel and Spa facility, including the physical building structure, all plant and FF&E, and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programs. The role combines both project management and project support responsibilities. You will ensure that all legal requirements are complied with, and that budgetary goals are met. The position is also responsible for the safety and security of guests and associates of the Hotel, especially in relation to Fire & Life Safety, Evacuation and Security issues. You will ensure full compliance with, and implementation of, UK Fire & Life Safety Legislation, plus Corporate and Hotel policies and procedures.

Duties Include:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the Engineering team to ensure smooth operation of hotel & Spa
  • Assist to prepare all Capital Project Releases and co-ordinate all related work.
  • Prepare technical data, bidding, project work, alterations for the property, having knowledge of building regulations and codes.
  • Project documentation, project briefs
  • Risk and issues management, quality checks
  • Project planning, resource allocation and monitoring, budget management
  • Project communication, project board meetings and communication plans
  • Prepare, update and implement Standard Operating Procedures within the department.
  • Prepare department manpower schedules in accordance with the business demands of the hotel. Oversee daily and weekly rosters.
  • Design, maintain and ensure the planned preventative maintenance programme for the building, plant and equipment is operational to maintain a high level of guest comfort and safety.
  • Key relationship and communication with major stakeholders
  • Ensure work schedules are prioritized in accordance with guest needs.
  • Ensure that CAFM system is fully utilized by the team and hotel departments.
  • Ensure supervision and control of line staff and contractors are effective to ensure optimum performance, efficient and safe working procedures, meeting all legislative standards.
  • Responsible for reviewing, revising, updating and implementing Security and Safety procedures
  • Conduct regular Fire Safety inspections within the buildings, liaising with the Fire Department as necessary; ensuring fire doors / corridors are effective and safe.
  • Implement and actively supervise the hotel’s energy management programme.
  • Oversee water treatment accordance with L8 Compliance

    Person Specification


    • HND/HNC Engineering or Electrical.
    • Professional qualification in Engineering or Electrical vocation.
    • Prince 2 project management
    • Pool plant operators course
    • NEBOSH certificate level


      • Five to seven years in a major hotel, hospital, or building, in a managerial / supervisory capacity.
        •    Experience of managing people and the provision of both hard and soft facility services to a client.
        •    Qualification in a facilities/technical based discipline and experience of sub-contractor supervision is an advantage
        • Have a technical background in engineering possessing good knowledge of mechanical and electrical equipment
        •    Must have thorough knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems, power, water and gas supplies
        •    Be fully conversant with Microsoft Office particularly Excel and Outlook.
        •    Good understanding of Health & Safety and Compliance
        •    Must be flexible in assisting other managers/supervisors as required
        • Have an excellent understanding of fire safety and be familiar with legislative requirements

          Essential Personal Qualities:

          • Possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to communicate with individuals at all levels and handle difficult issues effectively with energy and diplomacy
            • Be flexible, proactive and customer focused.
              • Be deadline focused and performance driven.
              • Be dynamic and have the ability to enthuse people.
              • Be self-motivated and capable of working on their own initiative
              • Have previous experience of problem solving


                • A competitive salary plus an annual bonus based on hotel performance
                • 28 days holiday each year, including bank holidays, this increases up to a maximum of 33 days (pro rata) after further service
                • Worldwide employee and friends & family hotel room rates plus a complimentary overnight stay with Spa access (for you and a plus 1) on the night of your induction
                • 50% off all F&B outlets within the hotel and 20% F&B discount in other Marriott hotels
                • Discounts off your supermarket shop, other shopping and experiences through our Marriott Benefit Hub
                • 50% off Spa Treatments and complimentary gym membership within our One Spa
                • Complimentary space in the hotel car park
                •  24/7 and employee healthcare plan with access to Mental Healthcare first aiders
                • Private medical insurance with option to add your family
                • Opportunities for career progression and to transfer around the world plus opportunities to get involved in our charitable and community activities
                • Many more benefits however most importantly, we’ll help you grow, and develop you as an individual
                    Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

                  When you join the Sheraton family, you become a member of its global community. We’ve been a place to gather and connect since 1937. At Sheraton, associates create a sense of belonging in more than 400 communities around the world. We welcome guests through engaging experiences and thoughtful service. If you’re a team player who is excited to deliver a meaningful guest experiences, we encourage you to explore your next career opportunity with Sheraton.