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Chief Engineer

Melia White House

Location: London, NW1


Whatever story you choose, you are the star


At Meliá Hotels International, you have the power to create your future. For us, the most important thing is your talent: We share the passion that makes you put your heart into everything you do, day after day. We are by your side to help you go beyond your limits, to celebrate every victory with you. Because together, we are the stars of our own stories.


At Meliá Hotels & Resorts we put our soul and our passion into everything we do so that our guests can live a unique experience, full of the warmth and the hospitality that are so typical of our Spanish origin. If you have an eye for detail and wish to improve yourself every day in an environment which stands out for its personalized customer service, if you enjoy working for a stylish urban or leisure hotel brand, if you want to be part of a team of people who are passionate about what they do… Then you belong at Meliá


We have an amazing opportunity for a Chief Engineer to join Melia White House Hotel.


You will be responsible for overseeing the daily operation of the Maintenance Department. In addition you will be in charge of managing, developing and coaching a team of 15 with the assistance of an Assistant Maintenance Manager.



Some of your responsibilities will include:


* Maintaining and understanding all mechanical equipment in the plant rooms such as Boilers, Chillers, Pumps, Vessels, Heat exchangers, Inverters, etc.

* To ensure a thorough working knowledge of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 specifically relating to the main area of duty.

* To ensure a thorough knowledge of the Fire Precautions Act 1974 and that the hotel conforms to necessary requirements.

* To ensure a thorough knowledge of the 1989 Electricity at Work Act.

* To ensure all policies with regards to lifts, Fire Alarm systems and pressure vessels are maintained in accordance with insurance requirements.

* Have a fully understanding of the services of the building including hot and cold water services, Drains and sewage and electrical and gas installations.

* To work closely with the Resident Manager and the Financial Controller with regard to all aspects of maintenance functions and control of expenditure.

* 5 days out of 7 worked, however you must be prepared for out of hours call outs, as and when necessary, due to emergencies that may arise unexpectedly. The hotel operates a 24-hour cover system between three maintenance team members.


If you have worked in a similar role previously, in a large building with multiple outlets, we would love to hear from you!




Recognition schemes, pension, “refer a friend” bonuses.

29 days’ holiday including 8 public holidays.

Meals on duty, dry-cleaning, season ticket loans.

Healthcare, Perkbox discounts.

Development including cross-training, development programmes and language classes.

Social events and paid volunteering.

Discounts for you, friends and family to stay at Meliá worldwide

Competitive salary


What will it be like to work for Meliá?


Meliá Hotels International is unique among the 20 largest international hotel groups in having an origin in leisure and the ideal size to combine exceptional hospitality with management that is efficient and close to its stakeholders.


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, religion, age or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a global company.