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Chief Engineer - Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay (Pre-opening)


West Bay Doha, QA

Property Name:  Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay
Req Id:  12235

Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay is now seeking a Chief Engineer to join our team in Doha, Qatar.

Job Summary

The Chief Engineer is responsible for all administrative, financial and operating aspects of the hotel as they directly relate to the Engineering division.   He / She will manage all aspects of maintenance staff on a daily basis. He / She will direct, coordinate, perform routine, preventive and emergency interior/exterior maintenance and repairs to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of hotel operations.


Main Duties

  • Supervises and trains all Engineering staff in Customer Service, Empowerment and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Creates, approves and posts all Engineering staff schedules according to Wyndham standards.
  • Creates and adheres to annual budget for department.
  • Develops financial forecasts and actively participates in monthly profit/loss review meetings.
  • Develops and implements plans to maintain property, equipment, grounds and other assets in an acceptable state of repair.
  • Ensures the hotel is in compliance with all local and federal laws.
  • Creates and implements a preventative maintenance program for all hotel equipment.
  • Ensures that room maintenance requests are handled in a prompt and courteous manner.
  • Follows up on all alarms immediately to determine the exact location and cause.  Determines emergency status and report findings to Front Desk.  Takes immediate action as necessary.
  • Assists as necessary with special projects and renovations.

Other Duties

  • Participates in periodic inspection of the entire property.
  • Monitors present and future trends, systems and practices in hotel technology and recommends justifiable future actions.
  • Receives and analyses feedback information from other administration departments in his hotel for recommending to the General Manager new policies and procedures for economical operation and maintenance.
  • Participates with the General Manager to review and make recommendations on the annual budgets of his hotels. Reviews proposed capital expenditure authorization requests
  • Investigates and recommend sources when local purchasing of contract services, equipment, parts and supplies may be required.
  • Provides functional assistance and direction to engineering personnel.
  • Coordinates with all other departments.
  • Coordinates and supervises contractors.

Human Resources

  • Responsible for HR leadership of direct reports and their teams (recruitment and selection, performance management (Appraisal/PDP), team member development and motivation, counselling / disciplinary issues.
  • Maintain and enhance the open door policy to all team members providing advice and guidance when needed in regards to their issues or concerns and/or grievances
  • Ensure 100% compliance with all mandatory training for departments; as well as the Departmental Trainers positively encouraged
  • Control the LTO in your department in conjunction with the DHR to ensure that any areas of concern and monitored and rectified.
  • Conduct regular coaching sessions with HOD’s to further develop both their technical and management skills.
  • Conduct interviews for all Supervisory and HOD positions
  • Review manning and re-recruitment of all positions
  • Talent Reviews are alive and active and the target audience know why they are so important
  • Ensure that you dine in the team member restaurant at least three times a week and provide DHR feedback
  • Support WeCom with quarterly People, Community and Sustainability engagement events.


  • To conduct or chair regular communication meetings with team(s) and actively participate in relevant business meetings to facilitate effective communication.
  • Conducted weekly documented 121’s with all direct reports
  • Share all relevant information with GM in weekly 121’s
  • Monthly HOD Meeting
  • Weekly Exec Com Meeting
  • Quarterly all Hotel Meeting
  • Monthly Business Review Meeting


  • Prepare the expenses budget in conjunction with HOD’s
  • Ensure vacation, PH and lieu days are used to the needs of the business
  • Review with the DoF/DHR the payroll figures and challenge the HOD’s with regards to over spending and casual usage


  • Train and develop the team and provide support when required
  • Ensure all direct reports have an PDP to achieve their goals
  • Ensure that effective communication flow is maintained at all times
  • Actively participate in the community involvement projects and initiatives together with the hotel’s management team
  • Maintaining a business environment based on the Code of Conduct and Company Vision


  • Technical Capacity
  • Business acumen
  • Communication proficiency
  • Problem solving and analysis
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to details 

Alongside these key competencies, the incumbent of the role will be required to demonstrate the fundamentals of the company’s Count on Me! service culture to be responsive, respectful and deliver a great experience


  • 5-10 years in as a Chief Engineer or Director of Engineering
  • University, Bachelor in electrical/Engineering in or any relevant field
  • Experience working for branded hotel
  • Pre-opening Experiencein GCC region


Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.

Job Location: Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay, West Bay Doha, Diplomatic Area, Plot number 2003, Doha, Doha  66626
Employment Status: Full-time

Employment Disclaimer

In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts performs recruiting and hiring functions on behalf of the owner. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotels & Resorts where Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is serving only as the recruiter and will not be my actual employer.

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.