Chief Engineer – ME LISBON | Melia Hotels International

Job Description

Chief Engineer – ME LISBON



“The world is yours with Meliá” 


Joining Meliá is to embark on a journey without borders because the possibilities of growing and training here are endless. It is knowing that the world is yours and that you can work in many countries. And all with the feeling that you are part of a big family. 


It means knowing that you have started one of the most exciting journeys of your life, a journey in which inspiration will always accompany you. Do you dare to be the owner of your professional career in an inspiring world?


MISSION:Responsible for the maintenance of company assets, compliance with technical and legal obligations, achievement of maintenance and energy budgets, the Risks AIP and SAVE for the business unit for which they work.


ØDetects, consolidates and analyses engineering needs and opportunities in the hotel and provides feedback to both the GM and Engineering Partner.

Ø Together with the GM, responsible for the monitoring and control of any technical and legal standards applicable to facilities and buildings, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points), acting as a Preventative Resource for activities that involve risk, ensuring the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) of all staff and coordinating as required with external companies in OHS matters.

Ø Updates the data room with information on the hotels in the Operations Centre

Ø Attends unplanned inspections if they occur.

Ø Supervises the resolution of any technical or legal incidents

Ø Coordinates hotel teams and provides instructions for carrying out the activities in the Preventative Maintenance Plan

Ø Assigns and prioritises corrective maintenance duties, providing the instructions required for their implementation

Ø Analyses and monitors the key hotel energy and environmental indicators on a daily basis, supporting actions for their constant improvement

Ø Supervises the implementation of company policies and projects in matters related to energy use

Ø Reviews the Material Stocks in the hotel

Ø When required, authorises the purchase of technical products (replacement of low or medium cost materials), supervising their correct use and expenditure on said materials.

Ø Key user for the tools available (Smarkia, SgClima, Asernerval, etc.), monitoring hotel energy consumption and ensuring the proper use and performance of facilities.

Ø Analyses and prioritises hotel investment requests for the Risks AIP, collecting all the required authorisations according to MHI regulations

Ø Manages smaller investment projects in the Risks AIP and SAVE. Supervises the contract if works are carried out by an external supplier



Ø Participate in the preparation of their department’s budget according to the set guidelines.

Ø Follow up on the defined budget, ensure compliance with it, and report any deviations that may occur within the department to the Business Partner. Participate in the definition of the necessary corrective measures to minimise negative impacts and monitor them together with the Business Partner.

Ø Participate in the preparation of projections by providing information on their department.

Ø Analyse the reason for deviations, participate in the definition of corrective actions and promote the implementation of corrective actions within their department.

Ø Periodically, analyse the P&L of their department, review all departmental revenues and expenses, seek to maximise results and identify opportunities for improvement with the support of the Business Partner.

Ø They are aware of the hotel’s economic results, as well as the impact of their department on them. Convey detailed information to their team.

Ø To ensure the fulfilment of their department’s economic goals while being aware of the hotel’s economic goals, as well as their fulfilment. Convey information to their team, clearly.

Ø They are responsible for all orders, both for the purchase of materials and for the contracting of services, for their department, as well as for placing and confirming them in accordance with the established procedure.

Ø Control and monitoring of their area’s Operational PAI, respecting the timings set by the company.

Ø Ensure compliance with the applicable regulations in the daily processes of their department, which affect the department’s performance and internal control.

Ø Collaborate on departmental review points during audits and establish action plans to address the reported issues.

Ø Analyse and solve possible incidents that may arise within the department, which are reported through the cash and production control that is carried out daily by the administration department or MHS.

What are we looking for? 

  • Minimum 2/3 years of experience in the role 
  • High Level of Portuguese and English 
  • Engineering degree
  • Highly knowledgeable in all elements of hotel maintenance.
  • Handling energy efficiency tools
  •  Leadership, personnel management and decision-making skills.
  • Budget preparation and management ·
  • Preventive maintenance orientation · Energy efficiency oriented · Quality oriented · Customer service oriented




Because belonging to the great Meliá family is being VIP 


You will enjoy My MeliáRewards which is the exclusive loyalty programme for our employees with exclusive benefits and advantages. 


In addition, enjoy the My MeliáBenefits programme: with flexible remuneration, exclusive discounts on a variety of products and services, active and healthy lifestyles, and charitable initiatives. Be as proud to belong to Meliá as we are of you  


At Meliá we are all VIP 


Great professionals who make everyday life easier and exceptional. From the junior to the most senior, all of them have unique and important qualities that make working at Meliá an opportunity for constant growth and a passport to create your future wherever you want.  


Our warmth, proximity and passion for what we do make working at Meliá an unforgettable experience, full of emotional moments and always with the feeling that you belong to a big family where we have people like you, VIP People. 


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 are critical to our success as a global company. 


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