Chief Engineer

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.

Chief Engineer Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Chief Engineer to join our team.


  • Identify and introduce environmentally-friendly systems and equipment;
  • Communicate with Housekeeping to coordinate and prioritize maintenance activities for Guest rooms and public areas;
  • Maintenance of all hotel fixtures and fittings to ensure they are in safe condition and take action when any unsafe situations arise;
  • Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned;
  • Conduct lift emergency release procedures as required;
  • Prepare Capital and Repairs and Maintenance budgets for Engineering;
  • Develop, implement, and direct all emergency programs;
  • Ensure good relationships are built with internal and external customers;
  • Develop, implement and manage energy conservation programs for the property to minimize expenses;
  • Perform daily checks around the hotel;
  • Is directly responsible for the operation of the engine room and any maintenance of machinery on board the vessel;
  • Determines the volume of oil, fuel, water and lube required for each cruise and ensures that substantial quantities of each is on board;
  • Ensures the disposal of sludge, bilge waters, oily waters and exhausted oils in accordance with national and international regulations;
  • Maintains updated inventory for any spare parts, extra fuel and oil;
  • Works closely with their primary assistant for general daily operations in the engine room.


  • Flexibility to respond to a range of different work situations;
  • Good Communication Skills;
  • Previous experience of facilities management;
  • Exposure to budgeting and basic accounting;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Excellent grooming standards;
  • Advanced knowledge of building management/engineering;
  • Ability to work on their own;
  • A degree in Engineering or similar;
  • A recognised medical certification is required before starting to work on board;
  • Excellent team management abilities;
  • Fluent English, oral and written. Any additional European language is considered an advantage (Italian, Portuguese, German, Spanish and French);
  • Master’s degree or Polytechnic degree of technical ship operations;
  • Problem Solving;
  • Possess a valid passport and when possible a seaman book copy.