Douala is Cameroon’s largest city and is the commercial and economic capital of the CEMAC region. Having the largest port and a major international airport, it handles most of the country’s exports such as oil, cocoa, coffee, timber, metals and fruit.
We are recruiting a Chief Engineer for a hotel which to become the new benchmark in hospitality in the region by the end of 2020.
This existing property has been under renovation for the last 2 years and will open its doors as a brand new 4-star hotel.
It will count 115 newly refurbished bedrooms, contemporary public areas, 3 F&B outlets, meeting facilities for up to 150 guests, a swimming pool and fitness centre.
The Chief Engineer is at the heart of the hotel making sure that everything mechanical and electrical works 24 hours a day.
He ensures that the building and its assets are maintained, repairs get taken care of, the landscaping looks immaculate and any DIY jobs are carried out promptly.
Teamwork with other departments in order to minimize disturbances are a prerequisite to succeed.
You must have outstanding planning skills along with sound technical knowledge on air conditioning, plumbing, carpentry, painting, electrical and mechanical aspects.
Being a problem solver along with flexibility, excellent communication skills and able to work with a budget is a basic requirement.
As the hotel is in the final phases of the construction phase, the pre-opening experience will be vital.
If you speak French fluently will be an advantage but not a deal-breaker. Previous work experience in Africa will be a necessity though.
This is an opportunity to grow and establish yourself within a company that has various other business interests as well as plans to open more properties in the next few years.
The position comes with a competitive salary for the right candidate.
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You are expected to have a can-do attitude and show operational understanding and flexibility towards colleagues. Good command of French and English will be highly beneficial, and you must have worked in Africa previously in a similar position, preferably for an international hotel chain.