Job Description

Overall Job Purpose

  • Provides a high level of property maintenance knowledge.
  • Position has overall responsibility for maintaining the building, grounds and physical plant with particular attention towards safety, security and asset protection.
  • Accountable for managing the budget, capital expenditure projects, preventative maintenance and energy conservation.
  • Develops and implements strategies that will deliver products and services, which meet or exceed the needs and expectations of guests and employees while maximizing the financial performance.
  • Responsible for maintaining standards and regulatory requirements. Leads the emergency response team for all facility issues.

Skills Required


  • Critical thinking
  • Analytical Skills
  • Strong math’s skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solver
  • Positive approach

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Fluent in both English and French
  • Strong understanding of engineering and maintenance
  • Internationally experienced
  • Technical training in HVAC-R/Electrical/Plumbing

Candidate profile

Education and Experience

Minimum 4-year experience in similar role in comparable property with sizeable rooms and meeting spaces.


  • Has demonstrated the ability to always work on behalf of Guests
  • Has demonstrated the ability to work with other Team Members
  • Successful track record of working in a collaborative/matrixed environment

Principal Accountabilities

Managing Engineering Operations and Budgets

  • Work with property team to determine how Engineering is performing against budget and highlights areas of concern to leadership.
  • Manage the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment and electrical systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Administer service contracts to support property needs.
  • Ensure fire crew has complete understanding of all procedures, equipment and alarms.
  • Coach and support leadership team to effectively manage controllable expenses (e.g., wages, heat, light and power, water consumption, tools and equipment, grounds keeping supplies, uniforms, vendors, service agreements, inventory, etc.).
  • Manage and control heat, light and power.
  • Develop an engineering operating strategy that is aligned with the property/brand’s business strategy.
  • Develop and manage Engineering budget.
  • Ensure integration of departmental goals in game plans.
  • Oversee execution of long-term preventative maintenance and 10-year asset protection plans.
  • Review financial reports and statements to determine how Engineering is performing against budget.
  • Address potential areas of concern and proposing solutions to owners in a proactive manner.
  • Communicate a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results.
  • Supervise construction to ensure timely completion of projects within budgetary guidelines.

Maintaining Engineering Standards

  • Ensure compliance with state, local and federal regulations.
  • Maintain property life & safety systems (e.g., firefighting equipment, sprinkler systems, and alarm systems).
  • Ensure building and equipment licenses, permits and certifications are current.
  • Ensure property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

Managing Profitability

  • Manage areas of operation to budget by reviewing operating statements, budget worksheets and payroll progress reports.
  • Monitor and manage the payroll function.
  • Manage department’s controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.
  • Participate in the development of department’s capital expenditure goals; manages projects as needed.
  • Participate in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility.
  • Prepare weekly and period end P&L critiques.
  • Understand the impact of department’s operation on the overall property financial goals; educate staff on details as appropriate.
  • Review and manage controllable expenses such as, heat, light, power, water consumption, tools and equipment, grounds keeping supplies, uniforms, vendors, service agreements, etc.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Ensure employees are treated fairly and equitably.
  • Ensure disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process.
  • Utilize employee feedback and an “open door” policy to identify and address employee problems or concerns in a timely manner.
  • Celebrates successes by publicly recognizing the contributions of team members.
  • Resolve guest problems and complaints.
  • Bring issues to the attention of Human Resources as necessary.
  • Ensure that regular on-going communication takes place throughout the engineering operation to communicate daily operations activities, set expectations and create awareness of business objectives.

Candidate Profile


About Cardo Brussels Hotel:

Located within the heart of Europe and one of the Brussel's most vibrant areas, Cardo Brussels Hotel is the new and trendy landmark in the neighborhood and the most distinctive luxury lifestyle hotel in the city, catering to both selective leisure guests and business travelers. The hotel will offer contemporary wellness and dining experiences, 532 stylish rooms & suites, as well as 1500m2 of MICE facilities and amenities.

About Cardo Brand:

Cardo is a brand built on a culture of emotional intelligence and sublime hospitality, designing experiential places for individual wellbeing and corporate culture optimization. Our purpose is to make city breaks and workcations less apologetic, more purposeful and tuned to the self

  • Address:Brussels, Belgium
  • Company Size: +550 Rooms
  • Website: Visit now
  • Published:29 September 2021
  • Job Poster:Hospitality Jobs

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