macdonald and company
macdonald and company

AVP/ VP Engineering S-East Asia & Australia

  1. Permanent
  2. Singapore

Responsibilities Include


    • Driving and overseeing hotel Engineering functions towards highest performance delivery on operations, maintenance, engineering management, energy and environmental sustainability.
    • Driving group Engineering and Fire Life Safety (FLS) Standards.
    • Ensure hotels utilise adequate resources to implement Engineering services.
    • Monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures, recommends within departmental policy appropriate service and staffing levels.
    • Participate in the development and administration of the Engineering Division annual budget and forecast that needed and to implement adjustments.
    • Manage and participate in the preparation and review of variety of reports for long-range engineering projects.
    • Interview candidates for Director of Engineering positions.
    • Maintain and update effective Energy Management and Maintenance Management Guidelines for use by existing hotels. Monitor implementation of these by the hotels and advise relevant parties where there are deficiencies.
    • Evaluate and make recommendations on annual mechanical and electrical services capital expenditure budgets submitted by hotels.
    • Monitor that all hotel mechanical and electrical services are audited a minimum of once per year in accordance with established SLIM guidelines.
    • Establish / implement a structured and coordinated training process in conjunction with SLIM-HR and Global Academy to ensure proper succession planning for Level 1 / 2 / 3 Engineering and FLS Staff.
    • Assist in the pre-opening period of new hotels & renovation projects for the mechanical and electrical services. Establish manning levels and set HEOS requirements for the Engineering Division.
    • Provide feedback on problems and propose solutions arising from current projects during the design and construction phase.
    • Conduct site inspections and report on progress, including areas of concern related to the mechanical and electrical installation and associated works.
    • Provide support to ensure that the Testing and Commissioning is properly implemented.
    • Provide support to ensure that soft and grand openings activities are properly implemented.

Innovations and Quality Assurance

  • Develop and update all Group Standards such as Engineering and FLS Manuals etc.
    • Support hotels to review feasibility studies on specific hotel related engineering projects.
    • Monitor present and forecast future trends, systems and practices in hotel mechanical and electrical services technology. Recommend actions for implementation in new hotels.
    • Participate in professional group meetings and stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of engineering.
    • Conduct site inspections and report on progress, including areas of concern related to the mechanical and electrical installation and associated works
    • Support hotels to review, evaluate and approve mechanical and electrical concepts submitted by consultants or contractors.


  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience, preferably in real estate, retail or hospitality industries
  • Ability to travel across South East Asia & Australasia
  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent qualifications

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