Team Leader – Engineering – Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

at Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts
Published March 7, 2024
Location Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Category Engineering / MEP  
Job Type Full-time  


United Arab Emirates


About Jumeirah & the Hotel

For more than two decades, Jumeirah Group, a member of Dubai Holding, has been making a distinct mark on the global hospitality with its unwavering Stay Different™ brand promise. Its award-winning destinations, such as the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, position service beyond expectations, signature dining experiences and artful surroundings at the heart of every guest experience.

Today, Jumeirah operates a world-class portfolio of 26 properties across the Middle East, Europe and Asia, and employs over 9,000 colleagues, representing over 120 nationalities. As Jumeirah continues to expand its global portfolio and scale up its operations to the next level of growth, we remain fully committed to developing and empowering our colleagues to excel in world-class environments.

Jumeirah is committed to embedding equality, diversity and inclusion in all its practices, embracing a culture that celebrates diversity.

Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a luxurious beachside resort located on the west crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. The interior of the resort is inspired by the ancient palaces of Turkey and features hand-painted finishings, Turkish artworks and stunning murals inspired by the Golden Age of the Ottoman Empire. The resort offers 405 rooms and suites, 38 Royal Residences and the award-winning Talise Ottoman Spa, one of the largest and most luxurious spas in the Middle East. The resort offers Sinbad’s Kids Club complete with splash park, nightlife destination Music Hall and a collection of eight diverse restaurants which offer a vibrant selection of culinary experiences. The resort also offers motorised and non-motorised water sports, complete with private jetty offering shuttle boat transfers to and from the main-land of Dubai.

About the Job:

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Engineering Team Leader in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. The main duties and responsibilities of this role are:

  • Leading and supervising a team of engineering technicians or maintenance personnel. This involves assigning tasks, providing guidance, and ensuring that work is completed efficiently and effectively.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and repair of all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems within the hotel property. This includes HVAC systems, elevators, generators, fire safety equipment, and more.
  • Developing and implementing a preventive maintenance program to ensure that all equipment and systems are regularly inspected, serviced, and maintained to prevent breakdowns and ensure guest comfort and safety.
  • Identifying and troubleshooting problems with building systems and equipment, and coordinating repairs as needed to minimize downtime and disruption to hotel operations.
  • Liaising with external vendors and contractors for specialized repairs and maintenance services that cannot be handled internally. This involves obtaining quotes, negotiating contracts, and overseeing the quality of work performed.
  • Ensuring that all building systems and equipment comply with relevant safety regulations and building codes. This includes conducting regular safety inspections and maintaining accurate records.
  • Providing training and development opportunities for team members to enhance their skills and knowledge in maintenance and engineering practices.
  • Responding to emergency situations such as power outages, floods, or other building emergencies promptly and effectively to minimize disruptions and ensure the safety of guests and staff.
  • Collaborating with other departments, such as housekeeping and front desk, to ensure that guest requests for maintenance and repairs are addressed promptly and to the satisfaction of guests.

About You:

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following experience and qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field
  • A minimum 3 years of experience in a maintenance or engineering role, preferably in a hospitality or similar environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in using computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS)
  • Proficiency in troubleshooting and repairing mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems HVAC systems, boilers, elevators, fire alarm systems, and water treatment systems.

About the Benefits:

We offer an attractive tax-free salary, paid in Dirhams (AED), the local currency of the UAE. In addition, we offer generous F&B benefits, reduced hotel rates across our properties globally, excellent leave and health care package, flight allowance, life insurance, functional incentives and other employee benefits making the role attractive to high performers and any applicant looking for career with one of the most luxurious brands in the hospitality industry.

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