DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING – Hyatt Hotels Corporation – Amsterdam

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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“I believe successful people are the ones who take the initiative to learn, unlearn and relearn. It’s important to constantly challenge your knowledge and step out of your comfort zone.”

“I believe successful people are the ones who take the initiative to learn, unlearn and relearn. It’s important to constantly challenge your knowledge and step out of your comfort zone.”

Peggy Focheux Duval: Director of Learning & Development, France

Hyatt is a global hospitality brand with one driving purpose: to care for people so they can be their best. Through listening, noticing others and extending meaningful gestures, we consistently deliver distinct experiences that demonstrate how a little understanding goes a long way.

Are you ready to share this purpose?

Because we are looking for a Director of Engineering!

Andaz means “personal style” in Hindi. Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht means, five-star creative luxury in the heart of Amsterdam, expressed through local experiences, art & design and picture-perfect drinking and dining, in a playful Dutch-inspired environment.


· Confidence, energy and cleverness, with substantial technical knowledge;

· Eager to take on the challenge of leading the Engineering team of the hotel;

· A team player with a hands-on mentality, positive attitude, enthusiasm and pro-activism;

· A problem-solver who likes to take on challenges;

· Someone who ensures a safe environment and efficient hotel operations;

What does the ROLE entail?

· Planning, organizing and controlling engineering activities, ensuring a high standard and excellent service;

· Coordinating and monitoring the entire workload of the Engineering colleagues, duly delegating tasks to each Assistant Engineering Manager on site as needed;

· Performing regular generation of forecasts, reports and statistics;

· Conducting regular site walks, overseeing daily tasks for compliance & legislation;

· Making incident reports for health & safety and security;

· Ensure diligent maintenance and certification of all building equipment, adhering to local legislative requirements;

· Implement and maintain control measures to guarantee equipment functionality and compliance standards;

· Play an integral role in achieving Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) targets within the organization;

· Monitor and optimize energy consumption strategies in alignment with ESG goals;

· Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of city-specific ESG requirements and regulations and collaborate with relevant stakeholders to ensure the organization’s adherence to local ESG targets;

· Assisting team in their work as needed, carrying out repairs and maintenance works;

· Ensuring effective energy conservation measures in areas of operations;

· Ensuring fire, life and safety systems are operational, performing related emergency procedures;

· Diagnosing malfunctions in systems and components and rectify defects;

· Participating in the selection and development of the Engineering colleagues in consultation with the Human Resources Department.

What’s in it for YOU?

· A great place to work in lovely Amsterdam center. In the middle of the iconic Prinsengracht canal.

· An entry into Hyatt, a place where we care for people so they can be their best;

· 12 free nights at Hyatt hotels globally every year and 20% Discounts at our F&B outlets and special discounts at our Spa

· A guest experience in your own city with a complimentary overnight stay, cocktails & dinner for two;

· Travel Allowance, starting from a 5 kilometers travel distance from the hotel.

“Our purpose is to care for people so they can be their best – and we believe wellbeing is the ultimate realization of our purpose”

· To support our colleagues mental wellbeing we provide access to “Headspace App” for all employees, free of charge as Hyatt’s wellbeing assessment tool “Hyatt Well-Check”

· Social Activities; Team building outings, Sports/wellbeing activities

· Hotel gym access


“Careers at Hyatt don’t have to follow a traditional career ladder or path with one pace and following only one direction. Rather, they can be customized and adapted based an employee’s individual circumstances and take the form of a career lattice”

· International working experience with future international transfer happily facilitated.

· Personal development plan, in order to reach your full potential.

· A wide range of development tools through the Hyatt Learning platform for all colleagues. From E-Learnings to classroom sessions, Hyatt provides different solutions, depending on how you learn best (Example: Excel courses, Leadership series etc.).


“Inclusion and diversity are at the core of our purpose – we care for people so they can be their best – and we are deeply involved in actions that create a culture of opportunity for all”

· An International team of over 25 different nationalities

· Focus on Diversity, Equity and inclusion within our team. Through employee support groups (HyPride & Women@Hyatt), workshop and classroom trainings.



· At least two years’ experience as Engineering Manager, ideally in the Hospitality industry;

· A relevant university degree in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering and/or Facility Management;

· Excellent knowledge of the technical field and very familiar with Hotel specific challenges;

· Proven experience in facilities maintenance and regulatory compliance;

· Strong understanding of ESG principles and their application in a corporate setting;

· Familiarity with local legislation regarding building equipment certification and compliance;

· Excellent communication skills to liaise with internal and external stakeholders effectively;

· Great administrative skills, paired with strong leadership and a service-oriented mindset;

· Good language and communication skills in English and preferably in Dutch;

Does the above describe you, the way you love to work and the people you want to work with?

If the answer is YES, then please apply by sharing your CV and informing us all the reasons why WE are what YOU are looking for.

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