Splendid Family - Chief Engineer (2129)

Chief Engineer

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  • Position Commitment:
    Full Time
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  • Salary:
    35000 - 40000
Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer, York

The Chief Engineer at The Grand offers a wonderful opportunity to maintain a beautiful Grade II listed building. You will be responsible for the general maintenance of the property, upkeep of its facilities including the Spa, and will not only lead the maintenance team but will ensure H&S compliance for the Hotel; ensuring jobs are completed efficiently and that guest expectation is met during their stay.

What we can offer you:

We want our team to enjoy coming to work, so providing a friendly and supportive environment is our main priority. You’ll develop personally and professionally through meeting, and working with, people from all over the world as we create memorable guest experiences together. For those keen to further their experience, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the business with various career options. In addition, on offer:

  • A fantastic place to work!
  • 31 days holiday
  • Automatic enrolment into a workplace pension scheme
  • Heavily discounted hotel stays and food & beverage discounts
  • Amazing high street and lifestyle savings for you and your family
  • Uniform
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program for you and your family
  • A tailored development programme

About us:

Built in 1906, The Grand is York’s only five-star hotel. Located within York’s ancient city walls and with views of York Minster, the hotel holds an enviable and proud position in the city and local community. It’s a three-minute walk from the train station.

Once the Headquarters of the North East Railway Company, our magnificent building is bursting with original features and all the grandeur of its former life as the “Palace of Business” – making it a truly beautiful and inspiring place to work!

Along with our 207 guest rooms, There’s the award-winning Rise Restaurant, Bar & Terrace, a state-of-the-art Cookery School (opened 2019), the 1906 Bar & Lounge, our executive White Rose Lounge, an atmospheric spa and stunning meeting and event spaces. Every day is different and memorable at The Grand and for the right person, the opportunities are endless.

If you would like to be a part of the best “Large Hotel in Yorkshire” as awarded by Welcome to Yorkshire, apply now!

Your role in our family:

Key responsibilities and experience required for your role: 

  • Carry out (or when necessary, organise) repair works for any damages and maintain all types of equipment and the overall property within the usual budget constraints. This includes overseeing work conducted by external contractors.
  • Complete the daily jobs list and preventative maintenance schedules
  • Ensure all risk assessments have been carried out and updated for all operations
  • Leads the Maintenance team including allocating responsibilities to them
  • Be responsible for health and safety on property and manage all H&S related aspects (maintaining all H&S paperwork, conducting monthly H&S meetings etc)
  • Have experience within a hotel or other service industry in a maintenance supervisory or managerial capacity
  • Have experience in decorating, plumbing and electrical work
  • Be computer literate
  • Be organised and systematic


What happens next:

Does this role suit your skill set? Apply now, this takes seconds, you’ll just need to provide some contact details along with a CV.  Next, we’ll review your details, and if successful we’ll invite you to meet one of the team to learn more about you, your experience and let us tell more about the Splendid group.

The Splendid Group is an equal opportunities employercommitted to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.


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Grand Hotel, York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, YO1 6GD
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