Assistant Chief Engineer

Douro Valley, Portugal
Six Senses Douro Valley
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Scope of Work

As Assistant Chief Engineer, I fully comprehend the vision of Six Senses to help people reconnect with

themselves, others and the world around them, plus our values of local sensitivity and global sensibility,

crafted experiences, emotional hospitality, responsible and caring, fun and quirky and pioneering

wellness. By embracing the Six Senses vision and values, I will deliver an exceptional experience for

guests and develop hosts to be the very best they can be.

I will fully embrace, implement and safeguard the overall Wellness philosophy, concepts and programs

such as Sleep With Six Senses, Eat With Six Senses and Grow With Six Senses platforms. I will make sure

that all wellness brand initiatives are fully embraced within the Engineering department.

Sustainability is at the core of everything we do at Six Senses. As Assistant Chief Engineer, I will ensure

all directives on environmental protection and preservation, re-usage and minimum wastage,

purchasing and packaging such as the abolition of single-use plastic by 2022, social responsibility and

all other practices documented in the Sustainability Guidelines are followed in the department to

maintain a harmonious and sensitive approach to our environment and cultural surroundings.

In this role, I will assume full responsibility for the efficient operation of the Engineering department

including landscape and gardening, plant and equipment, technical work, carpentry, sustainability, fire

and safety systems and a preventative maintenance program to provide exceptional products and

services within brand operating standards. I will also ensure that rostering and manning are adequate

to meet the requirements, plus organize external contractors as required.

By keeping abreast of industry trends and practices and updating knowledge and skills to improve the

product and service offering, I will continually focus on improving maintenance and engineering

practices to ensure the product remains in optimal order and in keeping with Six Senses wellness and

sustainability practices.

Interaction and communications between departments under my control and other departments within

the resort are clear and effectively maintained to support the smooth running of the resort. I will perform

any additional duties given to me by the Chief Engineer / General Manager. Qualification : To execute the position of Assistant Chief Engineer, I have the required qualifications, technical skills

and experience in a similar or greater role in luxury hotels with proven results. I possess a minimum of

a bachelor’s degree in Engineering in either Mechanical or Electrical disciplines and more than ten years’

experience in a similar hotel engineering role.

I am a personally involved, visible and proactive leader with excellent organizational skills, capable of

providing focused direction and continuing to maintain the property’s prominent position within the

market. I possess a well-developed capability for strategic decision-making and a track record of proven


In terms of maintenance management, I have an intuitive sense of product and service quality, a passion

for excellence and an understanding of the sophisticated needs of the luxury customer.

My financial acumen positions me as a business savvy leader with demonstrated financial

understanding and interpretation of reports plus cost and inventory control. Accommodation Provided : No Benefit : Health Insurance


All Six Senses Benefits for Management positions

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