Director of Engineering

Azienda: Castelfalfi
Regione: Italia - Toscana
Località: Montaione
Data pubblicazione: 23 Febbraio 2024
Montaione Italia - Toscana

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Castelfalfi is a jewel set in the heart of Tuscany, a land historically rich in art, beauty and culinary traditions. Its hamlet, the Borgo and the whole Estate, are framed by the natural wonder of its green hills, surrounded by kilometers of vineyard and olive groves, warm sun and a light breeze. Castelfalfi is the perfect luxury hospitality destination for those who intend to get away from the rush of life and indulge in connection with nature and the many outdoor activities available on its premises. We couldn’t offer such an exceptional experience without our passionate Team Members, who stand at the heart of Castelfalfi emotional connection. If you are interested in joining such unique environment, we are looking for a qualified Director of Engineering, who will lead tenuta and resort Facility Management department and work alongside our Project & Design Division on the development of new accommodations.


– Ensure smooth operation and efficiency of the Facility Department, leading the Maintenance Team in the day-to-day operations of the estate and its business units, including its resort premisses, while respecting service standards, equipment, and work schedules

– Plan, direct, control, coordinate and participate in all areas and activities of the Facility department, liaising with our internal Project Division and their consultants (i.e. interior designers, architects, quantity surveyors, mechanical/electrical/plumbing engineers, lighting consultants, audio visual consultants and procurement agents)

– Develop and maintain effective administrative and communication systems and requirements, following up with stakeholder about specific refurbishments and maintenance projects and their goals

– Implement and where necessary upgrade systems as required by the company product standards

– Diagnose, maintain and repair equipment ensuring data record is kept for preventive maintenance of mechanical, electrical, fire & safety, civil, guest rooms, public area, kitchen, back of house and audio visuals

– Overview and coordinate daily checks to the technical implants of the estate and its business units, communicating with the resort management and its Housekeeping department to prioritize maintenance tasks in case of requests for guest rooms and hotel public areas

– Direct and oversee the functionality and safety of the facility, (i.e. buildings, mechanical plants, electrical systems, heating and cooling systems, life safety systems) in line with regulations;

– Prepare Capital, Repairs and Maintenance budgets for the Facility Department and report to the CEO and General Manager as necessary

– Report and monitor key performance indicators for the Facility Department and undertake corrective actions to improve equipment inventory, quality audits, productivity, and other assigned goals

– Obtain maximum control of expenditure through effective use of manpower and physical assets while ensuring all expenses are in line with budget

– Run an effective practice and enforcement of local regulatory compliance ensuring all health & safety procedures of guests and team members, as well as the proper conditions for plants, machinery, and property are well respected

– Collaborate with the Health / Safety Manager to monitor safety and security practices, fire detection and alarm system and the effectiveness of the maintenance contract in place in compliance with standards and legal regulations

– Develop and manage the current energy plan throughout the property (i.e. Biomass, aqueduct, pools) and help identify and introduce further environmentally-friendly systems and equipment

– Ensure the best operation of all building engineering services in a reliable and energy efficient manner (i.e. boilers, chillers, air handling units, lighting circuits, water treatment plant, etc);

– Supervise cost control programs through energy saving schedules and manage energy conservation programs to minimize expenses

– Manage its team’s related activities, including allocation of workloads, team working schedules, evaluations, maintaining good motivation as any required disciplinary matters


– Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, project management or in an equivalent technical field

– A minimum of 5 years’ professional experience in a similar role and across all aspects of the Engineering & Maintenance departments within luxury hotels

– Basic competency in engineering management, project engineering encompassing mechanical, electrical and civil (structural) and other relevant scopes

– Fluency in Italian and English is a must

– Excellent use of Microsoft Office and relevant technical software

– Knowledge of first aid, fire prevention best practices would represent an advantage

– Strong leadership skills and guest focused, performance driven, assertive, self-motivator

– Superb communication skills in all aspects: verbal, written and non-verbal

– Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills: should be approachable, open-minded and fair, with perfect grooming standards

This position is based in Castelfalfi (FI), Tuscany. It’s mandatory to have the legal right to work in Italy.

The research is addressed to candidates of both genders with reference to L.903/77 and L.125/91

Applications, complete with authorization to data processing, with reference to art. 13 of Legislative Decree no. 196/2003 and art. 13 GDPR 679/16, to job

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