Kempinski Palace Portoroz Istria Slovenia

Portorož, Slovenia

Assistant Chief Engineer – (in English)

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Kempinski Palace Portorož, the leading five-star superior hotel in Slovenia, embodies a unique combination of traditional and contemporary design, offering 182 superb rooms and suites, a 1,500 sqm (16,145.9 sq ft) spa, a total of eight food and beverage restaurants and bars, six conference facilities with natural daylight, a unique, historic ballroom and a private park. Priding itself in providing excellent service to its customers, the hotel is a leading employer in the region developing its talents worldwide within the Kempinski family.

Assistant Chief Engineer

The Assistant Chief Engineer is  responsibe to coordinate and manage the day to day maintenance and up keep of the hotel as it pertains to Engineering, under the direction of the Director of Engineering. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • ensure preventive and corrective maintenance of the real estate 
  • ensure the production and supply of energy at all times
  • ensure work & life safety of the entire workforce and guests
  • ensure full compliance to all local lesislation regarding but not limited to fire & life safety
  • coordinate and supervise contractors to ensure compliance with specifications and the hotel’s procedures in regards to the guest contact and safety
  • coordinate and supervise contractors to ensure compliance with specifications and the hotel’s procedures in regards to the guest contact
  • optimize maintenance costs
  • comply with Kempinski company policies
  • select and recruit suitable employees for the department using prescribed set of policies and procedures      


  • Very good knowledge of building equipment: heating, ventilation, plumbing, electricity, automatic operation

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in building technology

  • Successful experience in a position of responsibility including management of staff

  • Experience in the maintenance of buildings and facilities HVACR

  • Local language – excellent oral and written skills (as applicable)

  • English – excellent oral and written skills

  •  Faculty of analysis, evaluation and decision making in daily life and in emergencies 

  • Autonomy and ability to take decisions

  • Good negotiator

  • Very good organisation and work planning skills

  • Very good leadership by leading, motivating and empowering multidisciplinary teams

  • Innovative and open-minded to modern techniques related to building technology

About Kempinski

At Kempinski Hotels we pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. Dedicated to please, educated to entertain and never compromising on the European elegance of service, we are driven by our passion for crafting distinct and meaningful experiences. Each of our remarkable properties is a stage upon which our people perform their best and every day is an opportunity to apply their unique talents. We offer recognition for your skills, an environment that encourages personal growth, and respect and support from colleagues and leaders. Connected by our shared values, our passion for craftsmanship, and our care for one another, we are a global community of hoteliers.

Your stage awaits. Discover a career crafted by you.