Senior Engineering Manager – Mechanical

About us:

Opened by Charles Henry Harrod, an East End grocer and tea merchant, in 1834, relocating to Knightsbridge in 1849, The Harrods store is recognised globally as a symbol of excellence.  Harrods is a truly iconic landmark known all over the World, welcoming visitors from all over. Today, Harrods is one of the world’s few single-site department stores, occupying a prime five-acre site along the Brompton Road.

They are truly unique – a house of maisons, a modern atelier, a workshop of wonders, a convener, patron and a celebrator of the world’s finest. Known around the world as one of the great luxury emporiums, they offer a transformative experience to customers who know that true value of exceptional goods and services lies beyond price. They are committed to excellence and artistry, inspired to reinvent and surprise, ensuring their position as a leader in the category.

Since 2017, their Owner Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has supported their decision to invest into the evolution of the store. From Fashion Designer rooms to extended beauty Halls, food halls and restaurants, every aspect of the store is being re-imagined to optimise the customer experience and enable Harrods to maintain their place as the masters of luxury and the experts of exceptional. Every year, over 60 million domestic and international visitors connect with them online and through their stores in Knightsbridge, Heathrow & Gatwick airports and H Beauty emporiums as they wish to experience something unique that is quintessentially British.

Overview:

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Engineering Manager – Mechanical to be subject matter expert of Harrods critical mechanical infrastructure, distribution and associated asset base. The successful candidate will be the mechanical lead for the Harrods property portfolio, as well as being responsible for the day to day operational management of the 24/7 mechanical shift team, providing leadership and support to ensure best practice. They will develop engineering strategies to ensure the resilience of the department, and ensure the team meet sustainability targets in accordance with the Sustainability Committee.

Reporting to the head of FM, you will contribute to the implementation and management of the Capital Investment Plan and delivery of the maintenance strategy for all mechanical systems throughout the estate. As part of the senior leadership team, you will undertake the duty manager role as required, responsible for the delivery of all facility services across the estate.

About you:

You will be an enthusiastic, inspiring and inclusive leader, with demonstrable experience of leading and motivating management and 24/7 shift teams. Demonstrating a track record of driving continuous performance improvement, you will be an excellent communicator with extensive experience ‘best in class’ customer facing team.

A qualified mechanical engineer, ideally to degree level with relevant professional memberships and accreditations.

How to apply:

For further information or a confidential discussion please contact our advisor Matthew Giles matthew.giles@mrgpeople.co.uk

The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this appointment. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

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