Senior Engineer

Hotel Okura Amsterdam is an international 5 star hotel. Step in our world and experience how Eastern and Western influences are uniquely entwined through our mix of Japanese and Dutch culture. All our colleagues ensure an authentic service and experience to all guests. Our hotel has 300 rooms and many facilities. To ensure our guests that everything is in perfect condition, we are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to strengthen our technical service team. Are you proactive in spotting technical problems and do you enjoy solving them? Are you alert and quick to handle things? Then this vacancy is for you!

What to expect
The engineering department is responsible for the maintenance of Hotel Okura Amsterdam and solving faulty issues in the property. A 5 star hotel of this size is a city itself. From hotel rooms to the offices and refrigerator lights to the 150,000 liters of water in the pool. Every area and facility must be in top technical condition.

As an Senior Engineer, you resolve technical issues and faults by looking carefully at the situation. Preventive measures are also carried out, to make sure that such faults are avoided. Moreover, you will also support the Banqueting department with technical aspects when building and breaking down events. Your main tasks will be:

  • (Preventive) maintenance and repair work in the hotel;
  • Resolving issues reported by guests and colleagues;
  • Performing inspections;
  • Completing reports, inspection lists and taking care of the log;
  • Reporting damage or dangerous situations.
  • Maintain close contact with all departments in the hotel, makes sure technical issues are resolved.
  • Notifying difficulties in procedures and/or performances, bringing up ideas for improvement.
  • Proper understanding of technical drawings and documentation.

Don't worry you will not be working alone. Besides working in your own team, you will also work with other departments in the hotel. Main working days are week days between 07:00 and 19:00. Occasionally work weekend/public Holiday in case of specific business demand. Has an on-call weekend duty approximately once every 4 weeks, where, depending on the severity of the situation, it can be expected to come to the hotel.Generally weekend and public holidays are off, however this is a test period of max. one year. You will work 5 days per week, 7,6 hours per day.

What do we offer

  • Contract: 1 year with the possibility of extending. We want you to stay!
  • Salary: Group 5 or 6, depending on knowledge and experience. Click here for the salary scale 
  • Bonus: 1 week salary if company and personal goals are met
  • Travel Costs: From 10 KM travelling distance
  • Holidays: 25 vacation days and 7 days national holiday compensation based on a full time contract
  • CAO: The Uniform Conditions for the Hotel and Catering Industry
  • Extensive development opportunities to improve day by day. We offer an online e-learning system with more than 300+ courses. Moreover, we offer specific courses from our Training Manager, such as: Lean White Belt Training and the Extraordinary Guest Experiences training;
  • Room to share initiatives, ideas and improvements, based on the Lean philosophy. Doesn’t matter if you have worked with us for a week, month or year: We want to hear your thoughts;
  • Once per year 50% staff discounts in one of our restaurants (Lucky you!);
  • The whole year round 20% staff discounts in one of our restaurants;
  • Great staff events (annual staff party, Sinterklaas, team outings, bootcamp);
  • Depending on your position, you will receive a uniform or dry cleaning reimbursement;
  • Parking facilities for management positions;
  • Vitality days and monthly health days;
  • Possibility to do cross trainings to learn more about other departments, for example, take a look at the Japanese kitchen
  • Employee of the month: receive € 100, - net, a stay in the hotel with a dinner in Serre Restaurant;
  • Employee of the Year: Receive a complete trip to Japan!

What are we asking
Of course, we are first and foremost interested in you and what we as an employer can do for you to provide a great workplace. Nevertheless we expect from you that:

  • You are a technical all-rounder with work experience (2-5 years) in a similar position;
  • You are a technical all-rounder with work experience in a similar position;
  • You have an aptitude for engineering and have at least a specialty/diploma in the technical field;
  • You have a flexible and independent work attitude;
  • You can express yourself in English (speaking), this is because we receive international guests in our hotel.

Enthusiastic? That’s great, please apply!

Please apply via the button below, we will call you as soon as possible for a short introduction to get to know each other.


About Okura

Since our opening in 1971 we have only one goal: creating an unforgettable stay for our guests. We do our utmost best to deliver the best quality and to fulfill every wish of our guests. Together we work hard to amaze our guests!

Contact information

Hotel Okura - Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333
1072 LH Amsterdam
The Netherlands

020 678 79 89