Julius Okot Chono

Julius Okot Chono

Asst Director of Engineering at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai
Lives in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
over 6 months ago

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Hotel Department Head & managerial position overseeing all maintenance operations. A versatile and dynamic professional with vast involvement in the management of maintenance and engineering systems in the Hospitality industry. With over 18 years of experience as a Hospitality & Facilities Engineer (of which over 8years in UAE), I am looking for an opportunity in a reputed organization where my resourceful experience and leadership qualities will add value to organizational operations; whilst affording personal growth.

Experience

  • Asst Director of Engineering

    JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Engineering & Maintenance
    June 2013 - Now

    1,608 Rooms Twin-Tower Hotel; Department Head Leading a team of 1 Chief Engineer, 3 Engineering Managers, 4 Asst Eng Managers, 7 Supervisors & 80 Line staff

  • Director of Engineering

    Crowne Plaza Dubai - Deira - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Engineering & Maintenance
    March 2011 - June 2013

    281 Bedroom Hotel (re-branded): Department Head Leading a Team of 1 Asst Chief Engineer, 2 Supervisors & 14 Line staff

  • Director of Engineering

    Renaissance Dubai Hotel (former) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Engineering & Maintenance
    February 2010 - February 2011

    281 Bedroom Hotel (prior to re-branding): Department Head Leading a Team of 1 Asst Chief Engineer, 2 Supervisors & 20 Line staff

  • Maintenance Manager

    Marriott Dubai Harbour & Suites - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Engineering & Maintenance
    September 2009 - February 2010

    261 Rooms Residential & Hotel Tower: Department Head during the 6-months Hotel Take-over/Re-branding by Marriott. Led a Team of 2 Engineering Foremen , 4 Supervisors & 24 Line staff

  • Maintenance & Facility Manager

    Greenlakes Towers (JLT) - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Engineering & Maintenance
    March 2008 - September 2009

    Reporting directly to the Cluster Facilities Manager, was responsible for the complete pre-opening & operation of the 2No. high-rise hotel serviced apartment blocks (over 520 apartments) at Jumeirah Lakes Towers, inclusive full set up of the Facilities department. Led a Team of 2 Engineering Foremen, 3 Supervisors & 32 Line staff

  • Renovation Project Manager

    Sheraton Kampala Hotel - Kampala, Uganda

    Engineering & Maintenance
    December 2006 - May 2008

    Reporting directly to the (Owner) Director of Operations, directed the Professional Team (Architects & Engineers) in the planning, design and final delivery of the project by providing support in accordance with Operator brand standards.

  • Director of Engineering

    Sheraton Kampala Hotel - Kampala, Uganda

    Engineering & Maintenance
    August 2001 - November 2006

    Reporting to the property General Manager, was responsible for the overall operations of a 224 room hotel with direct management responsibility for 2 Engineers, 2 senior Supervisors and indirect management responsibility for 22 Trade staff.

  • Deputy Director of Engineering

    Sheraton Kampala Hotel - Kampala, Uganda

    Engineering & Maintenance
    April 1998 - July 2001

    224 room hotel. Reporting directly to the Director of Engineering, provided supervision for Utilities, Preventive Maintenance, Energy Management, Health & Safety Coordination, department information systems and personnel management.

  • Graduate Trainee Engineer

    Sheraton Kampala Hotel - Kampala, Uganda

    Engineering & Maintenance
    October 1996 - October 1998

    224 room Hotel. Reporting directly to the Deputy Director of Engineering, provided operational support to line supervisors and trade staff.

Education

  • Certified Facility Manager

    IFMA - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    June 2013 - December 2014

    Awarded Certified Facility Manager (CFM) certification

  • MSc

    Heriot Watt University - Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    October 2005 - November 2008

    Awarded MSc Degree in Building Services Engineering (HONS)

  • Post Grad Diploma

    Uganda Management Institute - Kampala, Uganda

    October 2001 - October 2002

    Awarded Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning & Management (institute is affiliated to PMI, USA)

  • BSc

    Makerere University - Kampala, Uganda

    June 1992 - June 1996

    Awarded BSc Degree in Mechanical Engineering (HONS)

Languages

  • English
    Professional working
    60%
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