William Raj

William Raj

Director of Engineering at Six Senses Laamu Maldives
Lives in South Central Province, Maldives

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About me

A safety focused, senior engineering management professional with over 20 years of robust experience in Hospitality sector across facilities management, Core strengths in Pre-Opening, project planning, scheduling, monitoring, project objectives and strategies development, work scope creations, project team organization, contractor management, Govt liaison, establishing Energy management, preventive maintenance, general maintenance, budgeting and cost control.

Risks and opportunities management, contract management & work plan development. Multidisciplinary approach with multi-task in a demanding engineering environment; fully conversant with internationally adopted HSE/safety norms, systems, procedures, and practices and related regulatory provisions; adept at identifying improvement areas and implementing adequate measures

Experience

8 years and 9 months

  • Director of Engineering

    Six Senses Laamu Maldives - South Central Province, Maldives

    Engineering & Maintenance
    March 2019 - Now · 11 months

    As an Director of Engineering Responsible for all technical service, operation and projects of the resort,

  • Director Of Engineering ( Pre-Opening & Operation )

    Vakkaru Maldives - Maldives

    Engineering & Maintenance
    November 2017 - March 2019 · 1 year and 5 months

    Vakkaru Maldives a 5 * Luxury resort with total with 125 Villas includes beach villas and over water villas with 7 outlets Located in Maldives Baa Alto As a Pre- Opening Director Of Engineering, Responsible for all technical services and projects of the Resort and Operation, Accountable for managing the project by defining project scope, quality of work, project schedule to close-out Lead the process of Testing, commissioning and Handover process of all MEP Equipment's Organize and setup preventive maintenance programs for all electrical and mechanical equipment including general building works. Assist all departments House Keeping, Food and beverage, Kitchen & Front office areas to setup and start with their operational needs Liaise with local Government (MOT & MNDF ) and accruing the operational licence of the resort

  • Chief Engineer

    Makarem Resort - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Engineering & Maintenance
    March 2016 - August 2017 · 1 year and 7 months

    As a Chief Engineer, I am heading Engineering Department of 24 team members and reporting to GM & Regional DOE in regards to plant, machinery, life & safety equipment and other engineering related facilities. Developing & maintaining all Fire & Safety features, equipment and controls, responsible for performance management and creating and maintaining departmental guidelines/ procedures and ensuring compliance. Accountable for managing the project by defining project scope, quality of work, maintenance of schedule, budget and profit margins, from commencement to close-out. Analyzing and monitoring all POMEC operations and expenditures with the accountability of developing and implementing SOP’s LSOP according to local standards. Making vital contribution in implementing departmental training plans and actively participating as a departmental trainer to lead my team by example. Developing and maintaining preventive maintenance programs for all Fire, Life & Safety systems Equipment’s, RO plant, Sewage treatment plant, guest rooms, public areas, back-of-house, building, systems etc.

  • Chief Engineer

    ACCOR - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Engineering & Maintenance
    July 2014 - March 2016 · 1 year and 9 months

    As a Chief Engineer, in addition to the above role, I was involved in devising and implementing environmental, health and safety policies across the organization complying with international standards, best practices and legislative requirements. Instrumental in directing & driving all emergency fire, life & safety programs, structuring annual operational budget and implementing control measures to contain expenses within defined limits and carrying out all general administration tasks. Maintained appropriate documentation ensuring precision, accuracy & compliance to the standards and carrying out feasibility study for implementation of plant modifications & capital investments and rotating equipment. Rendered engineering support and implementing measures for continuous process improvement with the accountability of defining process parameters to achieve maximum output from all operations.

  • Chief Engineer

    Radisson Hotel Group - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

    Engineering & Maintenance
    August 2012 - July 2014 · 2 years

    During this tenure, I maintained appropriate documentation ensuring precision, accuracy & compliance to the standards and carrying out feasibility study for implementation of plant modifications & capital investments and rotating equipment. Executed and developed the best practices and standard operating procedures targeting at organizational excellence and devising cost control measures to obtain significant saving in entire engineering operations. Supported corporate philosophy, direction / decisions and developing as well as implementing safety and process control procedures to achieve excellence, complying with safety, quality and operational standards of the company. Implemented new process concepts for production optimization and improving operational efficiency by enhancing capacity utilization, reducing rejections and non-value added activities and operational improvement. Involved in planning and monitoring of technological changes to enhance efficiency through modifications in equipment, process flow, working practices, consumables etc. for controlling & reducing conversion cost per unit produced.

  • Assistant Chief Engineer

    Mövenpick Hotel Doha - Doha, Qatar

    Engineering & Maintenance
    January 2011 - June 2012 · 1 year and 6 months

    As an Assistant Chief Engineer, I contributed in identifying opportunities, analyzing data, conducting tests, cost benefit analysis while directing, leading & motivating workforce and imparting continuous on job training for accomplishing greater operational effectiveness/ efficiency. Renewed all legal licenses relating to engineering, following up on routine inspection and audits, ensuring that all staff have an appraisal on time and monitor to ensure that the results are fair and constructive. Made vital contribution in improving business processes, establishing project objectives with the accountability of developing staff performance through coaching and mentoring subordinates and peers.

Education

  • Advance Diploma in Hospitality Management

    Indian Business School of Advanced Management Studies - Mumbai, India

    May 2013 - June 2014

    Attested by UAE, Oman & Bahrain

  • MBA in Maintenance Management

    Indian Institute of Business Management & Studies - Mumbai, India

    January 2013 - May 2015

    ISO 9001-2008 Certified Institute Attested by Qatar & UAE

  • Academic Course in Mechanical Engineering

    Al Shabaka Technical Institute under Ministry of Higher Education - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    December 2010 - June 2011

    Attested by Qatar, UAE & Saudi

  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

    University of Newcastle - Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    August 2008 - December 2010

    Attested by UAE, USA, Kuwait

  • Diploma in HVAC

    Unique institute of engineering technology - Tiruchirappalli, India

    June 2004 - May 2005

    Attested by UAE,

Languages

5 languages

  • English

    Native or fluent

  • Tamil

    Native or fluent

  • Hindi

    Professional working

  • Malayalam

    Professional working

  • Arabic

    Professional working

Personal information

Nationalities

  • Indian

Work Permits

  • Maldives

Date of birth

October 05th 1972

Skills

22 skills

  • BMS system
  • Electrical Engineering ~
  • Engineering operation
  • Fire/Evacuation Procedure
  • Firefighting
  • Fire Response Training
  • Fire Safety
  • HACCP
  • Health and safety
  • Hotel Asset Management
  • Hotel Engineering
  • HVAC
  • Maintenance
  • Manament
  • MEP engineering
  • Ms office skills
  • Opera
  • Operation
  • Pre- Opening & Rebranding
  • Risk Assessment
  • Rooms inspection
  • Training and Assessment

Additional Information

2 informations shared

  • KEY ACCOUNTBILITIES

    •Spearheading Engineering Department and reporting to GM & Regional DOE in regards to plant, machinery, life & safety equipment and other engineering related facilities
    •Developing & maintaining all Fire & Safety features, equipment and controls, responsible for performance management and creating and maintaining departmental guidelines/ procedures and ensuring compliance
    •Accountable for managing the project by defining project scope, quality of work, maintenance of schedule, budget and profit margins, from commencement to close-out
    •Devising and implementing environmental, health and safety policies across the organization complying with international standards, best practices and legislative requirements
    •Directing & driving all emergency fire, life & safety programs, structuring annual operational budget and implementing control measures to contain expenses within defined limits and carrying out all general administration tasks
    •Rendering engineering support and implementing measures for continuous process improvement with the accountability of defining process parameters to achieve maximum output from all operations
    •Maintaining appropriate documentation ensuring precision, accuracy & compliance to the standards and carrying out feasibility study for implementation of plant modifications & capital investments and rotating equipment
    •Executing and developing the best practices and standard operating procedures targeting at organizational excellence and devising cost control measures to obtain significant saving in entire engineering operations
    •Supporting corporate philosophy, direction / decisions and developing as well as implementing safety and process control procedures to achieve excellence, complying with safety, quality and operational standards of the company
    •Implementing new process concepts for production optimization and improving operational efficiency by enhancing capacity utilization, reducing rejections and non-value added activities and operational improvement
    •Planning and monitoring of technological changes to enhance efficiency through modifications in equipment, process flow, working practices, consumables etc. for controlling & reducing conversion cost per unit produced
    •Identifying opportunities, analyzing data, conducting tests, cost benefit analysis while directing, leading & motivating workforce and imparting continuous on job training for accomplishing greater operational effectiveness/ efficiency
    •Renewing all legal licenses relating to engineering, following up on routine inspection and audits, ensuring that all staff have an appraisal on time and monitor to ensure that the results are fair and constructive
    •Making vital contribution in improving business processes, establishing project objectives with the accountability of developing staff performance through coaching and mentoring subordinates and peers
    •Acting as a key player in analysis, development and implementation of strategic business plans & policies, ensuring organizational growth, targeting maximum profitability & cost effectiveness
    •Developing and maintaining preventive maintenance programs for all Fire, Life & Safety systems Equipment’s, RO plant, Sewage treatment plant, guest rooms, public areas, back-of-house, building, systems etc.
    •Analyzing and monitoring all POMEC operations and expenditures with the accountability of developing and implementing SOP’s LSOP according to local standards
    •Making vital contribution in implementing departmental training plans and actively participating as a departmental trainer to lead my team by example

  • CORE COMPETENCIES

    •Profound experience in Pre- Opening, inspection, preparation and scrutiny of Quality Assurance Plan, Quality procedure and Inspection test plans with expertise in preparing annual budgets for R & M, FF&E, CAPEX
    •Adept at handling engineering functions like Supervision, Estimation & Budgeting, Contractual Matters, and Financial matters; organizing and setting up preventive maintenance programs for all electrical and mechanical equipment including general building works
    •Holds distinction of working several projects, including RO plant, Renovation projects, managing Operation of all engineering systems, maintaining and developing energy conversation, savings and concepts
    •Instrumental in interfacing with clients and deploying various methods to build successful solutions. Deft in designing and implementing procedures to minimize rejections and achieve highest quality standards
    •Enriched with the latest trends and techniques in the field of technology and skilled in critical thinking, troubleshooting, problem analysis and resolution
    •Proven track record of success in controlling, supervising and liaising with all contractors related to electrical, mechanical and associated building works whilst complying with the local government regulations, doing inspection and sign for contractor works upon satisfactory completion
    •Focused and hardworking, an out of the box thinker with excellent managerial skill, team orientation, leadership, inter-personal and good man management skill
    •Meticulous in promoting Fire & Safety training in the property and ensure that monthly training plans are produced and that training records are up to date as well as identifying training needs within the department and suggest appropriate internal / external training to meet these needs
    •Thrive in a deadline intensive environment, multi-task, perform under pressure and meet deadlines. Goal-oriented, systematic planner, holds excellent man-management, time management and leadership skills

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