Maintenance Manager 5 Star Private Island Resort Seychelles

We are now in search for an experienced and hands-on Maintenance Manager for a luxurious 5* private island resort in the Seychelles.



Oversee all maintenance on the island – plumbing, electrical (domestic + high voltage), refrigeration, building, carpentry, waste management, water desalination plant, boats, generators, projects
Set the highest levels of acceptability in regards to maintenance on the island
Ensure maintenance issues in guest areas or guest rooms are fixed
Ensure preventative maintenance plans are in place in guest and staff areas
Management of maintenance team


Manage stock control system
Manage budgets and communicate any unforeseen costs
Have a preventative maintenance plan in place
Drive recycling and waste management
Source reliable suppliers and constantly strive to negotiate the best prices from them
Sourcing of maintenance parts through local channels
Control all maintenance related purchases
Ensure your team, treats all equipment with care and are trained in their areas of responsibility
Control wastage within your department
Fuel and fleet stats management


Ensure stores are controlled
Negotiate the best prices and spot check agreements
Control the expenditure and manage the budgets to remain within the limits agreed on with management
Report on and justify all expenditure


Ensure that all staff to be trained in their areas of responsibility and to attend regular training workshops
Manage performance through feedback and annual performance appraisals
All new staff to be inducted according to the company Induction Program
Ensure all maintenance staff are sensitive to working in guest areas, noise levels and intrusions
Allocate staff to perform tasks according to prioritized needs
Recruit and induct new staff in conjunction with HR
Identify training needs within the maintenance department
Keep an attendance register
Ensure that your staff is properly equipped to carry out their duties safely and effectively
Ensure that you are familiar with the HR policies and procedures manual and that you understand the disciplinary procedures
Develop your teams and individuals
Ensure the right people are in the right positions
Ensure your team are guest focused
Encourage, inspire and motivate staff
Recognize great feedback and deal with negative feedback constructively

Stock and Tools

You will endeavour to keep a par stock of spares that will allow you to effect emergency and other repairs efficiently
The care for and purchase of tools and other equipment in your department will be your responsibility
Ensure that tools and spares are neatly stored and packed away
Perform a stock take of tools from time to time and report any shortfalls to the management


Must have at least 3 years’ experience as a Maintenance Manager in a similar sized operation
Extensive experience with the maintaining and repairs of desalination plants and generators (100kva), as well as experience with – Plumbing, Sewage treatment systems, water treatment systems; V-sat links, Out Board engines, electrical – light and heavy current, refrigeration, building and general maintenance
Previous lodge experience would be highly advantageous
Knowledge of vehicle mechanics and management
Knowledge on maintenance for a sustainable impact
Ability to operate MS Excel and provide operation reports


Able to handle pressure, and still operate effectively
Able to use initiative in challenging circumstances
Energetic, proactive person
Good interpersonal skills – able to function as part of a team
Attention to detail
Diligence and self-motivation to meet deadlines and keep on top of your job
Willingness/ability to share information and teach and inspire others
Honest, have good integrity, proactive and driven person who has career ambition

If you have the required skills and experience and are ready for a challenge abroad, then we would love to hear from you. The ideal candidate should be very hands on, have strong leadership skills, ability to work well within a team and be a quick thinker as well as be able to work well under pressure. If this sounds like you, please forward your CV in MS Word format along with details of at least 3 contactable references.

To apply please forward your updated CV to

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