Patina Maldives, Fari Islands

Job Title: Senior Landscaper

Department: Landscaping

Reports to: Landscaping Manager

Position Level: Supervisory (S)

Position Overview

To assist the Landscaping Manager oversee the daily gardening and grounds maintenance. To undertake any other required duties as directed by the Landscaping Manager. These duties may include those not considered relevant to your position.

The Role

  • Provide inspirational leadership with a clear vision and direction to colleagues to ensure delivery of the Patina brand values and vision, to create an amazing experience for all guests and colleagues.
  • Manages all activities involving landscape production and maintenance, including the coordination of all materials, people, equipment and subcontractors required to produce a quality job.
  • Assists the Landscaping Manager in the take-offs for new landscaping projects.
  • Ensures every job sites quality, safety, and appearance.
  • Uphold the standard and procedures for landscaping works.
  • Trains landscaping colleagues on procedures and inspects their work.
  • Effectively monitors plant and turf grass vigor (if any) and identifies and addresses insect or disease issues.
  • Ensures the operation of equipment by completing preventative maintenance requirements, following manufacturer's instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, making repairs, maintaining equipment and inventories, and evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  • Assist to oversees the landscape irrigation including design, construction and usage/water management. Demonstrates the ability to calculate estimated water flow needs and sizes the systems accordingly.
  • Adheres to all safety guidelines established by the Resort, OSHA and industry standards.
  • Adheres to and participates in the Resort's safety program.
  • Performs the work of other colleagues in absence of, or when required.
  • Follows best practices for water conservation and resource management.
  • Follows company safety policies and best practices when utilizing herbicides, pesticides, etc.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of the resort daily services, activities, promotion, and event. Effectively communicate and update all colleagues on any changes to ensure guests receive up-to-date information.
  • Handle complaints and resolve service 'glitches' and keep a record of all feedbacks under the appropriate system. Ensures that the issues are resolved in a timely manner to guests' satisfaction.
  • Foster a positive working environment for all colleagues and check in regularly to ensure colleague satisfaction and maintain strong working relationships within the team. Give praises and encouragements for good performances.
  • Maintains strong working relationships with other departments to ensure effective communications for operational issues, serves as a role model for inter-departmental collaboration and support.
  • Empower colleagues to take ownership and responsibility in going beyond to exceed guest expectations. Delegate responsibility and expect accountability and regular feedback.
  • Monitor performances of colleagues and provide effective performance feedback for improvements, recognition and performance appraisal as due.
  • Report any issue or damages and breakdowns within working areas and the resort to ensure a defect-free facilities and service amenities provided.
  • Lead the daily line-up department meeting in absence of the Landscaping Manager and constantly remind colleagues of the Patina Service Standards and Culture Philosophy.
  • Drive high quality and consistency in standards to achieve mission, vision and goals set by the resort.
  • Understand and strictly adhere to the policies and procedures established in the Colleagues Handbook.
  • Adhere to the resort grooming standards including uniform dress code, cleanliness and personal hygiene.
  • Perform other duties or responsibilities that are reasonable as assigned by the immediate supervisor or manager.

Talent Profile Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Hospitality Management or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Possess a full working knowledge of plants suited for tropical / island gardens.
  • Thorough knowledge of ecological principles and their relationship to environmental planning and design.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years of landscaping & gardening experience in a luxury resort/hotel.

Skills Set:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent command in both written and spoken English
  • Motivator and self-starter, capable of handling multi-faceted projects and of working under pressure.
  • Strong technical and people management skills.
  • Understands and respects local cultural, able to adapt to changing environment.
  • Personable and pleasant to deal with. Discreet, reliable, diplomatic.
  • Positive "can do" attitude and flexible approach manages with humility.
  • High degree of integrity. Strong leadership.
  • Nurtures and develops colleagues, encouraging innovation.
  • Trained in administering First Aid, CPR and AED.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Ability to develop landscaping designs and render new projects.
  • Ability to prepare complete plans, specifications, schedules, and cost estimates.
  • Ability to make material and labour estimates and computations.
  • Ability to safely operate heavy machinery and equipment related to commercial landscaping.
  • Ability to identify differing micro-climates in a project.
Patina Maldives, Fari Islands
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