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 The HKPU School of Hotel and Tourism Management Seeking
a Project Director for New Campus Teaching Hotel
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The Hong Kong Polytechnic University - July 2006
 
 

Specifications for Project Director, 
Teaching Hotel Project for the School of Hotel and Tourism Management

Basic Function

Project management of the dedicated premises for the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM). The dedicated premises will consist of a teaching hotel, teaching restaurants, conference facilities, research centres, classrooms, offices and staff quarters.

The appointee will report to the Steering Committee for Developing Dedicated Premises for the SHTM via the University representative. He / She will support the Steering Committee, execute its decisions and monitor the progress of the project, through liaison with the project architect. 

Job Scope

  • Manage, administer and monitor the project from design through to the opening stage, to ensure that works are carried out in accordance with the time, cost, legal and quality requirements and standards, and University guidelines.
  • Coordinate and liaise with user departments, administrative units and external bodies including professional consultants engaged for the project and relevant authorities of the Government of the HKSAR.
  • Manage and monitor the performance of consultants and contractors and other persons employed for the project.
Basic Entry Requirements
  • A higher degree or an equivalent professional qualification in relevant disciplines; 
  • Substantial experience in hotel development and construction project;
  • Preferably with hotel management and operations experience, and be familiar with the development or operation of a teaching hotel;
  • Ability to work independently; and
  • Good communication and leadership skills.
Specific Responsibilities Include: 
  • Participate in meetings of the Steering Committee for Developing Dedicated Premises for the SHTM.
  • Advise the Steering Committee on project development issues which may impact on the teaching hotel management.
  • Advise the Steering Committee on the space requirements, architectural design and interior design of the teaching hotel.
  • Coordinate the space requirements of the teaching hotel and other facilities such as teaching restaurants, conference facilities, offices, classrooms and staff quarters.
  • Manage appointed consultants and contractors and other persons engaged for the project, and monitor their performance to ensure quality and safety of the project at all times.
  • Coordinate requirements from the Steering Committee, user departments, supporting departments/units and communicate the requirements with consultants and contractors.
  • Review all relevant documents and contracts and make appropriate recommendations to safeguard the University’s interests.
  • Develop and review action plans and contingency plans with the Steering Committee, consultants and contractors, to ensure satisfactory delivery of the project.
  • Any other assignments as prescribed by the Steering Committee and/or the University representative in relation to the project.
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Contact:

Professor Kaye Chon, PhD, CHE
Chair Professor & Head
School of Hotel and Tourism Management
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2766-6382; Fax: +852-2362-6422
Email: hmkchon@polyu.edu.hk
http://www.polyu.edu.hk/~htm/ 


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