The Peak Tramways, operated by Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, was developed in 1888 and is one of the oldest operating funicular railways in the world. To contribute to its ongoing success, the company needs a head of engineering and operations who can ensure the safe and efficient operation of the Peak Tram by effectively leading the engineering and building services departments. 'We are not only looking for an engineer, but a person who can be fully involved with the whole team in ensuring that all our visitors to The Peak have an enjoyable and memorable time,' said Martyn Sawyer, group general manager, properties and clubs at Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels. He said that each year the tram transported almost 4.5million people. In addition to Peak Tram responsibilities, the senior manager will also be responsible for the safe and reliable operation of the Peak Tower and St John's Building. This includes liaising with government departments, including the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department, and the Transport and Buildings Departments. The ideal candidate should have a bachelor's degree in mechanical, marine electronic or electrical engineering. Since 44 people will report to this person, at least three years of experience in a relevant senior management position is required. 'Due to the special requirements of the Peak Tram, a mechanical, heavy industry background will help with the responsibility of operating a tramway,' Mr Sawyer said. Knowledge about how to plan and implement strategies to improve the quality and safety of the Peak Tram's services and building facilities is imperative. Therefore, a proactive person with a logical, organised and methodical mind is needed. The company provides professional growth and development opportunities.