Chief Engineer

Our client, a Luxurious Boutique Hotel, is currently looking for a Chief Engineer, oversees all aspects of engineering operations including emergency programs, energy management, asset protection, preventive maintenance and repairs to equipment, structures and grounds. Directs engineering’s accounting/budgeting, asset protection, and inventory control. The Chief Engineer directs all operations in alignment with the direction of the General Manager, Company, brand standards and local, state and national regulations.

Qualifications / Requirements

  • Hotel Maintenance and/or 3 + Engineering experience.
  • Maintain a warm and friendly demeanor at all times.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and written, with all level of employees and guests in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Must be effective at listening to, understanding, and clarifying concerns raised by employees and guests.
  • Must be able to multitask and prioritize departmental functions to meet deadlines.
  • Approach all encounters with guests and employees in an attentive, friendly, courteous and service-oriented manner.
  • Attend all hotel required meetings and training.
  • Spanish proficiency strongly preferred

Responsibilities

  • Quality service, meeting/exceeding financial goals.
  • Short and long-term planning and day-to-day operations.
  • Recommends the Engineering budget, business plan, capital expenditures and manages within approved plans and objectives.
  • Conduct room inspections and identify repair needs.
  • Requests and coordinate bids, quotes, and contracts for third-party vendors.
  • Install or repair sheetrock and other wall coverings.
  • Paint designated areas and items.
  • Install and replace basic electrical fixtures. Replace light switches, receptacles, light bulbs, and fixtures.
  • Install, replace and program televisions.
  • Perform minor plumbing functions.
  • Replace and repair heating and cooling pumps as well as preventative maintenance on units.
  • Troubleshoot and repair kitchen equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on a scheduled basis and complete work orders as necessary; keep accurate records of PM’s on all rooms and equipment. Maintain the building exterior and “curb appeal” of entire hotel grounds.
  • Refurbish, paint and finish furniture and fixtures as needed.
  • Test, examine and maintain the hotel’s life safety systems to ensure they are 100% operational at all times.
  • Maintain repair and preventive maintenance records and coordinate compliance of service contracts.

Background

  • HVAC, electrical, plumbing, boiler operations, and general maintenance skills required.
  • Long hours sometimes required.
  • Heavy work-Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and /or 50 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

Other

  • Perform and maintain work to local, state and Federal codes.
  • Be aware of guest satisfaction scores and work toward increasing departmental and overall guest satisfaction.
  • Practice safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment and follow MSDS and OSHA standards.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.
  • Demonstrates commitment to those goals through; work ethic, integrity, and respect for the Company and associates. Unites associates in a common commitment to achieve and exceed those goals.