Hotel Equities, one of the top hotel development and management companies in the industry, is currently searching for a remarkable Corporate Director of Engineering for the Corporate Office. We offer an award-winning culture and a unique environment that empowers our team to exceed guests' expectations and make a distinct difference in people's lives. Our ideal candidate will be engaged, authentic, and prepared to operate a "best in class" hotel!
Reporting to the VP of Operations, you will be responsible for facilities systems for all properties. In this role you will oversee preventative maintenance programs, repair and maintenance of mechanical systems, and capital expenditures. You will also be responsible for budgeting and capital planning, as well as monitoring actual results to budget. You will coordinate and assess the chief engineers of each facility, and visit the properties on a routine basis. Much of the travel can be done in one day trips, but there will be a reasonable amount of overnight travel. This is an excellent opportunity to be a key player in an organization where strategic thinking and good hands on problem solving skills are valued. You will also be involved in planning systems for new facilities as the organization continues to grow.
Essential Areas of Responsibility
Core duties and responsibilities fall within the following main areas:
a. Systems- detailed working knowledge of building systems and related maintenance required
b. Project Management- renovations, capital improvement projects
c. Preventative Maintenance- review and/or development
a. OHSA regulations/requirements
b. Code- working knowledge of, how to research applicable codes, communicate with enforcement agencies, etc.
c. Ability to decipher and work with brand requirements for compliance, and negotiate alternatives
a. Assist properties with determining needs, both short term and for long term capital planning (5-10 yr scope)
b. Prioritize based on asset preservation and cost constraints
c. Determine scope and bid out projects to multiple vendors, select vendor and work through to project completion
d. Monitor property throughout the year through detailed property walks/checklists to ensure budgeted and emergency capital needs are met.
a. Works with General Managers to train in key areas of responsibility
b. Help General Managers to manage their teams
c. Communicate with General Managers regularly about continuing education and certifications that are required and/or necessary
Essential Skills & Duties:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university; or ten or more years
Related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and
experience. Knowledge or experience in construction and mechanical systems.
Travel is estimated to be 70-80%