Director of Engineering


Washington, DC

Industry: Leisure and Travel


5 - 7 years

Posted 381 days ago

What you get to do: The Director of Engineering is under the direction of the Corporate Director of Engineering and the property General Manager. Responsibilities include maintaining all equipment, systems and building components, including, but not limited to, mechanical and electrical systems, pumps, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, locks, furniture, paint, wall coverings, tile and other equipment/work normally maintained/performed by hotel Maintenance Engineers. Additional responsibilities include management and decision making authority for day to day operations and over seeing property engineering teams (for those properties that require this).

Your day-to-day:

  • Operates, repairs and maintains all operating equipment, including, but not limited to all pumps, motors, boilers, chillers, etc. 
  • Operates, repairs and maintains all electrical systems, refrigeration systems and equipment. 
  • Paints all surface & equipment, makes minor wall covering repairs and minor furniture touch-up. 
  • Operates, repairs ad maintains all hotel lighting and related equipment systems. 
  • Operates, repairs ad maintains all plumbing and related equipment and systems. 
  • Repairs and maintains all hotel appliances and equipment and physical plant. 
  • Repairs and maintains all guest room furnishings, equipment and physical plant. 
  • Replaces light bulbs, fixtures, televisions and radios. 
  • Repairs and maintains lock and key system. 
  • Performs minor construction work. 
  • Performs necessary inspections and repairs (as required & designated ) to kitchen and restaurant equipment and furnishings. 
  • Maintain par stocks of essential parts and associated materials and products used for operating, repairing and maintaining the hotel and for notifying supervisor when parts are needed by using the proper requisition system or want list as appropriate including purchasing. 
  • Maintain accurate logs of equipment tests, (such as fire alarm systems, emergency lighting, fir extinguishers, etc.) repair and preventative maintenance logs, monthly reports, daily walk reports, meter readings, etc. 
  • Any other related duties as assigned by the General Manager or the Corporate Director Of Engineering. 
  • Responsible for ensuring that contacts with project contractors and salesmen are conducted in a professional manner, and that he conducts himself in accordance with Kimpton Group standards.
  • Supervision Exercised:  
    • Maintain staff 
    • Prepare scheduling 
    • Maintain day to day documentation. 
    • Conduct performance evaluations. 
    • Train (both technical and safety items). 
    • Hold monthly departmental meetings. 
    • Problem solving solutions. 
    • Maintain open and productive relationship with Human Resources.

Specific experience we're seeking:

  • Five years hotel maintenance/engineering experience with two years management experience. 
  • Must be certified in High-rise Fire Safety, CFC and Chemical testing. 
  • Must be proficient in electrical, HVAC, plumbing, locksmith, refrigeration, welding, boiler maintenance, chillers and carpentry. 
  • Ability to understand written and verbal instructions and to communicate effectively. 
  • To maintain accurate readings and logs. 
  • To have a solid electrical/mechanical aptitude. 
  • To be able to read blueprints and define areas quickly. 
  • To have basic management abilities and to make reasonable decisions.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Prior experience required. Depending on the role degree may be required.   LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, write, and verbally communicate effectively and professionally with other business departments, guests, and vendors. Ability to diplomatically deal with difficult situations and people, while exhibiting a consistent level of professionalism.   PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, or telephone. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.    (Please note: management reserves the right to change, modify, and/or alter any of the duties listed above to meet business demands).