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Chief Engineer

Company: Courtyard Waterbury Downtown
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

The Chief Engineer Ensure the effective and efficient operation of the hotel's physical assets and grounds by implementing a routine preventative maintenance program, carrying out needed repairs in a timely and cost-effective manner, and managing assigned staff effectively.

Essential Functions:

--- Effectively manage department employees; hire, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, and motivate employees; conduct performance reviews; resolve problems; take disciplinary action; and recommend termination of employment, as necessary; develop weekly staffing schedules to optimize staff productivity.

--- Develop, implement, and manage a maintenance program and negotiate maintenance contracts for the hotel, in compliance with Company/brand standards and Federal/State codes and regulations to ensure the safety, convenience and satisfaction of all guests, managers, and employees.

--- Implement Emergency Programs; ensure related equipment is maintained; conduct inspections and drills; train employees on emergency procedures; maintain accurate records to ensure a safe environment which protects the assets, guests, and employees.

--- Develop, implement and manage an energy conservation program for the hotel to minimize expense

--- Coordinate renovation bidding, define the cost and scope of the project, and oversee the general contractor and subcontractors to ensure quality work is performed for minimal cost.

--- Inventory tools, equipment, and supplies monthly; order supplies and equipment for the department, as needed; maintain cost-effective inventory levels.

--- Contribute to the development of the department's annual budget, including the identification of needed and potential capital expenditures; monitor actual results to meet/exceed goals.

--- Implement Company or Brand programs in accordance with established procedures and comply with all related Federal/State laws and regulations to ensure a high level of quality and customer satisfaction.

--- Resolve guest complaints as appropriate to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction and quality.

--- Complete special projects and participate in task forces/committees, as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

--- Directly supervises the efforts and staff of the Maintenance Department

Job Specifications:

--- Advanced knowledge of building management/engineering.

--- Advanced mechanical competencies.

--- Solid supervisory/management skills, especially in areas of recruitment, coaching, and counseling.

--- Good written and verbal communication skills; must be able to read, write, and speak English.

--- Solid negotiating and conflict resolution skills.

--- At least entry level computer skills. Supervisory experience.

--- Good command of the English language; second language proficiency desirable

--- Excellent time management skills and ability to multi-task and prioritize work

--- Ability to maintain customer focus

--- Excellent organizational and planning skills

--- Excellent interpersonal skills.

--- Ability to work well in a team environment

--- Ability to follow corporate and brand standards and procedures

Experience and Education:

--- High School education or equivalent work experience.

--- At least 2 years college level education or certification training.

--- HVAC Certification.

--- 5+ years of experience in hotel engineering.

--- 2+ years in a Supervisor position.

--- Minimum training required per year as assigned by the company.

--- Any additional training required by manager.

Work Environment:

--- This job operates in a hotel environment. This role routinely uses standard maintenance equipment.

--- Use of water treatments, cleaning solutions, degreasers, coil cleaners, paint thinners, gasoline and other chemicals.

--- On Call is required.

--- This position works indoors and outdoors.

Keywords: Courtyard Waterbury Downtown, Waterbury , Chief Engineer, Engineering , Waterbury, Connecticut

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