Area Director of Engineering

Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC/Georgetown

Washington, DC

posted May 29, 2024

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Opportunity: Area Director of Engineering

Provide leadership and guidance to aide field personnel in maintenance of all equipment, systems and building components, including but not limited to mechanical and electrical systems, pumps, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, locks and other equipment/work for a cluster of hotels.

Potential Career Path

Regional Director of Engineering - Corporate Director of Engineering

Essential Job Functions

  • Interview, select, train, schedule, coach and support associates, ensuring they perform in accordance with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with HHM core values.

  • Assist Regional VP of Operations and Hotel General Managers with the annual property level staffing and budgeting to ensure proper maintenance of hotel assets.

  • Assist with the interviewing and selection of Property Level Chief Engineers, ensuring they meet the requirements with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with HHM core values. 

  • Assist with the training of Property Level Chief Engineers in order to carry out duties effectively.

  • Educate and train property level Engineers on current safety issues to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws and safety regulations.

  • Monitor the execution and achievement of the hotel’s preventative maintenance program goals.

  • Provide guidelines and assistance on reduction in energy usage through training and focusing on best practice directives.

  • Assist in setting procedures to ensure the security of inventory and assets such as tools, basic supplies, TV’s, and standard FF&E within hotels.

  • Establish guidelines for the replenishment of necessary basic engineering supplies in an efficient manner.

  • Promote and enforce organized paperwork management by property engineering staff. Ensure all PM logs are kept current.

  • Follow up on life safety tests to track that they are kept current with proper documentation readily available.

  • Provide operations teams with front line support in times of emergency mechanical or natural disaster situations.

  • Ensure properties have written guidelines detailing the procedures that staff will implement during times of emergency situations.

  • Perform two property engineering audits per hotel annually. 

  • Lead the management of special capital projects such as major mechanical replacements.

  • Report on all relevant property issues and projects bi-weekly to a number of various corporate level stakeholders.

  • Assist properties in securing and reviewing competitive bids for capital projects through Hersha preferred vendors and local vendors.

  • Assist staff to properly catalog all property mechanical equipment with location, origination date, make, model and known repairs.

  • Assist staff to compile property folder of equipment and building system warranties.

  • Inform senior leadership of recommendations for asset preservation of major mechanical repair/replacement during budget process. Assist in the annual review/creation of 5yr CapEx plan.

  • Provide input to General Managers on performance of engineering staff during property visits.

  • Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM’s EarthView program.

  • Practice safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment and follow MSDS and OSHA standards.

  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Position Requirements

  • High School diploma and/or trade school course work in related field required.  College Education preferred.

  • Five years of Chief Engineer or management level engineering and maintenance experience in a related field (i.e. Residential or Health Care).

  • Exceptional Leadership Skills.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Work Environment and Context

  • Extensive travel is required.

  • Hospitality industry standards for employee/guest interaction and professionalism are expected.

  • Work schedule varies and may include working on holidays and weekends or alternate shifts.

  • Requires standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, lifting up to 50 pounds, bending and reaching, climbing, stooping, kneeling or crouching.

What We Believe

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About Us

HHM Hotels is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status, or any other group protected by law.

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