Le Meridien Philadelphia

Chief Engineer

Job Location

Philadelphia, PA, United States

Job Description


Location: US-PA-Philadelphia
# of Openings: 1
Category: Engineering
Position Type: Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt

About Us

Originally a YMCA, our hotel is housed in a 10-story Georgian revival-style structure with intriguing historical flair, located in the heart of the city's business district and less than one block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Striking features and architectural detail awaken the eye: a skylight allows for the play of natural light to our 75-foot central atrium courtyard, while an airy restaurant/bar with graceful archways and classic woodwork brings endless possibility.

Our associates receive a free hot meal per shift, discounted SEPTA passes, weekly treat carts, monthly General Manager Roundtables and a great referral program. The ability to travel expands as our associates can take advantage of the employee discounted travel rewards program. Come join our family at the Le Meridien Philadelphia!

Overview

Supervise the implementation of all property and equipment preventive maintenance and repairs, monitor life safety systems and utilities and administer the department in compliance with all corporate/franchise standards and local, state and national codes and regulations to protect assets, guests and associates. Effectively manage engineering related capital projects. Responsible for the preventative maintenance and repair of the hotel's mechanical/electrical systems and equipment, and for the general maintenance and upkeep of the physical plant, FFandE, grounds, swimming pool, etc. as defined by HEI Hotels and Resorts and brand standards.

Responsibilities

  • A complete understanding of all building related systems -- Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Life Safety, IT, etc.
  • A complete understanding of all building related equipment -- HVACandR, Kitchen, Laundry, Pool, etc.
  • Follows company preventative maintenance procedures and guidelines for guestrooms, equipment, public space, grounds, landscaping, and building envelop, etc.
  • Maintains engineering related check book accounting procedures to ensure department operates with-in budgeted guidelines while maintaining required stock of supplies and materials.
  • Effectively interview, supervise, train, manage performance, assign tasks and follows-up with engineering staff to ensure maximum productivity.
  • Maintains accurate records and filing system to support RandM Budget, PM Programs, Capital Budget, Capital Projects, Life Safety Systems and Inspections, etc.
  • Maintains all Engineering Spaces in a safe, clean, organized, energy efficient manner.
  • Tours hotel complex daily identifying items requiring engineering, housekeeping or other departmental actions.
  • Considered the property expert on all Life Safety related items, trains all managers in these areas.
  • Has a firm understanding of all Brands related issues and procedures.
  • Has a firm understanding of all Brand related GSS, GSI, AYS, DTS problem tracking procedures and is working to correct them.
  • Has a basic understanding of elementary accounting procedures.
  • Has a basic understanding of PC operation and a working knowledge of Micro Soft Office Software programs and internet use.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations, seen as a strong leader through-out hotel.
  • Remains current on related technology advances that would enhance operations.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform any other job duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • College degree or courses will be considered helpful, engineering related preferred.
  • Vocational schooling, military training, certification and/or experience in building related trades required in 1 or more of the following areas: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Carpentry.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience at a comparable location. All HEI Chief Engineers are working Chief's.
  • Hotel experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of hotel operations, including marketing plans, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law, and long-range planning.
  • Skilled in several areas such as HVAC, electrical, carpentry, dry walling, painting, plumbing, roofing, and landscaping.
  • ADA related Physical Demand Section: Frequent walking, climbing, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, talking, smiling, writing, at times working in cramped noisy locations susceptible to extreme hot and cold temperatures with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Leadership skills to motivate and develop staff and to ensure accomplishment of goals. Able to set priorities, plan, organize, and delegate.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.


Benefits

HEI Hotels and Resorts is committed to providing a comprehensive benefit program that offers you choices for your physical, mental and financial wellness, creating value in your most important investment - you!

For your physical and mental wellness we offer competitive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance programs geared to you and your family's needs as well as Vacation/Sick/Holiday benefits. For your financial wellness, HEI provides a wide array of coverage, including Supplemental, Spousal and Child Life insurance as well as Short and Long-Term Disability plans. Our 401(k) Savings Plan with matching funds, and discounts through our 'YouDecide' and Hotel Room Discount programs provide additional incentives for choosing HEI as the employer of your future.

HEI Hotels and Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

Posted Date: 3/12/2019

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March 12, 2019
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