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Director of Engineering

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Posted: 11/24/2020
Job Reference #: 9447_1531374
Keywords: operations

Job Description


We are looking for an experienced Director of Engineering to join our Engineering team at The Hoxton, Chicago!

We are an ambitious company in need of someone who will take on the crucial role of supporting the success of our dynamic property and to ensure that we meet compliance and regulatory standards, be responsible for the overall maintenance of the hotel's physical facilities, maintenance costs, safety policies, and contractors.

The role is be based within the property and works directly with the General Manager.

What you'll do...

    -Manage and maintain the building systems using intelligent building management. Develop and deliver smart building strategies and solutions, leveraging the installed leading-edge technology systems for optimal energy management, enhanced operations and maintenance, and improved guest and employee experience and productivity while driving business growth.
    -Ensure that there are effective preventative and routine maintenance schedules in place; maintain accurate records all rooms, equipment and PM programs.
    -Maintain all plant, utility and building system areas of the building.
    -Conduct room, public area, food service and back of house inspections; and identify repair needs.
    -Manage the onsite activity of all contractors.
    - * Order all maintenance supplies and ensure stock controls are in place.
    -Responsible for monitoring all utility meter readings.
    -Maintain accurate drawings, plans and material specifications for the property.
    -Maintain records of all machinery and equipment including manufacturers details, specifications, warranties and manuals.
    -Assist with the preparation of all risk assessments.
    -Oversee the hotel's fire and emergency plans to ensure that all fire, life, safety equipment is maintained and tested per applicable.
    -Lead the hotel high rise, fire, safety committee and emergency response teams.
    -Arrange and co-ordinate quotes from suppliers in relation to maintenance work.
    -Ensure that all senior management are aware of any serious defects within the building.
    -Ensure that all hotel Standard Operating Procedures are trained and adhered to and pro-actively project manage any changes in policies and procedures.
    -Coach and develop the team, ensuring that they are well motivated and informed.
    -Set ambitious yet realistic objectives for the team to ensure efficiency and cleanliness of all areas of the hotel. Motivate the team and help where required within the business.
    -Monitor the performance of the team and give regular feedback.
    -Ensure a good relationship is maintained between Engineering, Housekeeping and Front Office.
    -Pro-actively identify opportunities to improve and enhance processes and procedures.
    -Be fully aware, and competent in, all health and safety procedures and policies.
    -Accurately complete all People Team documentation including payroll, recruitment, disciplinary and performance management documentation.
    -Maintain awareness of departmental costs and utilities and ensure that expenses are kept in line with budget guidelines.
    -Play a leading role in projects that involve the development and evolution of the Maintenance team.
    -Conduct statistical analysis for all areas of Maintenance.
    -Achieve and maintain the highest possible levels of customer service to both external and internal customers, forging long-term relationships with suppliers and contractors.
    -Work with heads of departments to manage Knowcross, the hotel management software.
    -Ensure that all important information is passed to every department and colleagues to assure an efficient work and guest service.
    -Assist fellow colleagues both within and outside your normal department where possible to ensure operational and customer service requirements are achieved at all times.
    -Achieve and maintain the highest level of customer service at all times.
    -Assist the sales and events team with site inspections and event support and coordination and be confident on the hotel facilities.
    -Propose, budget, and execute CapEx projects for the improvement of the property.
    -Lead and maintain building sustainability guidelines and practices.
    -Enforce safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment, and follow MSDS and OSHA standards.
    -You'll take safety seriously and follow all fire & security procedures, health & safety standards, and ensure you're working in a safe manner at all times.

The Hoxton, Chicago

The Hoxton, Chicago is our third hotel in North America, located in the Fulton Market district, an area that is fast evolving and buzzing with a whole host of new stores, inspiring start-ups, swishy global HQs and an exciting bar and restaurants scene to match. It's where you want to be in Chi-Town.

The hotel has 182 bedrooms spread over seven floors, along with a lively open-door lobby, three restaurants and bars, a rooftop swimming pool with views across the city, a retail pop-up, and The Apartment, our unique meetings and events space. Add to all that our two floors of office space for those who are more work than play.

The Hoxton, Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. True Facts.

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