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Assistant Director of Engineering

Company: Fairmont Austin
Location: Austin
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

Assistant Director of Engineering

Be a dynamic leader who is highly organized and capable of providing leadership, guidance and direction in achieving the hotel's vision and mission. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, the Assistant Director of Engineering will be responsible for implementing Accor engineering and work standards and overseeing the engineering department operations.

What is in it for you:

--- Paid time off

--- Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401K

--- Complimentary shift meal

--- Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide

--- Learning programs through our Academies and Educational Assistance for further development

--- Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!

--- Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21

What you will be doing:

- Administering the Maintenance Department towards the attainment of hotel and department goals.
- Team leadership and effective delegation skills will be key to success in this role.
- Oversee the engineering department with attention to details and follow-up to ensure satisfactory completion of tasks and projects.
- Coordinating the Preventative Maintenance Program for guest rooms, public areas, mechanical, and safety systems; working closely with the Rooms Division, Food & Beverage Departments and other departments.
- Assisting the Director of Engineering with preparing and controlling the annual maintenance budget and Capital Plan.
- Maintain all equipment and systems in correct operational status including but not limited to Accor MEP standards, Fire & Life Safety standards, Risk Management, environmental standards, expenditures and project management.
- Maintain all mechanical rooms inclusive of Boiler Plant, chilled water circulation, air handling units, fan coils, VAVs, motors, pumps ...etc.
- Experience in yearly engineering-budget preparations and monthly forecasting of the department's expenses
- Able to forecast and manage the hotel energy and water usage and all the associated costs
- Able to identify issues and provide solutions, inclusive of outsourcing and managing 3rd party companies
- Able to identify, budget for and manage projects related to renovations and or replacements within the hotel
- Able to run landscaping both summer and winter operations
- Pool operations knowledge inclusive of water treatment
- Understand water treatment for closed systems and maintains all the related logs for testing of chemicals balance and legionella control.
- Work closely with the purchasing department to source the best products for the least cost
- Monitoring the Hotel's Energy consumption on daily and monthly basis.
- Ensuring prompt and/or immediate response to maintenance requests from our guests, employees, and management of the Hotel.
- Recruiting, scheduling, payroll, performance appraisals and reviews, training and development of all engineering colleagues
- Coordinate and complete all audits related to engineering and risk management
- Responsible for departmental health and safety, training programs, statutory compliance
- Coordination and management of outside contractors.
- Ensures hotel compliance with all City and State regulations and ordinances
- Actively participates in the Hotel's Energy Management, Occupational Health & Safety, and Environmental programs.
- Lead and support a diverse team in the operations and maintenance of the hotel including: general maintenance, HVAC, kitchen repairs, carpentry, electrical, plumbing and grounds
- Setup and attend monthly departmental meetings for the engineering colleagues
- Manage at hotel level ACCORs Energy/Sustainability Programs
- Be available on an 'on-call' basis during off hours for emergency situations
- Attend to all requests from the GM and Director of Operations

Your experience and skills include:

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:

- A minimum of 5+ years' experience in a similar position at a 600+ rooms hotel
- Team player and a proven team builder.
- Professional Engineer Designation an asset
- Knowledgeable in all municipal codes, City codes, State regulations, OSHA regulations as well as the Fire Department requirements and building testing.
- Proven negotiation skills with 3rd parties and contractors
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
- Highly organized with the ability to be flexible, and to work well under pressure.
- Must be computer literate and familiar with computerized maintenance systems
- Must lead by example by displaying a high standard of performance with the ability to communicate these expectations to the team to achieve above expectation results.
- Hours of work and days off will vary according to business demands.
- Able to work in a fast-paced, upscale, luxury hotel at a downtown location that caters to leisure, meetings & conference environments.

Your team and working environment:

Austin's newest luxury property, Fairmont Austin offers 1,048 guestrooms and suites, along with over 140,000 square feet of meeting and event space. This is your opportunity to be part of the most innovative and passionate hotel teams in one of the fastest growing markets in the United States.

Keywords: Fairmont Austin, Austin , Assistant Director of Engineering, Professions , Austin, Texas

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