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Assistant Director of Engineering job in Houston

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Texas (TX), Houston
Employer:  Marriott International
Job Ref:  17001RJ7
City:  Houston
State:  Texas (TX)

At Westin, we are committed to empowering the well-being of our guests by providing a refreshing environment, thoughtful amenities, and revitalizing programming to help ensure that they leave feeling better than when they arrived. We recognize that travel can be disruptive to our guests' well-being, and we're energized to assist as partners in helping them maintain control and soaring above it all while on the road. Everything we do is designed to help guests be at their best, and they appreciate our supportive attitude, anticipatory service and extensive knowledge on how to best assist them throughout their stay. We are looking for dynamic people who are excited to join the team and ready to jump into any situation to give a helping hand. If you're someone who has is positive, adaptable and intuitive, and has a genuine interest in the well-being of others around you, we invite you to discover how at Westin, together we can rise.


JOB SUMMARY

Assists department head in managing budget, capital expenditures, preventative maintenance and energy conservation. Accountable for maintaining the building and grounds with particular attention towards safety, security and asset protection. Assigns, tracks and follows up on status of work assigned to staff and contractors. Helps to increase guest and employee satisfaction through effective communications and training.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/electrical/plumbing.

    OR

  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Building and Construction, Engineering, Mechanics, or related major; 2 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/electrical/plumbing.

    CORE WORK ACTIVIITES

    Supporting management of Property Operations

  • Supervises distribution of repair work orders.

  • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

  • Assists in effectively planning, scheduling and evaluating preventative maintenance programs.

  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with employees.

  • Monitors timeliness and quality of completion of repair work orders.

  • Supervises Engineering and related areas in absence of the Director of Engineering.

  • Assists in managing the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment, electrical and life safety systems.

  • Ensures that regular on-going communication occurs with employees in order to create awareness of business objectives, communicate expectations and recognize performance.

  • Recommends or arranges for additional services such as painting, repair work, renovations, and the replacement of furnishings and equipment.

  • Selects and order or purchase new equipment, supplies, and furnishings.

  • Supervises the day to day operations of Engineering and related departments.

  • Schedule flexibility required (some days may not be limited to 8 hours, weekend rotation or on-call coverage as required)

  • Must be capable of working in a highly demanding environment, managing multiple and complex situations and meeting scheduled and business driven deadlines.

  • Must be capable of reading and working with architectural, electrical, structural, plumbing, mechanical and other building drawings and schematics.

  • Competent to highly competent knowledge or experienced in at least 3 or more skilled trades associated with high rise hotel operations and related hotel equipment or facility maintenance including:

    HVAC (4-pipe/split/package), plumbing, electrical, refrigeration, lighting, boilers, laundry equipment, kitchen equipment, ice machines, centrifugal & PD pumps, electric motors, sprinkler systems, fire alarm systems, elevator systems, carpentry, painting, drywall, etc. is highly preferred

  • First Grade Stationary Engineer (City of Houston) license desired or required within 6 years .

  • Maintenance electrician license, universal EPA certification or other building maintenance/facility management certifications desired.

    Maintaining Property Standards

  • Inspect and evaluate the physical condition of facilities in order to determine the type of work required.

  • Maintains accurate logs and records as required.

  • Operates generators and fire pumps as necessary.

  • Provides emergency response services 24/7.

  • Repairs equipment (e.g., refrigeration, laundry) as necessary.

  • Ensures all employees have the proper supplies, equipment and uniforms.

    Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service

  • Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.

  • Emphasizes guest satisfaction during all departmental meetings and focuses on continuous improvement.

  • Sets a positive example for guest relations.

    Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Helps train employees in safety procedures.

  • Supports a departmental orientation program for employees to receive the appropriate new hire training to successfully perform their job.

  • Communicates performance expectations in accordance with job descriptions for each position.

  • Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process.

  • Assists as needed in the interviewing and hiring of employee team members with the appropriate skills.

  • Participates in the employee performance appraisal process, providing feedback as needed.

  • Uses all available on the job training tools for employees.

  • Solicits employee feedback.

  • Supervises staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.

    Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.
  • Position type:  Full-Time
    10/26/17
    ref: (17001RJ7)
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