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Hotel/Resort Operations
Cincinnati, Ohio United States
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Dolce Hotels & Resorts

Chief of Engineering

08 Nov 2017

Wyndham Hotel Group is excited to add the Summit, a Dolce hotel, to our portfolio of amazing properties. The Summit hotel offers 239 contemporary and comfortable guest rooms focused on relaxation. With over 34,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including 10,700 square feet of terrace and gardens, the blank canvas at the Summit provides infinite possibilities to plan your next celebration or exceptional meeting. Opening in early 2018.

Currently, we are searching for a Chief of Engineering to join our teamThis position is responsible for overseeing the engineering department and is responsible for all maintenance of the hotel facilities (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC systems, painting, locking systems and related equipment).


Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Oversee and supervise engineering & maintenance staff including staffing, training, coaching/counseling, and performance management to insure their work productivity and quality meets standards and deadlines.
  • Complete weekly work schedule for department.
  • Develop & manages department & capital budget and projects. Assumes responsibility to insure departmental spending and payroll remains within budgeted guidelines.
  • Control utility consumption.
  • Ensure compliance with all codes and regulations. Maintains hotel’s special permits and licenses as required by local authorities.
  • Establish and maintains a preventative maintenance program.
  • Develop, maintain, monitor all safety policies, procedures, and programs for the property. Coordinates with other departments all work necessary to maintain general conditions, safety and health standards & training set form by hotel policies and other legal requirements.
  • Inspect facilities, equipment, or work areas to ensure conformance to established standards. Oversee ongoing and emergency repairs required to keep the hotel facilities in a marketable condition at all times.
  • Negotiate contracts for property operations. Manages contractor/vendor work.
  • Interact as needed with guests, contractors, vendors, and corporate executives.
  • Assist department staff with all of their tasks as needed to include trouble shooting, regular maintenance and repairs.
  • Conduct regular inspections via walk-thrus of public areas, back of the house areas, guest rooms and exterior areas.
  • Compile and prepares reports for upper management’s review and use.
  • Act in capacity of Manager On Duty and any other management capacity as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 3 years of experience as a Chief Engineer with supervisory responsibility at a hotel/resort/conference center with a minimum of 5 years of engineering experience.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be able to read and interpret documents to include: blueprints/schematics, procedural manuals, budgets/financial statements, OSHA standards such as LockOut/TagOut, MSDS, etc.
  • Ability to troubleshoot/repair and/or maintain: physical building including all FF&E, AC and refrigeration equipment, electrical systems, mechanical equipment (motors, starters, pumps, fans, etc.), plumbing and drains, fire alarm and life safety equipment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership - Proven ability to effectively lead and train a diverse workforce.
  • Demonstrated analytical ability and financial acumen and reporting writing skills.
  • Effective presentation and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to respond to emergencies, even if after hours, as required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite of products.
  • High school graduate or equivalent required. College degree and/or technical school preferred.
  • Ability to obtain any government required license, certificate, or permits that may be required by law or company regulations.
  • Clean, valid driver’s license required.
  • Experience with overseeing and communicating with contractors and gathering estimates.
  • Must be able to abide by the company appearance standards and compliance with the designated uniform.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively with team members at all levels of the organization.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends, holidays, and special events, as needed.
  • Must have employment eligibility in the U.S.


Physical requirements:


  •           Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend and use hands to handle objects, tools or controls.
  •          Occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  •          Regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds.
  •          Occasionally required to push and/or pull 100+ pounds and lift up to 100 pounds with assistance.
  •           Vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  •           Frequently is required to talk or hear.
  •           Material/Equipment Used (hammer, screwdriver, pliers) and power (electric drill, saw, solder) tools.
  •           Painting equipment, key cutting machine, groundskeeping equipment and snow removal equipment.
  •           Exposure to hazardous materials.
  •           Environment Indoor exposure to both stable and extreme variance of hot and cold temperatures.
  •           Outside exposure to all weather elements and extreme fluctuations of temperature.



Wyndham Hotel Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V)


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