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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania United States
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Wyndham Hotels and Resorts

Director of Engineering

13 Feb 2018
Join the Wyndham Philadelphia Family!
The Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District is seeking qualified and motivated candidates for the position Director of Engineering. Join a passionate group of people whose job is to deliver extraordinary customer service at our contemporary urban hotel that boasts an inviting mix of high-tech spaces and contemporary décor that reflects the Old City charm.
It is the responsibility of the Director of Engineering 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
As part of the Engineering team, you will join other associates that value hard work and pride themselves in making every single event an unforgettable one for our guests and their loved ones.
Our team is:
• Dedicated to exceeding service standards and providing services of the highest caliber.
• Able to work/collaborate together and communicate effectively with guests and associates at all levels of the organization.
Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Apply now!
Equal Opportunity Employer: 
• 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. • Must be able to read and interpret documents to include: blueprints/schematics, procedural manuals, budgets/financial statements, OSHA standards such as LockOut/TagOut, SDS, 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 •  Experience with overseeing and communicating with contractors and gathering estimates. •  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 Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, bend and use hands to handle objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 50 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to push and/or pull 100+ pounds and lift up to 100 pounds with assistance. The vision requirements include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee 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.


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