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Director of Engineering

Company: Hotel Bennett
Location: Charleston
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:


The Director of Engineering is the leader in the Facilities department, is a member of the Executive Committee team, and reports to the General Manager. The Director of Engineering will maintain the entire hotel facility, including the physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programs. They will also ensure the upkeep of guest areas to maintain an attractive hotel.


-Conduct walk-throughs and visually assess the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structure(s) of the hotel, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems and any other related equipment.

-Verify completion of all routine maintenance on public spaces, meeting rooms, ballrooms, outlets, back of the house spaces, and grounds. Verify completion of all repairs, replacement, and renovation projects to offices and employee work areas.

-Assist in hiring, training, supervising, and disciplining department staff and all other staff under direction of the Engineering Department, such as painters.

-Adhere to all corporate-required purchasing policies and controls, including, but not limited to, all outside contractor bids, budgets, and schedules. Follow prescribed safety procedures for personnel and equipment by the company and OSHA.

-Maintain effective Energy Management and Preventive Maintenance programs and conduct special training for other operating departments on the safe and efficient use of equipment and energy in the hotel.

-Inform the General Manager and hotel department heads on a regular basis regarding the specific and overall condition of the building structure(s), related systems, and equipment offering prudent, cost effective proposals for maintaining these systems. Access and input information into a computer and generate reports.

-In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the manager based upon the particular requirements of the hotel:

-Supervise necessary repairs and maintenance throughout the hotel.
-Prepare technical data, bidding, project work, alterations, and repairs for properties. Must have basic knowledge of building codes.
-Actively train in fire prevention, environmental health and safety, and engineering systems.
-Attend all meetings regarding hotel operations, i.e., department, fire, safety, health and quality improvement.
-Oversee daily and weekly payrolls. Prepare departmental manpower schedules.
-Oversee water treatment programs.
-Attend morning walk arounds as required.
-Professionally represent the hotel in community and industry organizations and events.
-Participate as a team player with all departments.
-Provide constructive feedback to all departments.
-Be a leader and a role model to all employees.


-Must be 18 years of age or older.
-High school diploma or equivalent required
-Bachelor's Degree or related technical school degree preferred.
-Five to seven years in a major hotel, hospital, or building, including four years in a supervisory capacity.


-Most work tasks are performed indoors. Temperature generally is moderate and controlled by hotel environmental systems; however, must be able to work in extreme temperatures like freezers (-10--F) and boiler rooms (+110--F), possibly for one hour or more.
-Must be able to sit at a desk for up to 5 hours per day. Walking and standing are required the rest of the working day. Length of time of these tasks may vary from day to day and task to task.
-The worker is subject to noise: there is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the surrounding noise level.
-The worker is subject to vibration: exposure to oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body.
-The worker is subject to hazards: includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, exposure to high heat or exposure to chemicals.
-The worker is subject to atmospheric conditions: one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases or poor ventilation.
-The worker is subject to oils: there is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.
-Machine operators: (without inspection), Mechanics, skilled trades people. Works with lathes, drill presses, power saws and mills where the seeing job is at or within arm's reach. Also, mechanics and skilled trades people and those who do work of a non-repetitive in nature such as carpenters, technicians, service people, plumbers, painters, mechanics, etc.
-Must be able to exert well-paced ability in limited space and to reach other locations of the hotel on a timely basis.
-Must be able to bend, stoop, squat and stretch to fulfill cleaning tasks occasionally.
-Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. on a regular and continuing basis.
-Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. frequently.
-Must be able to lift up to 100 lbs. occasionally.
-Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity.
-Talking and hearing occur continuously in the process of communicating with guests, supervisors and subordinates.
-Vision occurs continuously with the most common visual functions being those of near and color vision and depth perception.
-Requires manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Salamander is a drug-free workplace and participant in E-Verify.

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