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Chief Engineer

posted October 4, 2017

The Westin San Diego
San Diego, CA
384571 l

About This Job

ORGANIZATIONAL SCOPE:  Position is responsible for the short and long term planning and day-to-day operations of the engineering division.  Recommends the area's budget and capital expenditures & manages expenses within approved budget constraints. Participates in total hotel mgmt as a member of the hotel Executive Committee.


Supervise the Human Resources in the division to attract, retain and motivate the staff; hire, train, develop, empower, coach and counsel, conduct performance and salary reviews, resolve problems, provide open communication vehicles, discipline and terminate, as appropriate. 

Develop, recommend, implement and manage the division's budget capital expenditure plan, forecasts and objectives consistent with maintaining first class property and management's expectations. 

Develop, implement and manage a maintenance program and negotiate maintenance contracts for the hotel, the grounds and all of the equipment in compliance with corporate/franchise standards and local, state and national codes and regulations to ensure the safety,

convenience and satisfaction of all guests, managers and employees to protect the assets and maintain the property in first class condition. 

Develop, implement & direct all Emergency Programs; ensure all equipment is maintained, conduct inspections & drills, ensure compliance with all codes and regulations, train all employees and maintain accurate records to ensure a safe environment which protects the assets, guests and employees. 

Develop, implement and manage an energy conservation program for property to minimize expenses. 

Coordinate renovation bidding, define the cost and scope of the project and oversee the general contractor and subcontractors to ensure quality work is performed for minimal cost. 

Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned. 

Participate in task forces and committees as requested. 

Knowledge and Skills:

Education: More than two years of post high school education, but less than a degree from a four year college.

Experience: Experience required by position is from four to five years of employment in a related position with this company or other hotel company.

Skills and Abilities: Must have working knowledge of HotSOS or other Hotel PM program(s).  Requires advanced knowledge of Building Management/Engineering.  May require considerable working knowledge of other major areas in the hotel and the skill to integrate and communicate that information.

Requires analyzing activities and/or information involving some original data manipulation or interpretation to arrive at logical conclusions.

Requires management skills.

Ability to provide information and associated services to hotel management and guests.

Travel required: Minimal, training classes, vendors, task force, etc.

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About This Employer

The Westin San Diego

400 West Broadway

San Diego, CA 92101

Telephone (619) 239-4500

436 Room Hotel

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The Westin San Diego Hotel provides a retreat to one of downtown San Diego's landmark hotels. The hotel now has a distinctly upscale, contemporary feel, inspired by soothing elements of nature. With a complete revitalization of guestrooms, restaurant, lobby, public areas, San Diego meeting space, two new Legal War Rooms, Tangent and a new WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio, the newly refurbished urban retreat will transform every aspect of a stay into a revitalizing experience. 

The Westin San Diego Hotel $15 million dollar transformation includes a new look and feel to 29,000 sq. ft of versatile San Diego meeting and banquet space. With enhanced catering and event planning services, and the latest in meetings technology, combined with its premiere downtown location that offers immediate accessibility to the Superior Court of California San Diego’s Courthouse and the Gaslamp, San Diego Harbor, and Little Italy neighborhoods, Westin San Diego’s renovated meeting and event spaces serve as ideal venues for meetings of all sizes, social gatherings and celebrations, and weddings.