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Director of Engineering

posted January 3, 2018

Hilton Washington DC National Mall
Washington, DC
The Hilton Washington DC National Mall, opening Summer 2018, is currently looking for a Director of Engineering to join their team!
593310 l

About This Job

The Director of Engineering is responsible for the operation, repair and maintenance of all buildings, machinery and equipment of the property. The Director of Engineering is also responsible for all aspects of the Engineering department to include the proper operation, maintenance and repair of all HVAC, refrigeration, pools/water features, plumbing, electrical, irrigation, life safety, electrical and mechanical equipment/systems. This position will develop, coordinate and monitor all guest rooms, public spaces, equipment, and PM programs to ensure the reliability, safety, and comfort of all staff and guests. The Director of Engineering with supervise, train and manage all Engineering staff. The position reports to the General Manager and dotted line to Corporate Director of Engineering. 


  • Lead and execute all pre-opening engineering and maintenance efforts.
  • Develop, implement and maintain a comprehensive business plan that defines the hotel engineering objectives.
  • Develop, coordinate and monitor all guest rooms and public spaces, equipment, and Preventative Maintenance programs to ensure the reliability, safety, and comfort of all staff and guests.
  • Participate in public area walk-through with management to ensure guest rooms, public area and heart of the house areas are well maintained and preventative maintenance processes are in place.
  • Responsible for overall management of Preventative Maintenance Program, HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatments, pneumatics, control systems, water systems, boilers, refrigeration, compressors, etc.
  • Responsible for energy management of property.
  • Responsible for overseeing capital construction and major maintenance projects.
  • Organize and effectively manage Maintenance and repair of the Hotel.
  • Establish and stay current on all safety and sanitation policies and procedures that impact the property.
  • Establish relationships with vendors and monitor vendors to assure quality, delivery, warranties, upgrades, etc. are consistently utilized.
  • Work closely with vendors to assure proper pricing, delivery and maintenance.
  • Obtain competitive bids for all supplies and work orders.
  • Implement OSHA and ADA programs to ensure compliance.
  • Create and manage Lock out/Tag out program.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of elevator operations, maintenance and inspections.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of technology including television, internet, phone system, etc.
  • Install and maintain eyewash stations, emergency evacuation floor plans in departments, and fire, life, safety detection/alarm device testing program.
  • Consistently monitor the performance of employees on an on-going basis and provide feedback. Reward, discipline and document employee performance and provide timely counseling. Address employee complaints and resolve problems.
  • Properly handle all administrative work with regard to interviewing, hiring, performance appraisals and terminations of staff.
  • Maintain efficiency in the operation of the staff in a high standard of quality of service and courtesy, bringing total satisfaction to our guests and the hotel.
  • Maintain close control and inventory of uniforms, supplies, and equipment.
  • Prepare and post weekly schedules in accordance to guest needs and staff availability.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of hotel fire regulations and policy, accident reports, safety programs, and what the direct duties are in relation to each; ensure that all associates are properly trained in these procedures.
  • Implement proper training program and control the training of the staff to top efficiency and in accordance with policies and standard operation procedures.
  • As Fire Safety Director, assist in training of fire brigade and deputy fire safety directors.
  • Facilitate new hire training, departmental training modules; continually monitor, evaluate, and revise training content to reflect changes in the process; address the needs identified by associates.
  • Accountable for the financial performance of the department.
  • Create annual Capex budget and operating budget.
  • Obtain property design and as-built drawings, specifications, submittal documents, testing & balance reports, commission documents, O&M manuals and warranty information for all equipment and systems.
  • Obtain application registrations, certificates and permits and set up renewal monitoring program.
  • Monitor departmental, payroll and supply expenses in accordance with budgetary goals.
  • Be familiar with the operating procedures of all other areas of the hotel, cooperating fully and in a friendly manner with those areas to assure customer satisfaction.
  • Follow supervisor’s instructions and complete other duties as directed or assigned.


  • Minimum of 5 years experience as Chief Engineer / Director of Engineering
  • Hotel maintenance background preferred
  • Technical knowledge in electrical, plumbing, HVAC, boilers, swimming pool certified and refrigeration required

The Hilton DC National Mall provides equal employment and affirmative action opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability. If you need accommodation for any part of the employment process because of a medical condition or disability, please send an e-mail to to let us know the nature of your request.


About This Employer

Hilton Washington DC National Mall

480 L'Enfant Plaza

Washington, DC 20024

At A Glance

The Hilton Washington DC National Mall, located in the historic L‘Enfant Plaza, has an unrivaled location near the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums, the International Spy Museum, the U.S. Capitol, the Bible Museum and the White House, just to name a few. Additionally, the hotel is adjacent to the L‘Enfant Plaza Metro Station, the largest Metro station in Washington DC. The hotel keeps guests connected to Greater DC, VA and MD with direct elevator access to the Metro, providing easy transit to the area's three major international airports, and the Amtrak station with arrivals into the iconic Union Station. For entertainment, a five minute walk puts you in the heart of the new Wharf District, filled with dining and nightlife options.

Each one of our 367 guests rooms is designed with a modern flair, featuring a slim-line desk, sleek platform beds, plank flooring and high speed WiFi powered by a fiber optical network, all perfectly suited for today's tech savvy business and leisure travelers alike. A unique feature of the Hilton Washington DC National Mall are its spacious Two King rooms, unlike any other hotel in Washington, DC. With 151 King rooms and 216 Two King rooms, both business and leisure travelers will enjoy the comfort of a King sized room every time they choose to stay with us. 20 impressive Suites and one 1,300 square feet Presidential Suite allowing the hotel to accommodate DC's most VIP guests.

The Hilton Washington DC National Mall offers 23,000 sq. ft. of distinctively designed meeting space, with two contemporary style pillar-free ballrooms. We are the only Washington DC hotel with a Solarium, a special event space offering a year round indoor/outdoor ambience that you can drive a vehicle into - an exciting options for product launches, celebrations or any type of dramatic entrance! Furthermore, clients can utilize multiple breakout spaces, our poolside event space complete with fire pits, cabanas and bar, or the purposely designed Caucus Room, a high security boardroom, perfect for dispositions and trial preparations for our Capital Hill clientele. Our stylist, state of the art event space is ideal for meetings and weddings of up to 400 Guests.

The hotel's prime location, in close proximity to ALL that Washington DC has to offer, our unique Two King guest rooms, and our versatile meeting space makes the Hilton Washington DC National Mall a unique DC venue for the business and leisure traveler alike.