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Director of Engineering

Posted July 25, 2020

Hilton Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA

About This Job

Hilton Santa Clara is looking for a Director of Engineering to join their team!

The Director of Engineering will provide guidance and leadership to the entire Engineering team and ensure all hotel building standards are met. The Director of Engineering will inspect and ensure the hotel building is operating in optimal condition.

The Director of Engineering is a working Department Head position that is responsible for the Engineering team and managing of all related functions, including but not limited to the following:

Job Duties:

  • Coach, lead, and inspire engineering team by training and setting clear goals and objectives.
  • Supervise maintenance operations for the facility to include but not limited to: refrigeration, CPO Certified, heating, plumbing, HVAC, kitchen and laundry equipment, emergency systems, electrical systems, painting and finish work, dry wall, etc.
  • Conducts inventory, purchasing and maintains department checkbook to ensure budgetary and forecast guidelines are met.
  • Update and maintain engineering policies, procedures, work orders using HotSOS, projects, upgrades & repairs and ensure compliance with all Stanford Hotels and Hilton Brand Standards.
  • Monitor vendors to ensure quality, delivery, warranties, exchanges, upgrades, etc. are consistently utilized.
  • Maintain, oversee and track results of the preventive maintenance programs for guest rooms, meeting rooms, public areas, back of house areas and all equipment.
  • Ensure a 24/7 coverage including on-call status and act as Manager on Duty when scheduled.
  • Obtain competitive bids for all supplies and work orders and preventative maintenance programs on an annual basis or as needed.
  • As the Life Safety Director, uphold and oversee safety, health and sanitation policies and procedures at the property, including all safety measures and procedures related to COVID-19
  • Completes projects as determined by the General Manager and dotted line reporting to Corporate Director of Engineering.

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of Director of Engineering experience in a full-service hotel.
  • Displays a professional sense of urgency when communicating and interacting with guests, co-workers and the public in a way that exceeds the guest’s needs. Identifies opportunities to improve and deliver additional value to the guest’s experience.
  • Possesses sharp ability for attention to detail (able to quickly identify variances in standards), working efficiently and flexibly. Ability to multi-task and be highly organized while working under pressure.
  • Strong budgetary, projections, and cost control skills.
  • Must have developed the following communication skills: ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and technical procedures. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, customers and clients
  • Prior union experience preferred. 

About this Employer

Hilton Santa Clara

4949 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054

(408) 330-0001

280 Room Hotel

At A Glance

Just a five-minute walk to Levi's Stadium, the stylish and sophisticated Hilton Santa Clara hotel boasts an ideal location adjacent to California's Great America theme park and directly across from the Santa Clara Convention Center. This AAA Four Diamond hotel is set in an attractive resort-style building, just 20 minutes from the San Jose Airport (SJC), in the heart of Silicon Valley. From award-winning dining to spacious rooms and suites, the hotel offers a modern touch and convenient location.

  • Santa Clara, CA hotel adjacent to Levi's Stadium
  • Minutes away from California's Great America theme park
  • Heated outdoor pool, whirlpool and 24-hour fitness center
  • Over 7,000 sq. ft. of event space for up to 300 Guests
  • Award-winning La Fontana restaurant