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Chief Engineer

Posted July 27, 2020

Sheraton Reston Hotel
Reston, VA

About This Job

Brief Description:

The primary duty of a Chief Engineer is to ensure the smooth daily operation and guest appeal of the hotel. He / she may direct the maintenance staff on small repairs, such as patching drywall, fixing faulty wiring, or unclogging drains. More complex problems may require the Chief Engineer to consult blueprints or product manuals in order to fix boilers or air-conditioning motors. He or she may also assign staff to outdoor fixtures, repair irrigation sprinklers or instruct grounds crew on maintaining outside landscaping.


The Chief Engineer may perform interior and external preventative maintenance along with mechanical, electrical and plumbing repairs in compliance with policies and procedures, brand standards, and federal, state and local regulations. Responds/directs staff to engineering service calls.

Promptly reports emergencies, accidents, injuries, missing articles, damage, engineering items and safety hazards to management.

Knowledgeable on hotel facilities and services to assist guests as appropriate.

Ensures all communication containing Company, hotel, brand and guest information is consistent with privacy policies, practices and regulations.

Oversee and perform interior and exterior preventive maintenance and repairs such as mechanical, electrical, and plumbing.

Respond promptly to elevator breakdowns. Maintain accurate maintenance records. Respond to, assign and resolve engineering service requests in a courteous, efficient, safe manner

Maintain all engineering and work areas in orderly and clean condition.

Perform special projects and other responsibilities as assigned. Participate in task forces and committees as requested.

Comply with all company policies and procedures. Practices and supports departmental safe work habits and comply with sanitary, safety, security and emergency procedures. Write shift reports including reports on any incidents of theft, accidents or injuries when assigned.

Conducts department meetings as scheduled.

Any other tasks/duties as requested by management.


Education and Experience High school diploma/GED and training in building maintenance. Five or more years of experience in building maintenance, hotel maintenance or related experience. HVAC and Gas Recovery Certifications a plus.

Experience in the hospitality industry preferred.

Ability to understand and provide friendly guest service.

Ability to understand and comply with proper preventive maintenance and repair policies, procedures and brand standards.

Ability to properly use engineering tools and supplies.

Ability to complete assignments in a timely manner, identify and investigate issues and resolve basic matters.

Ability to follow an appropriate course of action based on policies and procedures. Consistently professional attitude and behavior with effective listening and communication skills.

Ability to work in a fast paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible, efficient, and simultaneously handling competing and changing priorities.

Attention to details, good organizational skills, and efficient time management. Ability to satisfy the legal requirements for employment within the jurisdiction.

Working Conditions & Physical Effort

Physical work is a primary part of job and it is performed inside and outside with equipment, machines and/or operating a motor vehicle. The work involves exposure to extreme temperatures, chemicals, dirt, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises. The exposure to hazards or physical risks that requires following basic safety precautions and use of applicable protective equipment. The physical requirements include extended walking, standing, climbing, bending, reaching, pulling, pushing, kneeling and lifting up to 100 pounds. While performing job duties, the associate is required to listen, speak and write. The job requires close vision with or without corrective lenses.

About the Company:

The Wurzak Hotel Group (“WHG”) is a Philadelphia based, vertically integrated owner, developer and operator of premium branded full service, extended stay and focus service hotels.  WHG gains its competitive advantage by developing talent within the organization who embody the same entrepreneurial spirit of our leadership team and who seek to create value through tireless innovation and a tight focus on the operational details.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume and salary requirements via the Wurzak Hotel Group website (



About this Employer

Sheraton Reston Hotel

11810 Sunrise Valley Drive
Reston, VA 20191

(703) 620-9000

298 Room Hotel

Managed By

Our Hotel

In the middle of all that Northern Virginia has to offer, we're moments from Dulles International Airport and a short drive to the nation's capital. Among our neighbors are Reston National Golf Course, Reston Town Center and Virginia historical sites. The hotel is just steps from Reston National Golf Course, where our guests enjoy exclusive discounts. We also offer 22,000 square feet of great meeting space. When it's time to catch up with colleagues or check in with friends, our computer workstations keep guests connected. Our smoke-free guest rooms feature natural light and sweeping views of the golf course or garden, plus upgraded furnishings, luxurious showers. Business travelers will enjoy our private Club Lounge.