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Director of Engineering

Posted August 5, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County
San Rafael, CA
An excellent opportunity to be a part of an extraordinary hotel and company. The newly remodeled Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael, located 15 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge is currently recruiting for a Chief Engineer.

About This Job

Who this job will appeal to

Applicants with the right experience who wish to provide our guests with a secure, comfortable environment by maintaining the hotel's assets through ongoing preventative maintenance programs and ensuring that all mechanical and fire/life/safety systems are operating in accordance with our company's standards as well as local, state and federal requirements.

What you will be doing

In this role, you will oversee the physical operations of the hotel, including maintenance and repair of interior and exterior of buildings. This will be accomplished by scheduling employees to ensure proper coverage and communicating and enforcing policies and procedures of the hotel. You will be responsible for training employees on current safety issues to ensure compliance with all federal state and local laws and safety regulations. Ensuring the execution and achievement of the hotel's preventive maintenance program goals.  Additionally you will:

*oversee adherence to State and Federal OSHA requirements and training

*assist in creating a departmental budget annually

*ensuring tracking and compliance of all inspections

*daily communication with other department managers as well as the engineering team

*maintain pars of needed equipment and parts

*hire, train, schedule direct reports

*determine if work will be done internally or through outside vendors.  If outside labor is deemed appropriate then follow the selection process based on bids and history

*assign work orders utilizing online tools

*attend trainings or classes as needed 

*insure all team members are following safety rules and procedures

*insure both you and your team are always current with mandatory trainings via Hilton University

*give direct reports effective feedback in a timely manner, both verbally and written when appropriate

*safeguards guests, team members and company assets in the event of an emergency by implementing emergency procedures in conjunction with the General Manager and other senior leadership.  Monthly training of situational emergencies to be completed with the assistance of the Director of Human Resources.

*enter and approve invoices

*maintain logs for all utilities, review meter reading and regulate controls


Requirements include basic reading, writing and math skills. You may be required to work nights, weekends, and/or holidays. This job requires ability to perform the following:regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, frequently standing up and moving about the work area, frequently handling objects and equipment to maintain the facility, frequently bending, stooping and kneeling, frequently working in areas of high temperatures around heavy equipment.  You must be able to stand or sit for long periods up to 8 hours.


*Excellent computer skills including Microsoft office and Outlook

*Certified Pool Operators training

*Very good working knowledge of California OSHA

Education & Experience

High school graduate or equivalent vocational training .

 Five years of experience in general building maintenance, construction and supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience with a minimum of two years in a leadership capacity. Hotel experience preferred.


Any building trade license/certificates from the state of employment

Ability to communicate in a second language, preferably Spanish


  • Medical / Dental / Vision
  • Short Term Disability / Long Term Disability / Life Insurance
  • 401k 
  • Generous Paid Time Off policy
  • Company Travel Discounts

An Equal Opportunity Employer

We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, or disability.  

compensation: Determined by Experience


About this Employer

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Rafael Marin County

101 McInnis Parkway
San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 499-9222

236 Room All Suite

At A Glance

The Embassy Suites San Rafael - Marin County hotel is located just north of San Francisco, a few short steps from the Marin County Convention Center and Civic Center. Set in a scenic area known for its wineries and natural beauty, this upscale San Rafael hotel is within easy reach of attractions including Napa and Sonoma Wine Country, Northgate Shopping Mall, Sausalito and downtown San Francisco.

This all-suite hotel in Marin County offers rooms with separate living areas and bedrooms, each with an LCD TV, WiFi, and a flexible work desk and sofa in the parlor. Guests can start the day with a free made-to-order breakfast and relax after a long day with complimentary drinks and snacks at the Evening Reception. Our Red Oak Bar and Rotisserie offers fresh local food and craft cocktails for both lunch and dinner.

Visitors like to relax in modern atrium, take a swim in the heated indoor pool or unwind in the whirlpool. For keeping fit, the fitness center offers cardio and weights. Our family-friendly hotel offers self parking for a small fee and high-quality amenities in the center of San Rafael, close to many fun activities and things to do.