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Chief Engineer

Posted January 12, 2021

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach
Dewey Beach, DE
Have you ever wanted to live at the beach? Here is your chance and get paid for it! Looking for an experienced Chief Engineer at the Hyatt Place Dewey Beach!

About This Job

Essential Job Functions

  • Excellent knowledge of electrical systems, components and devices, HVAC systems, boilers, mechanical systems; and the maintenance and repair of all.
  • Extensive knowledge of public construction and building systems, all related permits and licensing, and new and existing codes pertaining to public building and fire safety.
  • Ensure that all permits, licenses & SDS books are up to date, posted or readily available.
  • Skill in use of computers and software programs associated with engineering.
  • Skilled in the proper and safe use of all tools, equipment, materials, chemicals, and products relating to the department.
  • Ability to remain informed on state-of-the-art developments affecting the safe and effective operation of the building facility.
  • Ability to analyze all associated systems as to their design, intent and effective performance.
  • Ability to positively communicate and instruct team members, offering assistance in areas where they lack knowledge, skills or experience.
  • Ensure that the hotel is in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws.
  • Ensure that all emergency and life safety equipment and systems are inspected, tested, and certified per hotel standards or authority having jurisdiction.
  • Ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Assist with the administration of all vendor contracts controlled by the Engineering Department hotel standards.
  • Spearhead all capital projects and renovations.
  • Repair and program hotel electronic lock system.
  • Responsible for leading hotel safety committee.
  • Excellent English, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Interview, select, train, schedule, coach and support associates, ensuring they perform in accordance with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with TKo CARE Culture.
  • Procurement of supplies and materials needed to maintain building and grounds using budgeting guidelines.
  • Review, respond and utilize guest responses to improve guest satisfaction scores.
  • To develop working relationships with hotel department heads and operational areas.
  • Execute administrative needs for special projects and events.
  • Proof-read all correspondence for accuracy and readability.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.


Supportive Functions and Responsibilities

  • Respect guidelines of confidentiality and code of ethics in all company areas.
  • Represent Hyatt Place Dewey Beach/LHCEC in a professional manner at all times.
  • Promotes and applies teamwork skills at all times.
  • Notifies appropriate individual promptly and fully of problems and/or unusual matters of significance.
  • Is polite, friendly, and helpful to guests, management and fellow employees.
  • Executes emergency procedures in accordance with hotel standards.
  • Complies with required safety regulations and procedures.
  • Attends appropriate hotel meetings and training sessions.
  • Maintains cleanliness and excellent condition of equipment and work area.
  • Complies with hotel standards, policies and rules.
  • Remains current with hotel information and changes.
  • Complies with hotel uniform and grooming standards.

Position Requirements

  • Five years’ experience as a head engineer in a hotel or similar environment.
  • Strong technical skills in HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, pool maintenance, etc.
  • Familiar with chillers, cooling towers, chemical treatments, pneumatics, control systems, water systems, boilers, refrigeration, compressors, etc.
  • Certified Pool Operator, HVAC, Forklift and other trade certifications are recommended.
  • Experience overseeing capital construction projects.
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication skills.
  • Instill a calm, organized approach in all situations.
  • Strong technical skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Work with limited support.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action.
  • Heavy work – Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and or in excess of 20 pounds constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent communication, organization, written and guest relations skills
  • Able to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and holidays
  • Must be able to provide outstanding customer service to internal and external guests


About this Employer

Hyatt Place Dewey Beach

1301 Coastal Highway
Dewey Beach, DE 19971

(302) 864-9100

108 Room Hotel

Managed By

Step Inside Our Dewey Beach Hotel

Laid-back lodging by the water is our specialty at Hyatt Place Dewey Beach, coupled with hospitality, all-star amenities, comfortable guest rooms with plush Hyatt Grand Beds™, and much more. Our location offers guests the sea air they need to feel rejuvenated, and where they only need to walk a block to see the sunrise. Tour a brewery, meet for mini-golf, and stroll the Rehoboth Beach boardwalk, located just two miles from the hotel property. Settle into your spacious suite at the end of the day for breathtaking, panoramic sunsets over Rehoboth Bay from a private balcony.