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Regional Director of Engineering - West Coast

Posted January 27, 2021

HHM - California
Los Angeles, CA

About This Job


Opportunity: Regional Director of Engineering

Provide leadership and guidance to aide field personnel in maintenance of all equipment, systems and building components, including but not limited to mechanical and electrical systems, pumps, HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, locks and other equipment/work for a cluster of hotels.

Potential Career Path

Corporate Director of Engineering

Essential Job Functions

  • Interview, select, train, schedule, coach and support associates, ensuring they perform in accordance with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with HHM core values.

  • Assist Regional Director of Operations and Hotel General Managers with the annual property level staffing and budgeting to ensure proper maintenance of hotel assets.

  • Assist with the interviewing and selection of Area Chief Engineers and Property Level Chief Engineers, ensuring they meet the requirements with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with HHM core values. 

  • Assist with the training of Area Chief Engineers and Property Level Chief Engineers in order to carry out duties effectively.

  • Educate and train property level Engineers on current safety issues to ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws and safety regulations.

  • Monitor the execution and achievement of the hotel’s preventative maintenance program goals.

  • Provide guidelines and assistance on reduction in energy usage through training and focusing on best practice directives.

  • Assist in setting procedures to ensure the security of inventory and assets such as tools, basic supplies, TV’s, and standard FF&E within hotels.

  • Establish guidelines for the replenishment of necessary basic engineering supplies in an efficient manner.

  • Promote and enforce organized paperwork management by property engineering staff. Ensure all PM logs are kept current.

  • Follow up on life safety tests to track that they are kept current with proper documentation readily available.

  • Provide operations teams with front line support in times of emergency mechanical or natural disaster situations.

  • Ensure properties have written guidelines detailing the procedures that staff will implement during times of emergency situations.

  • Perform two property engineering audits per hotel annually. 

  • Lead the management of special capital projects such as major mechanical replacements.

  • Report on all relevant property issues and projects bi-weekly to a number of various corporate level stakeholders.

  • Assist properties in securing and reviewing competitive bids for capital projects through Hersha preferred vendors and local vendors.

  • Assist staff to properly catalog all property mechanical equipment with location, origination date, make, model and known repairs.

  • Assist staff to compile property folder of equipment and building system warranties.

  • Inform senior leadership of recommendations for asset preservation of major mechanical repair/replacement during budget process. Assist in the annual review/creation of 5yr CapEx plan.

  • Provide input to General Managers on performance of engineering staff during property visits.

  • Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM’s EarthView program.

  • Practice safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment and follow

    MSDS and OSHA standards.

  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

Position Requirements

  • High School diploma and/or trade school course work in related field required.  College Education preferred.

  • Five years of Chief Engineer or management level engineering and maintenance experience in a related field (i.e. Residential or Health Care).

  • Exceptional Leadership Skills.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.

  • Valid Driver’s License.

Work Environment and Context

  • Extensive travel is required.

  • Hospitality industry standards for employee/guest interaction and professionalism are expected.

  • Work schedule varies and may include working on holidays and weekends or alternate shifts.

  • Requires standing for extended periods, walking, pushing, lifting up to 50 pounds, bending and reaching, climbing, stooping, kneeling or crouching.

What We Believe

People Are Our Capability – Hearts That Serve – Only Excellence – Stay Nimble - Own It

About Us

HHM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.


About this Employer

HHM - California

Los Angeles, CA

Corporate Office

HHM, also known as Hersha Hospitality Management, is an industry-leading hotel management, investment and development firm. HHM provides turn-key management, asset management or receivership solutions for 130 hotels in 20 states, including more than 20 full service hotels and 25 independents.

Join the Legacy of Happiness

It is no coincidence that Hersha means “happy” in ancient Sanskrit. HHM’s rapid growth, focus on associate development and its commitment to serve guests, our associates and the local communities we work in, can make any hospitality career seeker happy.

The Legacy of HHM Happiness

The legacy of happiness symbolizes how HHM was built, namely on a strong foundation of core values: honesty, communication, community, personal growth and achievement. These values combined with a passion to serve others and a respect for every associate’s unique and valuable contributions is what makes us so successful. If you share our values and passion, HHM may be the place for you.

Career Development

As HHM continues to stretch its properties across the country, we know our success is achieved through the collective and individual contributions of all associates. They are the heart and soul of our business and our ultimate goal is to maintain a culture of happiness in which our values are embedded and career development is encouraged. 


Personal success is individually defined by each associate. HHM supports an individual’s desire to stretch professionally. We provide opportunities across various hotel brands, locations and job functions. As we grow, you grow.

At HHM, we are proud to employ some of the best in the industry. Our passion for associate development allows HHM to build a pipeline of talent to meet the challenges of the future. Meet some of our leaders who served others, stretched themselves professionally and ultimately succeeded in creating a career with HHM.


We understand that there is more to working at a company than your weekly earnings. As part of our commitment to our employees, HHM offers a wide array of benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401k, tuition reimbursement, life insurance and other voluntary products. We work hard to ensure that our benefit package is competitive and comprehensive for both our associates and their families.