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Director of Engineering

Posted March 26, 2021

The Westin Jersey City Newport
Jersey City, NJ
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JOB SUMMARY

Provides a high level of property maintenance knowledge. Position has overall responsibility for maintaining the building, grounds and physical plant with particular attention towards safety, security and asset protection. Accountable for managing the budget, capital expenditure projects, preventative maintenance and energy conservation. Develops and implements strategies that will deliver products and services, which meet or exceed the needs and expectations of guests and employees while maximizing the financial performance. Responsible for maintaining standards and regulatory requirements. Leads the emergency response team for all facility issues.

CANDIDATE PROFILE

Education and Experience

• High school diploma or GED; 6 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/Electrical/Plumbing.

OR

• 2-year degree from an accredited university in Building and Construction, Engineering, Mechanics, or related major; 4 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/Electrical/Plumbing.

CORE WORK ACTIVITIES

Managing Engineering Operations and Budgets

• Works with property and regional engineering leadership team to determine how Engineering is performing against budget and highlights areas of concern to leadership.

• Manages the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment and electrical systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.

• Administers service contracts to support property needs.

• Ensures fire crew has complete understanding of all procedures, equipment and alarms.

• Coaches and supports engineering leadership team to effectively manage controllable expenses (e.g., wages, heat, light and power, water consumption, tools and equipment, grounds keeping supplies, uniforms, vendors, service agreements, inventory, etc.).

• Manages and controls heat, light and power.

• Develops an engineering operating strategy that is aligned with the property/brand’s business strategy.

• Develops and manages Engineering budget.

• Ensures integration of departmental goals in game plans.

• Oversees execution of long term preventative maintenance and 10 year asset protection plans.

• Reviews financial reports and statements to determine how Engineering is performing against budget.

• Addresses potential areas of concern and proposing solutions to owners in a proactive manner.

• Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results.

• Supervises construction to ensure timely completion of projects within budgetary guidelines.

Maintaining Engineering Standards

• Ensures compliance with state, local and federal regulations.

• Maintains property life safety systems (e.g., fire fighting equipment, sprinkler systems, and alarm systems).

• Ensures building and equipment licenses, permits and certifications are current.

• Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.

Managing Profitability

• Manages areas of operation to budget by reviewing operating statements, budget worksheets and payroll progress reports.

• Monitors and manages the payroll function.

• Manages department's controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.

• Participates in the development of department's capital expenditure goals; manages projects as needed.

• Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility.

• Prepares weekly and period end P&L critiques.

• Understands the impact of department's operation on the overall property financial goals; educates staff on details as appropriate.

• Reviews and manages controllable expenses such as, heat, light, power, water consumption, tools and equipment, grounds keeping supplies, uniforms, vendors, service agreements, etc.

Conducting Human Resources Activities

• Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.

• Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process.

• Utilizes employee feedback and an “open door” policy to identify and address employee problems or concerns in a timely manner.

• Celebrates successes by publicly recognizing the contributions of team members.

• Resolves guest problems and complaints.

• Brings issues to the attention of Human Resources as necessary.

• Ensures that regular on-going communication takes place throughout the engineering operation to communicate daily operations activities, set expectations and create awareness of business objectives.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.
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The Westin Jersey City Newport

479 Washington Boulevard
Jersey City, NJ 07310

(201) 626-2900

429 Room Hotel

www.starwoodhotels.com

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About The Westin Jersey City Newport

he Westin Jersey City Newport offers exhilarating views of Downtown and Midtown Manhattan. We are the only 4 diamond hotel in Northern New Jersey and are located in the waterfront Financial District of Jersey City, minutes away from New York City. Escape to the serenity of our 429 spacious guest rooms, including 19 suites-some with amazing views of New York City or the Newport Marina. Awake energized and rejuvenated in our Jersey City hotel guest rooms featuring the Heavenly Bed® and the Heavenly Bath®, each providing a level of comfort that is often imitated, but never duplicated.  

Jersey City Hotel Features

Our Jersey City hotel provides thoughtful and distinctive amenities for all guests, including Wireless High Speed Internet Access throughout the hotel. For meetings and events, 20,500 square feet of contemporary meeting space and a team of culinary professionals will be sure to make your next occasion both inspiring and delightful. Empower your body and soul at the WestinWORKOUT® Gym and relax in our heated indoor pool or whirlpool. At the end of the day, unwind with your favorite beverage in the Half Moon Lobby Lounge and enjoy a delicious dinner at Fire & Oak.  

Accessible Jersey City Hotel Location

The Westin Jersey City Newport is ideally located minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport, just west of Wall Street and Manhattan's World Financial Center, including the 911 Memorial; Greenwich Village; Union Square; Midtown Manhattan, and Times Square. Our hotel is just one block from the Pavonia/Newport PATH station and immediately adjacent to the 1.2-million-square-foot Newport Centre Mall. Find total renewal at our Jersey City hotel.