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Assistant Director of Engineering

Posted September 19, 2022

Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, Autograph Collection
Charlotte, NC
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An Inspiring Career Awaits You!

The Kessler Collection is made up of 13 artful hotel and resort properties, 26 restaurants, and over 1,700 Grand Performers across ten states, we continue to grow and so will you! The opportunities are endless. Our mission of inspiring places, intuitive service, and exuberant guests means we are committed to our Grand Performers learning, development, and well-being.

We believe people want to be inspired! 

Our Grand Performers Receive Many Benefits Including:

  • Marriott Employee Discounts Worldwide
  • Competitive Wage & Discretionary Bonus Program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Company-Sponsored Life Insurance
  • Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program
  • 401(K) with Discretionary Company Matching Contributions
  • Employee Assistance Program

Job Summary

The overall objective and purpose of the Assistant Director of Engineering are to assist the General Manager in coordinating, supervising, and directing all engineering/maintenance operations, including maintaining the building, grounds, and physical plant with particular attention to safety, security, and asset protection. 

Core Responsibilities

Primary areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Monitors and maintains the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment, electrical and life safety systems
  • Maintain the integrity of our guests’ privacy, including confidentiality of personal information and key control
  • Supervises the day to day operations of engineering staff
  • Assist the General Manager with establishing priorities for the hotel maintenance needs
  • Effectively inspects and evaluates the physical condition of facilities in order to determine the type of work required and maintain the preventative maintenance program
  • Ability to perform preventative and corrective maintenance throughout the hotels up to and including guestrooms, public spaces, and all related hotel equipment and systems.  
  • Ensure that equipment is operating at optimum effectiveness, efficiency, and safety.
  • Develops and maintains a weekly work schedule to ensure proper engineering coverage.
  • Provide reports on the status of project milestones and adjusts schedules accordingly.
  • Control expenditures within limitations of the budget.
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with Grand Performers and other department leaders.
  • Supervises Grand Performers’ ability to execute department and hotel emergency procedures.
  • Manage equipment, guestroom, and hotel-wide preventative maintenance program.
  • Maintain regulatory compliance to facility regulations and safety standards.
  • Maintains accurate logs, brand-related reports, energy-related reports as records as required.
  • Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to the Progressive Discipline Policy.
  • Performs weekly inspections to evaluate the physical condition of facilities in order to determine the type of work required.
  • Selects and orders or purchases new equipment, supplies, and furnishings.

Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities 

  • To perform this role successfully, an individual must have experience achieving desired result(s) in their areas of responsibility. The requirements listed below are representative of observable behaviors and essential knowledge, skill, and abilities required of a successful incumbent.
  • Strategic business leader - Works strategically to devise plans in alignment with organizational goals.
  • Cultivates engagement - Builds loyalty to the company and not to themselves. Proven ability to host/facilitate effective meetings, motivate teams to produce results with tight timeframes while simultaneously managing several projects.
  • Generates alignment - Ensures proper time and effort is spent to build high-level performance and consistency throughout collection.
  • Leads with courage - Provides a culture of accountability.
  • Execution of plans - Utilizes our systems, tools, and resources to accomplish results and achieve goals
  • Strong level of written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to implement and uphold service standards
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work assignments
  • Ability to work well in stressful, high-pressure situations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of a safe work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent basic education such as a GED.
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience in similar scope and title – required
  • Experience within luxury brand/markets – required
  • Trade-related certifications – preferred

Supervisory Responsibilities

Supervisory and leadership responsibilities include achieving results through providing direction and accountability of the following Grand Performers within the culture and policies established by the Kessler Collection. 

  • Engineer 3
  • Engineer 2
  • Engineer 1

Work Environment 

The work environment/conditions described herein are representative of those that an incumbent may experience.

  • Must be comfortable working in a shared space, with constant noise, without the use of a private office.
  • Must be able to cope with frequent changing priorities and deadlines with a high degree of optimism, professionalism & collaboration.
  • Schedules may vary from week to week based on business demands in excess of 40 hours with or without notice.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. *Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions & physical demands of this role.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to move 10lbs on a daily basis.
  • Push, pull, and lift up to 50lbs on a weekly basis.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to travel by foot, car, bus,  airplane or other means of transportation which require sitting, waiting, and standing for long and short periods of time. 
The Kessler Collection is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
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Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, Autograph Collection

201 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

254 Room Hotel

www.marriott.com

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