Director Of Engineering


Riggs Washington DC


Posted Under: Washington, DC jobs in Engineering; Engineering jobs in zipcode 20599
Posted On: 2019-06-13

RIGGS Washington DC reimagines "the institutional" honouring its history and its present moment. Standing amongst some of America's most iconic structures...every day we are excited about the opportunity to make DC proud. With 181 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites as well as a superior F&B offering that includes a world-class cocktail bar and a gorgeous rooftop event space, Riggs is due for a grand opening in late 2019. Who we're looking for---a thoughtful, passionate and proven Director of Engineering who exemplifies our culture of hospitality, the entrepreneurial spirit, and excellence. You must have experience leading the pre-opening phase of a luxury hotel as well as proven success as the Chief Engineer or Director of Engineering of an established property. You thrive in a non-stop environment, have an open mind and an exceptional sense of humor. You love finding solutions and working with a team and proactively creating positive outcomes. You will report directly to the GM and work closely with our head office function leaders to help build a winning Engineering team. The ability to be adaptable, calm under pressure, resourceful and efficient is in your DNA. Responsibilities --- Adhere to all standards of operations, policies and procedures, manuals, memos and verbal instructions --- Develop and implement strategies and operations for the Engineering department --- Experience in leading and executing efficient and productive preventative maintenance system --- Organize, schedule and oversee minor repairs across the building including needs of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and aesthetic disciplines including painting --- Assess proactive and reactive mechanical needs, determining appropriate repair strategy and, as needed, select vendors and contractors to complete work throughout the building as assigned --- Establish and execute a preventative maintenance program to ensure all public areas, guest rooms and machinery are serviced and updated according to schedule in order to prevent major breakdowns --- Monitor status regularly and adjusts strategies as appropriate --- Develop a plan for completing routine maintenance and renovations; coordinate work with hotel department managers --- Identify and select vendors as appropriate --- Create a safe environment for guests and employees by ensuring that the hotel is maintained in accordance with safety standards --- Serve as project manager for hotel renovations; coordinate project status with corporate technical services, architects, licensing agencies, contractors, and hotel management --- Ensure hotel adheres to all regulatory and safety standards by meeting with government and insurance inspectors and taking corrective actions as needed --- Keep all mechanical, electrical, and structural blue prints up to date --- Control labor and operating expenses through effective scheduling, budgeting, purchasing decisions, and inventory and cash control --- Responsible for interviewing, selecting, training, managing and scheduling personnel --- Monitor and develop employee performance to include, but not limited to, providing supervision, conducting counseling, evaluations, setting annual goals and delivering recognition and reward --- Ensure staff understands their job expectations before holding them accountable --- Maintain awareness of documentation needed and retained in employee files --- Be familiar with all safety and emergency procedures including OSHA requirements --- Attend relevant meetings Core Competencies --- Engineering or Hotel degree required --- At least five (4) years' relevant experience required --- Strong ability in using MS Office (MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, in particular) --- Experience with payroll control and scheduling, and P&L management --- Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills --- Excellent reading, writing and oral proficiency in the English Language --- Excellent organizational and time management skills and attention to detail --- Bilingual (English - Spanish) preferred --- Ability to multitask, work well under pressure, be a team player

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