The Chief Engineer is responsible for providing the customer with a secure, comfortable environment by maintaining the hotel s assets through ongoing preventive maintenance programs, and ensuring that all mechanical systems are operating in accordance with corporate policies and procedures, and according to local requirements and regulations. The job incumbent operates in line with hotel and corporate policies and guidelines, and the hotel s business plan.
Maintain facilities and equipment by conducting inspections on a regular basis to determine need and extent of service, equipment required, type of operation, and maintenance needed.
Develops and implements strategies to achieve goals for Customer Complaints per thousand rooms and Willingness to Return .
Ensures adherence to applicable laws by meeting with government and insurance inspectors and performs follow-up as required.
Communicates with the department heads regarding engineering programs as they pertain to the physical plant.
Keeps all mechanical, electrical and structural blueprints and diagrams, up to date, maintains library of parts lists, maintenance manuals, reference books, catalogues, etc.
Take prompt corrective action as necessary.
Ensures that the physical plant is operating in a safe, efficient and orderly manner by directing all phases of maintenance, repair and renovation.
Determines if work should be done internally or through external contractors.
Schedules employees in accordance with plan.
Assigns work orders by priority, and delegates duties and supervises work.
Schedules the appropriate preventive maintenance program.
Responds to guest complaints and department service requests.
Maintains a supply of inventory necessary for optimal operating efficiency by initiating purchasing orders for maintenance supplies, machinery, equipment, parts and services as required.
Achieves the best price and suitability of product by appropriately selecting from available contractors and vendors.
Directs and aids in the replacement of systems that become inadequate or obsolete.
Recommends, establishes and maintains inventory level thresholds based on budget and availability of supplies.
Reviews and approves invoices.
Develops and promotes energy conservation programs by continually monitoring utility costs and consumption.
Maintains logs and journals for all utilities, reviews meter readings and regulates controls.
Designs and supervises recycling programs for aluminum, paper, plastic, glass etc.
Prepares the operating budget for engineering, recommends items to be included in the Hotel s capital budget and ensures adherence with approved budget.