Chief Engineer

  • SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts
  • Management
    • Full Time | 
    • Permanent
  • 1234 Hornby St, Vancouver, Vancouver
  • 1 position available
  • Accessible Employer: Yes
  • Open to International applicants with valid Canadian Work permits: Yes
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Posted on March 6, 2024

Job Description

We are looking for a Chief Engineer to join our team at Residence Inn by Marriott in Vancouver, BC.

The Chief Engineer is responsible for overseeing maintenance operations, providing our guests with a secure, comfortable environment. This position maintains the hotel’s assets through ongoing preventative maintenance programs and ensuring all mechanical systems are operating in accordance with hotel standards.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

• Set goals, standards and solutions, meeting deadlines that are beneficial to guests, associates and the hotel.
• Manages the equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment and electrical systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
• Coordinate and prioritize the distribution of repair maintenance orders and planned maintenance orders.
• Train, motivate and supervise maintenance associates to ensure performance and excellent service standards are achieved.
• Ensure the Maintenance Department operates within approved budget and assists in the preparation of the annual budget; recommend items to be included in the capital budget.
• Ensure the necessary resources, functional tools and equipment are readily available.
• Maintain facilities and equipment by conducting inspections on a regular basis to determine needs, extent of service, equipment required, type of operation and maintenance personnel needed.
• Administers service contracts to support property needs
• Ensure adherence to applicable laws; communicate with department heads regarding their programs as they pertain to the physical plant.
• Keep all mechanical, electrical and structural blueprints and diagrams up to date; maintain library of parts list, maintain manuals, reference books and catalogs.
• Ensure physical plant is operating in a safe, efficient and orderly fashion.
• Maintain safe working conditions within the department and hotel by ensuring that all associates and contractors follow Health and Safety policies and procedures.
• Safeguard and prepare guests, associates and hotel assets in the event of an emergency by implementing emergency procedures.
• Oversees execution of long term preventative maintenance and 10 year capital plan
• Addresses potential areas of concern and proposing solutions in a proactive manner
• 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.
• Manage the capital expenditure and serve for all fixture, features and equipment.
• Be aware of all chemicals in any of the cleaners/tools used on the job and follow WHMIS safety procedures.
• Develop and promote energy conservation programs by continually monitoring utility costs and consumption.
• Ensure compliance with regulations set forth by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act and work in compliance with all provincial and federal regulations pertaining to building & fire code.
• Joint chair the Occupational Health and Safety committee
• Perform technical emergency engineering repairs; inform immediate supervisor if other actions are required.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Minimum of 5 years hotel maintenance experience with at least 3 years at a management level.
• Technical training in HVAC/Electrical/Plumbing or degree from an accredited institution in Building and Construction, Engineering, Mechanics, or related major.
• Proficiency with MS office.
• Knowledge of pool maintenance.
• Proven strong leadership qualities and management skills.
• Ability to develop and implement annual budget plans.
• Ability to delegate tasks to team members and facilitate completion.
• Current knowledge of Provincial Health and Safety Regulations.
• Proven ability to be an effective leader for associates and management within a team environment.

Working Conditions
• Walking, standing, bending, crouching, climbing or stooping.
• Frequently lifting 5 to 50 pounds.
• Work outdoors and indoors; occasionally in inclement weather.



Other Perks/Benefits

• Health & Dental benefits • RRSP Matching • Employee Family Assistance Program • Hotel discounts worldwide!

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