Careers at Columbia Sussex

Chief Engineer

Marriott Savannah Riverfront

Savannah, GA


Columbia Sussex Management is currently seeking an individual for the position of Chief Engineer at our Savannah Marriott Riverfront located in Savannah, Georgia.

Job Description

Position Purpose: Oversees the upkeep, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the entire hotel facility, including the physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programs.

Essential Functions

  • Conducts walk-throughs to visually and physically assess the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structure of the hotel, all mechanical, electrical, H.V.A.C. systems and any other related equipment.
  • Assigns and verifies completion of all routine maintenance on public spaces, meeting rooms, ballrooms. outlets, back of house spaces and grounds. Assigns and verifies completion of all repairs, replacement, renovation projects to public and back of house areas.
  • Hires, train, supervises, allocates personnel, communicates departmental/individual job goals and criteria’s of job performance, appraises, and if necessary disciplines department staff and all other staff under the direction of Property Operations, such as Painters, Carpenters, Plumbers, Upholsterers and Grounds Keepers, etc.
  • Informs General Manager and hotel department heads, on a regular basis, regarding the specific and overall condition of the building structure(s), related systems and equipment offering prudent and cost-effective proposals for maintaining the same. Accesses and inputs information into a computer and generate reports.
  • Adheres to all required budgets, purchasing policies and controls, to include outside contractor bids, and schedules.
  • Maintains and documents effective Energy Management and Preventive Maintenance programs.

Supportive Functions

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions.

  • Maintains appropriate supply of materials and equipment to carry out the normal day to day operating and maintenance requirements of the hotel.
  • Maintains organized and efficient administrative and filling systems within Property Operations for the timely and accurate handling of correspondence, reports, requisitions for purchase and other administrative requirements of the department.
  • Maintains a well-defined and organized system within the shop for inventory, maintenance and storage of all tools, products, materials and equipment necessary to execute the required activities of the department.
  • Immediately available to report to the hotel in the event of any hotel emergency which necessitates the skills and expertise of the Director of Property Operations.
  • Perform all duties in the area of responsibility and technical capabilities as required by management.

Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability

The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Excellent knowledge of electrical systems, components and devices, HVAC systems, boilers, mechanical systems and the maintenance and repair of all.
  • Excellent knowledge of public construction and building systems; all related permits, licensing, new and existing codes pertaining to public building and fire safety.
  • Skill in use of computers and software programs associated with Property Operations.
  • Skilled in the proper and safe use of all tools, equipment, materials, chemicals and products relating to the department.
  • Excellent ability to communicate in the English language, both verbally and written.
  • Ability to remain informed on state-of-the-art developments effecting the safe and effective operation of the building facility.

Education

High School graduate or equivalent required.

4-year college degree preferred

Experience

Minimum five years’ experience in engineering management position.

Licenses or Certificates

Ability to obtain any government required license or certificate. Any licenses or permits that may be required by law or company regulations, such as an Electrician’s license.

Grooming/Uniforms

All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance.

Notice

Standing, bending, stooping, and lifting weights up to and including 50 lbs. may be required. The hospitality business functions seven (7) days a week, twenty-four hours a day. In addition, this is a hospitality business and a hospitable service atmosphere must be projected at all times.

We offer competitive salary, medical, dental, and life insurance, short term and long term disability, critical illness, accident insurance, 401(k), and travel benefits. Send resume with salary history (no phone calls please):

Savannah Marriott Riverfront
Attn: General Manager
100 General McIntosh Blvd.
Savannah, GA  31401
gm531@columbiasussex.com

FAX 912 233 3765