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Chief Engineer

The Saguaro

Chief Engineer

Scottsdale, AZ
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    About our Company

    We Make Hotels. Sydell Group builds and operates unique properties that are a reflection of their neighborhoods, a celebration of architecture and design, and a gathering place for visitors from near and far. Our hotels are collaborations among exceptional talent from the creative, culinary, and retail worlds, and our goal is to create travel experiences that offer inspiration and a sense of connection to our respective cities. Sydell Group's diverse portfolio of award-winning hotels include NoMad New York, Los Angeles and Las Vegas; The LINE LA, DC and Austin; Freehand Miami, Chicago, LA and New York; The Ned, London and Park MGM, Las Vegas; as well as the forthcoming NoMad London and LINE San Francisco.

    We are seeking a dynamic Chief Engineer to join our team. A successful candidate will have a genuine passion for the hospitality industry and an entrepreneurial spirit.


    Must be courteous and gracious, maintaining a professional demeanor at all times

    Establish and maintain good communications and teamwork with fellow colleagues and other departments within the hotel

    Adhere to all standards of operations, policies and procedures, manuals, memos and verbal instructions

    Maintain “open door” communication with employees

    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 (5) 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

    Compensation & Benefits

    We offer competitive wages and benefits while fostering a diverse and inclusive work experience.

    We thrive in being a diverse work environment. Consideration for employment will be based upon personal capabilities and qualifications without discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

    About our Brand

    That colorful hotel in the desert, The Saguaro is a good time. It’s not that complicated. There’s plenty of sunshine, a buzzing pool scene and lots of local flavor.