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
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.