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Pyramid Hotel Group Director of Engineering in San Antonio, Texas

This modern hotel is 1.4 miles from SeaWorld San Antonio and 13.7 miles from the Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park. The property attracts upscale clientele: All rooms offer ranch-inspired decor, marble bathrooms and custom-designed beds, plus flat-screen TVs and WiFi (for a fee). Suites add rain showers and whirlpool tubs. Executive rooms grant access to the Executive Lounge. There's also a business center with 10,000 square feet of meeting space. The property is located near the San Antonio city center, where there's ample parking for sightseeing the city's historic past, and many restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues nearby. It's a fabulous place to pursue your hospitality career!

To maintain the entire hotel facility, including physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, H.V.A.C. systems and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programs. Ensure the upkeep of guest areas to maintain an attractive hotel. Manage all rehabilitation, expansion, and/or special projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Conducts walk-throughs and visually assess the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structure(s) 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 the house spaces and grounds. Assigns and verifies completion of all repairs, replacement, and renovations projects to offices, and employee work areas.

  • Hires, trains, supervises and disciplines department staff.

  • Adheres to all Corporate required purchasing policies and controls, to include all outside contractor bids, budgets and schedules.

  • Maintains effective Energy Management and Preventive Maintenance programs, conducting special training for other operating departments on the safe and efficient use of equipment and energy in the hotel.

  • Maintain fire standpipe, sprinkler systems and fire extinguishers throughout the facility to ensure proper working condition and fire protection in compliance with local fire codes. The individual is required to know how to recharge pressurized water extinguishers or have the ability to learn within new hire training. Lifting and carrying of fire extinguisher weighing up to 50 lbs. is required.

  • Informs the 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 same. Accesses and inputs information into a computer and generates reports.

  • Communicate effectively with city officials to ensure proper maintenance of permits and licenses, such as inspecting the building with the fire department to ensure all public assembly permits are maintained yearly, coordinating inspections of all elevators and escalators with the Buildings department. Coordinate and search building with Secret Service and other officials to ensure safety of diplomats and hotel guests.

  • Act as a liaison between hotel and vendors to review latest in hotel technology and products such as State/Local Energy Programs to save energy costs. Attend Engineering conventions to educate self in latest products to be used in the hotel to increase guest satisfaction and cut costs, etc. Act as a liaison between all departments of the hotels and Engineering.

SUPPORTIVE FUNCTIONS:

In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the hotel.

  • Assumes responsibility of any engineering position in absence of staff.

  • 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 filing 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 the 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 Chief Engineer. By example such emergencies may include, but not be limited to fires, power or other equipment failures, floods, lighting, earthquake, or other disasters of similar nature and magnitude.

  • Perform other duties as requested, such as coordination and supervision of special guest requests for room and/or meeting space modification, construction of props for special hotel functions and employee relations events.

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, using another combination of skills and abilities.

  • 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.

  • Extensive knowledge of department budget process and CEP spending.

  • Extensive knowledge of all job descriptions within the engineering department.

  • Considerable knowledge of paint, varnish, stain, enamels, lacquers, wall coverings, masonry work and other related products as well as application and mixing procedures of such products.

  • Considerable knowledge of OSHA standards and application for working with chemicals.

  • Skill in use of computers and software programs associated with property operations.

  • Negotiate contracts between hotel and outside contractors.

  • Skilled in the proper and safe use of all tools, equipment, materials, chemicals, and products relating to the department.

  • Excellent English verbal, and written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to remain informed on state-of-the-art developments affecting the safe, and effective operation of the building facility.

  • Ability to analyze all associated systems as to their design, intent, and effective performance.

  • Ability to positively communicate and instruct employees, offering assistance in areas where they lack knowledge, skills or experience Able to rephrase, or translate" fairly technical information into terms in which a lay person may easily understand.

  • Considerable knowledge of mathematical skills (addition

Company Name: Pyramid Hotel Group

Opening ID: 2020-8418

External Company URL: https://careers-phg.icims.com

Street: 9800 Westover Hills Boulevard

Post End Date: 11/30/2020

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