Assistant Director of Engineering
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Job Number 19178547
Job Category Engineering and Facilities
Location Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve, Praia Da Falesia, Albufeira, Portugal, Portugal VIEW ON MAP
Brand The Luxury Collection
Position Type Management
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Assists department head in managing budget, capital expenditures, preventative maintenance and energy conservation. Accountable for maintaining the building and grounds with particular attention towards safety, security and asset protection. Assigns, tracks and follows up on status of work assigned to staff and contractors. Helps increase guest and employee satisfaction through effective communications and training.
Education and Experience
- High school diploma or GED; 4 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/electrical/plumbing.
- 3-year degree from an accredited university in Building and Construction, Engineering, Mechanics, or related major; 2 years experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/electrical/plumbing.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Supporting management of Department Operations and Engineering Budgets
- Assists in effectively planning, scheduling and evaluating preventative maintenance programs.
- Helps establish priorities for total property maintenance needs.
- Supervises the day to day operations of Engineering
- Assists in managing the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment, electrical and life safety systems.
- Maintains and operates equipment at optimum effectiveness, efficiency and safety.
- Supervises distribution of repair work orders.
- Assists in maintaining grounds, meeting rooms, ballrooms, public space, restaurants, property vehicles and recreational facilities as needed.
- Acts as technical liaison for all departments in property.
- Supervises Engineering in the absence of the Director of Engineering.
- Recommends or arranges for additional services such as painting, repair work, renovations, and the replacement of furnishings and equipment.
- Selects and makes purchases of new equipment, supplies, and furnishings.
- Inspects and evaluates the physical condition of facilities in order to determine the type of work required.
- Manages parts, supplies and equipment inventories effectively by minimizing downtime and maximizing cash flow.
- Performs inspections effectively.
- Assists in evaluating and implementing new technologies, equipment and supplies.
- Assists in establishing and implementing an energy conservation program.
Maintaining Engineering Standards
- Helps ensure necessary permits and licenses for building and physical plant are obtained and kept current.
- Helps ensure regulatory compliance to facility regulations and safety standards.
- Ensures compliance with all Engineering departmental policies, standards and procedures.
- Ensures all employees have the proper supplies, equipment and uniforms.
Maintaining Property Standards
- Maintains accurate logs and records as required.
- Technician Responsible for the Transformation Stations of the Resort
- Control Saving Energy reports and Green Key Certificate.
- Organize and participate in energy saving programs and initiatives, like Earth Hour.
- MESH. Management Energy report.
Ensuring Exceptional Customer Service
- Displays leadership in guest hospitality by exemplifying excellent customer service and creating a positive atmosphere for guest relations.
- Interacts with guests to obtain feedback on product quality and service levels.
- Empowers employees to provide excellent customer service.
Conducting Human Resources Activities
- Supervises staffing levels to ensure that guest service, operational needs and financial objectives are met.
- Helps train employees in safety procedures.
- Assists in training other department employees in fire protection, safety and evacuation procedures.
- Provides feedback to employees based on observation of service behaviors.
- Assists in performing operational activities as necessary.
- Adaptability - Determines how change impacts self and others; displays flexibility in adjusting priorities; and communicates both the reasons for change and how it impacts the workplace.
- Communication - Customizes approach to conveying complex information and ideas to others in a convincing and engaging manner; appropriately interprets verbal and non-verbal behavior; and models active listening to ensure understanding.
- Problem Solving and Decision Making - Models and coaches others on breaking complex issues into manageable parts, identifying and evaluating alternatives and their implications before making decisions, and involving and gaining agreement from others when making key decisions.
- Professional Demeanor - Exhibits behavioral styles that convey confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and represents the company in alignment with its values.
- Building and Contributing to Teams - Leads and participates as a member of a team to move the team toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion and collaboration among team members.
- Driving for Results - Sets high standards of performance for self and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates, focuses, and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.
- Planning and Organizing - Gathers information and resources required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and arranges work requirements for self and/or others to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.
- Coworker Relationships - Interacts with others in a way that builds openness, trust, and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and lasting relationships.
- Customer Relationships - Develops and sustains relationships based on an understanding of customer needs and actions consistent with the company’s service standards.
- Global Mindset - Supports employees and business partners with diverse styles, abilities, motivations, and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes differences to drive innovation, engagement and enhance business results; and ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full potential.
Generating Talent and Organizational Capability
- Organizational Capability - Evaluates and adapts the structure of team assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals of an organizational unit.
- Talent Management - Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work objectives.
Learning and Applying Professional Expertise
- Applied Learning - Seeks and makes the most of learning opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.
- Business Acumen - Understands and utilizes business information to manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach team, business, and administrative challenges.
- Technical Acumen - Understands and utilizes professional skills and knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-specific work challenges:
o Equipment Maintenance - Knowledge of routine and preventative maintenance of mechanical systems including timely management of the preventative maintenance process to protect an owner's assets.
o Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
o Troubleshooting — Determining causes of mechanical or technological operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
o Telecommunications — Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems.
o Purchasing and Materials Management - Knowledge of practices and procedures needed to maintain material, equipment and supplies; including vendor identification and contract negotiation, supply requisition and purchasing, and inventory control.
o Building and Safety Codes - Knowledge of local and Federal building and safety codes.
o Emergency Systems - Knowledge of fire prevention, air quality, and emergency power systems. This includes the ability to operate, maintain, and inspect the property’s fire prevention equipment (e.g., sprinkler system, fire alarm), air quality equipment (e.g., carbon monoxide detectors), and emergency power system.
o Hazardous Materials and Chemicals - The ability to handle and store hazardous materials and chemicals. This includes knowledge of the safety precautions required for each chemical.
o HVAC/Refrigeration - Knowledge of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, equipment, including boilers, chillers, air handling units/controls, and refrigeration equipment. This includes the ability to inspect, repair, and maintain equipment, charge refrigeration systems, replace air filters, and clean coils.
o Indoor Air Quality Management - Knowledge of policies and procedures to ensure an effective indoor air quality process including the ability to recognize and eliminate biological contaminant sources and chemical contaminants.
o Pneumatic/Electronic Systems and Controls - Knowledge of pneumatic/electronic systems and controls in order to operate and maintain pneumatic/electronic systems and controls, as well as compressors.
o Energy - Knowledge of energy management and efficient operation of the building and associated systems including retro and continuous commissioning and demand side management. This also includes minimizing the carbon footprint and complying with applicable environmental codes.
o Safety and Personal Protective Equipment - Knowledge of the lock out tag out process and the personal protective equipment (PPE) safety process required (e.g., ear plugs, gloves, respirators, safety glasses) for a given work activity, and correct ways to use the lock out tag out and PPE equipment.
o Financial Management - Knowledge of capital budget preparation and the ability to manage function within budget.
o Water Facility Maintenance and Safety - Knowledge and ability to treat and maintain water for use in primary outlets (e.g., rooms, restaurants, recreation, sewage).
o Contract Negotiating - Knowledge and ability to prepare contract documents to formalize business process.
Basic Competencies - Fundamental competencies required for accomplishing basic work activities
- Basic Computer Skills - Uses basic computer hardware and software (e.g., personal computers, word processing software, Internet browsers, etc.).
- Mathematical Reasoning - Demonstrates ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly, correctly, and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.
- Oral Comprehension - Demonstrates ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Reading Comprehension - Demonstrates understanding of written sentences and paragraphs in work-related documents.
- Writing - Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Starting in February 2020.