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Lead EngineerLe Meridien PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PA
A property of: HEI Hotels & Resorts
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Job Description

Overview

Maintain all building related systems and the building envelop to ensure the safety of hotel guests, associates and vendors. Ensure compliance with company Engineering Assumptions/Culture, preventative maintenance programs and procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, Mission Vision and Values as well as all Building/Fire/Health Department codes. Maintain building complex as energy efficiency as possible constantly looking for ways to save energy.
Responsibilities

  • Assume control of the Engineering Department when the Chief Engineer is not available.
  • Understand all building related systems and equipment - Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, Life Safety, IT, HVACandR, Kitchen, Laundry, Pool, etc.
  • Follow company preventative maintenance procedures and guidelines for guestrooms, equipment, public space, grounds, landscaping, and building envelop, etc.
  • Maintain engineering related check book accounting procedures to ensure department operates with-in budgeted guidelines while maintaining required stock of supplies and materials.
  • Interview, hire, train, recommend performance evaluations, resolve problems, provide open communication and recommend discipline and/or termination when appropriate.
  • Effectively supervise, train, and assign tasks to and follow-up with engineering staff to ensure maximum productivity.
  • Understand the engineering records and filing system to support RandM Budget, PM Programs, Capital Budget, Capital Projects, Life Safety Systems and Inspections, etc.
  • Monitor and maintain all Engineering Spaces in a safe, clean, organized, energy efficient manner.
  • Tour hotel complex daily identifying items requiring engineering, housekeeping or other departmental actions.
  • Considered the property expert on all Life Safety related items, trains all managers in these areas.
  • Understand all Brands related issues and procedures; as well as all Brand related GSS, GSI, AYS, DTS problem tracking procedures and is working to correct them.
  • Basic understanding of elementary accounting procedures.
  • Basic understanding of PC operation and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs and internet use.
  • Ability to remain calm in stressful situations, seen as a strong leader through-out hotel.
  • Comply with attendance rules and be available to work on a regular basis.
  • Perform any other job duties as assigned.

About Us

Originally a YMCA, our hotel is housed in a 10-story Georgian revival-style structure with intriguing historical flair, located in the heart of the city's business district and less than one block from the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Striking features and architectural detail awaken the eye: a skylight allows for the play of natural light to our 75-foot central atrium courtyard, while an airy restaurant/bar with graceful archways and classic woodwork brings endless possibility. Our associates receive a free hot meal per shift, discounted SEPTA passes, weekly treat carts, monthly General Manager Roundtables and a great referral program. The ability to travel expands as our associates can take advantage of the employee discounted travel rewards program. Come join our family at the Le Meridien Philadelphia!We value U.S. military experience and invite all qualified military candidates to apply.

Job Requirements

Qualifications

  • College degree or courses will be considered helpful, engineering related preferred.
  • Vocational schooling, military training, certification and/or experience in building related trades required in 1 or more of the following areas: HVAC, Electrical, Plumbing, and Carpentry.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience at a comparable location.
  • Hotel experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of hotel operations, including marketing plans, security and safety programs, personnel and labor relations, preparation of business plans, repairs, maintenance, budget forecasting, quality assurance programs, hospitality law, and long-range planning.
  • Be skilled in several areas such as HVAC, electrical, carpentry, dry walling, painting, plumbing, roofing, and landscaping with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • ADA related Physical Demand Section: Frequent walking, climbing, bending, lifting, pushing, pulling, talking, smiling, writing, at times working in cramped noisy locations susceptible to extreme hot and cold temperatures with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Leadership skills to motivate and develop staff and to ensure accomplishment of goals. Able to set priorities, plan, organize, and delegate.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to adapt communication style to suit different audiences, such as effectively communicating with supervisors, coworkers, public etc.

Job Details

Senior level
Full-time

About this location

class:
Midscale
room Count:
101-250
location Type:
Urban

Values

Customer Service
Integrity
Passion
Responsibility
Transparency
Value Creation

Perks

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Le Meridien Philadelphia
Le Meridien Philadelphiashow more
Address1421 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102 View map
Property typeHotel 
classMidscale 
room Count101-250 
location TypeUrban 

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Marcus HarrisExecutive Vice President of Hotel FinanceMarcus Harris joined HEI over 17 years ago as a property Director of Finance. He has grown his career with our organization into a number of roles and now oversees all of the Financial activity for the hotels within our portfolio. Prior to his time with HEI, Marcus spent several years with Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Education and Affiliations: BS, Accounting, DeVry University
Rachel MonizExecutive Vice President of OperationsRachel Moniz has worked with HEI for over 10 years in a variety of different roles. She first joined the organization as the General Manager of the famed The Liberty Hotel. Her passion for the people and the industry allowed her to quickly grow with HEI and she has since taken on positions such as Regional Vice President of Operations and Group Vice President of Independent Brands and Food & Beverage prior to being named as Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to her time with HEI, Rachel spent her career in different operational roles throughout luxury and lifestyle hotels such as the Ivy Hotel, W San Diego and the St. Regis Aspen. Rachel is involved with a variety of local Boston charities, including the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Project Bread's Walk for Hunger, and the Boston Esplanade Community Clean-Up. Education, Affiliations, Distinctions B.A, Wheelock College
Dan WalworthExecutive Vice President and Chief Compliance OfficerDan has spent nearly 20 years developing and implementing innovative processes, tools, and systems across multiple industries, including financial services, healthcare, software development, wireless technologies, and ultimately hospitality, where he has worked for the past decade. Dan joined HEI as Vice President of Operational Planning and through his success was later promoted to Senior Vice President of Operations. Most recently he became HEI's Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. Education and Affiliations MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University BS, Applied Mathematics, Yale University
Nigel HurstExecutive Vice President of Human ResourcesNigel Hurst is responsible for all Human Resource activities for HEI's growing workforce of over 10,000 people, including recruitment, talent development, leadership development, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits. Nigel joined HEI in 2006 from Unilever, North America, where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources and a member of the company's five-person overall management committee. He played a key role in the integration of Lever Brothers, Chesebrough Ponds and Helene Curtis into a single business unit with a common mission and shared values. Formerly, Nigel was senior vice president of Unilever, East Asia Pacific, where he oversaw human resource activities for the company's fastest growing region, with more than $2 billion annual revenues. Education and Affiliations BA, Business Studies, Coventry University, UK
Clark HanrattiePartner & Chief Financial OfficerClark Hanrattie is responsible for refining the firm’s investment strategies, managing the acquisition/disposition process and fund financial/tax reporting, monitoring economic and industry conditions, and overseeing the firm’s capital markets, investor relations and asset management functions. Prior to joining HEI in February 2004, Clark was a partner at Olympus Real Estate Partners, the real estate-affiliate of LBO-firm Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, which acquired approximately $5 billion in assets from 1994 to 2003 through three discretionary real estate funds representing nearly $1.7 billion in equity commitments. During his ten year association with Olympus, Clark rose from associate to partner/investment committee member, and was responsible for the firm’s hotel investment activities from 1999 to 2004. Clark either led, or was actively involved in, the acquisition of 63 hotels and resorts, covering approximately $1.35 billion in transaction value. Prior to Olympus, Clark was with Montford Companies, a private real estate concern based in Dallas. Education, Affiliations, Distinctions BS, Texas A&M University Member, the Hotel Development Council of the Urban Land Institute and the New York Hospitality Council
Ted DarnallCEO of HEI Hotels and Resorts Lodging and Technical Services CompanyTed Darnall is responsible for guidance and growth of HEI's property operations, asset management and design and construction divisions. A 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry and widely recognized as one of the top hotel operators in the industry, Ted has held executive positions with Starwood, Interstate, and Marriott. Ted's industry recognition is garnered from his innovative initiatives, performance-driven, results-oriented focus, and motivational leadership. Prior to joining HEI in 2006, Ted was with Starwood for 10 years where he held various executive positions which included Chief Operating Officer of Starwood Lodging Corporation, President of North America Operations, and President of Starwood Real Estate Group. Prior to Starwood, Ted was with Interstate Hotels for over 14 years, reaching the position of Senior Vice President, Operations. Darnall began his hospitality career with Marriott Corporation, where he held a number of management positions.
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