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Veterans Preferred - Area Director of Engineering

Company: Hyatt
Location: Napa
Posted on: June 1, 2024

Job Description:

Military Veterans are Encouraged to Apply. -We are looking for an Area Director of Engineering who will be responsible for the Engineering Operations at both Alila Napa Valley located in St. Helena, CA and Calistoga Motor Lodge & Spa located in Calistoga, CA.

Position Summary:

As a member of each resort's Executive Committee, the Area Director of Engineering is a highly visible role with exposure to Senior and Corporate leadership. This person is responsible for aligning facilities maintenance and repairs with our operations strategies and service initiatives to meet each resort's business objectives. The Engineering function prides itself on excellence, service, integrity and accountability. This position reports to the hotel General Manager at each resort and will balance the needs of each, and find efficiencies wherever possible.

The Area Director of Engineering is responsible for maintaining the overall operation of the maintenance department and the appearance and working order of both hotels, 8 miles apart. The engineer must be able to work independently, as well as with others. Responsibilities may include: maintaining the exterior of the buildings, common areas, maintaining all equipment in guest rooms, conducting monthly safety inspections and training the staff on safety and emergency procedures, and working with vendors. The Director of Engineering must be willing to respond to emergencies, and work with corporate maintenance on special remodeling projects or capital expenditure needs. This position requires overall maintenance knowledge and trouble shooting ability with skills in painting, HVAC, carpentry, equipment, and tool usage.


  • Review contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with vendors, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors
  • Requisition supplies and materials to complete construction projects
  • Opening Properties: Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers, and clients, representing the owner or developer
  • Plan, organize, and direct activities concerned with the maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports
  • Develop and implement quality control programs, inspection schedules and reporting out on recommendations
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations
  • Capable of working with building code officials, planning/zoning officials and community design committees when required
  • Experience in managing utility systems
  • Prior equipment specifying and purchasing experience preferred
  • Maintain communications with Corporate Staff
  • Coach and counsel employees to reflect Hyatt service standards and procedures
    • 5 years or more of progressive Engineering department experience (Hyatt experience preferred)
    • Service oriented style with excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills
    • Proven leadership skills
    • Written and verbal communication skills in English
    • Must be proficient in HotSoS, Birtchstreet or Similar PO ordering system, and Outlook Email system
    • Must possess the following strengths: positive energy, entrepreneurial spirit, creative problem solver, reliable, effective communicator, effective in providing exceptional customer service and ability to improve the bottom line.
    • Contractor or other Certifications a plus

Keywords: Hyatt, Napa , Veterans Preferred - Area Director of Engineering, Professions , Napa, California

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