Fairmont Assistant Director, Engineering in United States

Primary Location

Assistant Director Engineering

**Immaculate public areas, attractive grounds and efficient operational systems combine to make Fairmont Hotels & Resorts places of unrivalled presence. Apply your exceptional standards as Assistant Director, Engineering, where you will implement preventative maintenance and resource management programs in support of a safe and welcoming hotel for all Colleagues, guests and visitors.

Hotel Overview: * *

The Fairmont Olympic is considered Seattle’s most celebrated treasure, and a premier luxury hotel. Since opening in 1924, The Olympic has been the region's destination for prominent civic and social events, as well as honeymoons, birthday celebrations and in-city getaways.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Director of Engineering, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:* *

  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
  • Plans, directs and coordinates the day-to-day operation to ensure the effectiveness of the department
  • Executes planned or corrective maintenance, repairs, installations and replacements within the hotel premises
  • Maintains the preventive maintenance program for all equipment installations, buildings, grounds, furniture and fixtures for maximum efficiency and best appearance
  • Maintain warm and hospitable relations in all interactions with guests and colleagues
  • Develop and coordinate necessary department training and guidance to improve its overall effectiveness of engineers and properly induct, orient, and train newly assigned personnel to meet department goals & objectives
  • Work with the Director to sustain and grow programs and service thru strategic planning
  • Ensure all operations are conducted in compliance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations
  • Assist in the administrative functions of the department to ensure smooth and efficient operations which includes but is not limited to: creating budgets and tracking expenditures, performance reviews, guest issue follow-up, response to department inquiries, tracking of colleague work assignments, promulgating minutes of meetings attended, etc.
  • Support the organization's strategic alliances and partnership
  • Ensure performance goals are set and achieved
  • Attend and assist in the monthly Engineering Department Meetings
  • Represent the organization to the public, key stakeholders and business partner
  • Ensure good safety practices are in place for all employees and guests throughout the hotel
  • Assist in the maintenance of proper emergency and security procedures throughout the hotel
  • Prepares reports and provides technical input for all projects
  • Delegates specific responsibilities and proper authority to subordinates to ensure correct function of Engineering with its responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned
Employee Status


  • Diploma, certificate or license in Building Services, Mechanical, Electrical or Marine Engineering

  • Sound technical knowledge in HVAC, laundry and kitchen equipment, refrigerators, mechanical repairs and all other building services

  • A minimum of five years of engineering experience with two years of working in a senior supervisory position

  • Must be able tocommunicate in a clear and concise manner

  • Must be able to organize and plan effectively

  • Demonstrates sound knowledge of all trades

  • Strong leadership and communication skills with a proven track record of employee supervision and training

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Good command of spoken and written English

  • Familiar with Microsoft Office applications

Physical Aspects of Position (include but are not limited to):

  • Constant standing and walking throughout shift
  • Able to lift anywhere from 10 to 50 pounds routinely and knowledge to rig material handling equipment to maneuver equipment heavier than 50 pounds safely
  • Wet or humid conditions
  • Work near moving parts
  • Fumes or airborne particles
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Outdoor weather conditions

Visa Requirements: Must be eligible to work in the United States.

APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit http://www.fairmontcareers.com/ to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!


At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Primary Location: United States-Seattle-The Fairmont Olympic Hotel

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Management / Supervisory

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Rotating / Shift Work

Closing Date: 19.Dec.2018, 2:59:00 AM

Req ID: SEA01238