Sage Hospitality Resources Director of Engineering in Fort Collins, Colorado
Req # 5817BR
Job Title Director of Engineering
Position Type Full Time - Regular
Location Name The Elizabeth
City Fort Collins
Why Us As one of the nation’s leading hotel investment, development and management companies, Sage Hospitality is proud to announce the opening of the Elizabeth Hotel in Fort Collins Fall of 2017! With this opening, we are set to hire an accomplished Director of Engineering who will be an integral leader of this property. The 164 room hotel will feature locally curated art from students, professors and musicians. Music will carry through the building with accents in the interior design, programming, amenities and experiences to reflect the scene in the city. From the vibrant lobby bar to the upscale roof top lounge, local beverages will be served with spirited entertainment. The hotel will offer 3,500 square feet of meeting and event space including patio space with views of Walnut Street. The hotel is part of a mixed-use development in the center of Old Town, Fort Collins, defined as Firehouse Alley, featuring Sage Restaurant Group’s newest concept the Emporium Kitchen and Market.
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality set out to be the best hotel owner and operator in the business. We’re talking figuratively, progressively and aggressively breaking the mold of the hospitality industry. As one of the U.S’s top hospitality management, investment and development companies, Sage is on a fast trajectory of growth and performance. Building upon what we do best—establishing some of the best hotels and restaurants in the world. We are headquartered in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by high-performing investments from coast to coast. With the advantage of hands-on experience, we’re also changing the way luxury in the hotel world looks. Developing modern, independent hotels with unique style, artistry and branding—creating places that people go to, not through.
This role will report to the General Manager of the Elizabeth Hotel and General Manager of Food and Beverage that oversees all food and beverage operations including the Emporium Kitchen and Market.
Your success will be measured by your ability to:
•Successfully create and implement preventive maintenance programs
•Hire, train and develop an engineering team
•Manage multiple projects at a time, completing on time and within budget
The ideal candidate has a proven track record as an engineering leader in a full service environment, has strong project management skills, can work in a strategic or tactical capacities simultaneously, and extensive success as a leader who can effectively provide guidance at all levels within the property.
The Director of Engineering assists in the safe, efficient maintenance and operation of the hotels physical structure. Demonstrates great leadership skills in managing associates and ensuring the safety of guests. Supervises the implementation of all property and equipment preventive maintenance, repairs, monitor life safety systems and utilities. Ensures compliance with all hotel brand standards, local, state and federal codes and regulations to protect hotel assets. Develops short and long term strategies of the engineering division. Develop the department's budget, capital expenditures and manages expenses within approved budget constraints.
Dealing with Ambiguity
Can effectively cope with change; can shift gears comfortably; can decide and act without having the total picture; can comfortably handle risk and uncertainty.
Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected.
Relates well to all kinds of people – up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the organization; builds appropriate rapport; builds constructive and effective relationships; can defuse even high-tension situations comfortably.
Building Effective Teams
Blends people into teams when needed; creates strong morale and spirit in his/her team; shares wins and successes; fosters open dialogue; lets people finish and be responsible for their work; creates a feeling of belonging in the team.
Requires advanced knowledge of building management/engineering. May require advanced working knowledge of other major areas in the hotel and the skill to integrate and communicate that information. Requires advanced knowledge of building management/engineering and housekeeping operations. May require considerable working knowledge of other major areas in the hotel and the skill to integrate and communicate that information. Must have advanced working knowledge in the following areas:
General plumbing, refrigeration, air conditioning, electrical systems, boilers, bathroom fixtures and tiling,
painting – prep to finish, basic carpentry, groundskeeper. Requires advanced knowledge of building management/engineering.
Requires analyzing activities and/or information involving some original data manipulation or interpretation to arrive at logical conclusions.
Excellent hearing required to communicate with management and staff.
Excellent vision required to visually check hotel premises.
Excellent speech communication skills required to communicate with management and staff.
Excellent comprehension and literacy required for procedures, reports, budgets, instructions
Frequent lifting, pushing, pulling and carrying of weights up to 25 lbs. and occasionally greater, for all hotel equipment and machinery. 50-75% of job function.
Frequent bending and/or kneeling throughout the day for repairs and maintenance of hotel property, equipment and machinery. 50% of job function.
Mobility - throughout the hotel, all floors, varying heights and distances. Use of ladders and lifts required at times. Generally 75-80% of job function.
Continuous standing required in varying degrees throughout the day.
Climbing stairs up to approximately 210 steps 5% of each day.
Driving - limited driving on an occasional basis for supplies, equipment, etc. Generally within 20 miles.
More than two years of post high school education
Experience required by position is from four to five years of employment in a related position with this company or other organization(s).
Chemicals/Agents used: Water treatments, cleaning, degreasers, coil cleaners, paint thinners, gasoline.
Protective clothing: Facemask (chemical testing), goggles, rubber gloves, welding shield worn approximately 1%.
Power, hand tools (i.e. circular saw, drill).
Work inside 95% of week; outside 5% of week. Abnormal temperatures - walk-in freezers - below 32 degrees, 1% of the time.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/Disabled/Veterans. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.