Chief Engineer

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza
Kansas City, MO

Posted July 29, 2020

Come join the family!

Chief Engineer

Our hotel is seeking a Chief Engineer!

What you will be doing

  • Conducting walk-throughs and visually assessing the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structure of the hotel, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems and any other related equipment
  • Informing the General Manager and hotel department heads on a regular basis regarding the specific and overall condition of the building structure, related systems and equipment offering prudent, cost effective proposals for maintaining these systems
  • Ensuring all projects, including, but not limited to, routine maintenance, repairs, replacement and renovation projects, are completed on time and according to specifications.
  • Maintaining effective Energy Management and Preventative Maintenance programs and conducting special training for other operating departments on the safe and efficient use of equipment and energy in the hotel
  • Working closely with other departments to ensure coordination of activities
  • Supervising Engineering associates including hiring, training, evaluations, development and disciplining
  • Preparing and adjusting weekly work schedules in accordance with staffing guidelines and labor forecasts
  • Authorizing requests for personal time off, holidays for team members, schedule changes, overtime, purchase requests and expenditures.
  • Reviewing guest comments and ensuring that problems are identified and corrected in a timely manner.
  • Responding to guest requests in a timely, professional and friendly manner to help ensure that we are meeting or exceeding guest expectations.
  • Acting as the safety coordinator for the entire hotel including ensuring that all emergency equipment and systems are inspected, tested and certified per standards.
  • Maintaining a safe and working environment throughout the hotel for all associates, enforcing safety guidelines and building awareness about safety
  • Ensuring compliance with OSHA, Fire & Safety Laws
  • Recommending capital expenditures and acquiring bids as appropriate
  • Managing expenses within approved budget guidelines
  • Assessing critical repairs and facilitating an immediate and cost effective response
  • Implementing and managing procedures and practices that ensure quality assurance for work performed by hotel maintenance teams Ensuring that there is an adequate inventory of parts, supplies, tools and materials available through effective ordering

 

The ideal candidate for this position

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience as an Engineer in a hotel, hospital, or building, including two years in a supervisory capacity
  • Must have a thorough knowledge of all types of mechanical equipment such as chillers, boilers, water softeners, and refrigeration equipment
  • Must have extensive working knowledge of building systems to include but not limited to; HVAC, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, painting and carpentry
  • Must have excellent supervisory and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work a varied schedule that may include evenings, nights, and weekends

Benefits

  • Paid time Off, Paid Vacation and Holiday
  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurances
  • Disability Insurances
  • Supplemental Life Insurances
  • Identity Theft Protection
  • 401(k)
  • AMAZING HOTEL DISCOUNTS through our sister hotels!
  • and more!

EEO/VET/DISABLED

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

401 Ward Parkway

Kansas City, MO 64112

Telephone (816) 756-1500

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza

371 Room Hotel

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Our Hotel

InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza is an iconic 371-room hotel located on the corner of one of Kansas City’s most stylish and historic shopping (boutique and otherwise), dining and entertainment districts, the Country Club Plaza. The Plaza is fifteen blocks of Seville-inspired architecture and site of quiet courtyards, stunning sculptures and remarkable annual festivals.

Since its opening as the independent Alameda Plaza Hotel in 1972, the award-winning InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza has established itself as a modern landmark in what is known as the City of Fountains. And enjoyed the company of tens of thousands of happy guests.

What they like best are...
  • Spectacular Country Club Plaza location
  • Proximity to area attractions, shopping, dining and more
  • Total hotel renovation, completed in June, 2017
  • Friendly, personable hotel associates
  • Warm, first-class service scores that exceed IHG brand average
  • Guest room/suite private balconies
  • Outstanding concierge floor experience/lounge
  • 29,000 square feet of beautifully designed event spaces, including an awesome Rooftop Ballroom with the best views of the Country Club Plaza
  • Brand new signature restaurant – American Slang Modern Brasserie
  • On-site fitness center and outdoor pool, sundeck

InterContinental Kansas City is widely recognized and acknowledged for its distinctive excellence, old world charm and well-appointed, beautiful design. It is the ideal lodging destination for a romantic getaway, weekend escape, family vacation spot, dream wedding, productive business meeting or individual business travel.