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Chief Engineer
Property Name
University Inn Washington DC
Job Title
Chief Engineer
District of Columbia/Washington
Work Permit
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position
Bonus Pay
Position Categories
Other Benefits
Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401k, Vacation, etc.

Westmont Hospitality Group was founded in 1975. What started with a single hotel in North America, has grown to become one of the largest privately-held hospitality organizations in the world.

Throughout the years, Westmont has had an ownership interest in and operated over 1,100 hotels. Currently this stands at over 400 hotels across three continents. Westmont has formed strategic alliances with many of the world's largest hotel brands. These include Marriott, Hilton, Fairmont, InterContinental Hotels Group, Accor, Starwood, Wyndham, Choice Hotels, Radisson and Best Western. Westmont has a very diversified portfolio ranging from budget and aparthotels to mid-market business and large conference hotels to boutique hotels and luxury resorts.

Our team members are our most valued resource. Their expertise is what drives our future success.

If you are skilled in the hospitality industry and seek a stimulating workplace that fosters creativity, teamwork and personal development, contact us today. We reward our employees with the benefits and opportunities you'd expect from an industry leader.

Job Description

University Inn DC is actively seeking to hire a very strong, exceptionally knowledgeable, energetic and highly experienced Chief Engineer to join our outrageous executive team for an upscale boutique hotel in the fabulous area of Foggy Bottom in Washington DC.

The Chief Engineer is to administer, direct and control the operation of the Engineering department. Responsible for maintaining a safe, appealing and efficient physical plant. Responsible for direction of all department associates in the Engineering department.


Job Requirements

Duties and Responsibilities will include;

Oversee and Manage all aspects of facilities management to ensure safety and security of guests and team members. Must have extensive knowledge and experience to ensure operations and facilities are fully functioning for excellent guest experience.

Must be able to effectively lead teams creating strong morale and fostering open dialog.

Proven leadership skills

Requires advanced knowledge of building management/ engineering.
Understand and operate advanced electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, HVAC and boiler systems.
Stand and walk for long periods of time.
Move fingers, arms and hands quickly and easily to handle test equipment, hand tools, keys, etc.
Learn new tasks.
Train associates in the Engineering Department.
Read and understand test equipment and measuring devices.
Read and understand blueprints, schematic drawings and technical parts breakdown.
Write technical specifications.
Plan and conduct monthly meetings.
Prepare operating budgets.
Use mathematical formulas to calculate technical requirements.

5 years or more of progressive Hotel engineering management experience

Experience in a union environment is preferred, but not required