Chief EngineerSeahaven Beach ResortPanama City Beach, FL
A property of: Expotel Hospitality Services
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Seahaven Beach Resorts, located at 15285 Front Beach Rd in Panama City Beach,  is currently hiring for a Chief Engineer.

 The Chief Engineer’s position is responsible for the following: to maintain the entire hotel facility, including physical hotel structure, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems and related equipment, in accordance with energy conservation and preventive maintenance programs. Ensure the upkeep of the guest areas to maintain an attractive hotel. Manage all rehabilitation, expansion and special projects.

Job Requirements


•Graduation from high school and from an apprenticeship and/or advanced training program for operating engineers, recognized by the industry and trade, or any other combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.


•Five years’ experience as a journey mechanic or engineer with a class A hotel company or related industry.

•Two years’ experience as a head or assistant chief engineer in the same or similar environment.

Licenses and Certificates:

•Any licenses or permits that may be required by law or company regulations, such as an electrician’s license.

•Must be EPA certified in safe use and handling of refrigerants used at the property.

Job Details

Senior level
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Seahaven Beach Resort
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Address15191 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413 View map
Property typeHotel 
room Count101-250 
location TypeResort 

People (3)

Bret ChittendenExecutive Vice President of OperationsBret Chittenden joined Expotel in 1997 as Assistant General Manager of the Best Western New Orleans Airport. He was promoted in March 2000 to the General Manager of Hampton Inn Metairie. Over the next several years, he acted as General Manager for several other full-service hotels in the New Orleans Market. He was then promoted to area Operation Manager of the New Orleans market in 2007 in which he was responsible for overseeing five properties. As of January 2011, he began serving as the Regional Director of Operations for New Orleans. Bret is responsible for managing and overseeing operations of the Gulf Coast Region for Expotel Hospitality Services, implementing internal capital planning and quality assurance compliance and monitoring financial performance of Expotel hotels in the region. Bret is a graduate of the University of New Orleans and is a licensed Real Estate Agent. He serves on the Board of Directors of The Greater New Orleans Hotel & Lodging Association. A native of New Orleans, Bret is married and the father of three children.
Mike NixonChief Development Officer / PresidentMike Nixon joined Expotel as Chief Development Officer and President in February, 2019. Michael Nixon has been in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. What started as a means to pay for college became a lifelong commitment to serving guests, teammates and colleagues. Mike brings a vast amount of expertise within the Hilton, Marriott, Hyatt, IHG, Wyndham, Choice and Best Western Brands. From Beach-Front Resort properties to interstate hotels, he is a respected leader with expertise in acquisitions, operations, budgeting, capital improvements, and sales and marketing. He has an excellent track record in opening and establishing new hotels. In addition, Mike has an impressive track record of turning around the operation of multiple under-performing assets for both private and institutional owners. Mike attended Louisiana State University and Florida State University and has a bachelor's degree in the Russian Language. He is a Certified Hotel Administrator and has worked closely as an advisor and lecturer for the Hospitality School at the University of West Florida for a number of years. Mike has served on the owner advisory council for IHG's Hotel Indigo Brand, and currently serves as a Foundation Board Member for Baptist Hospital. He has been on several Chamber boards and has written and been interviewed for several articles in hospitality trade publications.
Kellie KulivanCorporate Director of Human ResourcesKellie Kulivan assumed the role of Corporate Director of Human Resources in January of 2016. She joined Expotel in December 2005 as a Human Resources Manager and moved up to Area Director of Human Resources in 2013. Kellie brings over 16 years of experience in HR. Kellie previously comes from the Hotel/Restaurant industry and started her hospitality career as a Bartender working her way through college. She continued in the Restaurant industry throughout college holding various management positions and took her first HR position in 2001. Kellie graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor's degree in History and a bachelor's degree in Sociology. She earned her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) in 2011. Kellie's passion for Human Resources comes from a strong desire to always make the Team Member feel that they matter and to always "Do the Right thing" everyday. Kellie is a life-long resident of New Orleans area and the mother of two children.
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