Chief Engineer

Location Charleston, SC
Property Best Western Sweetgrass Inn
Date Posted August 30, 2019
Job Type Maintenance


Charleston, SC – The Chief Engineer directs and manages the daily operations of the Engineering & Maintenance Department including staff and facilities management for two properties.

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Coordinate and direct all engineering related projects for the property
  • Manage the daily operations of all engineering and maintenance functions for the property including the maintenance of all physical facilities as well as conduct routine inspections to identify potential needs
  • Direct the activities and manage the performance of the engineering and maintenance team
  • Partner with Corporate and Property Senior Management to develop and implement engineering and maintenance policies, procedures, and practices for the property
  • Ensure regulatory compliance within the engineering and maintenance function, ensuring that all policies and practices are in compliance with required regulatory standards
  • Manage conservation issues such as air emissions consolidation, permitting, and tracking for the property
  • Troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in electrical/mechanical/plumbing systems (e.g. HVAC, boilers, fire systems, refrigeration systems, lighting, appliances and other hotel equipment)
  • Conduct ongoing room preventative maintenance program
  • Resolve maintenance problems, complaints, and work orders to prioritize and schedule work
  • Ensure department expenditures meet budget requirements
  • Solicit bids from contractors and evaluate their proposals with hotel management
  • Coordinate with local health, safety, fire, and building inspectors to ensure compliance with applicable codes and regulations

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