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Director of Engineering

Sunriver Resort

Sunriver Resort

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Director of Engineering

Job Locations US-CA-Rancho Palos Verdes
ID 2024-6157
Engineering and Maintenance
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
USD $175,000.00/Yr.
USD $185,000.00/Yr.


The general purpose of the Director of Engineering is managing the Resort's Engineering Department, including all related activities including participation in executive committee meetings; establish and maintain preventative maintenance programs for all equipment, systems, guestrooms and public areas/general maintenance; participate in effective safety programs; coordinate and implement capital improvement projects; establish, maintain and manage department budgets and monthly forecasts for the Hotels divisions; Protect Hotel/Resort, CoralTree Hospitality Hotels, and the Owner from losses, claims, and liabilities.

Responsible for all aspects of the Engineering Department to include but not limited to, maintaining all facilities, equipment, furniture, fixtures, systems and landscaping at the highest quality standards. The Director of Engineering is to oversee the physical condition of the property, the management of outside contracts and the functions of the engineering department in managing the work flow (repairs, maintenance, mechanical, FF&E, Life Safety Systems), of the preventive and corrective maintenance systems. Responsible for the development, implementation and training schedule of extensive Engineering and Security Departmental Manuals to include but not limited to Policies and Procedures, equipment locations and operations, Guest Request and House Request Program, Life Safety, location of shut-off valves, isolation valves and utilities mains.


  • Hire, train and direct all department personnel
  • Provide efficient use of manpower to maintain workload
  • Provide timely performance appraisals
  • Assign and verify completion of routine maintenance and operation of physical structure of resort, all mechanical systems and any other systems, which affect the operation of the facility. Visually inspect quality of work and direct staff and outside contractors in tasks according to performance and productivity standards
  • Conducts walk-through and visually assesses the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structures of the Resort, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, vehicles and any other related equipment
  • Manage adequate inventory of parts, supplies, tools and material for the department
  • Enforce Hotel / Resort and Company policies and procedures
  • Must be able to effectively problem solve Hotel / Resort guest/team member challenges
  • Must be able to respond to emergency situations, such as fire alarms, and other life-safety situations
  • Maintain files per department guidelines. Schedule and conduct monthly department meetings
  • Participate as a member of the Hotel / Resort's Executive Committee
  • Attend and participate in weekly staff meetings
  • Maintain a working knowledge of all federal, state, local laws, codes, and regulations
  • Assure proper certification of all employee mechanics and technicians, as required
  • Solicit and administer all sub-contract work
  • Analyze bids and verify quantities, as appropriate
  • Negotiate, prepare, and administer agreements and contracts with consultants and contractors
  • Liaison with governmental agencies and manage the procurement and compliance with entitlements, permits, inspections, notices, and other requirements
  • Produce annual operating budget for payroll, expenses, utilities, and capital improvements
  • Operate all areas within budgeted guidelines
  • Provide budget analysis each period
  • Establish and maintain an efficient inventory and purchasing system
  • Maintain the Hotel / Resort facility and related equipment in a safe and efficient manner
  • Participate in or possibly manage the property's safety committee

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Drive the technology upgrades for BAS and IT related engineering projects
  • Alignment with Property Mission and Core Values
  • Model the property/company core values and other expected leadership attributes
  • Maintain a professional image at all times.
  • Act as a resource for all departments of the Hotel / Resort.
  • Maintain accurate records for all areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by President/Director of Operations
  • Maintain property key schedules and records
  • Direct ADA compliance efforts of the property
  • Direct maintenance of Telecom related systems
  • Follow all Safety Policies and Procedures


  • Minimum five years' experience in the facilities management of related properties or other comparable business
  • Proven track record in managing an efficient work force focusing on preventative maintenance of the asset's public areas, guestrooms, and physical plant
  • Experience in organizing, implementing, and maintaining a preventative maintenance tracking system and work order system
  • Experience with current Building Automation Systems (BAS) technologies
  • Experience with current Energy Management Systems (EMS) technologies
  • Experience in coordinating and managing hospitality capital improvement projects, i.e. public areas and guestrooms renovations, FF&E repair and reupholstering, FF&E procurement, site and building maintenance and upgrades
  • Experience with negotiations related to code compliance and contract engagement
  • Proven ability to take charge and work with minimum supervision. Enjoys challenges and situations where solutions are not obvious. Able to make decisions in a high stress environment
  • Ability to implement inventory practices and procedures
  • The ability to work well in a team
  • Format and document budget
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Take ownership and have the ability to follow through
  • Must be adaptable and flexible
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Remain calm and professional under stress
  • Articulate
  • The ability to handle conflict, confrontation and diffuse volatile situations
  • Strong communication skills- both oral and written
  • Maintain accurate budget and forecast files
  • Good organization & time management skills
  • Strong mathematical skills to complete reports, financial statements and forecasting
  • Good interpersonal skills

Experience, Education, & Licensure:

  • Skilled in problem solving; the ability to identify the problem and work through it
  • Hotel / Resort experience is preferred
  • Engineering and related experience is required
  • Customer service experience required
  • Financial management of HOA and mixed use Resort budgets
  • Seasoned trainer, able to provide “hands-on” instructions on a wide variety of topics, equipment and systems.
  • Supervisory experience required
  • Ability to effectively use a multi meter in troubleshooting electrical systems
  • OSHA laws require the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when performing work duties that have a potential of risk to your health or safety. The following is a list of some of the devices required. This is only a sample list and is not to be all-inclusive due to the nature of the work conductive to the Engineering Department.
    • Back support belts, protective gloves, eye protection, breathing protection, hearing protection, lock-out/tag-out protection and any other equipment as necessary to provide a safe working environment.
    • Associates will be trained as to the use and care of any and all required PPE equipment.
  • All work duties conducted by Engineering personnel will be evaluated and regularly scheduled training and refresher training will be conducted as required by law.


Base Pay Start Rate: $175,000 /Yr. - $185,000 /Yr.

We offer a competitive benefit package for full-time, regular team members that includes: group medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits, as well as participation in a pre-tax flexible benefit plan for healthcare and dependent care reimbursement and an employee assistance program. We also offer paid time off/sick time and are proud to offer participation in a 401(k) plan with a company match!



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