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Chief Engineer

Posted July 17, 2024

The Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel in San Pedro, CA is looking for a Chief Engineer. The right candidate will be someone who enjoys interacting with people and readily displays warm hospitality to all guests.

Principal Responsibilities:

Oversees the upkeep, rehabilitation, and maintenance of the entire hotel facility, including the physical building structure, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, and related equipment in accordance with energy conservation and preventative maintenance programs.

Essential Functions:

  • Conducts walk-throughs to visually and physically assess the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structure of the hotel, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems, and any other related equipment.
  • Assigns and verifies completion of all routine maintenance on public spaces, meeting rooms, ballrooms, outlets, back of the house spaces and grounds. Assigns and verifies completion of all repairs, replacement, renovation projects to public and back-of-the-house areas.
  • Hires, trains, supervises, allocates personnel, communicates departmental/individual job goals and criteria of job performance, appraises, and if necessary, disciplines department staff and all other staff under the direction of Maintenance, such as Engineers, Painters, Carpenters, Plumbers, Upholsterers and Grounds Keepers, etc.
  • Informs General Manager and hotel department heads, on a regular basis, regarding the specific and overall condition of the building structure(s), related systems and equipment offering prudent and cost-effective proposals for maintaining the same. Accesses and inputs information into a computer to generate reports.
  • Adheres to all Company required budgets, purchasing policies and controls, to include all outside contractor bids, and schedules.
  • Maintains and documents effective Energy Management and Preventive Maintenance programs.


In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by the supervisor based upon the particular requirements of the company.

  • Maintains appropriate supply of materials supply of materials and equipment to carry out the normal day to day operating and maintenance requirements of the hotel.
  • Maintains organized and efficient administrative and filling systems within Maintenance for the timely and accurate handling of correspondence, reports, requisitions for purchase and other administrative requirements of the department.
  • Maintains a well-defined and organized system within the shop for inventory, maintenance and storage of all tools, products, materials and equipment necessary to execute the required activities of the department.
  • Immediately available to report to the hotel in the event of any hotel emergency which necessitates the skills and expertise of the Chief Engineer.
  • Perform all duties in the area of responsibility & technical capabilities as required by management.
  • Serves as a member of the Executive Committee in larger hotels


Below is a listing of the physical requirements for standard performance of this job:

  • Frequency Key: Rare, Occasional, Frequent, or Constant
  • Physical Activity Frequency
  • Sitting Frequent
  • Walking, Standing Constant
  • Climbing Stairs Constant
  • Crouching/Bending/Stooping Constant
  • Reaching Constant
  • Grasping Constant
  • Pushing/Pulling Constant
  • Lifting/Carrying (50 lbs.) Frequent


The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essentials functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Excellent knowledge of electrical systems, components and devices, HVAC systems, boilers, mechanical systems and the maintenance and repair of all
  • Excellent knowledge of public construction and building systems, all related permits, licensing, new and existing codes pertaining to public building and fire safety
  • Skill in use of computers and software programs associated with Maintenance Department.
  • Skill in the proper and safe use of all tools, equipment, materials, chemicals, and products relating to the department
  • Excellent ability to communicate in the English language, both verbally and written
  • Ability to remain informed on state-of-the-art developments affecting the safe and effective operation of the building facility.


  • Education
  • High School graduate or equivalent required.
  • Four-year college degree preferred.
  • Experience
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in engineering management position.
  • Grooming
  • All team members must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance (specific standards available).

The ideal candidate will put pride in their work, be reliable, and be friendly and professional at all times. Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, employees may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee discount
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

TO APPLY:  Visit and applications must be received by the end of July.

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