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Marriott Franchised Chief Engineer in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Job Number 21042753

Job Category Engineering & Facilities

Location Cedar Rapids Marriott, 1200 Collins Road N.E., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States VIEW ON MAP (

Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts

Schedule Full-Time

Relocation? N

Position Type Management

Located Remotely? N

Additional Information: This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Atrium Hospitality. The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel’s employment policies and practices, including the selection and hiring process. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Marriott International.

Job Summary

Primary Purpose:

The primary purpose of the Chief Engineer is to ensure guests have an excellent experience through managing the engineering department and supervising maintenance operations while exhibiting leadership, integrity, initiative, composure, decision making skills, flexibility and adaptability in relation to business needs and crisis.

Work Performed:

The Chief Engineer will be tasked with the following duties, responsibilities, and assignments:

  • Lead, develop, and train a diverse and effective team in accordance with Atrium Core Values;

  • Manage engineering associates by ensuring they understand employment practices, recommending employment decisions and corrective action, supporting performance management, and implementing discipline;

  • Maintain an adequate inventory of parts and supplies; 

  • Troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in mechanical and electrical systems and other equipment throughout the hotel; 

  • Participate in the development of the engineering and Capital budget, which at times involves strategic agility and sound planning capability;

  • Create work schedules while managing and measuring departmental needs and productivity; 

  • Oversee preventative maintenance assignments and the execution of Capital projects in partnership with the Atrium capital team; 

  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Lock Out/Tag Out procedures and all relevant Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards;

  • Track guest room requests for servicing and ensuring completion;  

  • Serve as the head of the property’s loss prevention and risk management programs, managing the hotel loss prevention committees and ensuring all life safety systems are code compliant with the brand and the authority having jurisdiction (i.e. Fire Marshall, Building Inspector, etc.);

  • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures, including reporting accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management; and

  • Any and all other work as required to complete the primary purpose of the position

Job Requirements


Required Prior Experience:

  • 5+ years of engineering experience to include mechanical, electrical and plumbing

  • Prior supervisory/leadership experience

  • Prior responsibility for a department budget with a fundamental understanding of a P&L statement, labor costs and other R&M expenses

  • Experience in managing utilities and energy systems

  • Understanding of capital planning and replacement cycles

  • Experience with NFPA fire code and life safety systems, controls

Preferred Prior Experience:

  • Experience working with industrial laundry and kitchen equipment.

  • Prior hotel experience

Preferred Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

Preferred Licenses/ Certification:

  • Certifications in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC

Required Technology:

  • Knowledge of computer equipment, basic telephony and IT background.

  • Ability to use web-based applications for ordering, scheduling, CMMS systems experience.

Preferred Technology:

  • Workday

Other :

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. good communication and writing skills

  • Interpersonal Skills

This company is an equal opportunity employer.