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Director of Engineering

Business Unit:  The Peninsula Chicago
Location:  Chicago

Working alongside a high profile and prestigious team, The Peninsula Chicago is seeking an influential leader with extensive Engineering experience to provide a guest focused experience and achieve the company’s objectives and lead the team to success.


  • Report directly to General Manager and be an influential Executive Committee member
  • Be a part of a luxury brand that is globally recognized
  • Competitive salary, health plan and 401k with company match
  • Potential to provide visa sponsorship to Canadian or Mexican nationals with proven luxury hospitality experience


Key accountabilities


  • Ensure the maintenance of the Hotel assets in accordance with safety and statutory requirements, by the effective planning, directing and controlling of engineering activities to meet long-term operational efficiency, quality and return on investment results.
  • Direct engineering operations and maintenance economically and in accordance with the Design Engineers specifications, the Equipment Manufacturers’ recommendations, the Property policies and procedures and the operations schedule and requirements. 
  • Obtains information and knowledge to keep abreast of industry practice, technological advancement, new methods, equipment and materials.
  • Ensure preventive maintenance program of all equipment installations, buildings, grounds, furniture and fixtures to maximize utilization and minimum breakdown at a minimum cost.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate operation of the Engineering department. Analyze and appraise monthly the effectiveness with which the Engineering department operates to see that established work policies and operational procedures are adhered to and that prompt corrective action is taken whenever needed.
  • Report to the General Manager major breakdowns affecting operations, and dates and durations of scheduled and unscheduled power interruptions; major incidents and emergencies affecting operations detailing extent of damage and injuries within 24 hours of the incident


General requirements


  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Engineering management position, preferably in a unionized hotel
  • Ability to respond swiftly to all emergencies such as fires, power failures, floods and any safety hazard to hotel and assets and develop contingency plans to address each type of emergency
  • Must have stationary engineering license
  • Approachable, organized, ability to handle pressure, works well with diverse personalities


We are delighted to receive your resume for further consideration. To be considered for the position, you must have work authorization in the United States.




About The Peninsula Chicago

Set along the famed Magnificent Mile section of Michigan Avenue, The Peninsula Chicago offers spectacular views over Lake Michigan and the glittering city skyline. Proud of its tradition of Midwestern hospitality, the hotel is considered the top choice for everything from accommodation to celebrations and corporate events in the city.

Requisition ID:  27967

Nearest Major Market: Chicago