Posted: Jun 20, 2024

Assistant Chief Engineer

Norfolk Waterside Marriott - Norfolk, VA
Application Deadline: N/A
Food & Hospitality

Who we are:

Top Notch Talent + World Class Hospitality

We take a proactive, hands-on approach to hotel management. Our team boasts extensive experience in all areas of hospitality management.

We are a company with a culture that understands relationships and Team First! We value professionalism, integrity, and honesty as we work towards providing world class hospitality. We understand that our associates deliver our guest experience, and we are looking for the highest quality talent to achieve our mission!

You'll love working for us because:

The People. You will be surrounded by some of the most talented and supportive leaders and team-people you can be proud to work with! Core Values: Team First, Own It, Relationship Oriented, Professionalism, Integrity/Honesty

What you can expect from us:

Access to your money before payday!

Medical/Dental/Vision, 401K, Company paid short- and long-term disability insurance, Company paid life insurance, Travel discounts, Merit increases, Years of Service Awards, Employee Assistance Program, Advancement Opportunities, Paid holidays, Tuition reimbursement, Referral Bonus-work with your friends! Multiple incentive bonuses! And much more!

How you will make an impact/Key responsibilities:


The Assistant Chief Engineer reports to The Chief Engineer, and in the absence of the Chief Engineer, assume the administrative, financial, and operating aspects of the hotel as they relate to engineering.

This industry functions seven (7) days a week, twenty-four (24) hours a day. Regular attendance in accordance with company standards is essential for success in this position.



  • High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED): or Work Equivalent
  • Experience in advanced maintenance skills and aptitude plus advanced skills all aspects of running an engineering department. Experience with modern building controls and maintenance, or any combination of education and experience which provides the above skills, knowledge and ability.
  • Computer skills required. Familiarity with Microsoft Office preferred. Experience with hotel systems such as MICROS is preferred
  • Methods, and materials used in general building maintenance, carpentry, plumbing, building and electrical units and HVAC. The use and repair of common tools and equipment used in general maintenance. Maintenance and repair of major facilities. Systems design and troubleshooting. Journeyman skill level in the use of tools and equipment of the maintenance profession.



  • Good understanding of the English language.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Exert physical effort in lifting/transporting at least 50 pounds.
  • Push/pull carts and other equipment up to 250 pounds.
  • Endure various physical movements throughout the work areas.
  • Satisfactorily communicate with guests, management and co-workers to their understanding.
  • Work environment - Engineering work shop, all areas of the hotel. Working on stepladders. Job involves working under variable temperature conditions and noise levels, in indoor and outdoor settings, and around fumes and/or odor hazards, dust and/or mite hazards, and chemicals.
  • Must be able to stand and exert well-paced mobility for up to 8-hours in length. Must be willing and have the ability to work a varied schedule that includes nights, weekends and holidays.


  • Inspects and monitors buildings, equipment and grounds to determine maintenance and preventive maintenance requirements.
  • Contacts contractors or craftsmen for bid proposals or estimates.
  • Contacts vendors, suppliers and equipment technical support departments to insure best prices, quality and warranties for purchases made.
  • Receives approved work orders.
  • Determines job priority and insures completion of required work in an acceptable and professional manner.
  • Requisitions materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Maintains control over storage and use.
  • Supervises use of maintenance department space, equipment and materials.
  • Maintains a secure building as it pertains to lock and key control.
  • Conducts fire safety training; oversees fire emergency until fire department arrives.
  • Conducts regular walk through of the hotel looking for any repairs that are needed.
  • Insures that all staff members are properly trained.
  • Performs activities of workers supervised, when necessary.
  • Insures that all preventive maintenance programs are followed and modified, as necessary.
  • Insures that periodic tests are performed on Fire Alarm/Life Safety System.
  • Insures that hotel is operating as efficiently as possible with regards to the energy and utilities usage in the hotel and on the grounds.
  • Maintain guest confidentiality at all times.
  • Assists in handling emergencies in order to protect our guest and associates, and preserve the building and its systems during the emergency. Must act as quickly and responsibly as possible to return the building to its normal operating status.
  • Responsible for knowing and abiding by all department, Commonwealth Lodging Management and hotel policies and procedures. As well as the brand standards, policies and procedures.

This job description is not intended to provide a complete and comprehensive list of all job duties, requirements and responsibilities. Instead, it is provided as a general overview of the expectations for the position.