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Highly Experienced Director of Engineering
Results-focused Director of Engineering specializing in hospitality industry eager to contribute expertise toward supporting the employer in optimizing business and operational performance. Solid track record of managing high profile projects for a recognized world leader in the luxury hotel business. Ability to drive process improvement initiatives, manage multiple simultaneous projects and ensure deliverables on time and on budget. Seeking Senior Director of Engineering Position with a progressive organization that values visionary leadership and ingenuity.
Key Skills Summary
Budget/ P&L Accountability
Deliver Measurable Results
Effectively Manage Multiple Projects
Liaison for Senior Management
Manage High Profile Projects
Purchasing and Vendor Relations
Quality Assurance / Quality Control
Safety Policies and Procedures
Staff Training and Development
Strategic Planning and Execution
Work in a Fast Paced Environment
Hyatt Regency Xxxxxx at Xxxxxx Convention Center (2010 to Present) - Director of Engineering
Lead engineering strategies for this 612 guest room, 500,000 square foot corporate owned hotel with an 18,000 sq. ft. ballroom and over 200,000 sq. ft of meeting and convention space.
Provide oversight for a staff of 35; drive performance management strategies and ensure optimized business functionality.
Effectively manage a $12MM annual maintenance budget as well as a $1.5MM utility, $1MM discretionary and $140MM capital budgets.
2001 to 2010: Ritz Carlton Hotel Company
Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove Xxxxxx, Xxxxxx, XXXXXX (2005 to 2010) - Director of Engineering
Oversaw critical pre-opening project management initiatives for an extensive remodel of a upscale, Italian-Renaissance inspired hotel; including 115 guest rooms, 26 executive suites, one Ritz-Carlton suite, restaurant, Spa, 300 luxury residences, a Grand Ballroom and four meeting rooms, managed $2MM project budget and delivered project on time and on budget.
Provided leadership to engineering team, directed all operations for interior/exterior facilities, electrical, refrigeration, plumbing, heating/cooling, structural, painting, carpentry, recycling, ground care and parking areas, and managed initiatives for a major water infiltration restoration project.
Ritz Carlton Powerscourt, Wicklow, Ireland (May to June 2008) - International Engineering Task Force
Selected by senior management to lead all engineering project management strategies for a newly opened 200 room hotel including a spa with 20 treatment rooms, 2 private spa suites, and 3 dining facilities, and over 10,000 square feet of meeting space.
Reviewed and negotiated all engineering and life safety contracts, and led development efforts to implement all Ritz Carlton engineering standard operating procedures with on-site facilities management staff; selected and trained new engineering team in executing guest room and public area Care Program, Mechanical Preventative Maintenance Program and oversaw the commissioning of HVAC Energy Management Program.
Ritz Carlton Golf Club & Spa, Jupiter, XXXXXX (2003 to 2005) - Director of Engineering
Performed pre-opening program administration for electrical and mechanical systems on a 285 acre site; including a 68,000 square-foot clubhouse, 15,000 square -foot spa, 30 estate homes and 34 residence homes in an upscale resort community.
Maintained equipment and systems operability, ensured that all OSHA and safety standards were met and provided routine maintenance and repair services for equipment throughout the property.
Consistently ensured compliance with applicable specifications and standards, and completed work within project budget and schedule.
Ritz Carlton Hotels of Boston, Boston, MA (2002 to 2003) - Associate Director of Engineering
Led project management initiatives for critical pre-opening functions for a 279 room, 5 Star full service hotel; ensured all electrical, mechanical and HVAC and infrastructures were in place, performed repair and maintenance on existing equipment and completed comprehensive maintenance review of the physical structure.
Ensured that all safety requirements for operation were in place and acted as liaison between the organization and city officials to attain all required permits and licenses.
Ritz Carlton Boston Common, Boston, MA (2001 to 2002) - Chief Engineer
Managed all key engineering initiatives for interior/exterior facilities as a member of the pre-opening management team; oversaw all electrical, refrigeration, plumbing, heating/cooling, structural and ground care plans, ensuring operability for grand opening activities.
Fine Hotels and Resorts, Boxborough Woods, MA (2000 to 2001) - Director of Engineering
Strategically planned, coordinated and spearheaded renovation of 143 guest rooms, common areas and restaurants as well as new construction of 3-xxxxxxoor, 60-room addition to maximize use of resources, achieved on-time, budget-compliant project delivery.
Secured all critical construction permits and licenses, and oversaw day to day engineering operations for full service hotel with indoor tropical gardens over 35 acres, 28,000 square feet of conference space, grand ballroom, a 13,000 square foot exhibit hall, tiered amphitheater, executive boardroom and 8 meeting rooms.
Wyndham International, Billerica, MA (1999 to 2000) - Director of Engineering/Project Manager
Selected to lead Engineering initiatives as a key member of the pre-opening management team during the construction of a 210 room, full service hotel.
Led hiring, training and development initiatives for engineering staff; assisted in project planning, operations and maintenance during construction phase, and consistently attained superior departmental GSI summary scores within Hotel Division.
Summerfield Suites Hotels Burlington, MA (1998 to 1999) - Facilities Manager
Maintained accountability for mechanical maintenance and repair for 157 room hotel; resolved one site issues, developed subcontractor network to provide service for all major hotel systems.
Hymanson Plumbing and Heating, Tewksbury, MA (1987 to 1988) - Sole Proprietor
Grew plumbing and heating service business from inception; cultivated and secured business relationship with 1200 clients.
Education / Licensure / Memberships
American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute - C.E.O.E (2009)
BOMI Institute - FMA and RPA Designation (2003-2005)
Peterson School- Woburn, Construction
Supervisor License Course (1999)
Lynn Technical Vocational Institute - Journeyman's Training Certificate (1984)
Commonwealth Of Massachusetts Journeyman Plumber and Gasfitters
Aquatic Facility Operator License
Siemens Building Technologies, Inc, 5-620 Apogee Workstation Operations.
Building Technologies, Inc. 5-615 Apogee Field Panel and XXXXXXN Operations.
OSHA Compliance Course in General Industry Occupational Safety and Health Standards
Member of Hotel Motel Engineer Association
Ritz Carlton COBOL Team member
Real Property Administrator (RPA)
Facilities Management Administrator (FMA)
Certified Engineering Operations Executive (C.E.O.E)
Member; Xxxxxx Green Lodging Association, BOMI (Professional Development) and American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute
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