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Hyatt Director of Engineering in HONOLULU, Hawaii


Steps from the azure blue waters and soft sands of Waikiki Beach, Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa offers magnificent personalized services and luxurious amenities including world-class dining, award-winning spa, interactive cultural activities, 24-hour fitness center, swimming pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and more than 60 on-site boutiques. The property has 1,230 recently renovated rooms, each with a private lanai and designed to be smart, intuitive, and timeless. Experience the true sense of Aloha shared by the colleagues and guests at this incredible ocean view oasis.

At Hyatt Hotels, we believe our guests select us because of our caring and attentive colleagues who are focused on providing efficient service and meaningful experiences. As a member of the property's Leadership Committee, the Director of Engineering is a highly visible role with exposure to senior and corporate leadership. This position reports to the hotel General Manager.

The Director of Engineering is responsible for maintaining the overall operation of the maintenance department along with the appearance and working order of the hotel.

Duties include:

  • The Director of Engineering is a capable leader who supports his team, helps them grow their skills while continuing to drive the performance of the division.

  • The Director of Engineering will utilize strong communication skills to build strong relationship with all stakeholders: colleagues, peers, GM, ownership, contractors, union leadership and Corporate leadership

  • Manage construction, design, and vendor relationships for projects and renovations

  • Hire and develop a team to pro-actively maintain hotel and adjacent facilities.

  • Maintaining the exterior of the building, parking lot, and common areas

  • Maintaining all equipment in guest rooms

  • Conducting monthly safety inspections and training the staff on safety and emergency procedures,

  • Collaborating and working with vendors.

  • Responding to emergencies at any time of day

  • Solid understanding and ability to plan and manage special remodeling projects and capital expenditure needs.

  • Ability to trouble shoot equipment

  • Reviewing contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with vendors, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors

  • Requisition supplies and materials to complete construction projects

  • Interpreting and explaining plans and contract terms to colleagues, and clients, representing the owner or developer

  • Plan, organize, and direct activities concerned with the maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems

  • Prepare and submit budget estimates and progress and cost tracking reports

  • Develop and implement quality control programs

  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations

  • Capable of working with building code officials, planning/zoning officials and community design committees when required

  • Work closely with Corporate Engineering function

  • Coach and counsel colleagues to reflect Hyatt service standards and procedures

  • Valued member of Hotel Leadership Committee

Hyatt colleagues work in an environment that demands exceptional performance yet reaps great rewards. Whether it’s career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.



  • At least 5 years' experience in a senior role within facility management

  • Experience in a hospitality environment strongly preferred

  • Service oriented style with professional presentations skills

  • Proven leadership skills - strong employee relations skills required

  • Labor relations experience is a plus

  • Overall maintenance knowledge and trouble shooting ability

  • Skills in painting, HVAC, carpentry, equipment, and tool usage

  • Experience in managing utility systems

  • Prior equipment specifying and purchasing experience preferred

  • Engineering/Facilities Management degree preferred

  • Must possess the following strengths: high energy, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leader, effective communicator, effective in providing exceptional customer service and ability to improve the bottom line

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and equipment specific systems

  • Must have excellent organizational, interpersonal and administrative skills

  • Clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds

Primary Location: US-HI-Honolulu

Organization: Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Pay Basis: Yearly

Job Level: Full-time

Job: Engineering/Facility Maintenance

Req ID: HON004115

Hyatt is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability, veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other group protected by law.