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Franchised Director of Engineering

Residence Inn Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf


Franchised Director of Engineering

Gravenhurst, Ontario (view on map)

Posted 7 days ago

Posting Date Jan 13, 2020
Job Number 20006174
Job Category Engineering and Facilities
Location JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, 1050 Paignton House Rd, Minett, Ontario, Canada VIEW ON MAP
Brand Marriott Hotels Resorts /JW Marriott
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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Thank you for your interest in this position. It is a job opportunity with one of Marriott International's franchisees.


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Additional Information: This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee, Canadian Niagara Hotels, Inc.. 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.



We are looking for a Director of Engineering to join our leadership team at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka. This is a critical role within our resort and reports to the General Manager. The key to our success is Guest Satisfaction. The Director of Engineering is responsible for the leadership and supervision of the maintenance and engineering teams to maintain the resort in accordance with the JW Marriott standards.


JW Marriott is part of Marriott International's luxury portfolio and consists of more than 80 beautiful properties in gateway cities and distinctive resort locations around the world. JW believes our associates come first, because if you're happy, our guests will be happy. It's as simple as that. Our hotels offer a work experience unlike any other, where you'll be part of a community and enjoy a true camaraderie with a diverse group of co-workers. JW creates opportunities for training, development, and recognition and most importantly, a place where you can really pursue your passions in a luxury environment. Treating guests exceptionally starts with the way we take care of our associates. That's The JW Treatment™.

Our resort is located in the heart of Muskoka's pristine natural beauty and near well-known attractions with limitless luxury, scenic views of gorgeous Lake Rosseau, luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning on-site restaurants, a signature spa, year-round indoor/outdoor swimming pool, newly-renovated lobby and restaurants, and over 13,000 square feet of intuitively designed, contemporary venue space.


The Director of Engineering has overall responsibility for leading the maintenance and engineering teams to maintain the resort, grounds and physical plant with particular attention towards safety, security and asset protection.  They are accountable for managing a budget, capital expenditure projects, preventative maintenance and energy conservation programs. They will maintain standards and regulatory requirements related to the building operations and will lead the emergency response team for all facility issues.

  • Responsible for the maintenance and repairs of the resort in accordance with the JW Marriott standards
  • Ensure prompt and professional response to guest's maintenance needs ensuring courteous service to hotel standards
  • Managing a budget to meet/exceed financial goals
  • Maintain the physical appearance and operational efficiency of the hotel including physical, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
  • Manages the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment and electrical systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Responsible for the cleanliness and safety aspects of all plant and mechanical equipment rooms
  • Ensure property, grounds, physical plant and work areas are maintained to standard and that all safety equipment and conditions are to code
  • Manages all Marriott specific applications related to engineering and complete “land it tasks projects”.
  • Administers service contracts to support property needs
  • Develops an engineering operating strategy that is aligned with the property/brand's business strategy including both short and long term planning and day-to-day operations
  • Reviews financial reports and statements to determine how Engineering is performing against budget.
  • Hire, trains and coaches an engineering team to ensure optimum performance
  • Develop and manage a sustainable rooms preventive maintenance plan with an inventory rotation 3 times per year.
  • Oversees execution of long-term preventative maintenance and 10-year asset protection plans
  • Addresses potential areas of concern and proposing solutions to owners in a proactive manner
  • Communicates a clear and consistent message regarding departmental goals to produce desired results
  • Ensures fire crew has complete understanding of all procedures, equipment and alarms
  • Manages and controls heat, light and power
  • Supervises resort construction to ensure timely completion of projects within budgetary guidelines
  • Assess Engineering team performance to ensure compliance with the JW Marriott standards
  • Attend all Facility Management/Property meetings as required, passing on necessary information to the maintenance team in regular staff meeting
  • Train engineering department staff on correct maintenance procedures and assists in repairs as needed
  • Develop, implement, and direct all emergency programs including; fire, life and safety and all other ministry regulations
  • Develop, implement and manage energy conservation programs for the property to minimize expenses
  • Manages the Capital Expenditures and accountable for these to the General Manager and Owner
  • JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka is committed to building a more diverse workplace and encourages all qualified applicants to apply.
  • 6 years' experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area; technical training in HVAC-R/Electrical/Plumbing.
  • 2-year degree from an accredited university in Building and Construction, Engineering, Mechanics, or related major
  • 4 years' experience in the engineering and maintenance or related professional area
  • Technical training in HVAC-R/Electrical/Plumbing
  • Previous experience is managing remote property and managing, sewage, propane and generator plants.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours including evenings, weekends and holidays


This company is an equal opportunity employer.






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Date Available: January 13th, 2020

Compensation: Competitive

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Requirements: , Work Permit Necessary

Contact Name: Beverly Marinucci

Contact Position: Manager

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About Residence Inn Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf

Spoiling guests with a lakeside view, Residence Inn Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf is the perfect place for you and your family to take in the sites. Visit Bracebridge Falls to see the area's most significant waterfall. Witness the history of how this wonderful place in Ontario came about at the Muskoka Discovery Centre. Also, the attractions of Bethune Memorial House and Muskoka Boat & Heritage Center are within two miles of our hotel. Summer or winter, you'll be in for a good time. Activities such as hiking, boating and swimming are popular during the warm months, while skiing, ice fishing and hockey are the go-to activities when it's cold. When it's time to relax, lounge in a spacious room with a full kitchen and deluxe bedding. Some of our suites include a fireplace and walk-out balcony. Stay active at our fitness center, take a dive in our indoor heated pool or cozy up by our outdoor fire pit. Whether you're here for business or for leisure, Residence Inn Gravenhurst Muskoka Wharf promises a satisfying stay.

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