Director of Engineering

The Hoxton, Chicago, Illinois

Our story

Just like our doors, our minds are open too. Since we opened our first hotel in Shoreditch, London in 2006, we’ve never just been about offering a bed for the night. We want to be more than that, providing a place where guests can hang out alongside the locals and submerse themselves in the neighbourhood with vibrant, welcoming public spaces. Then there's our eclectic programme of monthly events where we bring the outside in, working with local creatives to curate events unique to each location.

We proved that style didn’t need to be sacrificed for value and honest pricing is still very much at the heart of everything we do. We opened our second London hotel in 2014, followed by Amsterdam in 2015, Paris in 2017, Williamsburg and Portland in 2018 with Los Angeles coming soon. Each hotel has its own character; however, you’ll find the familiar Hoxton Hustle, incorporating the uniqueness of their neighbourhoods using local designers, artists, and illustrators for everything from interiors to wallpaper, art and neighbourhood guides.

The Hoxton, Chicago is our third hotel in North America, located in the Fulton Market district, an area that is fast evolving and buzzing with a whole host of new stores, inspiring start-ups, swishy global HQs and an exciting bar and restaurants scene to match. It’s where you want to be in Chi-Town.

The hotel has 182 bedrooms spread over seven floors, along with a lively open-door lobby, three restaurants and bars, a rooftop swimming pool with views across the city, a retail pop-up, and The Apartment, our unique meetings and events space. Add to all that our two floors of office space for those who are more work than play.

The details

You’ll report to the General Manager of The Hoxton, Chicago.

Here’s an idea of how we see the role…

You’ll be responsible for managing the day-to-day Engineering activities for the hotel immediately after it opens. Examples of tasks included are: 

Day-to-Day Engineering Functions 

  • Responsible for all utility meter readings
  • Responsible for all water testing & treatment
  • Ensure that all fire safety equipment is maintained and tested timely
  • Arrange and coordinate quotes from suppliers in relation to maintenance work
  • Ensure that all senior management are aware of any serious defects within the building
  • Ensure that all hotel standard operating procedures are trained and adhered to
  • Maintain all plant rooms

Wider Responsibilities

  • Manage the onsite activity of all contractors
  • Order all maintenance supplies & ensure stock controls are in place
  • Ensure there are effective preventative & routine maintenance schedules in place
  • Maintain accurate drawings & plans for the property
  • Maintain records of all machinery and equipment including manufacturer details, specifications, and manuals
  • To set ambitious yet realistic objectives for the team to ensure efficiency and cleanliness of all areas of the hotel
  • Assist with the preparation of all risk assessments
  • Oversee the hotel’s fire and emergency plans
  • Proactively identify opportunities to improve and enhance processes and procedures
  • Be fully aware and competent in all health and safety procedures and policies
  • Lead the hotel fire brigade, safety committee and emergency response teams
  • Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of all People department documents to include payroll, recruitment, coaching and performance management

What’s in it for you…

  • The opportunity to help head up the team at an exciting new hotel
  • You will occupy a senior role at The Hoxton, Chicago
  • There is opportunity to grow with an exciting young company and be part of a team who are passionate about everything they do
  • The chance to help build a team from scratch and embed The Hoxton values and behaviors
  • To work for an innovative organization, committed to not just building new hotels but also a global brand
  • The opportunity to challenge the norm and work in an environment that is both creative and rewarding
  • You will receive a competitive package with a significant opportunity for career development

About you

  • You have several years of building management experience
  • You have strong team management skills and have the ability to train, develop and lead a team
  • You have a solid knowledge of building management, including electrics and plumbing
  • You have experience in monitoring and implementing Safety procedures
  • You have a high level of verbal and written communication skills
  • You’ve been a part of a hotel opening and experienced setting up an Engineering team
  • You have a methodical and process-driven approach to tasks, and you are also able to work flexibly and calmly to meet deadlines
  • You can take ownership of important issues, solve problems and make effective decisions
  • You have the ability to learn quickly and adapt to The Hoxton’s unique culture
  • You work positively and collaboratively to achieve the highest standards of delivery at work
  • You’ll live and breathe each of The Hoxton’s leadership behaviors
  • You jump out of bed every morning, fizzing with energy and jazzed about what you’re doing today
  • You are humble. There are no egos, and no drama
  • If we get stuck in a lift with you – we’ll get along nicely and have a laugh along the way

The Hoxton, Chicago is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.  True Facts.

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  • Location: Chicago, Illinois
  • Hours: Full Time, Salaried
  • Salary: Competitive
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