Director of Engineering
Director of Engineering

W Milan


Director of Engineering

About the job

Additional Information Pre-opening
Job Number 23205824
Job Category Engineering & Facilities
Location W Milan, Piazzetta M. Bossi 2, Milan, Milan, Italy VIEW ON MAP
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? N
Relocation? N
Position Type Management

W Milan is currently recruiting for a Director of Engineering to manage the pre and post opening engineering activities for our property in Italy.

Reporting to the General Manager with a dotted line to the Southern Area Engineering Director, the Director of Engineering has the overall responsibility for maintaining the building, grounds and physical plant with particular attention towards safety, security and asset protection. Accountable for managing the budget, capital expenditure projects, preventative maintenance and energy conservation. 

He/She develops and implements strategies that will deliver products and services, which meet or exceed the needs and expectations of guests and employees while maximizing the financial performance. Ultimately, the Director of Engineering is responsible for maintaining standards and regulatory requirements and for leading the emergency response team for all facility issues.

What we offer

  • Join the pre-opening team and gain international exposure to Marriott EMEA Leaders
  • Professional career progression at international level in Marriott International
  • Learning and development opportunities online, on the job and in class
  • Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage
  • Disruptive management & motivated and engaging Talents
  • Charity events, Wellbeing activities through the TakeCare program



Managing Engineering Operations and Budgets

  • Works with property and regional engineering leadership team to determine how Engineering is performing against budget and highlights areas of concern to leadership.
  • Manages the physical plant including equipment, refrigeration, HVAC, plumbing, water treatment and electrical systems in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Administers service contracts to support property needs.
  • Ensures fire crew has complete understanding of all procedures, equipment and alarms.
  • Coaches and supports engineering leadership team to effectively manage controllable expenses (e.g., wages, heat, light and power, water consumption, tools and equipment, grounds keeping supplies, uniforms, vendors, service agreements, inventory, etc.).
  • Manages and controls heat, light and power.
  • Develops an engineering operating strategy that is aligned with the property/brand’s business strategy.
  • Develops and manages Engineering budget.
  • Ensures integration of departmental goals in game plans.
  • Oversees execution of long term preventative maintenance and 10 year asset protection plans.
  • Reviews financial reports and statements to determine how Engineering is performing against budget.
  • 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.
  • Supervises construction to ensure timely completion of projects within budgetary guidelines.
  • Maintaining Engineering Standards
  • Ensures compliance with state, local and federal regulations.
  • Maintains property life safety systems (e.g., fire fighting equipment, sprinkler systems, and alarm systems).
  • Ensures building and equipment licenses, permits and certifications are current.
  • Ensures property policies are administered fairly and consistently.
  • Managing Profitability
  • Manages areas of operation to budget by reviewing operating statements, budget worksheets and payroll progress reports.
  • Monitors and manages the payroll function.
  • Manages department's controllable expenses to achieve or exceed budgeted goals.
  • Participates in the development of department's capital expenditure goals; manages projects as needed.
  • Participates in the budgeting process for areas of responsibility.
  • Prepares weekly and period end P&L critiques.
  • Understands the impact of department's operation on the overall property financial goals; educates staff on details as appropriate.
  • Reviews and manages controllable expenses such as, heat, light, power, water consumption, tools and equipment, grounds keeping supplies, uniforms, vendors, service agreements, etc.


Conducting Human Resources Activities

  • Ensures employees are treated fairly and equitably.
  • Ensures disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process.
  • Utilizes employee feedback and an “open door” policy to identify and address employee problems or concerns in a timely manner.
  • Celebrates successes by publicly recognizing the contributions of team members.
  • Resolves guest problems and complaints.
  • Brings issues to the attention of Human Resources as necessary.
  • Ensures that regular on-going communication takes place throughout the engineering operation to communicate daily operations activities, set expectations and create awareness of business objectives.



Education and Experience 

  • BS/BA or equivalent work experience.   
  • 2-4 years’ experience in similar positions.
  • Previous experience in Engineering within Hospitality or Retail industries
  • System-related professional certifications desired.
  • Customer service and interpersonal skills 
  • English and Italian language knowledge is an advantage


Explore our very big world

As a world-class leader in the travel industry, there’s no better place than Marriott International to make your mark. Joining us, you’ll get to entertain and meet people from all over the world as you build your experience. You’ll find a place where your personality and ideas are appreciated just as much as the work you do. And you’ll grow through opportunities to explore the business, opening yourself to various career options. If you have the natural ability to communicate and enjoy working with others, we welcome you to join our global family.


You’re welcomed here

Our highest priority is making you feel as welcome as our guests. We want you to know you’re important to us and that you’ll make an impact in your role, and for that, you’ll be appreciated and valued.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

W Hotels’ mission is to Ignite Curiosity, Expand Worlds. We are a place to experience life. We’re here to open doors and open minds. We are constantly inspired by new faces and new experiences. A tuned-in, up-for-anything spirit is at our core and has made us renowned for reinventing the norms of luxury around the globe. Whatever/Whenever is our culture and service philosophy that brings our guests’ passions to life. If you are original, innovative, and always looking towards the future of what’s possible, welcome to W Hotels. In joining W Hotels, you join a portfolio of brands with Marriott International. Be where you can do your best work,​ begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global​ team, and become the best version of you.

About you

  • Language required: Italian.

The company

Il Luxury lifestyle hotel del Gruppo Marriott International, situato in Piazzetta Bossi a pochi passi dal
quartiere bohémien di Brera, è in prossima apertura.
Il nostro hotel
Lo studio Urquiola ha reinterpreato l’architettura razionalista dell’edificio originale degli anni ’50 con un
interior design vibrante e contemporaneo che cattura l’essenza milanese attraverso i suoi colori, materiali,
finiture e ispirazioni. L’Hotel dispone di 116 camere sofisticate, tra cui 18 suite e la Suite Milanese.
L’Hotel offre un eclettico mix di destinazioni gastronomiche con la partnership dello Chef stellato Andrea
Berton. Una caratteristica distintiva è l’inonico rooftop, completo di piscina e aree lounge, che offre il luogo
perfetto per assorbire l’energia e lo skyline della città.

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Director of Engineering

Milan, Italy

Full-time, Indefinite

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