Chief Engineer

Des Moines Embassy Suites

Chief Engineer

Full time

Are you ready to lead an engineering revolution at the vibrant Des Moines Embassy Suites ? We're searching for a dynamic Chief Engineer t o oversee our expansive guest rooms and versatile event spaces. As the driving force behind our property's operational excellence, you'll ensure that our guests experience seamless comfort and unforgettable events.

Located in the heart of Des Moines , you'll be surrounded by the city's rich culture, with easy access to the captivating Pappajohn Sculpture Park, lively downtown entertainment, and a thriving culinary scene. If you're passionate about innovation, dedicated to maintaining top-notch facilities, and ready to infuse energy into every aspect of your role, we want you on our team.

The Chief Engineer will be tasked with the following duties, responsibilities, and assignments:

  • L ead , develop , and train a diverse and effective team in accordance with Atrium Core Values;
  • Manage engineering associates by ensuring they understand employment practices, recommending employment decisions and corrective action, supporting performance management, and implementing discipline ;
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of parts and supplies;
  • Troubleshoot and repair malfunctions in mechanical and electrical systems and other equipment throughout the hotel;
  • Participate in the development of the engineering and Capital budget,which at times involvesstrategic agility and sound planning capability;
  • Creat e work schedules while managing and measuring department al needs and productivity;
  • Oversee preventative maintenance assignmentsand the execution of Capital projects in partnership with the Atrium c apital team;
  • Maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), Lock Out/Tag Out proceduresand all relevant Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards;
  • Track guest room requests for servicing and ensuring completion;
  • Serve as the head of the property's loss prevention and risk management programs , m anaging the hotel loss prevention committees and ensuring all life safety systems are code compliant with the brand and the authority having jurisdiction (i.e. Fire Marshall, Building Inspector, etc.);
  • Follow all company safety and security policies and procedures, including reporting accidents, injuries and unsafe work conditions to management ; and
  • Any and all other work as required to complete the primary purpose of the position

What you need to be considered for this role:

5+ years of engineering experience to include mechanical, electrical and plumbing

Prior supervisory/leadership experience

Prior responsibility for a department budget with a fundamental understanding of a P&L statement, labor costs and other R&M expenses

Experience in managing utilities and energy systems

Understanding of capital planning and replacement cycles

Experience with NFPA fire code and life safety systems, controls

Knowledge of computer equipment, basic telephony and IT background.

Ability to use web-based applications for ordering, scheduling, CMMS systems experience.

What will set you apart:

Experience working with industrial laundry and kitchen equipment.

Prior hotel experience

Bachelor's degree in related field

Certifications in mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC



Lifting up to 50lbs occasionally

Lifting up to 15lbs regularly, standing, bending, pushing and/or pulling.

Ability to navigate the property for up to four (4) hours within a shift


Ability to work a flexible schedule to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. good communication and writing skills

Interpersonal Skills

Why you will want to work with Atrium Hospitality:

  • You create memorable experiences for our guests and colleagues
  • Eligible employees will receive competitive compensation and benefits, including comprehensive medical dental, and vision benefits, life insurance, 401k plan, and employee discount rates
  • We believe in continuing education and encourage ongoing professional development through tuition reimbursement programs

About Atrium Hospitality

Atrium Hospitality is now one of the largest hotel management companies in the United States and we're still growing. As a result of our growth, we are always looking for great talent to join our organization. As owners and managers, we are responsible for the positive experiences of our guests and associates, and we strive to bring to life a culture that promotes the five simple values that drive our business:

Service : We deliver the best guest experience possible. We are a home away from home for our guests, and we are charged with making them feel safe and welcome.

Perseverance: We will be better today than we were yesterday.

Inclusion: We are committed to the equitable treatment of all associates as well as equal access to opportunities and resources for all, at every level of the organization.

Respect: We treat others the way we would like to be treated.

Innovation : We strive to develop, share and implement new thoughts, ideas, and methods that improve our company, our operations, and the guest and associate experience.

Teamwork : Our associates are our family, and we provide them with the resources and support needed to produce the best work environment possible.


When you're an Atrium Associate, you're a part of a crucial workforce providing the ultimate 'Home Away From Home' for our guests. We know that it takes a lot of time and effort to provide these exceptional experiences, so we reward your efforts with a competitive compensation plan and other benefits and perks that allow you to offer your best to our guests. These benefits include:
  • Daily Pay
  • Significant Travel Discounts on Marriott and/or Hilton properties
  • 401k Plans
  • Medical Insurance
  • Other property specific benefits

Plus, we make sure you can grow your career the way you want to through Internship programs, training and development and over 80 hotels that offer incredible opportunities for career driven associates.


Actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of labor considerations.

Atrium Hospitality provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Atrium Hospitality brinda igualdad de oportunidades de empleo a todos los empleados y aplicantes de empleo y prohíbe la discriminación y el acoso de cualquier tipo sin distinción de raza, color, religión, edad, sexo, origen nacional, estado de discapacidad, genetica, estado de veterano protegido, orientación sexual, genero de identidad o expresión, o cualquier otra característica protegida por las leyes federales, estatales o locales. Esta política se aplica a todos los terminos y condiciones de empleo, incluido el reclutamiento, la contratación, la colocación, la promoción, la terminación, el despido, el retiro, la transferencia, las licencias, la compensación y la capacitación.

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