Fairmont Engineering Supervisor in Canada

Primary Location

Engineering Supervisor

The Engineering Supervisor is responsible for the ongoing maintenance, repair and preventive maintenance of the hotel with a focus to improve efficiency, profitability and service levels, through the day-to-day supervision of the Engineering Department.

Hotel Overview:

Centrally located in downtown Calgary, The Fairmont Palliser is the city’s premier, landmark hotel. With 407 elegantly appointed guest rooms, and the recent completion of an extensive renovation project, The Fairmont Palliser is truly the place to be.

Summary of Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Chief Engineer, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Demonstrates Fairmont Service Promise Standards and Fairmont Values in all interactions with both guests and colleagues.

  • Provides supervision, administration, leadership and direction to maintenance team.

  • Develops and implements administrative standards, procedures and guidelines to ensure consistency, safety and prompt service to internal and external guests.

  • Ensures delivery of exceptional service through focus on training, problem resolution and employee satisfaction.

  • Ensures highest level of productivity through regular spot checks, proactive staff planning and effective scheduling.

  • Looks into assigning daily work orders and projects in accordance to the qualifications of the staff and priority/urgency of the job.

  • Makes purchase orders and keeps inventory of parts/materials in hand and orders parts to maintain minimum inventory level.

  • Coordinates the Preventive Maintenance program with the Chief Engineer and implement an effective reinforcement technique.

  • Suggests new techniques and ideas for effective training and development of the Engineering team.

  • Tracks work orders and does constant follow-up on jobs to ensure that these are completed professionally and according to Fairmont Standards.

  • Adheres to, and ensures the team adheres to, Health & Safety policy and ensuring safe work practices are followed at all times.

  • Ensures that all mechanical and other areas in the hotel do not pose a safety hazard to any individual.

  • Ensures that contractors working on hotel jobs sign in and wear contractor badges before proceeding to their work place. They are to sign the necessary liability forms.

  • Monitors of the fire panel and sprinkler systems in the building to ensure that regular and preventive maintenance jobs are completed by the specified contractors as specified.

  • Sets an example to the team in quality workmanship and timely completion of assigned tasks.

  • Communicates effectively with other departments. Replaces the Chief Engineer in communication meetings as needed.

  • Supports and works with the Chief Engineer in meeting Fairmont Environmental standards and suggest innovative ideas for energy savings and conservation.

  • Work with and support the Chief Engineer in meeting engineering expense lines and adherence to monthly and annual reforecast.

  • Other related duties as assigned

Employee Status


  • Minimum Grade 12 education

  • 5th Class Power Engineering Certification

  • Previous supervisory experience an asset.

  • Highly organized, decisive and ability to handle multiple projects under deadlines and changing priorities.

  • Computer knowledge of Word, Excel and the hotel Property Management system.

  • Should have the skill and posses the initiative to learn the building management system (DDC)

  • Skills in verbal and written presentations and teamwork skills and high level of initiative.

  • Ability to think long term and look at the bigger picture

  • Working knowledge of HVAC systems

  • Pool Operators Certificate is an asset

Visa Requirements:Must be legally eligible to work in Canada. The hotel is unable to assist candidates in obtaining Canadian work authorization.

The Fairmont Palliser is committed to an employment equity program that includes special measures to achieve diversity among staff. We therefore encourage applications from qualified Aboriginal Canadians, persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities and women.

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At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities - throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific - as well as industry - leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award - winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Primary Location: Canada-Calgary-The Fairmont Palliser

Employee Status: Regular

Job Level: Management / Supervisory

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Rotating / Shift Work

Travel: No

Closing Date: 15.Dec.2016, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: PAL00969