CoralTree Hospitality

Chief Engineer - Hotel Polaris

Job Locations US-CO-Colorado Springs
ID 2024-6515
Engineering and Maintenance
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
USD $70,000.00/Yr.
USD $80,000.00/Yr.


Hotel Polaris BW



Are you ready to help shape the future of travel and hospitality at the new Hotel Polaris at the U.S. Air Force Academy? Hotel Polaris is seeking an exceptional Chief Engineer to join our team and play a vital role in shaping the success of Hotel Polaris, an instant icon on the hospitality landscape of Colorado Springs. As the Chief Engineer, you will be an integral member of the team that leads the pre-opening efforts and stewards the dynamic relationships across all key stakeholders including, Ownership, CoralTree Hospitality and Asset Management to ensure strategic alignment towards the hotel opening and beyond.  Your efforts significantly influence the unique and distinctive experiences we seek to deliver to our guests and team members alike. We're looking for someone who wants to be a part of something bigger and shares our passion for creating unforgettable guest experiences, nurturing a vibrant company culture, and building strong connections with our communities.



  • Perform, assign, and/or verify completion of routine and emergency maintenance and the operation of the physical structure of the hotel, all mechanical systems and any other systems which affect the operation of the facility.
  • Ensure the highest quality work standards are being performed by staff, in all tasks and assignments according to performance and safety standards.
  • Always ensure the execution of exemplary customer service standards by self and staff, in all areas.
  • Assist with selection, training, supervision, development, discipline, and counseling of staff in accordance with departmental and company policies and procedures.
  • Assist in utilization of on-line work order system and distribute workflow in the most efficient manner.
  • Maintain inventory of PPE, engineering parts, supplies, tools, and material for the department.
  • Support and assure compliance with all company and departmental policies and procedures.
  • Support and assure compliance of all local, state and federal regulations.
  • Assist with the implementation of the management company’s environmental policies and practices.
  • Assist with the implementation of safety programs.
  • Attend staff meetings if/when requested.
  • Lead/Attend Safety Committee meetings if/when requested.
  • Perform any necessary repairs or maintenance as required or assigned.
  • Execute Performance Evaluations for associates.
  • Perform Risk Management duties as assigned or required.
  • Conduct self as a resource for all departments of the property.
  • Always maintain a professional image.
  • Maintain cleanliness and integrity of mechanical areas, shops, tool carts and tools.
  • Perform special projects as assigned by the General Manager.
  • Available 24/7 for emergency contact.
  • Available to work any shift as deemed necessary.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or required.



  • Minimum five years' experience in the facilities management of hospitality related properties.
  • Proven track record in managing an efficient work force focusing on preventative maintenance of the asset's public areas, guestrooms, and physical plant.
  • Experience in organizing, implementing, and maintaining a preventative maintenance tracking system and work order system.
  • Experience in coordinating and managing hospitality capital improvement projects, i.e. public areas and guestrooms renovations, FF&E repair and reupholstering, FF&E procurement, site and building maintenance and upgrades.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical system problems.
  • Must have extensive working knowledge of building systems to include but not limited to; HVAC, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, roofs, building finishes, mechanical operations, energy management and Preventative Maintenance Programs.
  • Proven ability to take charge and work with minimum supervision. Enjoys challenges and situations where solutions are not obvious.  Able to make decisions in a high stress environment.
  • Necessary to be able to hear emergency alarms and follow and direct appropriate emergency procedures.
  • Strong communication skills- both oral and written. Proven command of the English language, both oral and written.
  • Strong PC skills with an emphasis on Excel.


Working Conditions

  • Ability to stand/walk for entire shift.
  • Must be able to work various shifts.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift up to 40 lbs. with assistance.
  • Must be able to bend, squat, crawl, kneel, push, pull, walk on uneven surfaces, and reach on a continuous basis.


As a valued member of the CoralTree team, you'll receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Group medical, dental, vision, life, and disability benefits.
  • Participation in a pre-tax flexible benefit plan for healthcare and dependent care reimbursement.
  • An employee assistance program.
  • Paid time off/sick time.
  • Participation in a 401(k) plan with a company match.
  • Complimentary team member meals.
  • Complimentary room nights at CoralTree Hospitality managed properties.


Join us in creating unforgettable experiences for our guests, building vibrant communities, and shaping the future of travel and hospitality.



Salary range: $70,000 - $80,000/yr. + bonus


Application deadline: This job posting will close on 07/15/2024 or until the position has been filled.


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