Assistant Engineering Director

Houston, TX

Thompson Houston is now hiring new colleagues to join the hotel’s team. Set in a soaring 36-story skyscraper, Thompson Houston + The Residences at the Allen is the city’s newest and most fashionable landmark.

This architectural marvel sets a stylish scene for influential locals, seasoned globetrotters, and cultural tastemakers to meet and connect, luxuriate, and celebrate. The hotel’s coveted location in verdant Buffalo Bayou Park centers the property as a veritable oasis within the city.

This luxury oasis boasts 172 luxury guestrooms, including 34 breathtaking suites, and a private collection of 100 residences. Unmatched amenities include a full-service spa, a well-equipped fitness center, several destination restaurants, a private heliport, an expansive one-acre pool deck, and over 17,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event spaces.

As a Thompson Houston colleague, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free room nights, Discounted and Friends & Family Room Rates
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with only 30-day waiting period!
  • 401K with company match
  • Free parking
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Family Bonding Time and Adoption Assistance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Discounts at various retailers –Apple, AT&T, Verizon, Headspace and many more

At Hyatt, we believe our guests select Hyatt because of our caring and attentive associates who are focused on providing authentic hospitality and meaningful experiences to each and every guest. Hyatt is a place where high expectations aren't just met-they're exceeded. It's a place of outstanding rewards, where talent opens doors to exciting challenges in the hospitality industry. Discover your place to shine in our warm, respectful, and inclusive culture.

Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Assistant Engineering Director will be responsible for leading the day to day operation of the facility and shift coverage. This includes maintaining the working order of guest rooms, meeting spaces, kitchens, and the building exterior. 

The Assistant Engineering Director will assist the Director of Facilities with the opening of the hotel, managing and scheduling contractors, ensuring building system inspections are conducted, and effectively communicating with the hotel in regards to facility related operations. 

The candidate must possess strong organizational skills, the ability to multi-task, and develop departmental training and operational procedures. 

The candidate must have 3 to 5 years hands on experience with preferred technical knowledge in HVAC systems, mechanical equipment repairs, building automation systems, and energy management.

This position requires strong leadership skills and a willingness to work different shifts as the demands of business dictates. Hospitality industry experience a plus.

Your Focus

  • Interview, select, train, schedule, coach, and support associates, ensuring they perform in accordance with established brand or hotel standards and consistent with HHM core values.  
  • Conduct room inspections, and identify repair needs.
  • Manage and coordinate bids, quotes and contracts for 3rd party vendors.
  • Oversee small projects, or PIPS, and manage and report on the work progress.   
  • Install or repair sheet rock and other wall coverings.
  • Paint designated areas and items.
  • Install and replace basic electrical fixtures. Replace light switches, receptacles, light bulbs, and fixtures.
  • Install, replace, and program televisions.
  • Perform minor plumbing functions.
  • Replace and repair heating and cooling systems as well as preventative maintenance on units.                    
  • Troubleshoot and repair kitchen equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on a scheduled basis and complete work orders as necessary; keep accurate records of PM’s on all rooms and equipment.
  • Maintain the building exterior and “curb appeal” of entire hotel grounds
  • Refurbish, paint and finish furniture and fixtures as needed.
  • Test, examine, and maintain hotel’s life safety systems to ensure they are 100% operational at all times.
  • Maintain repair and preventive maintenance records and coordinate compliance of service contracts.
  • Perform and maintain work to local, state and Federal codes.
  • Be aware of guest satisfaction scores and work toward increasing departmental and overall guest satisfaction. 
  • Follow sustainability guidelines and practices related to HHM’s EarthView program.
  • Practice safe work habits, wear protective safety equipment and follow MSDS and OSHA standards.
  • Perform other duties as requested by management.

The Assistant Director of Engineering is responsible for the oversight of the operation of the hotel. This includes the inside as well as the outside of the building. This person must be knowledgable in HVAC, Refrigeration, and Electrical systems.


  • Minimum 3-5 years of progressive hotel or building management experience
  • Service oriented style with professional presentations skills
  • The ability to multi-task large and small projects
  • The ability to plan and forecast needs of the day as well as long term
  • Clear concise written and verbal communication skills
  • Engineering/Facility Management degree or related degree is preferred
  • Knowledgeable in HVAC, Refrigeration, and Electrical Engineering
  • Highly organized, comfortable with HotSOS or similar systems
  • Possess strong, empathetic leadership skills
  • Professional in both written and verbal communications
  • Experienced in hotel/resort preventative maintenance and/or repairs
  • Able to walk long distance, stand constantly, work both indoors and outdoors year-round, and occasionally lift up to 50 lbs

Equal Opportunity Employer

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