Director of Engineering

Anchorage, Alaska

Salary: $110,000 to $130,000 per year

The Director of Engineering is responsible for leading and managing the engineering and maintenance team to ensure the optimal functioning and sustainability of the organization's facilities. This role encompasses team leadership, preventative maintenance, budget management, compliance, and driving sustainability initiatives. The Director of Engineering will also collaborate with various stakeholders to support the organization's strategic objectives and operational efficiency.

Position Responsibilities 

  • Direct the facilities and maintenance teams, assigning daily tasks and projects, and ensure timely and high-quality completion of all maintenance activities.
  • Oversee the recruitment, selection, and training of staff, including performance reviews, scheduling, payroll, and other administrative duties.
  • Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the team.
  • Implement and maintain a comprehensive preventative maintenance program, coordinating with the Director of Housekeeping and Director of Rooms.
  • Oversee and track the preventative maintenance program, ensuring quarterly target values are met.
  • Maintain updated records of all equipment and ensure thorough documentation.
  • Drive continuous improvement of processes, quality, and cost to maintain profitability and competitiveness.
  • Develop standards and procedures to ensure quality company standards are met and maintained.
  • Identify and prioritize organizational objectives, continuously improving through evaluation and problem-solving teams.
  • Develop and manage budgets for infrastructure projects and sustainability initiatives.
  • Works with stakeholders to develop oversee the execution the strategic 5 year capital asset planning.
  • Monitor expenditures, identify cost-saving opportunities, and report on financial performance to senior management.
  • Produce accurate forecasting and budgeting, conduct financial reviews, track expenses, and manage other fiscal activities.
  • Execute business plans and budgets to support the overall market positioning and financial goals of the organization.
  • Review financial outcomes daily, weekly, and monthly; adjust to optimize revenues and margins.
  • Stay informed and educated on Safety and OH&S requirements to ensure compliance.
  • Ensure the facilities comply with local, state, and federal environmental regulations and obtain necessary permits and certifications.
  • Promote and enforce a safe and healthy work environment in accordance with applicable legislation and company policies and procedures.
  • Implement best practices for resource conservation, renewable energy adoption, waste reduction, and sustainable procurement.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, including operations, finance, and executive leadership, to align infrastructure and sustainability efforts with broader business objectives.
  • Engage with external stakeholders, such as government agencies, NGOs, and community organizations, to build partnerships and support sustainable development efforts.
  • Negotiate and monitor operational maintenance contracts as required.
  • Ensure the physical product is maintained by utilizing highly qualified and quality-oriented suppliers.
  • Maintain an appropriate supply of materials and equipment to meet daily operating and maintenance requirements.
  • Ensure cleanliness and organization of the work area, including inventory management, requisition, trash removal, and cleanup.
  • Take a "hands-on" and "lead by example" approach with daily engineering duties and projects as required.
  • Ensure assigned deliverables are executed in a manner that requires little or no follow-up; both in terms of timeliness, scope, and quality.
  • Be available to report to the hotel or staff housing in the event of an emergency, such as fires, equipment failures, floods, avalanches, or other disasters.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Environmental Science, Sustainability, or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in infrastructure planning, project management, and sustainability leadership, preferably in the hospitality or resort industry.
  • Strong understanding of environmental regulations, sustainability standards, and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects from conception to completion, including budgeting, scheduling, and stakeholder coordination.
  • Excellent leadership and team-building skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate a diverse team of professionals.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Certification in sustainability (e.g., LEED, Green Globes) and project management (e.g., PMP) is a plus.

Essential Skills and Experience   

  • Experience: 4 -7 years in a progressively senior role with strong knowledge of engineering and maintenance processes.
  • Education: Post-secondary education in a related field is an asset. Must possess a 4th – 5th Class Power Engineer Certificate for a minimum of 3 years.
  • Technical Skills: Experience in preventative maintenance, energy management, fire safety, and health and safety. Excellent knowledge of public construction and building systems, permits, licensing, and codes related to public building and fire safety.
  • Tool Proficiency: Skilled in the proper and safe use of all tools, equipment, materials, chemicals, and products related to the department.
  • Industry Knowledge: Ability to stay informed on state-of-the-art developments affecting the safe and effective operation of the building facility.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Teamwork: Recognized team player and self-starter with strong organizational skills.
  • Training and Development: Ability to train, coach, and develop associates in an entrepreneurial and progressive environment.
  • Technical Proficiency: Computer knowledge required.

Why Alyeska?  

Alyeska Resort is a 299 room resort which includes a Nordic Spa and Ski Area, nestled in the Chugach Mountains of Girdwood, Alaska located just 45 minutes south of Anchorage. Alyeska Resort is an incredible place and Girdwood is a friendly, lively town where residents value both outdoor adventure and community spirit. Alyeska Resort offers the type of atmosphere where our employees are able to work hard and play hard and are encouraged to share their enthusiasm with our guests.  

Offering year-round and seasonal opportunities, working at Alyeska Resort is both rewarding and exhilarating. Alyeska Resort offers many exciting career opportunities, beautiful surroundings and exciting employee benefits including:  

  • Vision, Dental, and Medical Insurance for regular full-time employees  
  • Paid holiday and paid time off (Vacation and Personal)  
  • Free Season Pass for employees and qualified dependents  
  • Roth 401(k) and 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan  
  • Discounts for rooms at The Hotel Alyeska and affiliate hotels  
  • Discounts in Resort restaurants, shops, and Nordic Spa 

Compensation: $110,000 - $130,000 USD

Family, Quality, Winning, Industry and Honesty:Our people realize that relationships rooted in trust, honesty, respect and gratitude are essential to all. We never get a chance to make a second first impression. Success is planning the details. We are focused and committed to doing what we say and accepting feedback as a gift. 

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Physical demands: This job requires a high level of physical fitness and strength.  While performing the job duties, the Employee will be required to climb ladders, gain access to high roofs, lift his/her own weight, lift and balance heavy items, such as pumps, boiler parts, generator and generator parts and other heavy items.  In certain circumstances, the Employee may need to be able to ski to on mountain locations.  This job requires physical exertion virtually the entire day and during many nights.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, squat, lay, climb, walk, sit; use hands, arms and legs to lift, touch, feel, write and use a computer keyboard; and talk or hear. The employee is also regularly required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move heavier objects with the assistance of others and mechanical assist devices. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.  Employee may be required to pass a functional capacity test developed for this job. 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work Environment: This role occasionally involves extended hours, nights, and weekends to accommodate peak business periods. Operating within a dynamic, fast-paced guest-centric setting, you will maintain a high level of interaction with staff, guests, and stakeholders. 

Alyeska Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All resort employees must possess current documentation showing they are eligible for employment in the United States. Alyeska Resort accepts applications for currently available positions only and does not accept applications for “general employment.” Preference may be given to local candidates, as relocation may not be available.   

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