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Estimated Pay $23 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Washington, District of Columbia

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Arlo Washington DC, soon to be added to the Arlo Hotels portfolio is now seeking a dynamic Director of Engineering.

In the lifestyle hospitality industry, people make the difference. is committed to being a great place to work, providing exceptional service for our guests through our unique approach to the independent lifestyle hotel segment. Here at Arlo we ask all our team members to be themselves and embrace it! Are you someone who is passionate about people, driven by purpose, and clever in your approach? If so, keep on reading!! Here at Arlo we strive to create a sense of awe that leaves those we touch wanting more"...... 

Arlo Washington D.C. will comprise 229,846 square feet, which includes the restoration and preservation of the original 42,942-square-foot, five-story building, The Harrison Apartment, D.C.’s oldest known surviving conventional apartment building that has stood since 1882. Arlo Hotels is adding 186,904 square feet of space to the property, where the sixth through 12th floors, the penthouse, four meeting rooms and an indoor and outdoor rooftop lounge and pool will be located. The hotel will also feature a restaurant and bar, a “Bodega” cafe and lounge, and an interior courtyard.

Ideal for leisure and business travelers, Arlo Washington D.C. is conveniently located four blocks from Washington, D.C.’s Union Station and less than a mile from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Situated in the city’s bustling Judiciary Square neighborhood, the 445-room hotel is close to globally recognized landmarks such as The Capitol and the Supreme Court Building, fine dining options and upscale shopping.


The Director of Engineering is responsible for effectively leading the engineering team in the execution of all maintenance of the overall hotel. From essential upgrading, installation and necessary purchase of all HVAC systems, mechanical, electrical and related equipment.



  • Always treats guests with courtesy and respect in a variety of situations.

  • Displays honesty & integrity.

  • Oversees the Engineering Department & Life Safety aspects throughout the building.  Including  

  • Communicates effectively to staff using tools such as development reviews, training, departmental orientation and monthly departmental meetings.

  • Motivates and develops team members.

  • Create preventive maintenance programs for consistency of the product

  • Ensures updated safe work environment

  • Participates and oversees Safety Program of Arlo Hotels.


  • Is an inspirational leader able to motivate team members to be consistently engaged in serving others, always looking for that opportunity to consistently improve.

  • Is organized and meticulous, utilizing a broad knowledge of building systems and mechanical operations to ensure operational efficiency and reliability

  • Is a team player that supports the hotel operations team and is willing to do whatever is necessary to ensure the guest expectations are met and exceeded.

  • Selection, development and leadership of all Engineering team members in a building environment

  • Partner with development and construction teams to turn over hotel to operations including: participation in construction meetings, punch of space and rooms, receipt and installation of FF&E, etc.

  • Management of all building systems, maintenance and repair to consistently provide all guests and team members with fully operational amenities and facilities

  • Organize, schedule and oversee minor repairs across the building including needs of carpentry, electrical, plumbing, HVAC and aesthetic disciplines including painting

  • Assess proactive and reactive mechanical needs, determining appropriate repair strategy and, as needed, select vendors and contractors to complete work throughout the building as assigned

  • Establish and execute a preventative maintenance program to ensure all public areas and machinery are serviced and updated according to schedule in order to prevent major breakdowns

  • Create and execute one-, three- and five-year Capital plans in accordance with company standards

  • With this job, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our guests, team members, investors and communities. We are looking for someone that understands what it means to live and emulate the culture.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; college degree preferred. Vocational training in Electrical, HVAC or Building Systems preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 -8 years previous building maintenance leadership experience required. Prior hotel/resort maintenance experience in a full-service luxury or boutique environment required.

  • Pre-opening and/or Renovation Experience a must.

  • Prior experience using Microsoft Programming required. Must display ability to work with general computer operations. Experience with Google Apps or other web-based communication programs helpful.

  • Must be able to communicate professionally in English, both written and verbal. Conversational abilities in other languages helpful.

  • Must be able to multi-task and display ability to recognize that the guests’ interests and needs are always primary. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. regularly. Must be able to access all areas of the resort across varied terrain and footing.


  • S12 City Wide Sprinkler System)

  • S13 City Wide Standpipe System

  • EPA Universal Refrigeration Certification (Preferable)

  • P99 Low PSI Oil Burner Operator

  • P98 Fuel Piping

NOTE – Obtaining and/or maintaining any government required licenses, certificates or permits are mandatory for the credibility of employment.

Special Requirements:     

  • Due to the cyclical nature of the hospitality industry, engineering staff may be required to work varying schedules to reflect the business needs of the hotel.