Chief Engineer

Kissimmee, Florida
Dec 22, 2020
Feb 20, 2021
Full Time

Chief Engineer 


Oversees all areas of Engineering. Provide leadership role for oversight and training/development programs to ensure an efficient, 100% safe and secure Village environment. Ensure compliance of all policies and procedures.


Staff Management

Collaborate with the Engineering Manager to provide direction, leadership and support to all engineering staff that mirror the mission and core values of the organization

Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement

Ensure staff members receive timely and appropriate training and development

Establish and monitor staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct performance appraisals and administer salary adjustments

Provide necessary and appropriate coaching through frequent feedback, 1-1's and performance reviews

Ensure adequate staffing/volunteer coverage of operating areas


Oversee preventative maintenance program for attractions, public areas and all vehicles, ensuring work pre-scoped and scheduled consistently

Prioritize projects through HotSoS maintenance software

Key liaison with all departments regarding engineering initiatives, projects or concerns. Identify and resolve any items requiring attention or support

Ensure cost saving and effective volunteer group projects for visiting groups, participate in group meetings and planning

Serve as a member of Hurricane Ride Out Crew as appropriate

Play an active role in construction projects by ensuring that there is little to no effect on families, ensuring project stays on schedule and work is getting done up to standards


Monitor KPIs, activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to ensure an efficiently managed engineering program

Establish annual operating budget and recommended staffing guidelines for Engineering Department

Develop and maintain a training program for specialty engineering positions

Ensure the development of policy and procedures for Engineering Department

Participate as an active member in hurricane preparedness


Monitor KPIs, activities, costs, operations, and forecast data to ensure an efficiently managed engineering program

Adopt and utilize weekly reports and checklists to ensure staff are providing safe, effective, and controlled services

All other duties as assigned



Number of Direct Reports: 9



Regularly required to walk, stand, bend, crouch, balance, use hands/arms to lift/move objects

Ability to move/lift up to 75 lbs.

Work in outdoor weather conditions

Have a flexible schedule in order to work days, nights, weekends and holidays



Demonstrated effective leader with the ability to train, coach and motivate team members

Excellent organizational and administrative skills with the ability to manage and execute tasks in a dynamic environment

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Establishes effective working relationships by adjusting approaches to meet the needs of a diverse team

Effectively identifies and analyzes problems, and uses creative solutions to solve problems with varying degrees of information

Proven ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality, tact, professionalism and integrity

PC skills including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and Excel)

Ability to operate a motorized vehicle, including battery-operated golf cart

Valid driver's license and clean driving record

High School Diploma

At least 10 years of previous resort/hotel management experience with similar functional areas

At least 10 years hands on experience in performing plumbing, electrical, HVAC and additional maintenance functions

At least 5 years of experience managing teams

Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred

Bilingual, English and Spanish is helpful


Give Kids The World is a drug-free workplace.


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