Assistant Director of Engineering W Hotels
more than a month
State / City:
Job Number 23086852
Job Category Engineering & Facilities
Location W Sydney, 31 Wheat Road, Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES, Australia VIEW ON MAP
Schedule Full-Time
Located Remotely? N
Relocation? N
Position Type Management

Natural Talent
Explore an exciting new career path at W Hotels where your natural talent is celebrated. W Hotel’s work culture is uniquely designed to spark your imagination and curiosity while bringing the W experience to life for guests.

W Sydney, opening in Darling Harbour in October 2023, is now casting for an Assistant Director of Engineering to lead the day-to-day operation of the engineering department. Reporting to the Director of Engineering, this integral role provides engineering leadership to the business and presents an amazing opportunity to play a key role in the pre-opening efforts of the world’s largest W Hotel.

The Assistant Director of Engineering’s primary responsibilities include assisting the Director of Engineering in executing strategies that maintain the building, contents and grounds with particular attention towards safety, security and asset protection. Position directs and works with engineering talent to carry out the daily activities of the Engineering Department, overseeing maintenance activities, talent relations, contractor management, performance management and learning and development. Executes against objectives outlined in the Engineering Business Plan and delivers services that meet and exceed the needs of guests and enable business success. Ensures compliance with applicable laws, regulations and HIDs (standard operating procedures).

To be successful as an Assistant Director of Engineering you will possess strong leadership skills, exceptional problem-solving skills, a flair for culture, be creative, thinking out of the box constantly, highly organized, and have an exceptional inter-personal skill.

Talent Profile

Education & Experience Required

  • Qualifications in Engineering Mechanical, Electrical or Plumbing.
  • Minimum two years experience in engineering/facilities management in busy, luxury hotel/hospitality environment.
  • Pre-opening experience will be advantageous.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication and Microsoft Office skills, and a strong attention to detail.


  • Effectively plans, schedules and evaluates maintenance programs.
  • Support and manage the engineering team day to day operations.
  • Drives learning and development opportunities for internal engineering talent.
  • Supports and drives improved guest experiences.
  • Manage external contractors and outsourced preventative maintenance programs.
  • Assist budget control and forecast of expenses.
  • Manages spare parts, supplies and equipment procurement.
  • Drive synergies with key departments and stakeholders.
  • Supports and innovates energy, water and waste conservation programs.


We believe in the power of people. They are both our foundation and our inspiration. As we look forward to the future, we are committed to investing in our talent through holistic well-being, personal growth and career opportunities. This isn’t work with a side of life. This is – Life. With the Works.



Private Health Insurance

Birthday Leave

Sabbatical Leave

Overall Wellbeing

Milestone Recognition

Leave Portability

Love Learning

Enhanced Super

Career Growth

Bonvoy Eligibility

Flexible Working


Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Boldly coloring outside the lines of luxury, W turns the traditional notion of the extravagant hotel on its head. Our irreverent attitude and taste for excess redefine revelry for the modern jet set. Our guests have a lust for a life less ordinary that drives them to demand more, experience it all, and hit repeat.
We share our guests’ passions, providing insider access to what’s new and what’s next. Moderation is not in our vocabulary and we know that lust for life demands more, not less. W guests soak it in and live each day with a mantra: Detox.Retox.Repeat. If you’re ready to create the energetic W scene that is magnetic to everyday disruptors around the world, then we invite you to explore a career with W Hotels.