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Person Shot at Glendale Laser Tag Arena

A person was shot at a Glendale laser tag facility on Saturday night, police said. The shooting took place at the Zone Lasertag Fun Center, 826 N. Glendale Ave., Glendale Police Department Sgt. Aaron Zeigler said. A single victim was taken to a trauma center, he said. The wounded victim’s condition was unclear, nor was the persons age or gender. No further details were available as the investigation remained in its early stages, police said. Anyone with information can reach […]

Fatal Shooting Reported in Pomona

Police are investigating a deadly shooting that took place following a party in Pomona on Saturday night. The shooting took place just after 10:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of Gillette Road, the Pomona Police Department said in a written statement. A party had just come to an end nearby when the shots rang out, officials said. “Numerous people were leaving a party in the area and returning to their parked vehicles in the Park and Ride lot,” according to […]

7 Men Sought in Azusa Marijuana Shop Robbery

Investigators are looking for seven men who carried out an armed robbery at a marijuana dispensary near Azusa earlier this week, officials said. The crime took place about 5 p.m. at a marijuana shop called B.B.S., 16725 E. Arrow Highway in an unincorporated county area near Azusa, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Elisabeth Sachs said. A security guard was standing outside when seven men arrived in a silver Hyundai Elantra and confronted him, the lieutenant said. One of the […]

Vast Majority of Bulgarians’ Records Stolen in Massive Tax Office Hack

Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country’s tax revenue office. In a country of just 7 million people, the scale of the hack means that just about every working adult has been affected. “We should all be angry. … The information is now freely available to anyone. Many, many people in Bulgaria already have this file, and I believe […]

Suspect Detained After Brush Fire Scorches 3 Acres, Threatens Homes in San Pedro

Firefighters made quick work of a 3-are brush fire that broke out near homes in San Pedro on Saturday as police detained a suspect in connection with it, authorities said. The fire was first reported about 5:45 p.m. along the 900 block of Gaffey Place, next to Leland Park, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart. Grass, brush and palm trees went up in flames as the wildfire moved dangerously close to houses, officials said. Firefighters set up […]

Auto Repair Shop Worker Killed by SUV Speeding Through Parking Lot Identified

Coroner’s officials on Saturday released the identity of a 50-year-old Beamont man who was struck and killed by an SUV that sped through the parking lot of the auto repair shop where he worked on Friday morning, authorities said. Darren Kritzberger, 50, of Beaumont died in the collision, which took place about 10:20 a..m. at an auto repair shop in the 200 block of East 5th Avenue, according to Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner Office records. A silver Subaru SUV exited the […]

Group Raises Money to Help Families Affected by Cancer in El Segundo

An organization dedicated to helping families struggling with cancer hosted its 13th “White Light White Night” fundraising event Saturday in El Segundo. Walk with Sally matches mentors with children who are seeing their parents, guardians or siblings battle cancer. More information is available online. Mary Beth McDade reports for the KTLA 5 News on July 20, 2019.

Man in Clown Attire Arrested After Leading CHP on Chase from Orange County to Venice Beach While Hanging Out Sunroof

A man wearing a clown costume and hanging out the sunroof of a car led authorities on a pursuit from Orange County to Venice Beach before being taken into custody, officials said. The bizarre chase began shortly before 3 p.m. in Westminster, California Highway Patrol officials said. A caller reported seeing the clown hanging out of the sunroof of a car while driving, CHP Officer Stephan Brandt said. The driver refused to stop when officers tried to pull him over, […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Trump’s Immigration Policies Based on ‘Ethnicity and Racism’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday slammed President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration in her latest argument against the President’s handling of the situation at the southern border, saying that his signature agenda is really about “ethnicity and racism.” “All you need to do is hear what the President did this week to know this is not about immigration at all. Because once you start telling American citizens to quote ‘go back to your own countries,’ this tells you that this […]

Demonstrators Take to the Streets in Hollywood, Joining Mass Protests Demanding Resignation of Puerto Rico’s Governor

Roughly 200 demonstrators took to the streets in Hollywood Saturday to join ongoing massive protests calling for the resignation of Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. The protest at the iconic intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue started at 3 p.m. and went on for hours as some people clad in red, white and blue held up flags, signs and banners, chanted and played instruments. “We are here to demand that the governor of Puerto Rico steps down following years […]

Police Investigating Claims of Illegal Secret Recordings Made at Councilman Jose Huizar’s Office

An aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar has been placed on leave amid a police investigation into possible illegal recordings made inside one of Huizar’s offices, authorities said Saturday. LAPD Capt. Gisselle Espinoza said her department launched an investigation this month into reports that a city employee illegally videotaped activities inside the councilman’s El Sereno field office. Espinoza would not say what was recorded or name the staffer, saying no arrests have been made. Huizar spokeswoman Joella Hopkins […]

Son Shoots, Kills Intruder Who Broke Into San Diego Home and Stabbed His Dad: Police

San Diego police say a fatal shooting at a home this week involved a violent confrontation with an intruder. Officers responding to a 911 call early Tuesday found a 54-year-old homeowner on the floor with stab wounds and the intruder with a gunshot wound in a backyard pool. Paramedics took the homeowner to a hospital where he was in stable condition. The intruder, 38-year-old Hollis Forman, was removed from the pool at the 6300 block of Lakeshore Drive and pronounced dead […]

Rape, Kidnapping Suspect Arrested Following San Gabriel Valley Standoff

A man is accused of kidnapping and raping a woman before he was arrested early Saturday following a seven-hour standoff at his San Gabriel Valley home. Aaron David Martin, 32, was ultimately booked on suspicion of rape, kidnapping and false imprisonment, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials and booking records. The incident began just before 7 p.m. Friday when officials received a report of a kidnapping at a home in the 200 block of Covina Boulevard, in the […]

Business Dispute Pulls CBS Off the Air for Millions of DirecTV, AT&T U-Verse Customers

A business dispute has taken CBS off the air for millions of satellite television customers of DirecTV and AT&T U-verse. CBS was black on satellite systems owned by AT&T in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and across the United States on Saturday. Both the television network and AT&T hurled accusations at each other for failure to agree on what CBS is paid for programming. CBS said that while it didn’t want its customers caught in the middle, it is determined […]

Elderly Man Believed to Have Fatally Stabbed Wife, Wounded Self in South Whittier: Officials

A woman told authorities she came home to find her mother dead and her father suffering from stab wounds in South Whittier Saturday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. Deputies were called to the home in the14500 block of Allegan Street near Colima Road at about 11:22 a.m. in the unincorporated area of L.A. County., authorities said. An 83-year-old woman found with at least two stab wounds to the upper torso was pronounced dead at the scene and an […]

LAX’s Global Entry Enrollment Center Closed Indefinitely Because Staff Is at U.S.-Mexico Border

The Global Entry enrollment center at LAX, designed to ease passage for travelers after an international flight, has closed its offices indefinitely to free Customs and Border Protection workers to work on “the humanitarian and security crisis on our southwest border,” an agency representative said. Customs and Border Protection officials said they closed the LAX operation on June 23, but the closure apparently has surprised many travelers since then. Stephanie Smith of West Hollywood said she received an emailed appointment […]

American Crocodiles Thriving Outside Nuclear Plant in Florida

American crocodiles, once headed toward extinction, are thriving at an unusual spot – the canals surrounding a South Florida nuclear plant. Last week, 73 crocodile hatchlings were rescued by a team of specialists at Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point nuclear plant and dozens more are expected to emerge soon. Turkey Point’s 168-mile (270 kilometers) of man-made canals serve as the home to several hundred crocodiles, where a team of specialists working for FPL monitors and protects them from hunting […]

Famed Architect Cesar Pelli Who Created L.A.’s Pacific Design Center, Dies at 92

Architect César Pelli, renowned for designing some of the world’s tallest buildings, has died, his firm said. He was 92. Pelli, an Argentine-American whose work ranged from skyscrapers in Malaysia and New York to an arena in Tulsa, Oklahoma, died Friday at his home in New Haven, Connecticut, said Anibal Bellomio, a senior associate architect at Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Pelli’s cause of death wasn’t specified. After growing up in Depression-era Argentina, Pelli rose to the literal heights of the […]

Saturday “Gayle on the Go!”, Saturday, July 20th, 2019

There’s a lot to learn and a lot to experience on the Saturday “Gayle on the Go!” list. Take a look at the video and scroll down this page because the list is LOOOOOOOOON! Enjoy! 😊 -0- Are You Ready for the NEXT Emergency?: First Aid Using Common Household Items Saturday, July 20th 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Instructor: Erin Huey Cost: $50.00 SOS Survival Products 15705 Strathern Street, #11 Van Nuys 1 800 479 7998 http://www.sosproducts.com In addition to […]

Bernie Sanders Campaign Workers Demand $15 Minimum Wage the Candidate Has Been Pushing for Nationwide

Sen. Bernie Sanders is a staple on the front lines of the labor fight, leading the charge in Washington and around the country to raise the minimum wage for workers to $15 an hour. But within his own campaign, which unionized earlier this year, tense discussions over pay have spilled out into public view. The dispute threatens to undermine Sanders’ political message and, if it were to escalate, his ability to credibly advocate for workers around the country currently engaged in their own struggles […]

Director of Engineering

Montage International - West Hollywood, CA

Posted 13 days ago

Live Your Passion. Add Your Magic.

At Montage International, we are doing something different, something exciting and it takes passionate people to bring our vision to life. We have built a culture that leads with the important notion we live by every day; do what you love. If this resonates with you, we look forward to receiving your application.

Pendry West Hollywood and Pendry Residences West Hollywood by Montage International is seeking a forward thinking opportunistic and convivial spirted trailblazer to lead the opening team at the center of it all. With captivating destinations, artful environments, and attentive service, Pendry ushers in a new era of luxury hospitality. If you share the same passion for the emergence of the new luxury traveler: the guest who values design, service, culture and comfort, but wants to experience them in a new way, then we invite you to discover a modern professional and socially integrated experience with Pendry.

SUMMARY

Unveiling in 2020: luxury service, innovative programming and unparalleled attention to detail find a home on the iconic Sunset Strip. Pendry West Hollywood will feature interiors by the acclaimed Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, 149 luxury guestrooms and suites, and 40 Pendry Residences with full access to hotel services and amenities. The signature restaurant with world renowned celebrity chef will be infused with the same creative energy characteristic of the area, while the rooftop pool and bar, multi-purpose live entertainment venue and screening room will invoke the spirit of the Entertainment Capital. Additionally, a bowling alley, Spa Pendry, state-of-the-art fitness center and a curated public art collection offer much more to discover and explore.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Communications

  • Prepare and deliver messages that achieve the intended results.
    • Promote Engineering information and recommendations to internal and external stakeholders (Corporate Director of Engineering, Engineering Associates, General Associate Body, Managers, Executive Team, Asset Owner, Homeowner Association, Master Association, Residential Owners)
    • Prepare reports for stakeholders
    • Manage stakeholder perceptions and expectations

Quality Control

  • Manage/oversee the application of standards for the hotel/resort.
    • Review and compare performance metrics for Engineering services
    • Maintain specifications (materials, equipment, furniture, finishes, fixtures, design criteria).
    • Develop, implement and monitor best practices.
    • Develop guest service standards.
  • Measure the quality of services provided.
    • Monitor guest satisfaction and service delivery performance.
    • Collect, verify, analyze and report facility management data from various sources (guest satisfaction surveys, secret shop inspections, other feedback mechanisms).
    • Collect and verify, analyze and report internal facility management data (utilities, work orders, work history).
  • Manage/oversee the improvement of work processes.
    • Assess ways to improve workplace productivity.
    • Develop and implement process improvements.
  • Ensure and monitor compliance with codes, regulations, policies and standards.

Technology

  • Plan, direct and manage/oversee facility management business and operational technologies.
    • Assess the application of technology within facility operations.
    • Operate workplace management systems (CMMS, BAS, Lighting Controls).

Operations & Maintenance

  • Assess the condition of the hotel/resort.
    • Manage/oversee the assessment of building systems’ condition.
    • Assess the condition of the facility’s structure, interior, exterior and grounds.
  • Manage/oversee facility operations and maintenance activities.
    • Manage/oversee the acquisition, installation, operation, maintenance and disposal of building systems and structural, interior, exterior and grounds elements.
    • Maintain basic knowledge of current products and technology for fixed assets.
  • Manage/oversee the maintenance contracting process.
    • Decide/recommend the most appropriate way to provide maintenance services (outsource, in-source).
    • Develop maintenance contract specifications.
    • Assure competent maintenance contractors are selected.
    • Negotiate service level agreements.
    • Manage/oversee the modifications to building systems, structural elements, interiors, exteriors and grounds.
    • Monitor the performance of maintenance contractors’ work.
    • Resolve contract disputes.
  • Develop, recommend and manage/oversee the hotel/resort’s operational planning requirements (temperature control, lighting, equipment replacement and so forth).
    • Develop policies and guidelines related to usage and maintenance.
    • Monitor the usage and performance of all systems, equipment and grounds.
    • Monitor guest and associate satisfaction.

Finance & Business

  • Manage and oversee the financial management of the Engineering department.
    • Develop, recommend, manage and oversee the Engineering and Utilities operating budget requirements.
    • Develop, recommend, manage and oversee the capital budget requirements.
    • Prepare business cases, supporting documentation and financial reports.
    • Analyze and interpret financial documents (budget, forecast, profit and loss statements, reserve funding).
  • Administer and manage the finances associated with contracts.
    • Develop and manage contracts.
    • Administer and monitor contracts.
    • Resolve vendor conflicts.

Emergency Planning

  • Manage and support the hotel/resort’s emergency preparedness program in partnership with the Safety and Security department.
    • Assist in the design of simulations or exercises to test the emergency management plans.
    • Manage the execution of simulations or exercises to test the plans.

Project Management

  • Project planning.
    • Define and program projects (purpose, size, scope, schedule, budget and user needs).
    • Plan projects (resources, schedule and sequence).
    • Develop contract specifications and solicitations.
  • Manage/oversee projects.
    • Administer contracts (implement, monitor service level).
    • Manage/oversee projects (construction, relocation, renovation, organizational change).
    • Evaluate project outcomes.

Environmental Stewardship & Sustainability

  • Plan, manage and support the entire organization’s commitment to protecting the environment.
    • Manage, oversee and safeguard the natural environment.
  • Manage and oversee the entire organization’s commitment to sustainability of the natural and built environments.
    • Prepare, analyze, interpret and report on utility consumption data.
    • Develop, recommend, manage and oversee environmental impact programs as it relates to trash generation with food service (including dry and wet waste), yard waste, and other hotel/resort operations.
    • Maintain knowledge of LEED. Understanding future trends in products and processes that promote sustainability.
    • Provide data to support facility evaluation.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience actively serving in a facilities engineering leadership role in a hotel/resort environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Property Management, or similar practice preferred and/or significant relevant experience.
  • Extensive project management experience.
  • Working knowledge of HVAC, electrical, plumbing and general maintenance skills.
  • Must be strategic and have strong business acumen.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Most work tasks are performed indoors. Position requires walking and giving direction most of the working day. Must be able to exert well-paced ability to maneuver between functions occurring simultaneously. Requires grasping, writing, standing, sitting, walking, repetitive motions, bending, climbing, listening and hearing ability and visual acuity. Must be able to lift items weighing up to 30 lbs. frequently. Must be able to push and pull carts and equipment weighing up to 250 lbs. occasionally.

In the United States we are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

If you have a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act or a similar law and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to applying for employment at our company, please contact Montage Recruitment Manager at (949) 715-1396 and/or email such as [email protected] .

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