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Fairmont Château Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Canada

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REF21505W

Assistant Grounds Manager

Region

Luxury & Lifestyle


Company Description

Embrace your passion for hiking, skiing, snowboarding and many other outdoor activities in Banff National Park while pursuing a fulfilling career at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Take a risk, make a change and experience a new adventure while further developing your career. To live and work in a National Park is a once in a lifetime opportunity.  Our team is a network of empowered individuals with a strong sense of themselves and the hospitality industry. Work hard, play hard and receive extraordinary benefits including subsidized onsite accommodations, which make saving money very easy to manage. Join our Fairmont family today!

What is in it for you:

  • Subsidized on-site staff accomodation
  • One complimentary meal per shift in our staff cafeteria (additional meals can be purchased for $5/meal)
  • Comprehensive benefits package (Medical, Vision & Dental) including extended benefits like; Mental Health (up to $5,000/year), Orthodontics (up to $2,500/year), Fertility Drugs and Gender Affirmation (Lifetime maximum of $10,000) for full time permanent status employees
  • Defined Contribution Pension Plan with employer matching up to 5% of annual earnings for full time permanent status employees
  • Employee travel program with discounts on room rates as well as on food & beverage at Fairmont & Accor properties world-wide
  • Access to the Mountain Explorer Travel Program - Discounted room rates including 50% off all food & beverage at Fairmont Resorts in Banff, Lake Louise, Jasper & Whistler (subject to availability)
  • Comprehensive wellness platform (GreenShield+) for employee mental health and wellbeing support
  • Discounts while using our resort’s Food & Beverage Outlets, Fitness Centre, and Spa 
  • Automatically added to our resort’s Colleague Lifestyle Program which includes access to staff activities and events
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and over 5,000 properties with Accor

Job Description

The Fairmont Hotel seeks an Assistant Grounds and Equipment Manager to support in overseeing grounds maintenance, landscaping, and equipment management. Responsibilities include supervising the groundskeeping team, maintaining consistent and clear communication between the Grounds and Equipment Manager and the executive team within the hotel, maintaining high standards for outdoor areas. The ideal candidate has previous landscaping experience, strong leadership skills, and a commitment to safety and excellence.

What You'll Be Doing

 

  • Plan and design attractive and environmentally friendly landscape projects for summer operations which demonstrate an understanding of alpine horticulture and balance with the impact of the department’s wintertime snow clearing and event operation.
  • Prepared and capable of working in extreme weather and cold conditions (-50C or colder) throughout winter season.
  • Plan and coordinate the construction of natural rink surfaces totaling 90,000 square feet (about the area of a Manhattan city block), an on-ground curling rink, and the main structure of the hotel’s ice bar.
  • Plan, coordinate, and balance seasonal events (Ice Magic carving competition, Pond Hockey Tournament, Ice Bar and Ice Castle build, other events as needed) with an understanding of their operational and environmental impact.
  • Effective planning and use of resources - expense management and budget controls.
  • Colleague performance management, development - including selection and training.
  • ·00 % accident-free workplace - with safety a proactive part of getting the job done.
  • Exterior property facilities maintained allowing for Colleague and Guest safety - giving attention and having the foreknowledge of seasonal environmental dangers, including safety procedures for operating on natural ice rink surfaces, operation of heavy equipment through crowds, overhead roof hazard clearing.
  • Strategy developed for winter removal of snow and ice, including work at height requirements and natural ice rink snow clearing safety.
  • Development of standards - operating procedures and service policies that address the needs of all Guests and Colleagues.
  • Ensure compliance with the collective bargaining agreement and work with the CAW in establishing a working relationship.
  • Maintenance and effective use of hotel grounds equipment and vehicles – proficiency and capable of training effective operators in a variety of heavy equipment (plow truck, skid steer, front end loader, etc.) in variable conditions and environments (ice rink surfaces, roads, pathways).
  • Contribute to hotel leadership team through networking, attendance at Leadership meetings and informal gatherings.
  • Advertise and educate all Colleagues on grounds activities impacting the hotel.
  • Assistance in the set up and removal of outdoor activities year-round.
  • Environmental practices to be an everyday part of how the Grounds Department works.
  • Compliance with all safety regulations of assigned tasks and ensure a clean and safe working environment with active participation in the hotel health and safety program.
  • Adhere to all environmental policies - interpreting and clearing wintertime hazards, performing lawn and garden care, while adhering to the strict environmental policies with the National Park system.
  • Coordination with other departments of the hotels for the functions and other jobs as assigned.
  • Arranging yearly training for the staff.
  • Developing and executing the effective plan for equipment and vehicles repairs under the department's use.
  • Arranging and coordinating maintenance and preventative maintenance for all vehicles and equipment under the hotel's use.

Other reasonable duties as assigned.


Qualifications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • Previous experience in groundskeeping, landscaping, vehicle maintenance or related field.
  • Valid Alberta driver's license with recent abstract
  • Strong problem-solving skills, analytical and strategic thinking is a plus.

Additional Information

Visa Requirements: Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada. 

APPLY TODAY: We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about living and working in Lake Louise! www.lakelouisejobs.com

Why work for Accor?
We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, 
making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you 
can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities

ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS
At Fairmont Hotels & Resort we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That's why you'll find exceptional work opportunities - throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific - as well as industry - leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London's The Savoy, New York's The Plaza, and Shanghai's Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award - winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!

Our Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, we believe that the strength of our team lies in its diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment that respects the unique backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of the individual. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are dedicated to providing equal access to opportunities. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates.

If you are contacted by a Recruiter, kindly inform them at any stage of the recruitment process if you will need support or accommodations.

Persons who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application or interview process may contact, in confidence: cll.careers@fairmont.com

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