Director| Fire Protection & Life Safety – Asia/Pacif/Australia Region – Suite 1108 11th Floor Cityplaza One


Job Number 19091859
Job Category Finance and Accounting
Location Asia/Pacif/Australia Region| Suite 1108 11th Floor Cityplaza
One| Hong Kong S.A.R.| Hong Kong| Hong Kong S.A.R.
Brand Corporate
Schedule Full-time
Relocation? No
Position Type Management

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As a member of Fire Protection & Life Safety (FLS)| is responsible for
insuring compliance of fire protection standards for all Lodging Brands and
products in Asia Pacific (AP)| including new builds| conversions/acquisitions|
re-positionings| and renovations to provide a high level of life safety and
protection to our guests| associates| and assets from the perils of fire.
Promote and expand ongoing periodic inspections of operating hotels. Provide
oversight and leadership to direct reports and consultants as they work toward
insuring compliance. Provide project management and life safety expertise to
ensure compliance with the standards through the design and construction of
new and converting hotels.

This role is dual reporting with a solid line to VP| FLS and a dotted line to
VP| Global Design Asia Pacific. As such needs to ensure property compliance
with FLS standards and support the goals of Global Design including meeting
timelines and project and department budgets. Also responsible management of
direct reports and for deployment of FLS consultant.


Education and Experience

BS| Fire Protection Engineering or equivalent experience.

Fundamentals of Engineering or Professional Engineering license preferred.

10 yrs. minimum of fire department experience preferred.

2 yrs. minimum related experience working in Asia Pacific preferred.

Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in fire protection preferred.

Willingness to reside in Hong Kong.


Specific Expected Contributions and Responsibilities

Responsible for delivery of high-quality engineering support services to business units within Global Design| Lodging| Development| Operations| Brand| Lodging Engineering| Risk Management| Ownership Franchise Services and various other Marriott businesses for all projects in the region.

Responsible for recruiting| coaching| training and developing staff or consultants to perform their defined duties. Provide performance feedback and evaluation| and career development if applicable to direct reports.

Make decisions for complex fire protection and life safety issues and when necessary| refer to other members within Fire Protection & Life Safety.

Direct adaptations and modifications throughout design process and installation of systems.

Discuss with supervisor and team members fire protection and life safety issues or problems that have high financial impact.

Promote and support ongoing inspections in operating hotels in the region.

Remain current with emerging technologies| regional codes and best methods for automatic sprinkler systems| fire alarm systems| life safety| and smoke control in the industry and specific to the region.

Expected Leadership Contributions

As a senior leader within FLS| support department| other leaders and associates within the department by serving as a role model invested in the mission of the department.

Manage all (owned| managed| and franchised) new build and conversion projects within the AP region.

Manage internal and external resources for all AP projects.

Supervise a staff of fire protection engineers and technicians or interface with consultants to achieve results.

Participate as needed to ensure the FLS budget is established and meet with Global Design Senior Continent Head of Design Management and Global Design Accounting.

Participate in preparation and presentation of the Risk Management position and provide technical expertise for the Appeals Board process with Continent President| Chief Financial Officer| General Counsel| SVP Global Design| SVP Risk Management and Chief Development Officer.

Routinely interact with Global Design Project Directors| Insurance| Global Safety & Security| franchisees| building owners| clients| customers| officials| contractors| and others.

Lead project meetings and make presentations relating to AP projects.

Act as a liaison to insurance companies| code officials| architects| owners| consultants.

Verify completion of projects.

Communicate on a regular basis with the FLS Vice President based at MI HQ.

Perform design reviews for egress| building construction| automatic sprinkler| fire alarm| and mechanical smoke control systems to ensure compliance of Marriott standards| system performance| equipment selection| constructability| maintainability| building code conformance| and sequencing.

Provide construction support services including fire protection system project control functions (change-order analysis and schedule impacts)| cost reduction analysis| submittal reviews| mid-construction site review and report| transition planning (construction to operations)| and acceptance testing.

Actively listens and asks questions of customers to assess the level of satisfaction with the service being provided and to prevent problems from occurring. Regularly monitor customer satisfaction and take personal responsibility to ensure it. Follow through with customer inquiries| requests| and complaints in a timely fashion.

Communicate orally and in writing with customers.

Tracks project schedules and construction documents.

Skills Requirements

Basic to working knowledge of construction means and methods| facilities operations| and contracting.

Strong problem-solving capabilities; ability to search beyond traditional boundaries.

Solid understanding of regional and NFPA codes and standards.

Extensive writing skills required.

Excellent interpersonal skills which must include ability to speak in public| negotiate| explain fire protection concepts| and enforce standards while strengthening relationships| occasionally under pressure.

Ability to develop new processes to increase effectiveness and efficiencies.

Excellent management and supervisory skills.

Good working knowledge of MS Word| MS Excel| and MS Outlook.

High degree of initiative| personal responsibility and integrity

Ability to work effectively in a collaborative work environment.

Willingness to share knowledge openly and assist others as necessary.

Willingness to travel extensively (approximately 70%).



· Adaptability – Maintains performance level under pressure or when
experiencing changes or challenges in the workplace.

· Communication – Conveys information and ideas to others in a convincing
and engaging manner through a variety of methods.

· Problem Solving and Decision Making – Identifies and understands
issues| problems| and opportunities; obtains and compares information from
different sources to draw conclusions| develops and evaluates alternatives and
solutions| solves problems| and chooses a course of action.

· Professional Demeanor – Exhibits behavioral styles that convey
confidence and command respect from others; makes a good first impression and
represents the company in alignment with its values.

Managing Execution

· Building and Contributing to Teams – Participates as a member of a
team to move toward the completion of common goals while fostering cohesion
and collaboration among team members.

· Driving for Results – Sets high standards of performance for self
and/or others; assumes responsibility for work objectives; initiates| focuses|
and monitors the efforts of self and/or others toward the accomplishment
goals; proactively takes action and goes beyond what is required.

· Planning and Organizing – Gathers information and resources
required to set a plan of action for self and/or others; prioritizes and
arranges work requirements to accomplish goals and ensure work is completed.

Building Relationships

· Coworker Relationships – Interacts with others in a way that builds
openness| trust| and confidence in the pursuit of organizational goals and
lasting relationships.

· Customer Relationships – Develops and sustains relationships based on
an understanding of customer/stakeholder needs and actions consistent with the
company’s service standards.

· Global Mindset – Supports employees and business partners with diverse
styles| abilities| motivations| and/or cultural perspectives; utilizes
differences to drive innovation| engagement and enhance business results; and
ensures employees are given the opportunity to contribute to their full

Generating Talent and Organizational Capability

· Organizational Capability – Evaluates and adapts the structure of
assignments and work processes to best fit the needs and/or support the goals
of an organizational unit.

· Talent Management – Provides guidance and feedback to help individuals
develop and strengthen skills and abilities needed to accomplish work

Learning and Applying Professional Expertise

· Applied Learning – Seeks and makes the most of learning
opportunities to improve performance of self and/or others.

· Business Acumen – Understands and utilizes business information to
manage everyday operations and generate innovative solutions to approach
business and administrative challenges.

· Technical Acumen – Understands and utilizes professional skills and
knowledge in a specific functional area to conduct and manage everyday
business operations and generate innovative solutions to approach function-
specific work challenges.

· Basic Competencies – Fundamental competencies required for
accomplishing basic work activities.

o Basic Computer Skills – Uses basic computer hardware and software
(e.g.| personal computers| word processing software| Internet browsers| etc.).

o Mathematical Reasoning – Adds| subtracts| multiplies| or divides
quickly| correctly| and in a way that allows one to solve work-related issues.

o Oral Comprehension – Listens to and understands information and ideas
presented through spoken words and sentences.

o Reading Comprehension – Understands written sentences and paragraphs in
work related documents.

o Writing – Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the
needs of the audience.