Operations Project Manager at ACCO Engineered Systems in Pasadena, California

Posted in Management 5 days ago.

Job Description:

We are looking for an Operations Project Manager to join our Pasadena or Costa Mesa Office!

Why join ACCO? ACCO Engineered Systems is one of the largest mechanical contractors in the country. Since 1934, owners and builders have selected ACCO to design, install, and maintain more than 250,000 mechanical projects. ACCO is dedicated to the design, fabrication, installation, maintenance and service of commercial and industrial HVAC, refrigeration, plumbing, process piping, and building automation systems. Whether your project is a low or high-rise office building, a shopping mall, hospital, semi-conductor fabrication facility or pharmaceutical manufacturing plant...ACCO can design, build, install, and maintain a mechanical system to meet your needs

Here at ACCO, we are a part of something bigger. Just ask our customers: California Academy of Sciences, L.A. Live, and San Francisco 49ers Stadium. While we have been around for 80+ years, we continue to grow at a dynamic pace. And we are looking for talented individuals to join our team. To read more about us, check out our ABOUT US section with current news and events.

The Operations Project Manager (OPM) is responsible for the execution of internal Corporate Operation project planning and execution. This includes evaluation of the problem statement, legacy process discovery, charter development, solution/improvement development in a team setting, project plan with associated budget development, deployment plan development and maintenance plan development. The OPM is responsible for the project plan and budget maintenance throughout the project lifecycle and will coordinate with other corporate resources required based on project needs.


  • Execute almost any size, type, and complexity of project operating independently.

  • Maintain initiative oversight, provide regular reporting, and maintain ongoing communications to senior management, stakeholders and sponsors.

  • Follow Project Management Office (PMO) standards of project execution and accountability.

  • Generate all aspects of CapEx and OpEx justification (ROI, specification and procurement).

  • Review, approve and analyze project expenditures.

  • Manage project team resource (internal and external) allocation to help maximize ROI.

  • Coordinate training development and training plan with Corporate Operations resources.

  • Coordinate deployment plan with Business Process Owner and Corporate Operations resources.

  • Develop maintenance/control plan KPI's with Business Process Owners.

  • Develop necessary SOP documentation with Business Analysts or independently based on project size and requirements.

  • Participate in solution development sprint planning and schedule management.

  • Utilize effective communication skills and problem-solving techniques to reach the desired outcome.

  • Apply best practices from one business channel to other business channels to ensure cross-collaboration.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Corporate Operations Manager and Executive Leadership.


  • Bachelor's degree in business, construction management, or related field required.

  • Project Management certification encouraged.

  • Project management experience or related field required.

  • Advanced problem-solving skills and desire to see constant improvement.

  • Ability to operate independently and autonomously and yet possess the discretionary judgment to know when it is appropriate to consult with others in the organization.

  • Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines in a fast-paced and team environment.

  • Experience interacting with various level of employees, contractors and vendors.

  • Experience identifying opportunities for business improvement and defining/measuring the success of those initiatives.

  • Strong analytical skills, documentation skills, excellent time-management and organizational habits.

  • Ability to clearly communicate and present information in leveraging data to improve operations.

  • Ability to use standard business applications (Smartsheet, Microsoft Suite, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio) to obtain/process data and develop reports.

  • Industry experience strongly preferred.


(The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions)

  • The employee may regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision and Distance vision.

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to walk and sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl (for purposes of assisting with project job walks and site inspections).

  • The employee is occasionally required to reach above shoulder height to access storage cabinets and shelves.


  • Collaborative Company Culture - We have a diverse environment of skilled professionals - field construction workers, engineering, project managers, service technicians, and supporting staff - who collaborate together and make ACCO Engineered Systems an engaging place to work.

  • Competitive Benefits - including medical plans, dental, vision, 401k & company match, supplemental insurance.

  • ESOP - Employee Stock Ownership Program. An exciting benefit from us to you, free of cost to all eligible employees.

  • Paid time off - including Holidays, Vacation, Sick Time, and Personal Time

  • Professional Development Programs - Educational reimbursements, Professional memberships, training programs, and career growth opportunities.


We proudly hire U.S. Military Veterans, and those qualified are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. | Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

ACCO will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment.

At this time, ACCO is unable to provide visa sponsorship.