AECOM Director of Operations in Monterey Park, California

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147121BR

Position Title Director of Operations

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - California

City Monterey Park

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a Director of Operations for immediate employment at a client site in the LA Metro area. The Director of Operations plans for and directs operations for a multi-billion dollar construction Program, providing operational and technical leadership for the following function teams project controls, risk, finance, accounting and procurement and support services. As a member of senior management, the Director of Operations ensures that a Program’s everyday activities run smoothly; sets parameters to judge how efficiently and effectively the organization is operating; and reviews business procedures for process excellence and interacts with the client’s senior management.


  • Oversight of project controls, finance & accounting, business systems, technology & support services

  • Improve the operational systems, processes and policies in support of Program mission -- specifically, support better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and organizational planning

  • Manage and support the effectiveness and efficiency of Support Services (HR, IT and Finance & Accounting), through improvements to each function as well as coordination and communication between support and business functions

  • Play a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared toward operational excellence

  • Oversee overall financial management, planning, systems and controls

  • Monitoring of Program budgets and revenue margin management/monitoring

  • Lead regular meetings with executives about profitability and future fiscal planning

  • Develop technical standards and implement best practices

  • Responsible for effective project reviews and ensures quality assurance/control and compliance of SOPs

  • Program staffing, workload balancing


Functional Department Managers for Finance & Accounting, Technology, Program Controls & Support Services.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Engineering or Construction Management required

  • 10+ years of experience managing capital projects that included the overall design, contract administration, cost estimating, and scheduling activities

  • Proven record of profit management, financial management and business administration

  • Experience operating/managing computer-based accounting databases and financial reporting

  • Knowledge of contract management and alternative delivery methods for capital projects

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required as this role will include interaction with clients and the general public

  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style and commitment to get the job done

  • Ability to effectively prioritize, effectively delegate responsibilities and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial

  • Demonstrated knowledge of project planning and management skills, including development of metrics, goals and follow up reporting

  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organization

  • Excellent computer skills and proficient Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)

  • Due to the nature of the work, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree

  • Professional license in state of California required

  • Experience working on large bond school programs

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.