Operations Manager

The Operations Manager is responsible for leading operations team in planning, executing, and finalizing projects for Colorado Mechanical System customers. This individual will maintain a sense of urgency, responsibility, and resourcefulness through the life of each project. Strong leadership experience in dealing with complex mechanical and plumbing projects. The Operations Manager will also build and nurture relationships with coworkers, external customers, and suppliers through clear, consistent and timely communication.

Greater Denver Metro

Full Time

Job Description


  • Work with field operations to drive safety culture in all employees
  • Manage and supervise day-to-day operations of Business Unit/Operation Group Managers and their Teams as needed
  • Build, nurture, and mentor Project Managers and Project Engineers
  • Uphold current policies and procedures across teams
  • Constant development of process improvement measures to ensure gained operational success and efficiencies
  • Monitor, forecast, and identify operational capacities such as: manager workloads, manpower projections, etc… to work hand-in-hand with Pre-Con Manager, recruiters, and staff to ensure business unit is moving forwards at all times
  • Assist with Pre-Con needs associated with reviewing high risk projects
  • Accountable for every project once turned over from Pre-Con all the way to close of warranty
  • Sense of urgency in assigning work to a management team and driving critical internal and schedule milestones on projects
  • Guide and support project teams through the entire phase of every project
  • Conduct Pre-CTC meetings with teams and take responsibility for ensuring all budgets are held accountable to, issues are identified, and plans are in place to mitigate losses
  • On-board and train new hires
  • Coordinate work and communications between departments, other Operations Managers, Construction Manager as necessary
  • Conduct performance reviews of staff, and employee warnings, counseling, and terminations as required
  • Work with HR and recruiter for hiring needs and conduct interview and final hiring decisions
  • Maintain and improve owner, general contractor, engineer and vendor relations
  • Negotiates critical and controversial issues with top-level employees and officers
  • Plays a role in company business strategy development and execution
  • Makes authoritative decisions and recommendations having significant impact on extensive and related activities of the company
  • Demonstrates a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing and guiding extensive programs and activities of importance
  • Manages autonomous individuals, managers and diverse groups giving broader direction
  • Colorado Mechanical employees and subcontractors are required to implement and maintain all safety and health systems practices including the training requirements of Colorado Mechanical Orientation, site specific orientation, CPR/First Aid/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens, Hazard Identification and Reporting, and OSHA 30


  • Expert in field, extensive relevant experience.
  • Masters or college/university graduate or equivalent combination of skills and experience generally required
  • Full understanding of navigating complex issues on commercial plumbing and mechanical projects
  • Strong leadership and mentoring skills
  • Ability to manage and develop team members
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong communication skills (Oral and written)
  • Experience managing a team
  • 8+ years of commercial mechanical project management experience
  • Experience driving projects from preplanning stages through completion. Ability to teach those skills to other on team.
  • Strong computer knowledge (Strong in Excel and other MS Office software)

Physical Requirements:

  • Position is mixed between stationary and on feet.  75% of work is stationary and 25% would be on feet.  Walking jobs doing QA/QC, climbing ladders when necessary.
  • Bending, twisting, stooping, crouching, climbing ladders, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 25lbs.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions unless doing so will present an undue hardship on the Company’s business operations.

Colorado Mechanical Systems, LLC (CMS) is privately owned and operated in Centennial, Colorado. CMS provides commercial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, and plumbing services across the Colorado Front Range, including Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins.

Colorado Mechanical Systems provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

CMS also uses E-Verify to verify the identity and employment eligibility of newly hired employees by electronically matching information provided by employees on the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, against records available to the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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