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Project Manager

Location: Seattle, WA

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our Seattle, WA office!

ACCO Engineered Systems has been annually recognized by a national industry magazine as one of the top-10 specialty contractors in the United States, and the leader in its mechanical contracting field for the Western United States. 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 an engaging place to work.

In this role, you will manage and lead projects from "cradle to grave" for a broad range of facilities - from hotel, retail, and offices to schools, health care, arenas, and high tech manufacturing plants.  ACCO has a highly entrepreneurial environment; ACCO values and rewards creativity for those Project Managers who deliver results.

Relationships are a crucial part of our business model, as most of our new contracts come from existing, long-standing customers. Each year you can expect to contribute to multiple projects of varying scope, complexity, and duration. Each project is unique, and will present new challenges and opportunities for you to grow professionally.

ACCO pioneered a structure in which an assigned Project Manager (PM) is the client's primary contact from the inception of any project through completion and on-going warranty. The Project Manager role is a hybrid mix of sales engineering, project management and business management responsibilities. In a way, you will run your projects as if it were your own business, from project selection to engineering the solution to coordinating ACCO's resources to deliver the solution. Perhaps the most important aspect of the role is your ability to balance the sales aspects of the role with very strong technical engineering skills required for the project engineering and management stages.


  • Completion of concept engineering, as well as creating full and complete project estimates, drafting written proposal responses and contracts.
  • Leadership of client meetings and development of contracts to finalize sales.
  • Supervision of all ACCO project activity, from inception of sales to successful job completion.
  • Provide supervision, leadership, and coordination of all ACCO department efforts including Engineering, Purchasing, Accounting, Construction, and Service during project construction in a timely manner.
  • Maintenance of positive relationships with all clients, vendors, subcontractors, and the industry.
  • Scheduling and coordination of pre-construction job meetings with department heads and supervisors.
  • Contributions to and participation in special studies, committees, etc., to advance ACCO's technical abilities in engineering, planning and estimating, installation procedures, etc.
  • Other duties and/or projects as assigned by the regional sales manager, and/or Project Group executives.


  •  10+ years of experience in estimating, design and management of HVAC projects from $50,000 to $25+ million
  •  Ability to operate independently and autonomously, and yet possess the discretionary judgment to know when it's appropriate to consult with others in the organization
  •  Demonstrate a corresponding high sense of integrity
  •  Demonstrated experience/ability to develop new business
  •  Strong interpersonal and project management abilities, employing strong organizational skills to respond successfully to a high volume of issues
  •  BS in Mechanical Engineering required
  •  MBA or Master’s level educational degree and/or a current licensed PE are notable, but not required for candidates.
  •  Ability to drive an automobile, and a valid class “c” driver’s license.


(The physical demands described here 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 must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 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 talk or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, especially when conducting job site walks.
  • Ability to drive an automobile, and a valid class “c” driver’s license.

(The physical demands described here 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.)

Our ideal person will have all these in addition to everything listed above: 

  • OUTSTANDING COMMUNICATION SKILLS in addition to maintaining an open line of communication with employees throughout the organization, you'll demonstrate excellent communication skills, including good phone and email etiquette.
  • APPRECIATION FOR DIVERSITY you already demonstrate respect and you highly value the variety of cultures and talents that make up ACCO.
  • INNOVATION although we have a great team and effective processes in place, we feel that there is always room for improvement, and we'll look to you to be creative as you partner with stakeholders to evaluate our operations, solve ongoing issues, and develop even better systems.
  • STRONG APTITUDE for learning and developing new systems and programs.
  • GOING THE EXTRA MILE ability to work overtime, as needed.
  • WORK MANAGEMENT possess the ability to work in a high paced environment with the ability to prioritize tasks.


  • ESOP – Employee Stock Ownership Program. An exciting benefit from ACCO to you, free of cost.
  • Company Culture of Excellence – Here at ACCO, we are flexible and foster creativity
  • Competitive Time Off including PTO, Sick Time, and Personal Time
  • Education Reimbursement Program for career development
  • United Way is our philanthropy program. We give back to the community, and we have fun while doing it! ACCO has fundraising events such as raffles and bingo throughout the year.
  • Competitive benefits package and 401k 


Do you have what it takes? Click the START YOUR APPLICATION link below and submit your resume. Once you’ve applied, our dedicated Talent Acquisition team will be reviewing your resume. If your experiences matches our needs, you’ll be hearing from us by phone or email. 


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.

ACCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer AA M/F/V/D.  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. 

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