Hvac / Plumbing Design Engineer

Acco Engineering Systems Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 3 weeks ago

We are looking for an HVAC / Plumbing Design Engineer for 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.

This position is the responsible delivery of engineering services, from conceptual design through construction completion.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist with engineering design project planning (i.e., conceptual design through construction drawing development)

  • Complete code-required energy compliance and LEED documentation

  • Conduct engineering calculations, energy analysis, economic analysis, selection and layout of equipment, duct and piping /plumbing system design

  • Understanding of applications engineering including psychrometrics, refrigeration, acoustics, and controls systems

  • Assist with coordination of design and installation with Project Management, Construction and Service departments, Controls, and other trade partners.

  • Field engineering: assist with project execution, site surveys, trade coordination, scheduling, document management and problem-solving

  • Computer 2D and 3D modeling of HVAC or plumbing systems utilizing the latest modeling software

  • Effectively and professionally communicate with colleagues and project team members

  • Manage time to meet project schedules and task deadlines

  • Other duties as assigned by Manager or Supervisor

Position Requirements:

  • BS in Engineering or Construction Management

  • Prior intern experience with the mechanical contractor and/or engineering consultant preferred, but not required

  • EIT Certificate highly desirable, but not required

  • Excellent understanding of Engineering fundamentals

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or Revit or similar drafting software preferred

ACCO Competencies:

  • Proactivity / Initiative: Recognizes what needs to be done and accomplishes it in a manner appropriate for ones level / position and with minimal supervision.

  • Perseverance: Shows the wherewithal to fight for difficult goals despite challenges and to bounce back from adversity.

  • Insight: The ability to gather and make sense of information that suggests new possibilities.

  • Engagement: Shows a knack for using emotion and logic to communicate a persuasive vision and connect with people.

  • Likeability: The ability to effectively work toward common goals with others by supporting, encouraging, and sharing information in an authentic and approachable manner.

  • Big Picture: Understands and contributes to organizations short- and long-term business strategy. On a personal level has independently developed a vision for short- and long-term career success.

  • Motivation / Dedication: Commits to excellence in pursuing unselfish goals. Initiates action with collective goals takes responsibility, and shows personal humility.

  • Technical Curiosity / Willingness to Learn: Interest in seeking out new experiences, knowledge, and candid feedback; demonstrating an openness to learning and change.

  • Problem-Solver: Ability to identify, analyze, and solve a problem in support of personal, group, department, or organizational objectives.


Monday through Friday beginning between 7:00 and 8:00 am and ending between 4:00 and 5:00 pm, with one hour for lunch. Eight hours per day is required, and occasional overtime may be necessary.

Physical Requirements:

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.

Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally, up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Physical demands are in excess of those of sedentary work. Light work usually requires walking or standing to a significant degree. This position may also be required to climb stairs and ladders.

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


link below and submit your resume. Once youve applied, our dedicated Talent Acquisition team will be reviewing your resume. If your experiences START YOUR APPLICATION do you have what it takes? Click the matches our needs, youll 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 plantACCO 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

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Hvac / Plumbing Design Engineer

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