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Sr. Project Manager - Accela

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Job Title
Sr. Project Manager
Job Location
Remote Based
Job Description


Accela offers employees a culture that emphasizes performance, productivity and collaboration. You will feel empowered, engaged and motivated when you work with individuals who are driven and passionate about contributing to a market-leading, high-growth software organization with proven technology.

You will play an important role in the continued growth and success of Accela by ensuring the successful, on-time delivery of large and complex Professional Services implementations. You will be an integral part of a cross-functional team, identifying what needs to be accomplished and partnering with others in the organization to execute to a plan. You will leverage proven processes and templates to deliver projects, while remaining highly adaptable to any changing demands from the customer or corporate landscape. You care deeply about driving business value to a customer so you operate from the perspective of “How can I achieve a win-win for the customer and Accela” and “How can we help our customers achieve greater business value with our product?”.

While we are busy changing the world, we also strongly believe in having fun and excitement at work and encourage a collaborative and healthy work-life balance.

If you are motivated by the idea of delivering on the promise of democracy in the digital age and solving for a new era of more efficient, open and innovative governance, then we’d love to hear from you.


As a Sr Project Manager with Accela you will be the owner of the cross-functional Professional Services delivery process and will make significant impacts on the customer and Accela’s business in these key areas:

  • Project Management: Manage engagements start-to-finish by applying standard and accepted project management principles; lead project planning and budgeting; mobilize and direct the work streams of cross-functional project teams; champion the Statement of Work.
  • Project Health: Drive on-time and on-budget completion of projects; track project progress and variability; work collaboratively with customer and internal teams to identify risks; develop and execute appropriate risk mitigation strategies within a defined escalation path; implement appropriate tracking and reporting metrics in a manner that provides transparency and visibility into project health.
  • Customer Relationship Management: Foster an environment of highly effective and collaborative communications in day-to-day interactions with clients and stakeholders; serve as the first point of escalation on the project; support Regional Director in executive steering committees.
  • Cross Functional Teamwork: Lead and support collaboration across many internal stakeholder groups — Consultants, Architects, Project Management Office, Cloud Operations, Product, Support, Partners and others.
  • Business Development: Support initiatives to grow new business and expand existing projects; participate in aspects of the proposal development process and budget estimation.


  • Complex Projects — 5 years leading projects of $1M+ budget, 12+ months duration, and involving more than one government department or group.
  • Project Management Certification — Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) preferred; skilled at identifying the appropriate strategies and tools for planning and tracking complex projects and driving teams to high productivity.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple complex projects that are at various stages of delivery.
  • Aptitude for understanding and applying new technologies and methodologies.
  • Use of formal project management tools (e.g., MS-Project, Visio, etc.).
  • Strong analytical skills and experience managing technical and project management issues.
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to manage competing client demands.
  • Ability to interact and communicate with CxO-level personnel as well as technical individual contributors.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time.


  • A or B.S in a technical discipline, or similar technical degree program or commensurate professional experience.
  • Government Enterprise Software Experience — 5 years leading successful implementations of COTS software/platform-based solutions for Tier-1 government clients.
  • Previous experience with delivery of enterprise class software.
  • State or local government permitting and licensing knowledge desired.

The base pay hiring range for this position is $110,000 to $134,000 per year. The base pay offered will take into account internal equity and may vary depending on factors such as the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.  A bonus may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of health, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the location where the position is offered.

For nearly 20 years, Accela has been an industry leader in designing and delivering government software to improve efficiency, increase citizen engagement and enable the development of thriving communities. Today, citizens are savvy to how services should be delivered, and expect a consistently convenient, openly transparent view into their local government. While government agencies struggle to do more with less, our mission has never been more critical. Accela provides a robust, cloud-based platform of government software solutions that accelerate growth, efficiency, and transparency in communities of all sizes. From planning, to building, to service request management and more, Accela’s SaaS offerings level the playing field for small and medium governments and enable smaller agencies to leverage larger city technologies. Our open and flexible technology helps agencies address specific needs today, while ensuring they are well prepared for the emerging challenges of the future.

Accela believes in developing and nurturing a workplace community where our differences are celebrated, and everyone feels a sense of psychological safety and belonging. Accela is committed to putting resources and attention towards evolving our practices, policies, and philosophies to enable diversity to thrive and to support equity in opportunity for everyone.

Accela is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer and will respond to requests for job accommodations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or based on disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

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Accela Headquarters Location

San Ramon, CA

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Accela Company Size

Between 339 - 1,000 employees

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Accela Total Amount Raised


Accela Funding Rounds

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  • Series E

    $143,500,000 USD

  • Private Equity

    $8,000,062 USD

  • Series D

    $40,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $20,000,000 USD

  • Series C

    $4,120,000 USD