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Project Manager / Estimator

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Indian Orchard, Springfield, MA, USA

Job Type

Full Time

About the Role

Role Details
As a Project Manager/Estimator, you will be responsible for overseeing the planning, execution, and delivery of our design fabrication projects, as well as developing accurate cost estimates for our clients.

Ideally, you have design and/or fabrication experience, with a heavy focus on interactive exhibits. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing accurate cost estimates, managing project schedules and budgets, and communicating with clients and project team members to ensure project success.

In addition, the Project Manager/Estimator will be expected to identify and mitigate project risks, develop and maintain relationships with clients, and conduct project closeout activities. The ideal candidate will have experience in project management and estimating in a design fabrication environment, and strong analytical and communication skills.


Role-Specific Requirements

These are considered ideal requirements for this role:

  • Knowledge of design fabrication processes and techniques, including fabrication, and installation

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Proficiency in project management software and tools (we use Teamwork)

  • Ability to develop accurate cost estimates for design fabrication projects, including materials, labor, and overhead costs

  • Ability to manage project schedules, budgets, and resources to ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and to the client's satisfaction

  • Ability to monitor project progress and make adjustments as necessary to ensure project success

  • Shop fabrication skills

Experience Bonus Points
  • 3D modeling experience (we use Fusion 360​)

  • Misc. woodwork/furniture design

  • Some level of cabinet-making

  • Metal fabrication (machining, welding, finishing)

  • Composites (fiberglass, molding & casting)

  • Sculpture

  • Electronics and/or lighting

General Team Requirements

These are things that we expect from everyone on our team:

  • Attitude

    • Overall positive and friendly – both with internal team members and clients/suppliers/partners

    • Passion for creative problem-solving

    • Ability to effectively work both independently and collaboratively with other team members

  • Organization

    • Ability to optimize the workday with high performance and efficiency

    • Demonstrate a sense of urgency with regard to project schedules and budgets

    • Understanding of basic quality control standards and expectations

    • Proper processing of project information – time entry, purchasing, project documentation

  • Shop skills

    • Basic mechanical aptitude

    • Basic print-reading & layout ability

    • General Use of Hand & Power Tools

    • Basic understanding of materials and methods. Ability to learn.

    • Ability to lift ~75lb

    • Ability to work on ladders/scaffolding, and/or unconventional positions as required by exhibit work.

  • Dependability

    • Able to work ~40 hour work week, with flexibility for occasional overtime as needed

  • Valid MA driver’s license and reliable transportation


We are an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability status.

  • Inclusive of minority and disadvantaged groups

  • LGBTQ+ friendly workplace

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $40,000-$60,000/year *depending on experience


COVID-19 considerations:We've learned how to better utilize remote technologies to collaborate and work with our clients, but primarily we're an in-person fab shop.

About the Company

We are seeking an experienced and detail-oriented Project Manager/Estimator to join our team. Primarily, we create amazing interactive museum exhibits. Additionally, we put our creative skills to work in art fabrication, product prototyping and development, and some short-run manufacturing. We all wear multiple hats, including customer-facing, project management, design and fabrication responsibilities.

We're a fun team, with a cool and well-equipped shop. We enjoy making awesome things. We optimize for a digital workflow, but don't allow ourselves to become paralyzed by it - we still love making things by hand!

Some nominal amount of travel to our New England-based clients may be required.

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