About the Role
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.
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)
Electronics and/or lighting
General Team Requirements
These are things that we expect from everyone on our team:
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
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
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.
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.