Junior Designer (Fabrication)
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posted: June 2023
Type: Full-time, permanent
Pay: Hourly, $25-27
We are seeking a Junior Designer to join our Fabrication team starting immediately. The ideal candidate will work closely with the Fabrication team to develop key drawings, models, and launch estimates for new project inquiries. This position serves as a supporting role to senior members of our fabrication design and project management team.
Day-to-day, the person in this role will draft shop drawings, create 3D models using Rhino, and other fabrication documents to convey design and/or fabrication intent. They will also serve as the main point-person for creating takeoffs for new fabrication projects and develop material and labor estimates for the estimation team to review. Given that our company creates physical objects this position requires an onsite presence (non-remote). Note that this is not an architectural designer job.
- Minimum Bachelor’s college degree in an AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction) related field
- 0-2 years of professional experience in architecture or a related AEC field, studio art, or design-related setting
- Organized and ability to prioritize
- Proficient in Rhino 3D
- Google Suite and/or Microsoft Office
- Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy
- Effective written and spoken communication skills
- Excellent organization, project management, and time management skills in a fast-paced working environment
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with teams
- Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
Compensation commensurate with experience.
SITU offers great benefits, reasonable working hours, and the opportunity to support creative, thoughtful projects in a shop / studio environment. Benefits include employer health (including two fully funded options), dental, vision, life, and long term disability insurance plans, 20 days of PTO, and other perks such as subsidized CitiBike memberships and highly reduced parking passes through the Brooklyn Navy Yard. After a year of work, you are eligible to contribute to a 401(k) plan through the business, and SITU will match your contributions, dollar for dollar, up to 4% of your annual pay.
We don’t know you yet, but we imagine that you have a broad set of interests and skills, and that you would not be satisfied focusing on just one of them. You have been working in an AEC-related field for at least a year, possess a strong 3D modeling skillset and are looking for a company to get excited about.
At your core, you are a creative problem solver who knows how to apply your wide-ranging knowledge and skills to new challenges. You are equipped with a strong sense of organization, communication, and time management. You have a passion for making and materials, so you enjoy ideating and experimenting on the fly, but you also strive to systematize workflows whenever appropriate. You can work across a diverse team while maintaining an independent workflow. Overall, you are someone who is dedicated to producing excellent work.
SITU is an unconventional architecture practice using design, research, and fabrication for creative and social impact. The company was founded in 2005, in Brooklyn, New York, by four friends studying architecture at The Cooper Union. We’ve shaped our practice out of the multi-disciplinary style of our education, and have grown through working with clients who value a progressive approach to problem-solving. We now employ a staff of 30+ people.
Our process is client-specific, adaptive and driven by a diversity of deep knowledge, untethered from any stylistic or formal agenda. This allows us to work out-of-bounds, using new tools of architecture to generate unique outcomes.
Our practice is composed of three divisions—Studio, Research, and Fabrication—that work collaboratively while providing individual services. This keeps prototyping, research and development, and hands-on craft elemental to our creative process.
Please send your application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line ‘Junior Designer’
- Include, as a single (1) PDF attachment:
- a cover letter telling us about yourself, what excites you about the opportunity, and what you can bring to the position
- your resume
- three (3) references
- a portfolio and / or three relevant work samples that will enrich our understanding of you and your experiences
No phone calls, please.
SITU is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in the workplace and beyond. We encourage all of our employees to bring their original, authentic, and multifaceted selves into the company. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sex, ancestry, citizenship status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, veteran status, or military status. We highly encourage all qualified candidates to apply.