SITU SITU Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Wed, May 19 '21Posted on:

About Us:

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 35+ 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.

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We are seeking an Estimator to join our team to start immediately. The incumbent will work closely with the Marketing and Fabrication teams to estimate costs and pricing for new projects in order to maintain a healthy work pipeline and strong margins.

Day-to-day, the person in this role will maintain correspondence with potential clients, create material takeoffs (in Rhino 3D) and generate estimates and proposals under guidance of managers. They will serve as the main point-person for requesting and sending COI’s (certificates of insurance), compiling and submitting pre-qualifying application materials, and maintaining the company’s division’s trade memberships. 

We offer 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, One Medical membership, two weeks paid vacation, 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.

Compensation commensurate with experience.

About You:

We imagine that you have a broad set of interests and skills, as well as a heightened attention to process and detail, allowing you to take on new challenges in a strategic and organized fashion. You have been working in an AEC (Architecture, Engineering, Construction)–related field for at least 2–3 years, possess a strong knowledge of construction/fabrication processes, and are comfortable with concepts and terms such as ‘design–build’, ‘price per square foot’, ‘contingency’, and ‘mark-ups.’

At your core, you are a creative problem-solver who knows how to apply their wide-ranging knowledge and skills to new and unfamiliar challenges. Your experiences have equipped you with a strong sense of organization, and you understand how to prioritize tasks in order to juggle multiple projects and assignments at once. You are passionate about innovation and optimization so you enjoy ideating and experimenting on the fly, but you also strive to systematize our data tracking and workflows whenever appropriate. Overall, you are someone who is dedicated to producing good work, and you understand that supporting your team and knowing when to ask for help are both key to achieving that goal. Personal experience as a maker/fabricator/sculptor a plus.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in fabrication, construction, architecture, or a related field 

  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel/Google Sheets, and proficiency with the rest of the Microsoft and Google Suite(s)

  • Basic understanding of Rhinoceros 3d and/or similar CAD/CAM software

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong (clear and effective) written and spoken communication skills

  • Professionalism and comfort interfacing with clients

  • Excellent organization, project management, and time management skills in a fast-paced working environment

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on teams

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.


Application Instructions:

Please send your application materials to with the subject line 'Estimator - Fabrication'.

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 3 relevant work samples that will enrich our understanding of you and your experience.

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.

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