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Junior Designer

SITU Fabrication SITU Fabrication Employer:
Brooklyn, NY, USLocation:
Wed, Jul 28 '21Posted on:
Full-timeType:

Overview

We are seeking a Junior Designer to join our team starting immediately. The ideal candidate will work closely with the Fabrication team to do drafting and 3D modeling on fabrication jobs, as well as assist on estimates for new project inquiries. This position serves as a supporting role to more senior members of our fabrication design and project management team. 

Day-to-day, the person in this role will draft and 3D model using Rhino in order to create shop drawings 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 developing preliminary material and labor estimates for the estimation team to review. Given that our company creates physical objects this position requires an on-location (non-remote) presence. Note that this is not an architectural designer position. 

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, 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 don’t know you yet, but we imagine that you have a broad set of interests and skills, and that you wouldn’t be happy 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 and unfamiliar 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. Overall, you are someone who is dedicated to producing good work, and you understand that supporting your team, working independently and knowing when to ask for help are all key to achieving that goal.

Qualifications

  • Minimum 4 year college degree in an AEC related field

  • 0-2 years of professional experience in architecture or a related AEC field (Architecture, Engineering, Construction), studio art-, or design-related setting

  • Organization and the ability to prioritize

  • Rhino 3d proficient

  • Google Suite and/or Microsoft Office

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong (clear and 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 on teams

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

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.

Learn More

http://situ.nyc

Application Instructions

Please send your application materials to work@situ.nyc 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 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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