Careers

Thank you for your interest in employment opportunities with Stillwater Dwellings. Stillwater Dwellings is a residential design firm specializing in high-end prefabricated contemporary homes. We’re currently working on projects throughout the Pacific Northwest, the Northern California wine country, and beyond. We are an energetic, young company always on the lookout for smart, talented people to join our team. Current open positions are listed below.

RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION ESTIMATOR

We are seeking a full time Residential Construction Estimator to add to our growing production team. The ideal candidate must have experience with custom residential wood frame construction. We are Seattle-based and this position requires working in our office.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Interact with job-site personnel, production coordinators, project architects, engineers and vendors to understand and incorporate project priorities, and meet project quality, quantity, cost and time directives
  • Qualify and evaluate out of state vendors, suppliers, and fabricators for custom / semi-custom home components
  • Analyze project data and evaluate site conditions for potential cost implications relative to delivery, staging, assembly process, trade sequencing, etc.
  • Develop and prepare “conceptual” component cost estimates from schematic designs using historical pricing information and minimal input from vendors and suppliers
  • Itemize vendor/supplier specific scopes of work and quality expectations by analyzing permitted plans and project specifications
  • Prepare detailed quantity take-offs for wood framing components, doors, windows, door hardware, siding, trim, sheet metal, etc., and issue bid requests to appropriate vendors/suppliers for the same
  • Qualify proposals and tabulate job costs according to project specifics
  • Coordinate detailed critical path job schedules for material deliveries relative to job-site progress
  • Prepare and manage purchasing schedule for timely issuance of purchase orders taking into account material lead times and delivery deadlines
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in / knowledge of, custom residential wood frame construction
  • Team player that works well with others and demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning
  • Personable with excellent communication and written skills
  • Extensive knowledge of industry best practices, product options and limitations, material ordering procedures, material finishing, and site logistics
  • Dedicated, well organized, able to plan, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks
  • Detail oriented with the ability to focus on quality, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Total responsibility for their personal workflow and time management in order to meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Candidate must be proficient with Excel and the complete Microsoft Office Suite.  Experience with estimating software such as: MC2, Timberline/SageCRE, QuickBid, On-Screen Takeoff, etc. is valued but not necessary.

Please send cover letter, resume and samples of work to careers@stillwaterdwellings.com with Residential Estimator in the subject line. Only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Full Benefits package.


DIRECTOR OF ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN

We are seeking a full-time Director of Architectural Design with 11+ years of residential design and management experience to add to our growing Design Studio team.

We are looking for an ambitious leader with a strong drive to teach, learn, motivate and inspire other team members.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Provide Design Studio management, oversight and coordination of in-house staff and projects
  • Prepare, monitor, maintain and meet project budgets, schedules and deadline.
  • Participate in the entire design process; from the initial stages of design, code and accessibility research, preparation of schematics, to pricing and construction sets to ensure expectations are met
  • Mentor and prepare zoning review, code review, and permit requirements
  • Carry out project vision from start of schematic phase through to fabrication
  • Provide in-house design documents utilizing CAD
  • Review staff work and consultant submittals to ensure compliance with appropriate codes, client guidelines and project requirements
  • Must be capable of managing 40+ projects simultaneously
  • Manage correspondence with zoning and permitting jurisdictions
  • Manage client relationships. Good communication skills, verbally and graphically, are a must
  • Front consultant coordination efforts: both those contracted to Owner and those directly contracted to Stillwater Dwellings
  • Communicate well with other staff members and clients
  • Advise management of project progress on a regular basis
  • Observe, identify and participate in areas of potential process, service, and product improvement
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Accredited Masters of Architecture degree
  • Washington Licensure is required
  • 8+ years of design experience. Much of this experience should be in high-end, single family residential design with wood frame construction
  • 3+ years of design studio management with a minimum staff of 4
  • Must be proficient in Auto CAD, working knowledge of Revit and/or SketchUp is a plus
  • Must have strong knowledge and experience preparing permit and construction documents
  • Must have highly developed written as well as interpersonal skills
  • LEED Accreditation is a plus

Please send cover letter, resume and samples of work to careers@stillwaterdwellings.com with Director of Architectural Design in the subject line. Only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Full Benefits package.


INTERIOR DESIGNER

We are seeking a full-time Interior Designer with 5+ years of experience to add to our growing design studio team. The ideal candidate should have both a strong design and technical background.

We are looking for an ambitious and independent designer with a strong drive to learn, as well as teach, motivate and inspire other team members.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Work with the design team to develop standard interior finishes as a basis for all projects
  • Organize, update, and maintain a sample material library and database
  • Develop and coordinate design, product, and finish specifications for each project
  • Draft and create presentation level interior elevations, kitchens, bathrooms and millwork designs
  • Work with clients to develop furniture, fixture, and finish plans for custom residences
  • Compile material presentation boards
  • Create room finish schedules
  • Be a resource for clients and the office on products, furniture, fixtures, and finishes
  • Coordinate with in-house architects and fabrication team to ensure specified furnishes and fixtures are coordinated with building plans
  • Provide design documents using AutoCAD and 3d presentation software
  • Review selected fixtures to ensure compliance with appropriate codes, client guidelines, and project requirements
  • Prepare presentations and present designs to clients
  • Capably balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Manage client relationships through high-quality written, verbal, and graphical communication.
  • Communicate well, both internally and externally
  • Observe, identify and participate in areas of potential process, service, and product improvement
  • Advise management of project progress on a regular basis
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Accredited degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture
  • 5+ years of experience. Much of this experience should be in high-end, modern, single family residential design
  • Must be proficient in Auto CAD, SketchUp, Photoshop and InDesign. Knowledge of Revit is a plus
  • Must have highly developed written as well as interpersonal skills

Please send cover letter, resume and samples of work to careers@stillwaterdwellings.com with Interior Designer in the subject line. Only candidates being considered for a position will be contacted. Compensation will be commensurate with experience. Full Benefits package.