Tired of the same old projects? Looking to jump into a creative environment with more diversity?

Architectural Elements is a team of artisans that design, fabricate, and install specialized architectural & landscape related projects. Working with all metals, wood, glass, & plastics, we can custom-fabricate any manner of decorative elements and architectural details-- from intricate light fixtures to multi-story staircases. Our team is constantly coming up with creative solutions to tough challenges, always keeping our clients' design-intent at the forefront. We love what we do and our passion shines through the quality & craftsmanship of our work.

We are now hiring a full-time, commercial construction ESTIMATOR.

We offer a competitive salary (DOE) with paid holidays & paid time off.  Medical, dental, and vision insurance is also available.

Job Summary:

Estimators are responsible for assessing & detailing all costs (materials, labor, etc.) for potential projects in collaboration with our other departments & customers, while remaining aligned with strategy, commitments, & goals of the organization.

This is not an entry-level position. Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 2 years professional experience in steel detailing or estimating (tech specs, reading prints, material takeoffs, etc.).

Key Position Roles:
  • Build customer & client relationships with excellent communication & customer service
  • An outspoken advocate for our clients, adding value to every project
  • Maintain a mechanical aptitude with strong analytical process skills
  • Writing comprehensive descriptions of detailed, technical specifications
  • Read & interpret bid instructions, plans/drawings, specifications & other related documentation
  • Use basic arithmetic & trigonometric functions to assess costs
  • Exhibit professional demeanor while facing fast-paced & often urgent project needs
  • Deliver thorough & timely project cost estimate packages
  • Prepare material & project take-off documents
  • Exhibit excellent document control & organization, digitally & physically
  • Knowledge of commercial building processes & construction is a must
  • BA/BS or equivalent combination of education & work experience
  • 2+ years of related professional experience in steel detailing or estimating
  • Strong understanding of budgets & scheduling
  • Excellent time management, organization, & independent judgement skills
  • Strong analytical & math skills
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Ability to read, understand, & interpret construction documents & plans/drawings
  • Ability to prioritize & multitask
  • Outgoing, personable, team-player
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Operating Systems & Microsoft Office applications
  • This is a customer-facing role; a strong command of both verbal written English is required
  • Ability to work in our offices in Bellingham, Washington; there is no option to telecommute at this time


Architectural Elements is a rapidly growing, medium-sized metal fabrication shop. We are a subcontractor or material supplier for commercial & high-end residential construction projects. Our expansion is strong and there are many opportunities for advancement. This is a non-conflict shop where folks enjoy a wide range of unique projects. Our employees exude ethics, integrity, & teamwork. We have fun and support each other, treating our coworkers & customers with courtesy & respect.

We love what we do and our passion shines through the quality & craftsmanship of our work. We have an impeccable reputation. Our high-caliber clients include Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Oculus VR, Facebook, & Vulcan. We have worked with dozens of architectural firms including Studios, NBBJ, ZGF, Gensler, GGLO, Olson Kundig, & Graham Baba. We contract regularly with Dovetail, Krekow Jennings, Schuchart/Dow, Skanska, Sellen, Turner, GLY, and many other general contractors. We work with many different materials including all metalswoodglass, & plastics. We build feature staircases, art installations, outdoor & home furnishings, kinetic pieces & gizmos, electrical signage, steel windows & doors, and much more. Get to know us: check out our Instagram, and Vimeo channels.


Shoot us your resume, including your mobile number and email, and tell us what you do best.

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Architectural Elements is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.