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.

We are now hiring a full-time, commercial construction


We offer a competitive wage (DOE) with 6 paid holidays paid time offMedical, dental, vision, and life insurance is also available, along with a company 401(k) plan.

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. Candidates must have a minimum of 2 years professional experience in steel detailing or estimating.

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


  • BA/BS or equivalent combination of education & work experience
  • 2+ years of related professional experience in steel detailing or estimating
  • Knowledge of commercial building processes & construction is a must
  • Knowledge of architecture, design, & building code is a major plus
  • 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
  • Strong command of both verbal & written English
  • Ability to work in our offices in Bellingham, Washington; there is no option to telecommute at this time.

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