Make your mark
At Meyer Wells, we don’t work – we design, we craft, we create. We are collaborators and storytellers. We are lovers of nature and, together, we make the world a more desirable place to live.
Join us and become a part of our team - a team that values the real over the fake. We are a close-knit group who value transparency, honesty and a commitment to ethical behavior. And we’re looking to add to our team.
We currently have an opening for a Furniture Designer, Engineer, and Estimator in our Seattle office.
Job Description: Furniture Designer, Engineer and Estimator
The Design Engineer Estimator (DEE) role is a pivotal role at Meyer Wells. The candidate will work in parallel with other design engineers in the same role. The DEE is responsible for working directly with our sales team, customers and project managers to create a clear and concise specification in the form of design drawings and written specification details. Upon customer approval of the specification, the DEE will estimate the cost of the project to ensure that it meets the budget range of the customer, and if not, may offer VE solutions that better match the budget requirements. Once approved by the customer, the approved drawing will be passed to engineering for conversion into a fully specified shop drawing. The DEE is the key customer advocate, who possesses a comprehensive understanding of the MW way of building. The DEE drives customer decision-making towards MW way of building.
Industrial Design degree preferred. Architecture or Interior Design degree a plus.
3 years or more, professional service experience in direct contact with customers
3 years or more, professional design and engineering experience in a related field
1 year or more, experience in furniture fabrication or related field
Listens closely to customers and builders
Comfortable talking about money with customers
Clear, concise communication
Furniture design of primarily wood and steel components
Proficient at math
This is a technical role requiring fluency in a variety of platforms:
Microsoft office, specifically Excel
Solidworks / CAD
Database / CRM / specification data entry
Familiarity with Kanban / agile workflow
Rendering software is a plus
Partner with outbound sales team to co-create product specifications for furniture design
Design furniture to suit both customer needs and MW capabilities
Manage project definition to optimize customer satisfaction
Accurately estimate cost for production and determine price to customer
Enter customer data, specifications and estimates into database
Create design drawings to hand off to customers and to pre-production team
Provide samples and drawings for approval by customer
Handoff to pre-production for final shops, fabrication and finishing
Follow up with customer
Assist product design and development of new furniture designs for seasonal product launches
Meyer Wells is a Seattle based company is in the business of transforming sustainably harvested trees into beautiful furniture and architectural elements. We are passionate about our work as well as our planet. Our business was founded on sustainability, so it is at the core of our thinking. We have a great team and each member of our team is valued and respected. We have high expectations of each team member, and we also understand that people have lives in addition to their work. To find out more about who we are, visit our website at meyerwells.com.
To apply for this position please send a cover letter and resume via the Bamboo Application link.