Careers at Plum Projects

Plum Projects LLC was founded in 2010 with origins derived from backgrounds in arts, fabrication and building in the field of construction. This diverse assortment of backgrounds has developed and shaped the company into who we are today and allows each one of our employees to be a contributing and essential team member to our company’s structure.

We promote and practice a highly collaborative culture in which the build, design and fabrication teams collaborate to elevate the design of every project we work on. Through this collaborative culture we provide opportunities for mentorship, team support, professional development opportunities and encourage connections to our greater communities.

To express your interest, please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio to: info@plumprojectsllc.com

Compensation: $120,000-$140,000 Annually
Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Medical
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The Director of Construction will oversee and supervise both the office and field teams during all phases of construction.  These teams consist of: Estimator & Project Engineer, Project Coordinator, Site Superintendent and Leads, and a currently being developed Project Manager role. The Director of Construction will focus on improving and maintaining our management structure, internal communication, project oversight, and team development. This position is a leadership role, requiring both knowledge of construction means and methods, construction management, and oversight of a team-based construction structure.  

Ability to work with people from a broad range of backgrounds is essential. 

This position will report directly to the two owners and work in parallel with our administrative and financial team. This position requires fluency in various software applications and internet platforms, including construction management software, smartsheet, excel, google suite.

 List of responsibilities:

  • Strategize operations to maximize financial margins for the construction division of Plum
  • Hold staff accountable to perform to the specifications of  project documents and company directives
  • Develop and oversee processes, management teams, construction staff
  • Mentor and develop staff, and check in with staff regularly
  • Evaluate and improve performance according to financial and project metrics
  • Oversee employee evaluation and reviews
  • Conduct weekly project meetings, provide effective leadership to project team
  • Monthly check-ins individually with clients and architects to gauge Plum’s performance and communication, and address as necessary
  • Delegating responsibilities to ensure the construction teams are adequately performing the following: 
    • Compliance of safety protocols
    • Onboarding, training and developing employees
    • Project partners (clients and project architects) are being communicated with weekly and their needs are being met
    • Ensure staff is updating project schedules, budgets, RFI’s and CO’s and communicated weekly
    • Recruitment, hiring of new staff
    • Take part and present information at monthly Directors meetings with owners and directors of other Plum divisions (Shop, Design & Finance)

Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio to info@plumprojectsllc.com or via the form below. 

Plum Projects is committed to providing a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants.

Job Description:

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented Project Lead & Designer who will work closely with design team to lead and design projects through all phases of work (As Built/Pre-Design through Construction Observation). Ideal candidates will have a strong technical background in constructing drawings sets, ability to learn new tools and methods and work well as a team as well as independently. The Project Lead & Designer will be responsible for:

  • Pre-Design and Feasibility studies, code research and design presentations.
  • Create, develop, and maintain BIM models through all phases of design and construction.
  • Develop a well-documented drawing set through all phases of a project.
  • Project Management and serving as a point of contact for clients.
  • Tracking day to day project financials.
  • Communicating and working closely with the build, design, and fabrication teams.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Experience of 5-8 years of experience with a focus on single family residential. Familiarity with single-family residential code and permitting in Seattle and surrounding metro a plus.
  • Hold a Bachelor or Master of Architecture degree.
  • Capability to lead and design on multiple projects of various sizes, scales, and budgets.
  • Proficiency in Revit or ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Suite. Comfort with technology and ability to explore/learn new technology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through graphic and visual representation.
  • Experience or interest in green and sustainable practices is a plus.
  • Desire to keep learning and developing skills.

What you’ll get:

  • Competitive salary and commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacation, Discretionary and 7 paid holidays
  • Health insurance, dental insurance is optional and paid by employee
  • 401k
  • Ability to actively work with a woodshop and construction team not just for projects but also research & development
  • Flexible and creative working environment

Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio to info@plumprojectsllc.com or via the form below. 

Plum Projects is committed to providing a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants.

Job Description:

Our team is focused on custom residential design, this role is intended to focus on the interior environment. Experience in interior design, product development, FF&E, casework design, and industrial design are all applicable to this position.

We are looking for enthusiastic and talented Interior Designer/Product Lead who will work closely with not only the design team but also the fabrication team through all phases of design. Ideal candidates will have a strong technical background, ability to learn new tools and methods and work well both as a team and independently. The Interior Designer/Product Lead will be responsible for:

  • Collaborate with the design team to help shape the client’s experience in the space.
  • Research and Development – Comfortable asking detailed questions, an iterative design process and leading the research and development efforts.
  • Lead and serve as a point person for the Plum Projects Showroom.
  • Develop a well-documented drawing set through all phases of a project.
  • Be able to create and present vision and material boards, color palettes, selections, and specifications.
  • Project Management and serving as a point of contact for clients.
  • Tracking day to day project financials.
  • Communicating and working closely with the build, design, and fabrication teams.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Experience of 4-8 years of industry experience; areas of experience could be product development, casework development, interior design, interior architecture or adjacent fields.
  • Capability to lead multiple projects of various sizes, scales, and budgets.
  • Proficiency in Revit or ArchiCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, and Google Suite. Comfort with technology and ability to explore/learn new technology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through graphic and visual representation including diagramming, sketching and renderings.
  • Knowledge of sustainable practices and materials.
  • Comfort welcoming and conversing with clients and public entering the Plum Projects Showroom.
  • Desire to keep learning and developing skills.

What you’ll get:

  • Competitive salary and commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacation, Discretionary and 7 paid holidays
  • Health insurance, dental insurance is optional and paid by employee
  • 401k
  • Ability to actively work with a woodshop and construction team not just for projects but also research & development
  • Flexible and creative working environment

Please submit a cover letter, resume and portfolio to info@plumprojectsllc.com or via the form below. 

Plum Projects is committed to providing a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants.

Compensation: $70,000-$85,000 Annually
Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Medical
Employment Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a professional and energetic Project Coordinator. This individual will work directly as part of our project management structure to ensure the successful execution of our projects. A willingness to further develop this position and participate in continual process improvements is key to the role.

Primary responsibilities fall in 3 key areas:

  • Serve as a client-facing representative for Plum Projects – Provide clear and consistent communications throughout the duration of a project, be the point of contact for project related questions and issue intake, distribute information and follow up with answers to ensure client satisfaction. Communicate project financials and change orders throughout.
  • Supervise projects end-to-end – Provide administrative and project management support including entering contracts/subcontracts, review scope alterations and assist with budget tracking.
  • Project execution – Anticipate potential project delays to avoid scheduling conflicts or budget issues. Set goals and follow thru on execution.

Regular Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Successful support in the management and execution of projects on behalf of Plum Projects LLC
  • Serve as the main point of contact from project development through warranty
  • Set priorities to achieve successful project plans and execution
  • Ensure clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Enter contracts, change orders, and insurance info into SAGE
  • Develop budgets and cost analyses for projects
  • Track the progress and provide periodic reporting on the status of contracts
  • Anticipate and mitigate potential budget and scope change impacts
  • Review scope alterations, additions and change order for accuracy and appropriate back up
  • Report to clients and architects about progress and any necessary modifications of plans that seem indicated
  • Subcontractor development and locating including maintaining contact with subcontractors to build relationship and assist in any contractual matters
  • Establish, maintain, process and/or oversee files, correspondence, and/or other project related documents according to company policy between clients and field
  • Perform a wide variety of other administrative tasks as assigned, such as submittals, operation and maintenance manuals
  • Participate in identification of process improvement and lessons learned
  • Read contracts/sub-contracts and advise internal/external parties to the contract terms, rights and obligations
  • Verify compliance with tax authorities, licensing, insurance, liens, and bonds
  • Follow up with subcontractors regarding sales tax and licensing requirements

Required Skills:

  • Professional and positive attitude
  • Ability and willingness to develop strong internal and external client working relationships
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team based environment
  • Adaptable and flexible in a changing and evolving environment
  • Must be able to organize priorities without direction / Ability to be adaptable to changing priorities
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle complex projects and tasks and work closely day to day with the project managers and other project/service accountants
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in the use of computers and related software packages (Microsoft Word, Gmail, Smartsheet, preferable Builder Trend)
  • Demonstrates the ability to create, compose and edit written materials, requiring knowledge of construction terminology and document formats, from rough draft into final form utilizing (correct or proper) spelling, punctuation, and grammar
  • Strong working knowledge of project accounting functions including billing, project budget analysis, purchase and work orders, subcontractor financial management, cost-to-complete analysis, contract financial requirements, change orders, AR aging, etc.
  • Attention to detail and ability to identify errors and inconsistencies
  • Seeks increased responsibilities and takes independent action

Qualifications:

  • Required
    • Required BA or BS
  • Preferred
    • Masters Degree
    • Interior Architecture or Design experience 3-5 year
    • Construction project management or similar 3-5

Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@plumprojectsllc.com or via the form below. 

Plum Projects is committed to providing a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants.

Compensation: $20 to $45 Hourly
Benefits Offered: 401K, Dental, Medical
Employment Type: Full-Time

We are seeking individuals with the construction experience and communication skills required to be a Site Lead / Superintendent. This position will work ‘bags on’, leading carpenters and apprentices while also being part of the project team.

We are also seeking quality applicants for the Carpenter and Laborer positions, see below:

Job Descriptions:

Site Lead ($40-$45/hr DOE):

  • Read architectural plans
  • Manage construction workflow
  • Oversee and signoff on work completed by subcontractors and vendors
  • Communicate – both verbally and in writing to project coordinators, architects, and consultants
  • Perform various construction related tasks from site mobilization to final sweep up and project delivery
  • Work independently and as part of field staff and project team
  • Function as part of a project team comprised of a project coordinator, site lead, and operations manager
  • 5 years minimum construction experience

Carpenters ($28-$40/hr DOE):

  • Perform various construction related tasks from site mobilization to final sweep up and project delivery
  • Communicate – both verbally and in writing to project coordinators, architects, and consultants
  • Work independently and as part of field staff and project team
  • 3 years minimum construction experience

Laborers ($20/hr to start):

  • Perform various construction related tasks from site mobilization to final sweep up and project delivery
  • Work well independently and as part of a team
  • 1-3 years experience

Please submit a cover letter and resume to info@plumprojectsllc.com or via the form below. 

Plum Projects is committed to providing a fair and equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants.

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