Deborah D’Silva
Director - Interior Design
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Associate Hotel Interior Designer

Ref: BBBH31703
Permanent
£65000.00 - £65000.00
City of London, London

A London-based, luxury interior design studio in the heart of London are seeking a high end hospitality Interior Associate to work on internationally multi-award-winning hotel, hospitality and spa projects across the globe, as well as high-end residential schemes.

This expanding Architectural/Interiors practices ethos is about combining aesthetic perfectionism and boundless curiosity with a team-playing, service-driven attitude.

This is a multi-faceted role which will include managing several projects and a design team. The role will be varied, and you will be required to demonstrate that you have the following experience and abilities

Management of Project:

  • Confident and professional client facing skills and abilities
  • Generate fee proposals and allocation of time against deliverables
  • Understand project resourcing and forecasting and managing team to deliver to fixed deadlines
  • Manage time and deliverables on projects and coordinate with finance department on invoicing
  • Develop a design from original brief through to completion
  • Run and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Chair and record client and consultant meetings when required
  • Produce and manage design to client’s project budget
  • Self-motivated with a clear ability to use initiative & be pro-active
  • Work effectively under the supervision of the directors, heeding direction and advice when given
  • Adapt and respond to clients’ requirements as they develop and recognise and manage change when this exceeds scope of services and original brief
  • Work closely with the procurement department ensuring that the correct level of information is provided at the various stages of the
  • Attend weekly project status meetings with directors and report on: progression of deliverables against scope/fee/timeline, resourcing requirements, stage completion against invoicing and any critical issues
  • Maintain design integrity throughout the design development and construction processes
  • Comfortable working to a deadline in a fast paced, busy environment

Management of Team:

  • A team player, but with strong leadership skills and proven ability to manage people effectively and considerately
  • Oversee and develop team members & delegate accordingly, bringing team together to work in the most effective way
  • Identify team staffing and resourcing requirements and assist with the recruitment process and
  • Participate in team staff appraisal system offering mentoring and career development with the assistance/under the direction of the Directors and HR

Design Process:

  • Take and assimilate a brief, developing it into pitch presentation
  • Under direction of the directors provide the creative lead on assigned projects encouraging team to strive for excellence at all times
  • Monitor teams work, ensuring continuity and compliance with brief and project requirements
  • Produce mood presentations using images, sketches, samples to best communicate ideas
  • Space plan to a clients’ brief
  • Sense of scale & the ability to think 3 dimensionally, particularly in relation to project solving
  • Confident presentation skills & design team communication
  • Production & Specification:
  • Good technical background and the ability to fully understand, produce and oversee every aspect of the technical and furniture drawings, schedules and specifications
  • A good understanding and knowledge of finishes and FF&E and how these are intrinsic to the overall design
  • Ability to oversee and co-ordinate FF&E designers from concept to completed specifications and control books
  • A good understanding of materials and construction techniques
  • Strong co-ordination & communication skills and the ability to liaise with and communicate ideas and solutions with clients, consultants and suppliers coherently through drawings and conversations
  • Maintain quality assurance: monitoring team’s work – providing quality checks before issue
  • Competent in all areas of documentation delivery
  • Understand UK regulations and statutory requirements and take responsibility for gaining knowledge of requirements when projects are outside of the UK
  • Understanding of local authority applications and processes

Delivery:

  • Ability to perform all aspects of project running: administration, co-ordination, technical design, drawing production, delivery and site installation
  • Confident and experienced in checking and marking up other consultant’s and manufacturer’s drawings
  • Site experience at different stages of the construction process
  • Ability to clearly communicate and record ideas and information
  • Confident in attending site meetings and representing the company and client’s interests by maintaining design integrity without compromising quality, time or cost
  • IT literate
  • A very good understanding of and competence in AutoCAD
  • Good capability in Excel
  • MAC experience
  • Freehand sketching

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