Interiors | Permanent | City of London, London | £38,000/annum
Workplace Design and Build Interior Designer
A large Design and Build agency are seeking a star player to work within their “Small and Medium” design team . Typically they work on projects up to around 6000.sq ft. creating office environments that are award winning. Their objective is simple: to transform office design for the benefit of people and business
As a design-led agency all their office refurbishment services are in-house. They take time to learn about their clients and create a tailored project team of the perfect experts to match projects and businesses. Put simply, the most important thing for them are people. It is at the heart of the business and through stunning office designs, they create a work/love balance for all. They specialise in the design and build market which means the role will be varied and challenging; you will be required to work across several briefs to create compelling and original design work for potential future clients’ needs. You will need to be able to use your initiative to work without close supervision and reach tight deadlines, primarily working on your own projects. You will be presentable, confident with good client skills as you will be required to meet and discuss briefs, requirements and your designs with potential clients during the sales pitching process.
To work as an integrated and compelling member of the project design team to create outstanding design solutions which fulfil the potential client’s needs and stretch their imaginations.
To use all your sensory skills to consistently produce very high quality creative responses to the clients’ briefs, in order to be appointed on every pitch in which you participate or originate.
To translate your concept designs into a concise technical package which can be issued to contractors, site management and preconstruction.
Undertake site survey work to produce base build drawings, apply for building control and create design risk registers for each project.
Present design schemes in the format of mood boards and visuals to support the sales team’s successful award of projects and retention of clients.
Work closely alongside the pre-construction and Project Directors to adhere to specification details and budgets.
To pitch design solutions to clients either on your own or as part of an integrated team.
Ensure good client liaison and co-ordination for the designs you are responsible for and offer exceptional client service through speed, transparency and honesty.
Contact with sub-contractors and suppliers in relation to technical details, availability of product and cost information when working to budgets.
Compile O&M information including as-builts and finishes schedules.
To openly share your views with the wider team and participate in the success strategy of the business. Undertake research into new products, finishes, furniture, exhibitions and trends for the design team.
On specific projects the designer will act as account manager, taking a brief from the client, developing the concept for presentation, preparing the specification and cost plan and managing the project through to a successful completion. Assistance will be given by the Manager to develop this aspect.
Required Skills and Experience
At least 3 years of relevant experience as Project Designer
A strong working proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop, Sketch-up and InDesign
Skills in showing ideas through hand sketches preferred, or the use of Sketch Up to express ideas to collaborate with visualisers and precontracts
Creative skills that are focused and can work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced industry
Working towards specified fit-out and furniture budgets
Understanding of how design concepts can be translated into technical packages
Some knowledge of the legislative issues within the industry
Confident personality, with team player attitude
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential