Senior FF&E Designer


FOCUS OF THE ROLE: This is a project management role - focused on the day to day delivery of projects

REPORTS TO: Senior Designer or Associate Designer/Director DIRECT REPORTS: Graduate Designer and Designer (and Mid Weight Designer if no Senior in the team)

MEETING INVOLVEMENT: Internal & External meetings

EXPERIENCE: Experience working across at least two sectors (Private Residential, Commercial Residential, F&B, Hospitality, Retail) Experience leading the delivery of at least one project from concept to handover. Including on-site experience. And / Or Experience leading multiple packages from concept to handover (Project size dependent) Experience managing a team independently Experience preparing stage approval documents and generating draft DCRs/ ASRs DAY TO DAY

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • In conjunction with management, assist in the development of concepts that provide an original, appropriate and effective solution to the creative brief
  • Assist with drawing production when required ensuring that the higest standard drawings are being produced by the team and that DCS template requirements are followed
  • Support across the administrative aspects of a project e.g.: filing, source suppliers, manage incoming and outgoing drawings, catalogue presentation boards, etc
  • Proactively participate in internal team meetings and creative reviews; explore and discuss creative concepts at appropriate stages in the project
  • Assist in researching, selecting and collating appropriate and fit-for-purpose finishes
  • Project manage the day-to-day development and preparation of scheme designs; overseeing the workflow and deliverables for Mid-Designer and below - Provide information and make suggestions on selection and availability of suitable FF&E as required
  • Work with designers to prepare and schedule all FF&E specifications and communicate all selections and specifications internally and externally (and cost, if required)
  • Ensure quality control through regular site visits and record progress
  • Day to day liaison with client and prepare and ensure monthly report on project progress


ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES DESIGN MANAGEMENT


Creative Process Focus: Supports Associate Director/Designer / Senior Designer with concept development of projects
Design Process Involvement: Ensure operational functionality of designs produced by team
Studio Design Ethos & Values: Strive to produce work of consistently high standard that is recognised both internally and externally
Design Communication: Understands which methods to use to communicate and develop ideas Communicates complex ideas and layered design with clarity and logic
Research Skills: Introduces industry knowledge to research and communicates them effectively