Senior Interior Designer


JOB DESCRIPTION:

Our client has a vacancy for an ambitious and talented Senior Designer with a minimum of six year's experience to work on high end Interior Design projects in the Restaurant and Hospitality sectors.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Running projects from concept to completion at ALL levels of design and production. Including,
    • Understanding our clients project deliverable to ensure our company meets its contractual obligations.
    • Driving the project's design program, by using their in-depth knowledge of design time-lines and deliverable.
    • Understanding the client brief and Design Directors vision for the project and implementing it into the concept design.
    • Taking responsibility for the production of all drawings for the project, including full construction, legal and planning drawing packages.
    • Understanding the contractual obligations between the designer, contractor and the client.
    • Producing high end professional client presentation boards and booklets.
  • Understanding of overall project costs
  • Leading all design site visits and meetings with contractors, consultants and clients.
  • Understanding the project Health & Safety procedures and ensuring the correct documentation is complete.
  • Suggesting appropriate materials and finishes, using the individual's vast experience / knowledge of different suppliers.
  • Knowledge of furniture, lighting, ironmongery and sanitary ware manufactures and their suitability for the project.
  • Feasibility and commercial viability of the design
  • Managing and supporting more junior members of the project team.
  • Ensuring our clients CAD standards are kept at a high level while developing the Teams CAD abilities.
  • Researching and engage new suppliers and manufacturers, keeping the team updated with any new materials, lighting, ironmongery and sanitary ware products.
  • Mentoring junior members within the Team.
  • Acting as a point of contact for the Team's interns. Mentoring them by monitoring their performance and overseeing their workload.
  • Covering the other Team members responsibilities through holiday periods and ensuring all holidays are communicated across the team to ensure adequate coverage at all times.
  • Supporting the general well-being of the team and its productivity.



EXPERIENCE:
6-10 years of experience in either hospitality or residential design and be very experienced with running jobs; either large scale residential, hotels or restaurant roll-outs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

Knowledge:

  • Good knowledge of UK building regulations
  • Comprehensive understanding of construction technology
  • High level of joinery, detailing, furniture & construction is imperative
  • Awareness of current style trends/industry
  • 3D spatial awareness



Skills:

  • An extremely high level of AutoCAD is a must
  • Proficient in Photoshop
  • Good knowledge of InDesign
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Good knowledge of Sketch-up
  • Strong free-hand sketching abilities



Abilities:

  • Eye for colour/materials
  • Good managerial skills
  • Work well under pressure & to time lines
  • Work well independently as well as part of a team
  • Problem solver/creative solutions
  • Pragmatic
  • Good initiative
  • Able to follow instructions