Mid-Weight Interior Designer

Recruiter
Fawkes & Reece Ltd
Location
Croydon, Surrey
Salary
£35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
20 May 2017
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Company:

My client is a small, dynamic, London based Design & Build Company. My client employs a multi-disciplined team with complementary skills from design and specification, to project and cost management. Every member of our team listens carefully to client requirements, applying creativity, knowledge and experience to interpret the brief and create practical and robust solutions. The fast pace of our work is determined by our ability to collaborate with stakeholders and suppliers alike at every stage of the project. This intensity is underpinned by a focus on quality and confident decision-making.

The Role:

My client is looking for a mid-weight designer to join their design team, working on a variety of exciting projects ranging from £250K to £1.5+ million in size.

Key Responsibilities:

Taking ownership of projects, liaising directly with the client from the brief stage, through the design process to develop finalised concepts.

The role is a client facing role and requires regular presentations of ideas and schemes to clients.

Working within a project team, including wider disciplines to ensure that the project is delivered on time and to budget.

Working with Project Managers and Contractors to ensure the design integrity and provide specification support.

Carrying out feasibility planning on a variety of scales, surveying spaces where required and producing layout options.

Working to building and planning regulations.

Contributing and coordinating the design and development of bespoke furniture. Researching a variety of materials, products and their application

Core Competencies:

The candidate must be a team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills.

To have an interest to pursue personal development (i.e. in areas including workplace trends and new technologies).

The candidate must be able to manage own time and workload effectively, often working to short timescales.

The candidate must have an eye for creative space planning, interpreting client briefs. Ability to demonstrate technical detailing for client sign-off and production stage.
To develop and produce exciting, creative design schemes (including producing finishes boards), tailored to the client's requirements.

Knowledge:

A good understanding of current and future workplace trends and strategy.

A strong knowledge of commercial furniture solutions and suppliers to support new ways of working, and in addition, FF&E knowledge.

Must have a good knowledge of, and ability to implement compliance and building regulations.

Skills:

Must be Autocad fluent (up to 2015).

An understanding of Google Sketch-up is preferred. A knowledge of Indesign and Photoshop is preferred.
Ability to use Microsoft Office suite (Publisher, Photoshop and PowerPoint specifically).

Experience:

A minimum of 3-4 years' experience as designer within the Design and Build industry, solely working on workplace interior design is required. Client facing experience is essential.

If you are interested in this opportunity, or would like to have a confidential chat regarding any other design roles within the interior fit out sector, please contact Chris Moloney on 0207 288 0166 or email