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Senior Interior Designer

Lawson Robb is looking for a Senior Interior Designer to join its busy London-based practice. Job Description:

The senior interior designer’s principal role will be to support and manage the design process internally. The position will report to an associate director or a director – tbc.

The position would only suit a good ‘all rounder’ with ten years’ experience in high-end residential Interior Architecture and FF&E. Excellent client facing, communication, design and management skills are essential.

The job role and responsibilities include:

  • manage project documentation delivery
  • manage a combination of technicians and designers including time and targets
  • design and manage to a set budget
  • translate design concepts to reality
  • design analysis, research and preliminary design studies
  • development of design ideas by way of freehand sketches, Photoshop and CAD drawings
  • production, or overseeing, of CAD drawings, details, CGI’s, specifications and other documents to design intent level
  • FF&E sourcing and specification
  • coordinating with external specialists consultants eg. PM, QS, M&E to integrate requirements and meet overall project objectives
  • ensure the design meets the client’s requirements and specifications
  • assist with work programming and reporting on project progress
  • review shop drawings
  • undertake site inspections and surveys
  • procurement and installation of FF&E, or coordination and overseeing
  • ensure office standards and level of quality is met on each project
  • meeting with client representatives, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and consultants of the company or our clients, etc. in our offices or abroad as necessary
  • meeting with suppliers and manufacturers representatives, keeping abreast with current legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to all duties and responsibilities undertaken

Key skills and experience required:

  • BA hons interior architecture, interior design degree or diploma or equivalent
  • professional interior design experience in high end residential design
  • a minimum of ten years relevant full‐time work experience
  • excellent written and spoken English
  • proficient user of AutoCAD LT 2010/2011
  • good hand sketching ability
  • competent user of Microsoft Office 2010
  • digital graphic presentation skills, including good working knowledge of Photoshop, Indesign and SketchUp would be preferable
  • project management experience from concept to delivery
  • team management and leadership
  • producing detailed design and construction drawing packages
  • producing FF&E specifications – excellent and up to date supplier knowledge
  • producing client design presentation packages
  • working to budgets
  • managing procurement and installations

Areas of competence required:

  • producing work on time, to a high professional standard
  • self‐motivated to use initiative in undertaking or continuing a task without supervision
  • good timekeeping and work ethic that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy
  • ability to work in the face of pressure and setbacks
  • ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people and work cooperatively with others as part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively
  • ability to work to and manage a budget
  • ability to schedule work and deliver accordingly
  • clear and concise communicator
  • spatial problem solving with the ability to prepare alternative design solutions quickly
  • computer literate with the ability to learn new programmes easily
  • understanding and knowledgeable about finishes, materials and suppliers

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