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Bahrain
Mid-weight interior designer
at Al Ghalia

Al Ghalia is looking for a mid-weight interior designer to join its team in Bahrain.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for design, a keen eye for detail, and a strong understanding of the hospitality industry.

Responsibilities:

  • collaborate with the design team to develop creative and innovative interior design concepts for F&B spaces
  • create mood boards, material palettes and design presentations for client approval
  • select and source furniture, lighting, textiles and accessories that align with the project budget and design concept
  • manage FF&E procurement and installation process, ensuring all items meet quality standards and project timelines
  • liaise with vendors, suppliers and contractors to acquire necessary materials and services
  • coordinate with architects, engineers and other design professionals to ensure FF&E design integrates seamlessly into the overall project design
  • review and approve FF&E drawings and specifications to ensure accuracy and compliance with project requirements
  • produce drawings to the highest standard – technical drawings for issue to clients, contractors and joiners
  • confident reading, commenting on and drafting technical plans, elevations, sections and details, as well as designing fitted joinery and bespoke furniture
  • managing incoming and outgoing drawings and filing them immediately according to the established filing system
  • sourcing and procurement of furniture, lighting, artwork and accessories and recording all details of FF&E schedules
  • manage subcontractors to include window dressing, garden designers, upholstery, framing and others as needed on projects
  • requesting shipping quotes and managing the shipping process through to the installation
  • working with contractors and suppliers to ensure the design and quality are executed as per specifications
  • prepare and manage comprehensive project schedules
  • assist in researching, selecting, and collating appropriate finishes, sanitary ware and hardware that support the design
  • competent in taking meetings and site visits without a line manager
  • populate weekly client presentations with mood boards, latest drawings, FF&E presentations
  • helping with project installs, styling and photoshoots
  • support across the administrative aspects of a project e.g.: filing, source suppliers, managing incoming and outgoing drawings and catalogue presentation boards

Requirements:

  • bachelor’s degree in interior design or related field
  • three to five years’ experience in interior design with a focus on FF&E, preferably in the F&B industry
  • proficiency in AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite and other design software
  • strong knowledge of furniture, lighting and material specifications
  • excellent communication and presentation skills
  • ability to work well in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • ability to multitask and prioritize workload effectively

Please submit your application via the apply for job button below.

www.alghalia.com

Salary: £70,000 - £70,000

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