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Senior FF&E designer
at BuckleyGrayYeoman

Buckley Gray Yeoman is seeking a senior FF&E designer to join its team in London.

Job description: senior FF&E designer
Hours: 40 hours per week. Monday to Friday
Holidays: 32 days holiday per year (inclusive of the 8 UK bank holidays)

Practice values

We are looking for a talented senior FF&E designer to join our long-established practice based in the heart of Shoreditch.  Buckley Gray Yeoman are agents of opportunity and like all Shoreditch originals, we enjoy sitting on just the right side of unconventional.  We take what we find – on the ground and in the brief – and uncover unanticipated possibilities.

The role, working within our growing ID studio, requires a confident designer with style and substance.  Working across projects that are very much design driven, the senior FF&E must demonstrate great design being delivered across all stages.

Reporting directly to the project lead and creative director, you will work towards ensuring project completion is on-time, within budget, and to Buckley Gray Yeoman’s quality standards.   This is very much a full-time role, however flexible working hours can be agreed.

Buckley Gray Yeoman celebrates diversity and as an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to providing fair and equal employment opportunities for all. We prohibit discrimination of any kind and encourage our employees to bring genuine authenticity to our studio as part of an inclusive work culture.

Job specification and responsibilities

Project production:

  • contribute to the development of project concepts
  • oversee the selection of FF&E, finishes, ironmongery sanitaryware (and any other appropriate items) for projects
  • manage project filing systems
  • produce client presentations to a high standard
  • confidently liaise with suppliers, manufacturers and contractors
  • produce sections and details of millwork and furniture in AutoCAD
  • produce door, hardware, plumbing, lighting and finishing schedules
  • create highly skilled furniture layouts and floor plans in AutoCAD
  • produce colour boards according to BGY Interiors’ standards
  • prepare formatted replies to RFI
  • complete project close-out details, documentation and storage of records

FF&E Specification:

  • oversee and manage all specifications relating to ID projects, within budget and on time
  • has strong supplier and manufacturing contacts with maintained relationships
  • manage upkeep and order of ID sample library
  • organise relevant meetings with suppliers
  • has excellent and up-to-date knowledge of products
  • format completed spec book including index sheets and contacts
  • strong in interpretation of brief and project design style to select appropriate FF&E items
  • research and maintain a catalogue of vendors and resources
  • source products with a focus on uses, pricing and appropriateness
  • liaise with vendors to order samples, obtain and document pricing and lead times
  • select appropriate FF&E products for review that capture style, durability and pricing
  • analyse, recognise and apply design principles

Required experience:

  • a minimum of 10 years’ proven experience and developed creative ability gained from a related design practice
  • proficient in working on projects from concept through to completion
  • familiar with and is able to implement all defined standards, processes and procedures
  • prior experience of managing and developing a team. Effective knowledge sharing with more junior members of staff
  • strong capability in managing specifications, budgets and timelines
  • able to effectively interpret briefings correctly and thoroughly
  • highly skilled in producing detailed drawings, schedules and specification using computer aided design (CAD) software
  • adaptable approach to design aesthetic
  • project management skills
  • MAC literate
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • MS Word and Excel
  • AutoCAD 2D (desirable)
  • SketchUp (desirable)
  • other languages (very desirable)

Person Specification:

  • acts with a professional level of conduct and behaviour at all times
  • demonstrates a good eye for scale, balance, colour and material relations in both architecture and FF&E
  • excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • self-motivated with a proactive approach.
  • maintains current knowledge of industry, materials and product trends
  • creates precedence and follows best practice
  • highly organised, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise
  • shows good initiative and is able to work under own direction
  • ability to work under pressure and to deadlines
  • able to build strong relationships, internally and externally
  • confident with presenting to team and clients
  • excellent visualisation of other’s ideas
  • ability to work effectively as part of a team across multiple projects
  • proficient at hand sketching and drawing
  • desire to learn and develop

Please submit the following with your application: 

  • portfolio – highlighting previous projects and skillsets
  • CV/resume

At interview stage: 

  • first interview – present above
  • second interview – a key project presented in detail and with your responsibilities clearly demonstrated. Could be an example from your portfolio or a set subject by us

By submitting your application to us, you are providing Buckley Gray Yeoman with your full consent to process, manage and retain your personal information for the purpose of considering you for potential employment.

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