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Cheshire, UK
Interior designer
at DeTrafford

DeTrafford is hiring an interior designer to join its Cheshire-based studio.

Interior designer with commercial, residential and landscape experience

DeTrafford is an award-winning property developer and investor, renowned for creating bespoke residential developments based on a unique approach to design. Due to the expansion of our portfolio we are recruiting for a middleweight interior designer to join us.

As part of the interior design team and reporting to the senior design manager, the successful candidate will play a key emerging role in the design life cycle of each construction project. This predominately focuses on interiors; however, you will be required to work with team members to ensure the commercial aspects of our developments are designed in accordance with our brand standards. As a result, we are looking for someone with commercial design experience.

The process must be completed in a timely and efficient manner and to excellent quality standards. You will be required to meet functional and aesthetical goals, produce sketches where required, coordinate with the project managers, maintain relationships with existing suppliers and grow our supplier base internationally.

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • produce interior concepts through to specifications for all internal residential spaces, including the commercial elements and present each stage to the chief officer through various presentation techniques
  • work with the team to design and oversee all aesthetical decisions, ensuring our product is consistent and deliverable within our vision
  • select design strategies and colour palettes to create cohesive and aesthetically pleasing environments
  • enhance and improve the interior spaces’ and commercial spaces’ functionality by modifying architectural elements
  • read and interpret blueprints, produce sketches, drawings, and floor plans to illustrate concepts and finished projects using computer-aided design programs (CAD) and hand-drawing skills
  • create idea boards to communicate design concepts to DeTrafford
  • oversee the selection of materials, negotiate prices and challenge where necessary, offering alternative solutions to suit the budget
  • manage project budgets and report monthly to senior design manager
  • perform research and maintain a working knowledge of trends and new developments in the interior design and architecture industries
  • adhere to national and local building/safety codes with every design element
  • maintain relationships with various external colleagues and vendors, including architects, project managers, suppliers, contractors and installers
  • work closely with the design coordinator to produce computer-generated images, ensuring we capture the essence of the build and options available to buyers
  • work closely with the FF&E design manager to produce furniture packages available to buyers
  • design, oversee and arrange furnishings, artwork, and décor for show homes/photoshoots
  • assess and meet DeTrafford’s requirements and desires through regular meetings and conferences with the project teams

Skills and qualifications:

  • degree in interior design or similar
  • minimum five years’ industry experience
  • Revit experience desired
  • CAD or equivalent design software
  • attention to detail, spatial relativity and creativity
  • multitasking, problem-solving, decision-making and working to tight deadlines if necessary
  • research, budgets, negotiation skills
  • teamwork, interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication at all levels

An attractive renumeration package will be available to the successful candidate.

Please submit applications using the ‘apply’ link below.

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