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Design and technical services coordinator
at Dorchester Collection

Dorchester Collection is hiring a design and technical services coordinator to join its team in London.

Position overview

We care about your career and are known for having the absolute best people in the industry. When you join us as the design and technical services coordinator you start a unique opportunity to become celebrated as the very best in your field. You’ll learn not only from your fellow legends, but also through our award-winning learning academy, so that you can achieve the highest standards of craft, service, and leadership and become a legend in your own story.

What you’ll get

As design and technical services coordinator at Dorchester Collection, here are just some of the great benefits you will receive:

  • complimentary stays with breakfast included in all 9 Dorchester Collection hotels
  • 50% off at bars and restaurants within all of our Dorchester Collection hotels
  • £750 Refer a friend bonus scheme
  • world class development opportunities
  • social events throughout the year
  • workday lunches in the form of a prepaid contactless card
  • season ticket loan and cycle-to-work scheme
  • exclusive access to a discount platform featuring 1000s of retailers
  • competitive retirement scheme

What you’ll do

You’ll love what you do and take pride in delighting our guests:

  • working alongside our global director of design and technical services, you will provide architectural, design support to major hotel development and refurbishment projects from inception to completion
  • collaborate with internal and external design teams to comprehend design intent and client requirements
  • you will periodically review and advise on application of DC property
  • standards, creating and modifying new standards as needed to support upcoming projects
  • you will have the ability to robustly interpret and interrogate drawings and technical specifications, and project documentation, and ensure designs adhere to brand guidelines, construction and furniture design standards and regulatory requirements
  • you will support and coordinate with our hotels and corporate team in the preparation and review of project milestones and annual and 10-year capital planning
  • you will support the design and technical services department as required by the company president, in presentations and meetings as required
  • you will prepare project reviews, research and advise on suitable development partners and upkeep a list of relevant consultants and partners for upcoming projects
  • you will contribute to defining, review and refining a set of project management tools and guidelines
  • our values of passion, personality, respect, working together and creativity guide us each and every day; as a part of our team you’ll have the opportunity to bring these to life and continue to create our legacy

The items shared are the essence of a day in the life of a design and technical services coordinator, but we’ll make sure you are provided with specifics on how we care for our collection.

What you’ll bring:

  • you’ll bring your unique personality and passion to the role and the team
  • you have or are graduating with a bachelor’s degree in interior/product design, engineering, architecture, or a related field
  • you will have an interest and knowledge of architecture, or an associated discipline such as interior design
  • you have previous experience in reading and working with architectural drawings, and have good computer application skills including AutoCAD, SketchUp, Project software, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office
  • you’ll be able to review all project information including, but not limited to, local regulations, permitting guidelines and site survey reports
  • you have previous experience in project documentation (design programming, design responsibility matrix, schedules etc.) and ideally have experience in developing project briefs
  • experience collating and/or assisting in the presentation of projects communication is what keeps our departments running perfectly
  • you have great written and verbal communication skills
  • English is the primary language used in our hotel; you can comfortably communicate in this language, while another language is welcome
  • you ideally  have prior experience in hotel property development and appraisal and be familiar with hotel operations
  • an awareness of luxury hotel trends, shopper innovation and sustainability would also be advantageous

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

Salary: £30,000 - £35,000

This position is only available to applicants based in the United Kingdom