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London, UK
Mid-weight interior architectural designer
at Harrods

Harrods is recruiting for a mid-weight interior architect or designer to join its studio in London for a 12 month fixed-term contract.

You will have a flexible and fully adaptive style of design and approach to the design process and demonstrate a high level all-round  skill set in areas from; concept design, client briefs, FF&E, space planning including technical drawings, as well as with an active client facing personality.

The successful candidate will work exclusively on high-end hospitality and residential projects.

Role outline

As a midweight designer with a focus on creativity and delivery, you will have experience successfully leading and delivering multiple complex interior architecture and fit-out projects on time, to budget and to completion. You will have experience working on and managing a medium team demonstrating exceptional design, coordination and management skills.

Required qualifications and experience:

  • experience working in high-end residential design office
  • proven portfolio of own work demonstrating design and delivery capabilities
  • bachelor’s or masters degree in architecture or interior design from a credible university, preferably UK based
  • excellent communication skills including verbal, written and visual
  • exceptional attention to detail
  • strong technical and design experience
  • proficient in AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, SketchUp

Key skills:

  • proven track record in dealing with clients, supplier, consultants, contractors and other specialists in a professional manner
  • proven experience in managing a team of designers and assistants and mentoring junior talent
  • proven experience in running and delivering projects from initial concept to completion, to include: brief/concept design/developed design and FF&E/technical design/construction/site coordination/handover and post-completion snagging
  • managing multiple projects simultaneously

Key responsibilities:

  • preparing and developing a written brief with the client and other consultants
  • pleading project teams effectively, so that briefs are fully achieved within required timescales
  • preparing and presenting design proposals to clients as well as building and growing existing client relationships
  • working closely with design manager and project manager ensuring adequate program is set
  • selecting and sourcing fabrics, wall coverings, flooring, window dressings, furniture, etc. and create mood boards to present to clients
  • knowledgeable and comfortable working with brand guidelines and implementing them across channels
  • creating detailed proposals, schedules including product specifications and pricing
  • supervising the production and taking responsibility for the delivery of full design packages – concept designs, layout plans, FF&E selection, spec sheets, as well as preparing detailed construction drawings when required
  • coordinating the work of the design team and sub-consultants as lighting
  • coordinate with architects the detailed drawing packages for schematic design, detailed design and technical/tender phases, as well as having the technical knowledge and experience to review construction drawing packages, including construction detailing, joinery etc.
  • managing and liaising with other professionals and sub-contractors to insure the design is executed correctly
  • dealing with contractors, subcontractors and specialists to ensure site works are completed on time and on budget
  • attending site/construction visit and report accordingly
  • ensuring that projects run smoothly and all issues are dealt with calmly, quickly and efficiently

Please submit applications using the ‘apply’ link below.

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