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Associate director

Lawson Robb is looking for an associate director to join its busy London-based practice. 

Job description:

The exceptionally gifted designer principal role will be to lead multiple projects. The position will report to managing director -tbc. For an outstanding candidate with exceptional skills there will be potential for promotion to director level in the future, timescales will depend on level of experience on joining.

The position would only suit a good ‘all rounder’ with 12+ years’ experience in high-end residential interior architecture and FF&E. Excellent client facing, communication, design and management skills are essential.

The job role and responsibilities include:

  • lead and coordinate multiple projects and project teams

Programme generation and execution

  • lead, oversee project documentation delivery
  • manage a combination of technicians and designers including time and targets

Consultant appointments

  • design and manage to a set budget
  • translate design concepts to reality
  • design analysis, research and preliminary design studies

Planning and listed building negotiations

  • development of design ideas by way of freehand sketches, Photoshop and CAD drawings
  • production, or directing and overseeing, of CAD drawings, details, CGI’s, specifications and other documents to design intent level
  • FF&E sourcing and specification, or directing and overseeing
  • coordinating with external specialists consultants eg/ PM, QS, M&E to integrate requirements and meet overall project objectives
  • ensure the design meets the client’s requirements and specifications.
  • assist with work programming and reporting on project progress.

Project administration

  • review shop drawings
  • undertake site inspections and surveys
  • procurement and installation of FF&E – or coordination and overseeing
  • ensure office standards and level of quality is met on each project
  • meeting with client representatives, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and consultants of the company or our clients, etc. in our offices or abroad as necessary
  • meeting with suppliers and manufacturers representatives, keeping abreast with current legislation, regulations and codes of practice relevant to all duties and responsibilities undertaken

Key skills and experience required:

  • BA hons interior architecture, interior design degree or diploma or equivalent
  • professional interior design experience inhigh-endd residential design
  • a minimum of 10 years relevant full‐time work experience
  • excellent written and spoken English
  • proficient user of AutoCAD LT 2010/2011
  • good hand sketching ability
  • competent user of Microsoft Office 2010
  • digital graphic presentation skills, including good working knowledge of Photoshop, Indesign and SketchUp would be preferable
  • project management experience from concept to delivery
  • team management and leadership
  • producing detailed design and construction drawing packages
  • producing FF&E specifications – excellent and up to date supplier knowledge
  • producing client design presentation packages
  • working to budgets
  • managing procurement and installations

Areas of competence required:

  • producing work on time, to a high professional standard
  • self‐motivated to use initiative in undertaking or continuing a task without supervision
  • good timekeeping and work ethic that is characterized by commitment, motivation and energy
  • ability to work in the face of pressure and setbacks
  • ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of people and work cooperatively with others as part of a team, as opposed to working separately or competitively
  • ability to work to and manage a budget
  • ability to schedule work and deliver accordingly
  • clear and concise communicator
  • spatial problem solving with the ability to prepare alternative design solutions quickly
  • computer literate with the ability to learn new programmes easily
  • understanding and knowledgeable about finishes, materials and suppliers

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