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Senior FF&E designer
at Own Projects

Own Projects is looking for a senior FF&E designer to join its team in London.

What we do

Own London is a property design and development studio. We navigate all aspects of a project, from architectural design to construction. We are formed by a team of qualified and highly enthusiastic individuals with extensive experience of designing and delivering projects in London. Due to a strong project pipeline both on-site and with developments in planning, we are looking to hire a senior FF&E designer to join the team.

What we’re looking for:

  • someone who demonstrates, through every aspect of who they are, a passionate love of design, art and beauty
  • someone who will work alongside the associate directors at the highest level to lead numerous and varied FF&E projects, with the assistance of more junior members of the team
  • a confident, loyal, trustworthy, dynamic person who can hold their own with clients, suppliers and project teams
  • someone with a proactive nature, great instincts, open to feedback, with boundless amounts of positive energy

The ideal candidate would have:

  • at least five years’ post-graduate experience in the luxury residential sector
  • full proficiency using AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Suite; EstiPC is a plus
  • experience working on all aspects of FF&E projects from concept to completion
  • understanding of project programs and deadlines
  • financial understanding of project costs and budget awareness
  • good supplier and product knowledge, including FF&E and finishes
  • broad knowledge of materiality
  • fluent in spoken and written English
  • impeccable and concise communication and presentation skills, verbal and written

The role will include

Creative:

  • strong knowledge of both interior architecture and FF&E, with the technical understanding to work across both sides of the business
  • together with the senior design team, lead and direct the creative and conceptual stages of the project
  • ability to push the team, inspire new ideas, help to source new furniture, antiques and art
  • bring original and fresh thoughts to the studio
  • design and develop beautiful bespoke furniture including case pieces, upholstery, lighting and joinery
  • ability to deliver a strong pitch or presentation with confidence in public speaking

Design and project management:

  • overseeing senior and middleweight designers across various projects
  • confidence and experience in skilled space planning
  • someone unafraid to take responsibility and ensure Own London deliver a seamless service to our clients with exceptional communication throughout
  • experience in managing large and complex FF&E budgets, procurement and installations
  • attending regular internal design team meetings and assisting the designers on the conceptual and technical side of the design process
  • establishing detailed project timelines with internal milestones and leading kick-off meetings at each design phase/wrap-up meetings on handover
  • able to develop detailed specifications
  • manage and check information produced by sub-contractors
  • trouble shooting on any design or management hiccups along the way
  • closing projects – supporting designers in rectifying snags and getting this wrapped up as quickly as possible

Own London requires someone who shows initiative and the highest level of professionalism. The role requires drive and initiative in a fast-paced, lively and creative environment.

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

ownlondon.co.uk

Salary: Undisclosed

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