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Workplace interior designer
at Purpose

Purpose has an opportunity for a workplace interior designer to join its firm in London.

Purpose is looking for a talented and ambitious interior designer to join us in our journey to repurpose obsolete space across London.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing team who seek to breath new life into outdated spaces across London at scale. We transform run-down buildings into thriving hubs of innovation. We listen to the needs of our customers all types of companies, start-ups, charities and makers, and ensure we deliver them space which reflects their values and culture, promotes productivity while also being more affordable than most options out there.

We are now seeking an ambitious designer who can help us to transform these spaces into inspiring productive environments. You will work closely with senior management in helping to define our product offering and different packages available. You will meet the tenant early on, listen to their needs and work closely with our build team to deliver a workplace within budget and on time.

You will have exceptional design and communication skills, experience of commercial and workplace interior design, and a thorough knowledge of interior specification, detailing and FF&E. AutoCAD, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite are essential.

Key tasks:

  • workplace consultation: advising customers early on, helping them to visualise what’s possible in a space
  • becoming an expert in workplace productivity and being able to advise them on effective space planning based on their working style
  • creating sketches, mood boards, renders to demonstrate various design options
  • designing and refining our fit-out packages for tenants
  • work collaboratively with internal and external team members throughout the design process
  • building a strong network of FF&E suppliers, ensuring on-time delivery of all items
  • working alongside our lead designer and architects to shape the look and feel of our larger buildings

Essential skills:

  • practical experience in high-end hospitality, residential, commercial and/or retail interior design
  • an associates or bachelors degree in architecture, interior design or related field
  • excellent sketching and conceptual design skills
  • strong interpersonal communication skills, verbal, listening and written; including client presentation skills
  • collaborative and professional work ethic
  • proficient in AutoCAD, Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator
  • ability to organise and prioritise work and cope under well under pressure.

Desirable skills:

  • Revit and BIM systems
  • ability to prepare and develop architectural drawings in order to create planning and UK building regulations drawings
  • ability to take measurements on site
  • coordinate and communicate with structural engineers, party wall surveyors, other surveyors

What we offer:

  • huge scope for career advancement for the right person, in an exciting early-stage company looking to shake up the commercial property world
  • flexible/remote working
  • working across multiple sites
  • engaging with an expanding community of tenants
  • no two days the same-mixture of working from the office, working remotely and working on site
  • fast-growing company
  • opportunity to become lead designer and build a team around you

This opportunity would suit someone recently qualified in interior design, interior architecture or related field with two+ years’ experience and a strong desire to forge a career as an expert.

Salary: £28k – £32k per year (D.O.E.). We will also consider a contract/freelance role if preferred.

Closing date: 15 October 2019

Please submit your application using the ‘apply’ link below.

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