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Interior lead designer
at Soho House

Soho House is looking for an interior lead designer to join its team in London. 

Role description

A lead designer is responsible for producing high quality project design deliverables from concept generation to both FF&E specification and construction documents. They work directly with the design director on tasks and deliverables to ensure the facilitation of multiple projects’ completion.

In addition, lead designers play a key role in setting milestone dates for the issue of design documentation, and inherently act as a positive role-model to others and support the team and company culture.

Key responsibilities:

  • works closely with the interior designers providing general support, effective design management processes and implementation initiatives
  • creates design project schedule and timeline
  • ensures that the integrity of the agreed design solutions are maintained by taking responsibility for the development of the design and the project
  • ensures project deliverables are in accordance with the design development timetable and interior design budget and report to design director on a weekly level
  • prepares preliminary FF&E budgets for the review of design director
  • undertakes an ongoing review of subsequent stages with the input from the design director for key project stages
  • attends weekly reviews with purchasing agent to monitor progress to report to design director
  • liaises with design director with regards to management and performance of designers
  • manages team work flow and efficiency
  • ensures resources are available for the team (software, hardware, lib data), purchasing, etc.
  • works closely together with design director to ensure continuous improvement of Soho House standards (handbook for starters, schedules, suppliers list, filing structure, check lists)
  • sends weekly reports to design director of his/her projects
  • acts as a mentor and helps managing the career development of the design team
  • assigns project hours to Harvest on a daily level
  • reviews, approves and monitors Harvest project hours of design team on a weekly level
  • helps maintaining a happy and positive work environment by organising regular social events

Project responsibilities

Stage 1: Initial concept:

  • sets project programme/deadlines
  • responsible for overall concept direction
  • offering clear guidance and inspiration for team in the concept phase
  • reviews concept package with team
  • responsible for organising regular reviews with design director and CEO

Stage 2: Detailed concept

  • responsible for final layout plan, ensuring that it meets all client/operational requirements
  • creation of FF&E budget
  • reviews and gives guidance for proposed FF&E with team members
  • responsible for ensuring all finishes meet technical, financial and operations requirements

Stage 3: Detailed design package

  • reviews drawing packages for fit out (to tender) and specification documents for FF&E (to tender)
  • reviews and Red Pen team drawings
  • issues tender packages
  • liaise with project design team to ensure coordination between drawings
  • involvement in V.E workshops
  • liaising with procurement manager to ensure their understanding of design intent
  • reviews construction drawings
  • final sign off of workshop drawings

Stage 4: Site attendance

  • attends site meetings, manages RFI’s
  • attends all design team meetings and sets attendance for other team members
  • work with procurement team to coordinate delivery/installation

Stage 5: Installation and handover

  • management and coordination of site installation
  • responsible for Snagging and follow-up process

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