London, UK
Mid-weight interior designer/architect
at Suna Interior Design

Suna Interior Design has an opportunity for a mid-weight interior designer/architect to join its London practice. 

Suna Interior Design is an award-winning London-based boutique interior design consultancy providing interior services for property developers and the hospitality industry. Helen Fewster and Rebecca Tucker head up the London-based studio ensuring that a high level of attention is given to each client and project.

Suna Interior Design works on a variety of residential and hospitality projects across the UK, involved in the whole design process, focusing on all aspects of interior design from furniture, fixtures and fittings – FF&E to interior specification and the final design and fit-out.

Currently seeking a permanent, mid-weight interior designer/architect with experience in interior design to work within the specification and marketing suite team on a variety of residential/hospitality projects from our London SW19 office.

General overview of the role

  • key member of the specification and marketing suite team working alongside designers and the lead designer producing full internal specifications for residential property, marketing suites and hotels
  • direct liaison with clients to run own projects and guarantee client satisfaction without the presence of a director/lead designer
  • report back to the directors/lead designer with updates on projects and client feedback
  • keep an overviewofn budgets to guarantee efficiency and profit margins

Duties

  • taking the lead on specific projects and co-ordinating directly with the client to make sure the scope of works is completed correctly and to deadline
  • dealing directly with clients, including attending and running client meetings and presentations without the assistance of a director/lead designer where necessary
  • it is expected that the buck will stop with the mid-weight interior designer/architect on projects run by them. This may include working overtime to complete projects in time to meet deadlines
  • working on multiple projects at one time
  • time management to make sure all client deadlines are met and the design work is not compromised
  • reporting progress and providing project updates to the directors/lead designer on all projects being worked on
  • developing initial ideas and acquiring key information about potential projects, discussing requirements in detail with clients and helping set project schedules
  • understanding clients’ needs and the needs of the people using the building, developing design concepts in consultation with the client and helping establish final briefs
  • sourcing and specifying materials and products according to set budgets
  • researching and gathering information and design insight relating to the project
  • guaranteeing consistency in all ‘sample, mood, design’ boards for presentation to clients in the agreed format for the company
  • working closely with the client in-house team and subcontractors to include – but not limited to; quantity surveyors, contractors, architects and marketing personnel to complete projects successfully
  • preparing as required drawings including plans, elevations, details and 3D sketches, including rendered visuals for final presentation
  • supporting the wider design team as required in drawing tasks and preparation of specifications and schedules
  • keeping up to date with new developments and design trends in the design industry

Personal qualities

  • creative and imaginative
  • self-disciplined
  • strong communicator
  • flexible attitude
  • strong team player
  • organised and planning ahead

Qualifications, skills and experience

  • fluent in AutoCAD
  • fluent in SketchUp and ideally Podium Rendering or knowledge of basic rendering programmes
  • proficient in Adobe Suite, in particular Photoshop and InDesign
  • good technical and detailing skills, basic knowledge of UK building regulations and construction methods within the residential sector
  • proactive in identifying issues or problems
  • ability to quickly absorb company standards and procedures
  • excellent oral and written communication skills
  • excellent planning and organisational skills
  • capable of working in a fast-paced environment
  • ability to work effectively as part of a team, on multiple projects
  • some knowledge of relevant suppliers across a wide budget range would be advantageous
  • CSCS card holder preferable
  • full UK driving licence preferable

Salary

  • £25,000 – £28,000 per annum – depending on experience

Application process

Please include all of the following. If any part of the application is missing, your application will not be considered.

  • email your CV and portfolio to jobs@sunainteriordesign.com
  • please include your current salary and salary expectations
  • please write ‘mid-weight interior designer/architect’ in your subject for the email and address the email to Steven
  • all attachments must be in PDF format and in total under 5MB

Due to the volume of applications we can only reply to successful candidates.

No agencies please. 

www.sunainteriordesign.com

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