Senior Interior Designer

Salary: Depending on Experience

Industry: Built Environment & Infrastructure

Job Type: Permanent

Location: North West

Reference: 28656-tm

Expiration date: 03 April 2018

Our client is a dedicated Architectural and Interior Design practice who love design and pride themselves in doing it well. With an impressive client portfolio across the commercial, leisure and hotel sectors they are renowned across the UK for their unique approach and innovative design solutions.

They are currently seeking a Senior Interior Designer to help support their continually growing workloads and the long-term development of the practice.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Bringing your own flare and approach, to help continually improve the team’s design concepts and processes.
  • Developing accurate and concise briefs with clients
  • Independently running your own projects
  • Managing and developing the growing design team
  • Assisting with the business development process with both new clients and the maximisation of opportunities with existing clients.

Person Specification:

  • Creative in nature; likes to explore and learn from new experiences.
  • Understanding of financial aspects of running a design project on time and on budget.
  • Projects self-confidence to others and confidence in team.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work independently and as part of an effective team.
  • Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally.
  • Able to deal with the management of junior & intermediate designers on the team; mentoring Intern and Junior Design Staff regularly acting as trainer and teacher
  • Demonstrates a highly organised and systematic approach to producing a project. Understands the necessity to keep team and project tasks lists updated and complete.

Essential Experience: 

  • Has an industry recognised diploma or degree in Interior Design
  • Minimum of 10 years’ UK-based experience, ideally with good knowledge of the leisure and hotel sectors.
  • Has a well-developed eye for scale and balance, designing elements that ‘fit’ the space for maximum impact.
  • Can readily capture the intended ‘look and attitude’ that reflects branding and positioning; with architecture, colour, finish materials, FF&E – and articulates “why concepts work” to the team using a sound, logical reasoning.
  • Able to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project.
  • Able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently.
  • Able to use the following: PhotoShop, Auto CAD, Sketch Up, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint.
  • Has demonstrated a proven skill in researching and selecting appropriate as well as stylish architectural materials and finishes that are in line with budget, usage and meet design goals of project.
  • Has developed a good knowledge of product cost and availability to ensure they fit within set budgets and schedules and applies that knowledge to project.