19 days ago
  • LevelMid Level
  • ProfessionsInterior Designer, Interior Architect, Interior Stylist
  • TypeFull Time
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Description

The Office Group is seeking a passionate, collaborative and highly driven Middleweight Interior Designer, to join our Design and Development team. As a Middleweight Interior Designer you will be a champion for design quality, brand alignment and customer experience. You will aspire to deliver workspaces that enhance our customer experience, ensuring a high standard of design integrity within each project.
Requirements
The ideal candidate will ensure new acquisitions are test-fit in accordance with brand standards, adapting to each building's Individual merits, opportunities and challenges, to create inspirational workspaces. You will also be able to take ownership of the entire alteration design journey; liaising with both our new and existing Residents (our customers) to capture their brief, create a considered design that reflects the style and constraints of the existing building and working closely with our internal project managers to deliver workspaces that meet their promise.
Key Responsibilities
  • Briefing: help generate design direction ideas with a fresh approach to work workplace design; Brand alignment and customer experience are key drivers
  • Concept Design: able to understand, articulate and critique strong design concepts
  • Support programme and cost review, to help maintain design quality and brand alignment
  • Checking and monitoring projects through design development, site and completion
  • Support review of documentation from external design and construction teams
  • Attend site visits, when required, and support production of building analysis documentation to understand building opportunities and constraints
  • Produce testfits, in conjunction with key stakeholders, ensuring metrics are met and aligned to Brand experience
  • Refurbishments - understand, record and be able to communicate the brief, attend site visits and prepare analysis to support the appropriate refurbishment strategy; Brand alignment and customer experience are key drivers
  • Client Alterations - Undertake client consultation, when required, record the brief, create design intent presentations and drawing packages for client alterations to be costed and constructed.
  • Be able to manage the client’s expectations in line with building constraints, be it M&E, occupancy, fire strategy, design quality, cost, etc.
Qualifications/Skills
  • Track record of working In the UK as an Interior Designer, delivering design-led projects, ideally with experience of the workplace sector.
  • Understanding, if not experience, of the flexible workspace sector
  • Experience in the hospitality, retail or entertainment sectors advantageous
  • Good technical understanding of UK regulations, including building control and fire regulations
  • Proven experience of working alongside clients to define a brief
  • Proficient in creating design packages and presentations
  • Experience selecting and specifying design materials and finishes
  • Understanding of building construction techniques, base build and fit-out
  • Knowledge of shell and core, CAT A and CAT B definitions
  • Good knowledge of mechanical and electrical services for commercial environments
  • Strong technical detailing capability with construction level detailing experience
  • On site experience, working with contractors and sub-contractors
  • Good space planning experience
  • Knowledge of commercial FF&E market
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Design software familiarity, ideally including Revit and Adobe Suite Packages
  • MS Office (Word and Excel)
  • A strong design eye with good technical and detailing experience
  • Ability to work efficiently under pressure, across multiple projects in an entrepreneurial and dynamic environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good business acumen and commercial understanding.
Benefits
  • Pension Plans
  • Life Assurance
  • Work From Home
  • Training & Development
  • Employee Assistance Programme - Counseling

Skills Required

  • Interior Design
  • Adobe Suite
  • Business Acumen

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