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Lead Interior Designer

Adrem Careers

London

Permanent

£65000/annum

SE17BE

Posted: 06/08/2022

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Over the past 28 years, our client has built a reputation as an industry leader in the interior design field. They pride themselves on the ability to create cutting edge interiors, in a team environment, that is friendly and approachable.
The company is a high-end interior design studio working at the very top of the international market, the London Studio is a creative, open-plan environment with a team of 30 people. A positive attitude, ability to work within a team and under own initiative is essential to fit with the company culture.

Role & Responsibilities

Design and develop elements on large scale projects under the guidance of a Director
Act as Project Leader on a large range project, provide creative direction, fully develop design and manage team through to fruition
Oversee Project Leaders running a portfolio of smaller projects
Take full responsibility for producing project programme, monitoring financials, timesheets and resources
Check schedules and design intent package including joinery drawings to ensure brief is being met
Design and cost up FF&E projects in line with brief
Review and check FF&E design, furniture plans and pricing on major projects ready for sign off
Support design team using extensive design experience to inspire, problem solve and help team meet their targets
Develop technical skills and provide tutorials to team
Identify successful details and lessons from projects for TH DNA
Develop project knowledge, attend trade fairs and attend supplier meetings, prepare presentations to the team
Work with Directors to develop the style of new business pitches
Contribute to improving company processes and systems

Knowledge / Skills

Relevant Interior Design Qualification
A proven track record of designing and managing large scale projects at the high end of the market with very limited direction
Ability to interface with client interpreting and delivering their requirements
Experience of training and coaching juniors and bringing out the best in people
Proficient in managing and tracking projects to create a smooth flow of work within the practice
A good knowledge of FF&E suppliers
Knowledge of technical design
Recent experience of managing a team of designers running small scale projects
Able to present design ideas in a clear and confident manner to a variety of audiences
Proven organisational skills and the ability to meet tight deadlines
An experienced skills base in computer-based drawing skills
2D computer drawings tools, such as AutoCAD
3D drawing aids such as SketchUp
Proficient on Macs and in Adobe Creative Suite
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite

Qualities

Excellent attitude - an appreciation of the Company's ethos and ways of working
Commercial awareness of the market
Hard working, conscientious and highly organised approach with an eye for detail
Drive and enthusiasm to inspire and motivate the team
Approachable and professional manner with clients and suppliers and ability to build and maintain relationships
Ability to encourage a calm, positive environment with a flexible approach
Common sense approach to be able to use one's initiative to find creative solutions to problems
Passion, drive and flair for design and a capacity for innovation and forward thinking to deliver exceptional results

To apply please submit a covering letter with your CV and a link to your portfolio. Applications will not be accepted without submitting a portfolio

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