Intermediate Interior Designer (6 mos. – 1 year contract)

The Intermediate Interior Designer reports to the Director – Interior Design Studio and works closely with the Interior Design Team and Project Managers.  The incumbent is responsible for managing assigned interior design projects, including programming client needs, conceptual and schematic design, design development and construction drawings while ensuring work is within project scope, meets the project schedule deadlines and is within budget. The Intermediate Interior Designer may oversee and/or assist the work of more junior interiors staff on specific projects.

Description:

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Effectively manages assigned projects from early conceptual stages through to final completion.
  • Executing the space planning of retail, restaurant and other hospitality facilities.
  • Selection and specification of furniture, lighting, finishes and artwork.
  • Preparation of FF&E documents.
  • Develops and renders conceptual design ideas and prepares 2D and 3D presentation/design drawings.
  • Prepares, corrects and updates documents during schematic design, design development and construction drawing phases.
  • Manages client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination as well as coordination with internal departments.
  • Communicates progress, timelines, meets deadlines, and adheres to an assigned budget.
  • Prepares technical drawings in CAD or Revit
  • Works closely with Project Managers and other internal team members to meet overall project objectives.
  • Enthusiastically participates and contributes to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs to further professional development of self and more junior interior design staff.

 

Qualifications:

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture or related field
  • 4-7 years of related experience as an interior designer in retail and/or hospitality design
  • NCIDQ certification an asset

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Compelling sense of design and a creative flair
  • Strong knowledge of furniture, fixture and equipment, architectural/interior finishes, lighting, signage, art, and color schemes to carryout design intent
  • Understanding of the building code and design standards in order to develop suitable space planning
  • Sound knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, drawings, and models
  • Proficiency in the technical skills of interior design including the following computer skills:
    • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop.
    • Advanced knowledge in Revit
    • Proficiency in Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, VRay and InDesign graphic software.
  • Excellent graphic presentation skills
  • Flexibility to focus on a single client with a variety of project types or multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate design ideas and to take direction
  • Strong organizational, communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Obvious enthusiasm and passion for design.
  • Capable of effectively meeting deadlines.

Send resumes to hr@forrec.com.

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