• Senior Interior Designer / Space Planner

    Job Locations US-CA-Offsite Office Base/Santa Clara
    Job ID
    2018-1433
    Category
    Sales
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Senior Interior Designer / Space Planner

    On-Site at a Client Site - Sunnyvale, CA

    Overview/Position Summary

    Collaborates with onsite client to advise optimal design solutions that reflect expression of placemaking - creating communities that inspire innovation, promote well-being and wonder, and just feel right. End users should have freedom of self-expression and ownership, feeling both anchored by a sense of place in their work and in the world around them. Work spaces must be inherently flexible, adapting quickly and over time, to accommodate a wide range of activities and flexibility. Must be committed to creating the highest performing work environments possible by delivering projects that foster both employee productivity, health, comfort and happiness.

     

      High level of creativity and ability to design solutions that achieve relevant, high    performing  workplaces  truly reflecting client’s unique culture with a focus on agile work environments, ancillary furniture, graphic wall applications, paint, and other aesthetic finishes and treatments.

     

    Scope covers small-to-medium sized projects, refreshes, Day 2 re-designs. Key working relationships are with Occupancy Planners, Business Unit contacts, and designated client real estate partners, as well as with other external vendors as required. End-to-end ownership, from point of approved space plan through execution. Well-rounded professional with ability to be creative, as well as fiscally responsible. Must possess effective presentation skills and business case justification.

     

    Responsibilities:

    • Maintain knowledge of the product offerings in use, in inventory, and/or on the market in order to make the best possible recommendation for the project scope
    • Analyze overall project performance data to determine optimization/improvement opportunities
    • Manage selections of furnishings and materials to meet the client’s needs, budget, and timeline
    • Cultivate partnership relationships among clients, onsite vendors, manufacturer reps and with pertinent internal One Workplace teams
    • Quote, track and maintain design/furniture budget 

    Qualifications:

     

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    • Looked to for solutions that are highly creative, innovative and cutting-edge
    • Passionately creative and progressive
    • Responsible for making informed decisions, exercising prudent judgment with minimal guidance
    • Works independently in situations that are fast-paced with frequent (tight?) deadlines, constant interruptions and changing priorities
    • Advanced proficiency in a variety of software: AutoCAD, 20/20 CAP, Hedberg, Google Slides, Google Docs, GMail, with understanding of graphic design
    • Ability to run multiple, myriad projects in commercial environments
    • Thorough knowledge of project management practices and ability to juggle multiple deliverables to meet/exceed deadlines; Work is very detail-oriented
    • Exceptional customer relationship skills with ability to provide solutions for an assortment of client needs
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

     

    Education/Experience

    • Bachelor Degree in Interior or Architectural Design
    • 7+ years interior design / space planning related experience
    • Experience with digital and traditional forms of design communication skills
    • At least 2 years’ experience working in a furniture dealership desired
    • Leed Certification
       

    Physical Requirements

     

    • Seeing, color perception, hearing/listening, clear speech, hand and finger dexterity, and ability to move distances within and between warehouses/offices, ability to get to project sites
    • Ability to work on site full-time
    • Complex reading and writing skills, basic math skills, judgment/decision making, analysis/comprehension
    • Proficient in English language (reading, writing, speaking)

    Working Environment

    • Regularly works onsite with others face-to-face, as well as via call-in meetings and email
    • Generally, works in a fast-paced, fun office environment with moderate noise
    • Nature of work may require some time spent out of the office, local travel

     

    Job Status

    • Exempt

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