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Senior Designer

Company: SAA
Location: Culver City
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

senior designer
SUMMARYSenior Designers maintain strong attention to detail while managing multiple projects, from conception to realization. They can take ownership of small projects (25,000 SF or less) and design them independently. Assist in the mentoring of our Junior and Intermediate Designers. Work closely with Design Leads and Design Principal on large-scale projects to ensure each project's success.

RESPONSIBILITIES(Include the following, other duties may be assigned)

  • Lead interior design teams and projects that include programming client needs, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, space planning and construction documentation.
  • Lead, develop and manage and maintain positive client relationships.
  • Create and communicate clear and attainable project objectives and requirements.
  • Lead the selection and presentation of furniture, furniture systems, fabrics, equipment (FF&E), color palettes, and lighting.
  • Work with teams to generate finish plans, specifications, and material selections needed for construction.
  • Provide design support and documentation during completion and execution of design concepts.
  • Work with external consultants, product representatives, furniture dealers, and fabricators.
  • Assist the Lead Designer and Design Principal in project scheduling, staffing/productivity, consultants and vendors.
  • Engage in marketing and business development efforts.QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
    • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) or Master's degree (M.A.) from college or university in Architecture or Interior Design
    • 5-8 years' of experience working at an architecture or design studio
      • NCIDQ, CID, FitWel and LEED accreditation preferred or within 12 months of hire. Demonstrated knowledge of sustainability and wellness strategies including LEED, WELL and other green rating systems.
        • Proficient in SketchUp and AutoCAD.
        • Working knowledge of Revit.
          • Strong Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
          • Demonstrated knowledge with project management, construction administration, consultant coordination, and client relations.
          • Strong knowledge of the design process, including FF+E, furniture systems and specifications, color and materials.
          • Provides design support, leadership and new product knowledge and trends to the firm.
          • Point-of-contact for case studies and post-project analysis for future work.
          • Has an interest and experience in developing building exterior design modifications and site design/planning.
          • Possesses a keen eye for detail and has the ability to QA/QC any project and adhere to SAA brand standards.
            • Strong willingness and ability to mentor fellow design team.
              • Strong leadership, organization, communication, and relationship management skills.
                SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESThis position has no supervisory responsibilities.
                PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to success fully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
                WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
                POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORKThis is an Exempt Full-Time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
                COVID-19 considerations:Currently working mostly remote due to COVID-19.
                Candidates should be vaccinated with an FDA-approved COVID-19 vaccine.
                TRAVELThis position requires up to 20% local travel. Limited travel may include attending meetings and work sessions in other SAA Offices, Client Offices, or Job Site. Mileage will be reimbursed at predetermined market rate. Individual must possess a valid driver's license with a good driving record and have reliable transportation. Travel expenses will be reimbursed and per diem provided when appropriate.

                AAP/EEO StatementSAA is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered without discrimination with regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or other statuses protected by state, local or other applicable laws.
                OTHER DUTIESPlease note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Keywords: SAA, Los Angeles , Senior Designer, Other , Culver City, California

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