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Interior Designer and Project Coordinator - London - up to £35,000 (V04195)

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Our client is a specialist in real estate development management. Their forte lies in managing intricate, luxury and heritage development projects, steering them from initial concepts to successful completions. Their vision and skills are dedicated to transforming London's iconic landmarks and it is on one of these amazing projects that they are an interior designer to join them learning the business in a very varied role with plenty of help from the team as your career progresses.

As an Interior Designer, you'll be supporting a dynamic team to help ensure seamless project coordination for all the interior design aspects of projects. The amazing initial project you will be involved in is in the heart of London, a luxury hotel, hospitality and residential development requiring the finest of materials and finishes, heritage detailing and a creative eye for design.


Key Responsibilities for the Interior Designer:

  • Collaborating with the team to see the design through from concept to installation on site
  • Handling suppliers, assisting in selecting materials, finishes, colours, and furnishings
  • Managing external designers and contractors
  • Gathering information, providing updates, and looking for solutions when needed
  • Visiting project sites to assess progress, addressing issues, and ensuring design intent is being realised during construction


Skills and Experience required from the Interior Designer:

  • Graduated in Architecture, Interior Architecture or Interior Design with 3 years' experience in industry
  • Conversant with CAD packages
  • Practical with good problem-solving skills
  • A genuine interest in classical architecture and heritage buildings
  • Strong work ethic and desire to work hard, gain knowledge and succeed

What our client can offer you in return:

The chance to develop a varied skill set, including time-management, communication and project coordination working closely with professionals possessing diverse backgrounds and skill sets within real estate development. The starting salary will be c£35k with an attractive company bonus and pension.

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
London
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus + pension
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - North Yorkshire - up to £35,000 (V04145b)

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Our client is an award-winning, growing company with craft at the core of their designs. Each piece is hand-made to order using traditional joinery techniques and the finest materials, ensuring it is built to last a lifetime.
 
They have created a new role for a Furniture Designer with the potential for the position to develop into so much more for the right person. This will have involvement in the finer details of furniture manufacture, detailed drawings, procurement and installation. You will be working on fitted kitchens, tables, dressing rooms and home bars.
 
This role can be based near their workshop in Wiltshire or up near the Harrogate office. If Harrogate then the role can be hybrid.
 
Your work as a Furniture Designer will involve:
  • Using AutoCAD for technical drawings and design work
  • Facilitating the development of sign-off, setting out, procurement and production of furniture, including cabinetry, metal elements, stone elements and other custom materials and features
  • Mechanical and electrical drawings and installation drawings to aid site trades
  • Liaising with the design team and project managers
  • Working with private clients, architects, developers and interior designers
  • Occasional travel mostly to the showroom / studio in London and often to project sites, in order to attend meetings and to carry out site surveys and checks
Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer:
  • A good understanding of high-end custom furniture
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
  • Fluent in 2D AutoCAD
  • Experience in 3D work and 3D visualisation is a bonus but not essential
  • A proactive person with a 'self-starter' attitude and strong time-management skills
  • Own car and Driving Licence
Salary on offer will be between £28k and £35k plus pension. 

 To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
North Yorkshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - Wiltshire - up to £35,000 (V04145a)

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Our client is an award-winning, growing company with craft at the core of their designs. Each piece is hand-made to order using traditional joinery techniques and the finest materials, ensuring it is built to last a lifetime.
They have created a new role for a Furniture Designer with the potential for the position to develop into so much more for the right person. This will have involvement in the finer details of furniture manufacture, detailed drawings, procurement and installation. You will be working on fitted kitchens, tables, dressing rooms and home bars.
This role can be based near their workshop in Wiltshire or up near the Harrogate office.
 
Your work as a Furniture Designer will involve:
  • Using AutoCAD for technical drawings and design work
  • Facilitating the development of sign-off, setting out, procurement and production of furniture, including cabinetry, metal elements, stone elements and other custom materials and features
  • Mechanical and electrical drawings and installation drawings to aid site trades
  • Liaising with the design team and project managers
  • Working with private clients, architects, developers and interior designers
  • Occasional travel mostly to the showroom / studio in London and often to project sites, in order to attend meetings and to carry out site surveys and checks
Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer:
  • A good understanding of high-end custom furniture
  • Minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
  • Fluent in 2D AutoCAD
  • Experience in 3D work and 3D visualisation is a bonus but not essential
  • A proactive person with a 'self-starter' attitude and strong time-management skills
  • Own car and Driving Licence
Salary on offer will be between £28k and £35k plus pension. 
 To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920486125.
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Location:
Wiltshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Assistant Kitchen Designer - London - up to £30,000 (V04197)

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Our client is a small family run Bespoke Kitchen Design Business that pride themselves in their attention to detail and quality of their work making the kitchen the multi-tasking hub of the home.

Looking at the growth of the business and a busy order book they are now seeking a Designer to work alongside the Principal Designer and Director. This will primarily involve: producing 3D renders for client presentations along with arranging samples and sourcing materials; producing 2D technical drawings for manufacturing; placing orders; arranging appointments and communicating with clients.

Skills and Experience needed for the Assistant Kitchen Designer:

  • You will have a keen eye for design and an interest in kitchens and fitted furniture
  • 1-2 years of experience within an interior design, kitchen or joinery design company (UK-based) 
  • Strong work ethic
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Very good written and spoken English


In return they can offer:

  • Hours: 9am -5:30pm (1hr lunch), based in SW London
  • Salary c£25k for a junior, c£30k if already have relevant experience within the kitchen sector.

This role is immediately available and will develop as the company continues to grow, allowing you to handle clients and become a fully independent sales designer. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
London
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Estimator - North West England - up to £40,000 (V04196)

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Our client is a British studio and workshop known for their original design, progressive craftsmanship and advanced technologies. They create luxury furniture for residences, yachts, and private aircraft worldwide and due to continued growth are looking for an Estimator to work alongside their Senior Estimator.

Responsible for estimating bespoke furniture and artwork wall panels, this would suit an experienced cabinet maker looking to use their making knowledge and skills to transition into an estimating role. Full training can be given in estimating if needed although you will already need to be IT literate including being able to use MS Excel.

The role of Furniture Estimator will also involve:

  • Providing support to business development, sales, design and project managers from enquiry through to installation.
  • Accurate assessment of the material quantities, processes and labour required to construct furniture.
  • Understanding and interpreting drawings (2D and 3D CAD models, renderings, visuals and sketches).
  • Producing written technical specifications and pricing documents.
  • Revising quotations in response to design alterations and variations to contract.
  • Researching new materials and suppliers when needed.
  • Placing of orders and management of suppliers.


Skills and experience needed for the Furniture Estimator role:

  • Good knowledge of bespoke furniture making and an ability to understand and interpret technical drawings.
  • Over 5 years’ experience within fine furniture making.
  • Self-motivated with strong organisational skills and a methodical approach.
  • Time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritise workload from a variety of different sources.
  • Strong attention to detail and quality control.
  • Ability to build and maintain effective, strong, and professional working relationships at all levels.
  • Proactively contribute ideas for improving practices and efficiency.

In return our client can offer a permanent, full-time position. Monday to Friday 8am - 16:15 (37.5-hour week).

  • Competitive salary depending on experience, £30k to £40k.
  • 22 days' holiday (plus bank holidays) increasing with length of service.
  • Company pension contributions.
  • Health Shield Cash Plan and employee Assistance Programme.
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay.
  • Your birthday off.

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
North West England
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension + benefits package
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Lighting Designer - London - up to £40,000 (V04192)

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Our client integrates transformative lighting design into interiors, architecture, landscapes and related systems. They work to enhance the beauty of clients’ work and create lighting designs using surfaces of shadows and luminosity.

Located in West London their offices are in a building with communal areas including a local food and a coffee shop downstairs and offer discounts at the gym as well as regular seasonal events.

They are now seeking a Lighting Designer and considering one of two options.

1.    A midweight level lighting designer with ambition to be a key member of the organisation, to further develop their skills and experience in all aspects of managing high-end international luxury projects, and to help develop schemes from initial concept and take them through to site and installation.

2.    A junior level designer with ambition to grow within an organisation with great access to direct experience with all aspects of a project from initial concept to site and installation for high-end international projects.


Midweight Level:-

  • 4+ years’ experience within the lighting design industry with a consultancy rather than a manufacturer
  • Good client facing and project management skills
  • Both creative and technical, good at creating solutions
  • Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat with great presentation skills
  • AutoCAD literate with Dialux and Relux or equivalent

Junior Level:-

  • 2+ years’ experience within the lighting design industry with a consultancy rather than a manufacturer
  • Both creative and technical, good at creating solutions
  • Experience with Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Acrobat
  • AutoCAD literate and able to interpret and draft plans, elevations and detail drawings
  • Experience with Dialux and Relux an advantage


Salary and Benefits:

In return they are offering a salary of between £35k and £45k (midweight) or £28k and £32k (junior) plus pension, company bonus, gym and food discount schemes. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
London
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
plus pension, bonus, gym + food discounts
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Architectural Assistant - Warwickshire - up to £30,000 (V04188)

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Our client specializes in crafting imaginative hospitality environments for major brands and F&B chains. Every successful project is the result of a dedicated team of highly skilled and motivated individuals, and it is within this team that they are currently seeking an Architectural Assistant to join.

The role of Architectural Assistant will be a hybrid of home and office based, working as part of a team and also independently. They are looking for an architectural assistant, with at least 3+ years’ experience. This would be a permanent position with 3-month probation period.

Job Description includes to:

  • Produce working drawings and drawing packs as required
  • Make statutory applications for Building Regulations / Planning / Listed Buildings / Advertising / Licensing / Warrants
  • Liaise with statutory bodies and follow through on applications
  • Produce Pavement Licence drawings
  • Produce ‘As-Built’ drawings for inclusion within Health & Safety files
  • Manage own workload on an individual project basis to comply with workload plan
  • Research and keep up to date with new architectural products and all relevant Building Regulation requirements
  • Carry out measured drawing of building surveys 


The Architectural Assistant should have the following attributes:

  • Experience in Architecture
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD
  • Working knowledge of Planning, Advertisement and Building Regulations, use of the Construction Design and Management Regulations, including Design Risk Assessments
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Lateral thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to multitask & strong time management skills
  • Attention to detail and consistency in drawing work, to produce high quality drawings


The salary would be c£30k dependant on the persons skill set and experience plus office/home working on agreed days, Perkbox membership and Pension scheme. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Warwickshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
penion, perkbox
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Design Draughtsperson - Norfolk - negotiable (V04177)

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This Company manufactures beautiful bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery work for a global network of clients. Their large purpose-built manufacturing complex is home to traditional cabinet making, veneering, carving and gilding skills, complemented by modern design, manufacturing and finishing techniques. Projects include dressing rooms, staircases and libraries, cinemas, wine rooms and games rooms.

They are seeking a full time, experienced Design Engineer and also a Furniture Draughtsperson. For both roles they are looking for individuals who are able to draw on their experience in the furniture and joinery industry to support and steer the design and technical phases of projects and to engineer work which is fit for manufacture, assembly and installation. The distinction between the roles being that the Draughtsperson will be mainly producing the technical drawings and the Design Engineer will be working with the draughting team to review and refine design intent and engineer for efficient manufacture.


Skills and Experience sought for the Furniture Design Engineer and Draughtsperson roles:

  • Excellent communication skills in order to capably discuss and establish design principles from a client’s brief
  • A good working knowledge of furniture and joinery constructional methods, and manufacturing processes
  • Self-motivated, flexible and proactive
  • Attention to detail and precision in the work produced
  • Strong problem-solving, time management and planning skills
  • Competent with the basics of AutoCAD and fluent with a 3D package, ideally SolidWorks


Salary and Benefits:
In return they are offering a very competitive and generous salary plus profit share scheme, contribution to pension and long service additional holiday. There is also a relocation allowance available as it is not a remote role. All this can be discussed with the recruiter in confidence before deciding whether to proceed with your application.

To find out more and to discuss salaries, please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
Norfolk
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
profit share, pension, relocation allowance
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Design Draughtsperson - North West England - negotiable (V04182)

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Known for creative design and pioneering craftsmanship, this company combines traditional hand skills with advanced materials and technology to create award-winning furniture for yachts and houses of ultra-high net worth individuals, throughout the world.

The role of the Draughtsperson is working as part of a small team where you will be producing accurate technical drawings for manufacture, taking design concepts, and developing them into full working drawings for manufacture. You will work closely and directly with the Project Managers and making teams on a variety of projects and create detailed 2D and 3D drawings for production on a variety of projects at any one time.


Skills and Experience needed from the Design Draughtsperson:

  • Ideally combined experience as a cabinetmaker and then draughtsperson within the bespoke furniture industry
  • Proficient in 2D AutoCAD and Rhino 3D (or other 3D Software)
  • Experience in Inventor would also be helpful
  • A working knowledge of traditional and contemporary construction processes
  • Able to produce highly detailed technical drawings for production
  • Self-motivated with strong organisational skills and a methodical approach to prioritising and organising work
  • Good problem-solving skills
  • Strong time management skills and the ability to effectively prioritise workload from a variety of different sources


In return they offer:

  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Company pension contributions
  • Health Shield Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Increased holiday and company sick pay with length of service
  • Your birthday off

To find out more and to discuss salaries, please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920 486125.

Location:
North West England
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
healthcare, company pension, enhanced maternity/paternity pay
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

Furniture Designer - Shropshire - up to £36,000 (V04161)

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Our client has been designing and making bespoke furniture, antiqued mirror and specialist finishes for more than twenty years for the high-end London and international markets. They work for leading interior designers, architects and private clients all over the world. They currently have an opening for a Furniture Designer with excellent technical knowledge of furniture construction to join their design team. 
 
They are seeking an individual who is a strong team player with a positive, can-do attitude. Knowledge and experience of VectorWorks is preferable but they will consider other similar CAD programmes.
 
Main duties for the Furniture Designer include: 
  • Production of accurate working drawings
  • Production of design concept drawings to be used in the sales process
  • Managing and co-ordinating makers and subcontractors
  • Occasional working on-site, site surveying, fitting and construction
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Furniture Designer role:
  • Strong knowledge of both furniture manufacturing techniques and materials
  • Site installation experience is desirable, as well as practical cabinet-making or bench skills
  • Min of 2 years’ experience within furniture or woodwork manufacturing 
  • Good hand-sketching ability would be helpful
  • Good problem-solving skills
In return you will be working with a very friendly team of people who love creating beautiful projects for their clients. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com or call us on 01920486125.
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Location:
Shropshire
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus + pension
Pippa Baker / Principal Consultant
Pippa has worked in the recruitment industry since 1988 and the vast majority of this time has been within the design sector. She graduated from Leeds University in Textile Management and worked at John Heathcote & Sons before changing career direction and has headed a team of consultants and administrators at Careers in Design since 2000. Pippa is a keen artist and squash player.

CAD designer jobs (indeed, any 3D designer jobs) are highly sought-after in today’s job market and companies have the pick of some of the best CAD technicians in the business. With such high levels of competition, you need to make sure you stand out.

At Careers in Design, we can help to sculpt your CV into a winning proposal for the CAD designer job you’ve always wanted, and to match you up with a position that matches your experience and your ambitions.

As a 3D designer, there are many posts available across all sectors of the design industry, and an aptitude for one can often cross over successfully to another. We have clients from all over the world, covering every design niche you can think of - from product design to space planning.

Aside from your career experience and technical qualifications, what else is a prospective employer likely to look for in you? There are the standard expectations of being able to work well in a team and to have good communication skills. If you’re applying for a team leader or senior CAD technician role, then presentation skills are also essential, as it’s likely that you will be delivering presentations in one form or another. You will be expected to demonstrate good numeracy skills and proficiency with computers – obviously – but you need to show that you can apply that to the real world, with a solid foundation in the properties of materials, construction methods, and manufacturing processes.

What is most likely to impress, however, is a flair for the creative, an ability to show that CAD is as much art as it is engineering.

Finding CAD designer jobs through Careers in Design is simple; use the filter menus at the top of the page to search for the job you want in your location.

Are you a CAD designer currently seeking work? Register your CV with us today, and take the first steps towards finding your ideal job.

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