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Furniture Design Engineers and Project Managers - North West England - up to £52,000 (V03509)

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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.

This ambitious company is growing to meet the worldwide demand for its luxury furniture. With state of the art in-house production facilities and a creative and technical studio they are seeking to fill two roles:

1. Furniture Design Engineer
The successful candidate will take inspiring design concepts and using CAD software turn the designs into a set of engineering drawings for in-house manufacture including CNC, laser work, hand making, leatherwork and finishing as well as outsourced parts made by external sub-contractors. Also preparing a bill of materials to be sourced and ordered by purchasing.

2. Project Manager
The successful candidate will manage the engineers within the team and oversee project management and delivery of a projects from concept design to handover of iconic yacht and residential projects worldwide.

Person / Experience Required:

Furniture Design Engineer

  • At least 5 years' bespoke furniture making and construction at a luxury level
  • Fluency in both 2D and 3D CAD software with Rhino being an advantage
  • Ability to work to budgets for completion of engineering drawings
  • Ability to travel and be competent at taking on-site measurements.

Project Manager

  • Ability to manage furniture projects to a value in excess of  £1m from design concept through to client handover
  • Ability to plan and schedule with your team to exceed client's expectations
  • At least 5 years' bespoke furniture making and construction at a luxury level
  • Proven experience of 2D CAD software skills with 3D Rhino an advantage
  • Excellent leadership, management, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work and travel worldwide outside normal working hours when required

The company offers:

  • Salary of £30k-£38k for the Design Engineers
  • Salary of £38k-£52k for the Project Managers
  • Share of discretionary bonus based on company and individual performance

If either of these sound of interest please send your CV in to recruit@careersindesign.com.

furniture-design-jobs-yachts

Location:
North West England
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £52,000 per annum
Benefits:
6% pension, bonus + 30 days hols
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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 Technician / Furniture Designer - Cheshire - up to £25,000 (V03506)

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This independent design studio creates beautiful bespoke cabinetry for Kitchens, Utilities, Boot Rooms and Bedrooms which are the embodiment of tailored design.

Hand-made in England, their furniture has earned a reputation for excellence in design and meticulous attention to detail. Each component is carefully crafted in their workshops and assembled by hand.

To move the business forward and cope with an ever-increasing workload, they are currently looking for a CAD Technician to work alongside the Company Directors. The position will involve preparing technical drawings, carrying out site surveys and visiting sites at various stages of completion, hence any applicants must be personable and comfortable in a client / contractor facing role. The successful applicant will be trained to the exacting company standards and the role is expected to evolve as the company expands.

Person / Experience Required:

  • The ideal applicant will have experience within the kitchen or building industry and fluency with the use of CAD software
  • You'll be happy working both on your own and as part of a team
  • Some travel will be expected so a driving licence and your own transport is essential

If this sounds of interest then please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Cheshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£20,000 - £25,000 per annum
Benefits:
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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.

Product Development Manager - Bedfordshire - up to £40,000 (V03504)

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This innovative business helps architects and developers simplify interior design and functionality offering a range of concealed frame doorsets, pocket sliding doors and riser doors.

The newly created role of Product Development Manager is to ensure their products are cutting edge and the best in the marketplace taking simplicity of use, aesthetic design and cost in balance.

The role is divided up into three main areas:

1. Existing product development: To continuously develop existing products using feedback from the market and internal teams and proactively develop the products to make them more user friendly for the installer, improve their aesthetic appeal and identify cost efficiencies.

2. New product development: To develop new products from ideas generated by the market, internal teams and management.

3. Bespoke project specific products: To design and draw project specific details for projects that require bespoke product and/or product components.

Person / Experience Required:

  • At least 4 years' relevant experience
  • An innovative ideas person who keeps abreast of the trends in the marketplace
  • Organised with good time management skills
  • Solutions orientated
  • Team player with a good sense of humour

If this sounds of interest please email us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

product-design-jobs-door-furniture

Location:
Bedfordshire
Design Field:
Door Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
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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.

Concept and Pitch Designer - Buckinghamshire - negotiable (V03500)

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This well-established British company specialises in the design and manufacture of high-end commercial furniture and also provides bespoke solutions for its clients and trade partners.

They have recently identified a new client facing role that they are looking to fill that would suit a designer who is enthusiastic, dynamic, highly creative and has excellent communication skills. This individual will work closely with the sales team to create concepts to match the brief and produce designs that can be costed, along with 3D renderings for presentations.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Experience from the commercial furniture sector would be a distinct advantage, although not essential
  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant design discipline
  • Good concept design ability
  • Design experience with an emphasis on furniture, interiors and graphics
  • A good working knowledge of AutoCAD and associated graphic packages (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max)
  • Knowledge of SolidWorks for 3D modelling

If this job opening sounds of interest then please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

office-furniture-design-jobs

Location:
Buckinghamshire
Design Field:
Office Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
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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 - South West England - up to £45,000 (V03499)

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This company designs, makes and installs domestic rooms with the finest quality bespoke kitchens, fitted furniture and architectural joinery. They have a reputation for both period and contemporary interiors and count themselves privileged to have worked in a fantastic variety of building styles across the country.

They have an opening for a Project Designer who will get involved at the initial client meeting stage and be responsible for the creative responses to that brief. You will be looking at the specific function of each room, how it relates to the rest of the building and be at the forefront of communications with their clients. The role will progress through drawings, specifications, costings, presentations and then completing any revisions before handing over to the production team and overseeing the project to completion.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Proficient AutoCAD 2D user
  • You will need to demonstrate a flair for creative solutions to design conundrums
  • Attention to detail is needed and extreme thoroughness in the design and delivery of projects
  • A good understanding of furniture and joinery detailing from the Georgian period forward
  • An understanding of mechanical and electrical services in relation to fitted furniture, kitchens, and bathrooms
  • Excellent written and spoken English for communication purpose
  • Experience of Interior measured surveying would be useful

If this sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

furniture-design-jobs

Location:
South West England
Design Field:
Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension and life assurance
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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.

SolidWorks Design Engineer - Buckinghamshire - up to £29,000 (V03498)

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Established for over 100 years and recently rebranded, this company has a long history of producing high quality commercial furniture for the workplace.

Working as part of a small design team the Design Engineer's role will involve lots of close communication with both the Production team and external Sales team. You will be engineering new product ranges plus one-off specials and modified products; generating drawings, specifications and associated Bills of Materials; producing presentation work including conceptual models, 2D space plans and graphical documents.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Degree, HND/HNC, or similar qualification in a related subject
  • Advanced skills using SolidWorks on a day-to-day basis, ideally for at least 2 years
  • Previous experience of using AutoCAD and Microsoft Office packages is preferred (training can be offered)
  • Previous experience working in the furniture industry or with CNC machines would also be an advantage

If this vacancy sounds of interest please send your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

office-furniture-design-jobs

Location:
Buckinghamshire
Design Field:
Commercial Office Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£23,000 - £29,000 per annum
Benefits:
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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.

Consultant Interior Designer - London - up to £30,000 (V03488)

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This ambassador for the French style of living, designs and creates interiors with an emotional impact. An influential name in cabinet making both in France and abroad, their London luxury furniture boutique is extremely busy and is seeking a Consultant / Interior Designer to join the team.

Managing from the onset of order acceptance you will be providing a turn-key solution to your customer, conducting home visits, specifying products and overseeing through to the installation of the project. Working closely with the design department at their Head Office, you will also help within the showroom ensuring all displays are beautifully presented at all times.

There is the potential to take on management responsibilities for the right person.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Diploma in interior design or equivalent
  • At least five years in the same role or similar
  • Fluent in English with some French speaking ability
  • Dynamic and flexible person with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Sense of responsibility and initiative
  • Impeccable selling techniques and customer service
  • CAD literate
  • Good free-hand drawing skills to convey your designs to the customer on paper
  • Smart and professional in appearance

If this sounds of interest please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

interior-design-jobs-furnishings

Location:
London
Design Field:
Residential Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£26,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
commission
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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.

Project FF&E Co-ordinator - London - up to £30,000 (V03484)

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This busy and expanding contract and residential furniture company works throughout the UK and in Dubai and are seeking a Project Co-ordinator to join their team.

You will be working on a variety of projects, which include co-ordinating and managing the production of furniture for hotels and serviced apartments plus co-ordinating and managing high-end residential furnishing projects. More specifically, it will involve putting together quotations, managing procurement, FF&E specification, planning / product drawings, presentation boards and managing the project through to installation and after sales.

This is a great opportunity for a competent person with huge initiative to be part of a successful and growing furniture manufacturing company.

Summary of background needed:

  • A minimum of three years' relevant experience in FF&E
  • Experience of hotels and high-end residential projects
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills are essential
  • Great initiative and resourcefulness
  • Ability to work within budgets and to apportion expenditure wisely
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD and Excel
  • Ability to work in a calm manner under pressure and not afraid to multi-task as and when required
  • Ability to conduct oneself professionally with clients and in project team meetings

If this vacancy sounds of interest please send your CV and Portfolio in to us at recruit@careersindesign.com.

design-jobs

Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
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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 / Product Manager - Leicestershire - up to £35,000 (V03483)

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This company create smart and human orientated ergonomic office furniture and accessories. They believe that their products show a fresh approach to promoting the Healthier Workspace with strong awareness of the needs of both employees and employers, with the ultimate aim of improving wellbeing, flexibility and productivity.

As part of their expansion plans they are currently recruiting for a Furniture Designer & Product Manager. An individual who has both technical knowledge and project management skills enabling them to take responsibility for the whole life cycle of the product from initial idea to product launch and improvement.

Person / Experience Required:

  • 3+ years' relevant experience, particularly managing the product life-cycle
  • Ideally, the experience should be from the commercial furniture industry
  • Qualification in product design / furniture design or engineering
  • Operationally efficient and process-driven
  • Commercially mature
  • Computer skills of 2D/3D software, they use SolidWorks

If this sounds of interest please send your CV and Portfolio in to us at recruit@careersindesign.com.

interior-design-jobs-home-office

Location:
Leicestershire
Design Field:
Office Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
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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.

Senior Furniture Designer / Production Manager - London - up to £45,000 (V03475)

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This company is an innovative and pioneering producer of original and unique furniture and products. Championing and showcasing the work of designers who are both new and world famous, they have grown to be renowned for the work they create.

With a production and technical design studio on site, they are seeking an experienced individual who can manage the team and is excited about working with the finest materials and exacting requirements needed in order to fulfil the design and brief.

This person will understand what is required to work at this level of the industry and to work on varied pieces in different materials, complex pieces or pieces with a very refined finish.

Person / Experience Required:

  • Strong knowledge of furniture construction and a variety of materials
  • Experience on working on designs for galleries or limited editions for top designers
  • Excellent communication skills and knowledge of other languages would be desirable (French, Italian or German)
  • Able to interpret sketches and drawings plus experience of using Rhino
  • Able to mentor junior members of a team
  • The ability to multitask and project manage the production of furniture

If this vacancy sounds of interest please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Bespoke Furniture Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
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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.
         

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