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Assistant Design and Cost Estimator - London - up to £30,000 (V04104)

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This atelier studio and workshop design and fabricate individual sculptural pieces and limited-edition collections for interior decorators, collectors and private clients.
 
They are currently recruiting for a Design and Cost Estimator Assistant for the costing of materials and processes for the manufacturing of their Designs alongside providing admin and design assistance to the CAD Design team.
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities for the Design and Cost Estimator Assistant include:
  • Negotiation with suppliers and organising samples
  • Costing Database Management
  • Regular price checking and sourcing of suppliers
  • Raising and preparing quotations for Sales
  • Interpretating design drawings and CAD files for supplier quotes
  • Assisting the CAD Design team with VAULT upkeep
  • Performing simple design requests using Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign
 
 
Skills and Experience for the Design and Cost Estimator Assistant include:
  • Adobe Creative Cloud - Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator plus AutoCAD
  • A comprehensive understanding of materials and processes
  • Able to interpret production drawings
  • Ideally 3 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Good communication skills
  • Highly Numerate
  • Strong organisational and negotiation Skills
  • Adaptable, reliable and efficient
 
In return you will be working on amazing projects with a salary of between £27k and £30k. To apply and find out more please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£27,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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.

Design Engineer - London - up to £35,000 (V04097)

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Our client are leaders in the field of specialist art lighting. They specialise in the design and manufacture of LED products that transform works of art within private residences, stately homes, galleries and museums, with commissions for high-end commercial spaces.
 
They currently have an opening for a Design Engineer to work on the design development and production of architectural LED lighting products. This will include inputting products into the MRP system, creating manufacturing drawings, document management, updating BOMs, product prototyping, testing and compliance. This would particularly suit a technically minded individual who is methodically with a data driven way of thinking.
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Design Engineer:
  • 1 to 3 years' technical and engineering experience
  • Degree in an engineering based subject
  • Knowledge of product engineering / manufacturing processes / techniques
  • Solid organisational skills
  • Problem-solving capability
  • Fluent with SolidWorks or equivalent
In return you will have the chance to work with world-renowned organisations on some amazing projects offering a salary of between £30k and £35k. To find out more and apply please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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.

Interior Designer - Surrey - up to £38,000 (V04088)

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This young and vibrant Interior Design Consultancy work with both private high-end residential and commercial clients, offering a bespoke service covering interior architecture, design, styling and furnishing.
 
Increasingly busy with lots of exciting new projects starting they are looking for a additional Interior Designers to join their team.  Both will be at a mid-weight level; one is for a Technical Designer and requires strong detailing skills and VectorWorks fluency, the other is for an all-round Designer able to handle suppliers and clients.
 
The Technical Designer will be responsible for creating joinery packages, lighting and general arrangement plans and detailed layouts. You will also be carrying out site surveys and coordinating parts of the project design process. For the Interior Designer role you will be working as part of the team on projects from concept to completion. Both role have the potential to grow and expand into other areas of responsibility.
 
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Interior Designer:
  • Strong VectorWorks proficiency - essential for the technical role, ideally but not essential for the design led role
  • Interior Design or Interior Architecture qualification
  • Good communication and organisation skills
  • Budgeting and procurement knowledge would be useful
  • A team player but also self-motivated and proactive
  • Driving license
 
Although they are based near a train station, they would prefer the candidate to have their own car for the occasional visit to clients, suppliers and their warehouse. Salary on offer is likely to be between £32k and £38k. To apply and find out more please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Surrey
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £38,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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 Design Engineer - Norfolk - negotiable (V04075)

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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.
 
Due to continued expansion they are seeking a full time, experienced Design Engineer. An individual who is able to draw on their experience in the furniture and joinery industry to support and steer the design phase of a project and to engineer work which is fit for manufacture, assembly and installation.
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Skills and Experience sought for the Furniture Design Engineer role:
  • Excellent design and 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, manufacturing processes and the use of timber and associated materials
  • Able to work collaboratively as part of a project team and contribute to best practice
  • 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
 
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.
To discuss salaries and find out more please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Norfolk
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
profit share, pension, relocation allowance
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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.

Joinery Production Engineer - Somerset - negotiable (V04073)

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Our client specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of fine fitted furniture and architectural joinery. Much of their work is installed into period country houses, many of which are listed and therefore of local, regional, and national interest. Therefore, it is important that the detailing of this type of work is designed respecting the interior architecture of the building.
 
They currently have an opening for a Production Engineer to be responsible for taking 2D design drawings and a brief into a fully worked up 3D Inventor model with every detail resolved. You will then prepare and issue manufacturing drawings to the makers and remain responsible for the technical aspects of the project through to installation. You will also be assisting with the programming of the carcass parts for the CNC, all within the budgeted hours.
 
Skills and Experience required for the role of Joinery Production Engineer:
  • Ideally proficient in Inventor, AutoCAD and FusionCAM or InventorCAM. If you are missing one of the above, then you will still be considered
  • You'll have come from a cabinetmaking background and/or have a good understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes, materials selection and presentation
  • You'll have the ability to work from drawings and specification sheets
  • Knowledge of timber, wood veneers, wood finishes and finishing techniques, cabinetmaking and joinery will be needed
  • Knowledge of period architectural styles, building techniques, mouldings and geometry will be an advantage
  • An understanding of mechanical and electrical services required to be connected to fitted furniture, kitchens and bathrooms
In return they are offering an excellent negotiable salary (can be discussed with recruiter before proceeding) along with a staff luncheon scheme, annual bonus payment, pension and 24 days' holiday plus bank holidays. 
They are commutable from Bristol and Bath, to find out more and apply please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Somerset
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
staff luncheon scheme, 24 days hols, pension, bonus
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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.

Design Engineer - Wiltshire - up to £30,000 (V04072)

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Our client is a growing, family-run business who design and create luxury, bespoke kitchens and interiors, specialising in period houses of all sizes. They have a personal, end-to-end, bespoke service that starts with the architecture of the space, working with clients looking at every detail through to making it in their own workshop and the final installation.
 
They are currently recruiting for a Junior / Midweight Production Systems Design Engineer to help in converting kitchen and other furniture bespoke customer project designs into the format required for efficient, high quality and on schedule in-house manufacture.
Skills and Experience sought for the role of Production Systems Design Engineer:
  • 2D/3D modelling design experience in an engineering / manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of furniture manufacture and cabinetmaking would be an advantage
  • Practical understanding of CAM / CNC
  • Good problem-solving ability
  • Team orientated with good interpersonal skills
  • Drive, determination and a positive attitude
In return they are offering a salary of £24k to £30k plus 21 days holidays + bank holidays and can help with relocation expenses. 
To apply and find out more please send in your CV and some examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£24,000 - £30,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, relocation expenses
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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 Maker & Technician - Wiltshire - up to £36,000 (V04060)

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Our client is a well-established bespoke furniture maker based on the edge of the Cotswolds with excellent train links to London, Bristol and the West Country. They have established a world-wide reputation as makers of high-quality bespoke furniture, cabinetry and specialist joinery and work closely with world renowned designers and architects as well as directly with private clients.
 
They are currently looking for an experienced furniture maker who is also proficient in 2D and 3D CAD Design. As Furniture Production Controller you will be coordinating and controlling the flow of work and information from design through manufacturing to completion and final delivery. You will be responsible for the quality and timeliness of the CAD Design and production drawings.
 
Duties of this role include:
  • Receiving the initial design brief to create the job specification and producing any drawings required at quotation stage
  • Managing the CAD team
  • Responsible for the production of drawings, samples, BOMs and cutting lists
  • Working closely with the whole team to ensure a seamless fulfilment of client orders
  • Preparing an accurate onsite installation pack for the installation team
  • Fully understanding the objectives and scope of each project, including timescales, verification of design and budget control
  
Skills and experience for the Furniture Production Controller:
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a high-end cabinet making or specialist joinery role 
  • Understanding of a variety of manufacturing methods and the use of timber products, glass, metal, stone and fabrics
  • Experience of and familiarity with SolidWorks or AutoCAD draughting and 3D modelling tools
  • Able to interpret technical drawings and specifications and to effectively communicate the requirements to the production team
  • Strong problem-solving skills and solution focused
  • Pro-active and self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong planning, organisational and IT skills
Salary:
In return the salary range is likely to be c£35k plus pension. They have a free car park although they are also reachable by public transport. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Wiltshire
Design Field:
Furniture sector
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £36,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension
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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.

Architectural Technician - Essex - negotiable (V04051)

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As a multi-disciplinary design-led practice our client boasts an impressive portfolio including blue-chip national and international clients specialising in all areas of the hospitality sector delivering projects throughout the UK and into Europe. Projects include bars, restaurants, hotels, casinos and cafes and they are based within easy commuting distance to London.
 
They currently have an opening for an Architectural Technician to join the team. This is a creative problem-solving, architectural design role for someone who has a good knowledge of building regulations and planning law to oversee compliance of the interior design team’s work undertaken. You will be detailing and lodging all local authority submissions from building regulations, planning and listed buildings to ensure all the work undertaken by the creative team is fully compliant. Knowledge gained through working on hotel and/or hospitality projects would be an advantage but not essential, more importantly is the ability to adapt to fast-track project delivery which can be varied from small scope to new builds.
 
They operate a development programme of review with a projection to an individual’s three-year target. Salary on offer is c£30k plus pension and use of a pool car for site visits.
Hours are 9am - 5.30pm, Mon- Fri.
 
Skills and Experience needed by the Architectural Technician: 
  • Experienced in a similar role with a good understanding of logistics for project delivery
  • Understanding of the RIBA work stages
  • An understanding of Health & Safety management in Construction
  • Clean Driving Licence
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD or similar
  • Excel and Microsoft literate

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com

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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
pension
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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 - Dorset - up to £37,000 (V04046)

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Our client designs, manufactures and installs bespoke fitted interiors for the high-end residential market. With the benefits of being part of a larger group of companies, they work internationally and can offer new modern facilities through continual investment back into the business.
 
They are currently recruiting for a Technical Furniture Designer who is able to work within the high-end residential market as their clients demand the highest quality and specification. You will be preparing each element of the project for manufacture, producing layouts, technical and production drawings and 3D renders.
 
In return they can offer professional career development throughout the business with a strong track record of staff retention.
 
Skills and experience needed from the Technical Furniture Designer:
  • Ability to read and work from technical drawings
  • Knowledge of general manufacturing processes & materials
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • 3D CAD experience in Inventor, SolidWorks and/or SketchUp
  • Excellent communication skills and professionalism working within a team
  • Enthusiastic and hard working
Salary package and benefits:
  • £30k to £37k
  • Overtime paid at time and a half
  • Incremental holiday period increases based upon time served
  • Free catered Friday lunches
To find out more and apply please send us your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Dorset
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£30,000 - £37,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, bonus
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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.

Technical Draftsperson - Middlesex - negotiable (V03984)

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This company designs and installs luxury interiors for the retail, hospitality, residential and commercial sectors and have a live vacancy for a technical draftsperson to produce shop drawings for their joinery & fit-out projects.
 
You will need to have several years of experience in creating manufacturing level drawings and cutting lists for complete bespoke items ranging from kitchens to jewellery showcases to staircases to reception desks to bathroom cabinets. You will need to understand how a whole array of materials can work together including timber, glass, metal, stone and plastic.
 
The main responsibility will be the setting out of fit-out projects, coordinating other trades into the master drawings. For example, does the air conditioning clash with the lighting? does the sprinkler clash with the joinery? Their clients provide the initial design drawings and the Technical Draftsperson will then redraw them to a fully detailed level for manufacture.
 
Experience and skillset needed for the Technical Draftsperson:
  • Experience on luxury fit-outs
  • Strong ability to produce detailed manufacturing drawings
  • Understanding of manufacturing and construction
  • Fluent on AutoCAD
  • Practical with good problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication skills, able to liaise with individuals within the company and external to the company
  • Enthusiastic / Flexible / Dynamic
The salary on offer can be discussed on application and the role will be office based.
To apply and find out more please send in your CV and examples of technical work to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Middlesex
Design Field:
Furniture and Joinery
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.
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