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Joinery and Furniture Designer - Berkshire - up to £40,000 (V03998)

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This company creates joinery pieces for some of the finest commercial interiors being designed in the UK today. Operating nationwide from their factory and offices just outside London they offer total management of custom joinery packages, from initial site survey through to installation.
 
They are currently looking for a Technical Designer to join their rapidly growing team and are keen to speak with people that have technical designer experience within a custom joinery construction environment, as well as experience with SolidWorks.
 
Key aspects of the role of the Joinery and Furniture Designer:
  • To produce, complete and check technical drawings
  • To follow the detailed scope set for the project
  • To use the task management software to track progress and communications
  • To research technical details of components, materials and designs used
  • Where possible to engineer designs to be as efficient as possible for manufacture
  • Participate in company and departmental discussions about improvements and innovation
 
Experience and skills required for the Joinery and Furniture Designer:
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience using SolidWorks
  • Experience of producing joinery drawings, with hands-on knowledge within manufacturing and assembly an advantage
  • Excellent creativity and innovation
  • Good communication skills and willingness to participate in discussions
  • Excellent time-management and organisation skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
This is a permanent, full-time vacancy with an immediate start available, offering excellent salary prospects and a true chance to influence. They will also consider hybrid working. To find out more and apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Joinery
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £40,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, bonus, 22 days hols, hybrid working
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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 Joinery Designer - Somerset - up to £45,000 (V03995)

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This company is a specialist in the interior architecture of historical and period properties and work directly with their clients who come to them for their expertise and beautiful pieces of furniture, joinery and workmanship.
 
As an Architectural Joinery Designer, you will be producing the detailed design drawings for client presentations, sub-contract quotations and manufacturing for bespoke components (in metal, stone and other associated external materials and processes). Developing the creative team’s commissioned design concepts, you will be responsible for the full project specification. You will also provide design project management and be responsible for all technical external communications and management on the project at design phase and often beyond. This includes service M&E drawings, building setting out drawings, underfloor heating drawings and lighting drawings as required.
You could be working on anything from panelling, architraves and flooring to libraries, boot rooms, sculleries, laundries and kitchens.
Skills and Experience needed for the Architectural Joinery Designer:
  • AutoCAD experience and ideally 3D using Inventor or SolidWorks
  • Preferably a cabinet making or joiners background with a good understanding of manufacturing and assembly processes, materials selection and presentation
  • Experience gained from the private residential marketplace
  • Able to work from sketches and specification sheets and able to interpret technical requirements and design briefs
  • Experience of interior measured surveying is desirable
  • Knowledge of quality kitchen appliances and sanitary ware would be helpful
 
They are seeking an individual with a genuine interest in period architecture and detailing. In return you will get to work on some amazing and interesting projects and they offer a generous salary. To find out more and apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Somerset
Design Field:
Furniture
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.

Interior Technician - London - up to £45,000 (V03994)

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This creative and well-respected Interior Design Practice work from concept to completion including build and project management, ensuring all their designs are truly sympathetic and authentic to the architecture and surroundings.
 
Regularly featured in leading design magazines, they don’t work with a “House Style” as their luxury interiors are bespoke to those who have inspired it. They provide their clients with illustrations, CGIs, mood boards, furniture and lighting layouts that are presented with each new phase in the projects’ programme.
 
With new projects coming in on a regular basis they are seeking an Interior Technician who can take responsibility for all the internal joinery and architectural detailing. You will be taking the design concepts and ensuring they are technically drawn up and ready for costing. You'll also be creating room layouts, floor finish plans, ceiling plans, and elevations.
 
Skills and Experience for the Interior Technician:
  • Ideally 3-5 years' relevant experience gained in luxury residential
  • Able to work on all stages of a project from conception to completion
  • Experienced in AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • MS office proficient (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • An enthusiastic and hard-working individual who thrives in a creative studio
  • Calm and composed under pressure
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written
  • Strong administration and time-management skills
They are looking for stability in employment and experience from a recognised UK based interior design consultancy. In return they offer hybrid working and a salary of c£40k. To apply and find out more please send in your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Residential Interiors
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £45,000 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 Designer / Production Assistant - London - negotiable (V03991)

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This creative design studio work with high net worth clients on both historical and contemporary interiors, bespoke furniture and uniquely designed fabrics.
 
Rapidly growing with an extensive waiting list of clients this vibrant studio are currently seeking a Furniture Designer to join their team. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for a skilled and experienced designer to demonstrate their knowledge and passion for design, their innovative thinking, ready to take their career to the next level.
 
Furniture Designer position overview:
  • Design alteration and rendering of the designs for bespoke projects and general one-off pieces
  • To take responsibility for manufacturing procedures and specifications
  • Problem solving to prevent issues arising with manufacturing procedures and specifications
  • Producing technical drawings for all hand drawn sketches
  • Understanding of and the ability to read space plans, floor finish plans, ceiling plans, elevations and details
  • Researching specific materials and finishes appropriate to the design / schemes, usage and budget
  • To assist the ordering and maintenance of accessory / furniture stock lists throughout the business
 
Skills and Experience Required for the Furniture Designer:
  • 2+ years' experience working as a furniture designer to include luxury residential
  • Experience working on all stages of a project from conception to completion
  • Strong conceptual and hand-drawing skills
  • Experienced in Rhino and V-Ray (training will be provided on V-Ray if needed)
  • Administration and time management skills
  • Excellent communication both verbal and written
A good salary and package is on offer and can be discussed with a consultant before proceeding. If this vacancy is of interest then please send across your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
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.

Product Design Engineer - Essex - up to £45,000 (V03990)

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This internationally recognised brand has a shared passion for British lighting, creating contemporary lighting for the residential, hospitality and commercial marketplaces globally.
 
Based near the Hertfordshire and Essex border they have an opening for a Product Design Engineer to work on new products for the North American market. They are open to considering either a mid-weight or senior design engineer.
 
You will be developing products from concept through to approval in accordance with relevant regulations and standards suitable for this territory. This will involve working with the Product Engineering Manager to ensure products are engineered to meet their sustainability principles, supporting the team, working within the given timelines needed to meet customer expectations and seasonal launches. Regular communication with Supplier Liaison Managers is essential within the development of any new product. Everyone in the team and company is encouraged to share their ideas.
 
Skills and Experience for the Product Design Engineer:
  • 3+ years' experience working as a Product Design Engineer
  • Ability to produce engineering drawings to IEC standards
  • Knowledge and experience of various manufacturing processes suitable for mass production
  • SolidWorks literate
  • Knowledge and basic understanding of Adobe Illustrator for instructions and illustrations
  • Able and comfortable with taking ownership of projects assigned
  • Open to giving and taking constructive feedback
  • Creative engineering flair
 
In return they offer a salary of £32k to £35k for a mid-weight or £35k to £45k for a senior plus an annual bonus, contributary pension, free fruit and soup days and 4 company social events a year. They are a great company to work for so to find out more and apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus, contrib pension + socials
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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.

Mechanical Engineer - Hampshire - up to £32,000 (V03976)

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Our client specialises in the design and manufacture of very high-quality lighting & furnishing products and with a recent look at their company’s needs, they have created the new role for a Mechanical Engineer to the Engineering Controller and act as the business’s mechanical and engineering “go to”. 
 
You will be responsible for mechanical and engineering integrity within the company’s product range. Participating in the development of existing and new products, ensuring product quality and engineering performance. Experience in engineering within the consumer product industry would be an advantage.
Key tasks for the role of Engineering Controller:
  • Ownership and responsibility of engineering and mechanical performance of the product range
  • Assessment and management of release process of NPI and sustainment products
  • Feedback and collaboration with key suppliers on technical product development matters 
  • Specification of test requirements and development and execution of prototype testing
  • Help generate and improve supporting processes and documentation within the product development and technical teams
  • Producing 3D and 2D CAD drawings
  • Preparing and presenting information, ideas and data to Internal Customers 
Key skills and experience needed for the role of Engineering Controller:
  • 4+ years’ experience in an applicable engineering development role
  • Good level of competence with 2D & 3D CAD Packages (SolidWorks, Fusion 360 or Siemens NX)
  • Detailed knowledge of materials and manufacturing processes 
  • Competence and understanding of Mechanical Engineering principles
  • Knowledge of other applicable software tools such as Finite Element Analysis, Fluid Flow analysis
  • The ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • A solution focused approach to all tasks and challenges with the dedication to manage to a full conclusion
  • Commercially aware 
  • Motivated - looking for career advancement and sees the opportunity to grow within their business
Renumeration will be in the range of £28k to £32k.
To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
Hampshire
Design Field:
Bespoke Lighting Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £32,000 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.

CAD Setting Out Draughtsperson - Kent - up to £60,000 (V03974)

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Since the early 1990’s our client has evolved their own unique approach to creating handmade truly bespoke kitchens, bedrooms, studies, wine rooms and other bespoke furniture.
 
With a constantly increasing level of business, they are now looking to recruit a full time CAD Setting Out Draughtsman of Bespoke Joinery.
 
You will be producing Setting Out Drawings and Production Cutting Lists for the manufacturing of bespoke high-end joinery including Kitchens, Bedrooms, Studies and Wine Rooms.
 
The ideal candidate will be an experienced Joinery Fitter with experience working as a Bench Joiner and/or have experience producing Setting Out Drawings and creating Cutting Lists. 
 
You will be working as part of a Drawing Office team and with their Kitchen and Furniture Designers. Full training will be provided for the right candidate which may include a period of working alongside their current installers and bench joiners as required.
 
Candidates must be IT Literate and fluent in both written and oral English.
If this sounds of interest then please apply and send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com
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Location:
Kent
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£45,000 - £60,000 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 Designer - London - up to £32,000 (V03964)

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Our client designs and manufacturers contract furniture including meeting tables, credenzas, storage & lockers, chairs, booths & banquette seating. They have a showroom in Central London and a manufacturing facility in Lincolnshire and are currently recruiting for a Furniture Designer.
 
You will ideally be based in London, but they will consider Lincolnshire as the base if a more convenient location.
 
You will be producing furniture for the office, educational and institutional markets using AutoCAD for 2D drawings and creating production drawings using Inventor. You will be responsible for producing BoMs, renders and creating 3D models for their product portfolio. There will also however be occasions to produce space plans for clients and visuals using SketchUp and/or 3D Studio Max.
 
Skills and experience needed for the Furniture Designer:
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD and Inventor or similar software like SolidWorks
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office 
  • Good communication skills
  • An interest in the technical aspects of products and their design
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines (once up to speed in the job)

To find out more and to apply please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com, thanks.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£26,000 - £32,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, discretionary bonus, christmas party
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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.

Contract Kitchen Designer - South Yorkshire - up to £28,000 (V03948)

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This brand leader in the manufacture of high-quality beautifully designed fitted kitchens and furniture supply British-made kitchens through specialist retailers across the UK and direct to Housing Developers. Their purpose-built manufacturing complex uses the latest technology and computer-controlled facilities to create an exciting range of modern and classic kitchens that feature the very latest innovations and design features.
 
They currently have an opening for a Contract Kitchen Designer to work with their Housing Developer clients. You will be responsible for producing designs and estimates for developers from a client's own brief and architects' drawings.
Main duties of the Contract Kitchen Designer:
  • Liaising with Developers and the Sales Team
  • Producing accurate designs and estimates for kitchen layouts 
  • Preparing completed designs / estimates into a tender presentation
  • Scaling from Architects' drawings supplied by the Developer
  • Establishing an installation budget and plan within contract guidelines 
  • Undertaking showroom tours as and when required
Skills and experience for the Contract Kitchen Designer:
  • Familiar with scaling from plans and designing kitchens
  • Fully proficient using a CAD system (they use ArtiCAD)
  • Possessing creativity and design flair to create a functional, attractive kitchen from scratch
  • Understanding of kitchen component parts would be advantageous
  • Must be able to use Microsoft Office products (Excel, Word, etc.) or similar
  • Working knowledge of SAP and Photoshop desirable but not essential
This role will be based in their Head-Office and they are looking for a Contract Kitchen Designer with a “can do” attitude and a friendly, sociable personality. In return you will be working Monday to Friday with no weekends as this is not a retail role and on top of your salary they have an employee benefits system and company pension contributions.
If you think you might fit the bill then please do contact us with your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
South Yorkshire
Design Field:
Kitchen Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£25,000 - £28,000 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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