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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.

Interior Designer - Bedfordshire - up to £60,000 (V04106)

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Our client is an enthusiastic, culture-driven Design & Build interior refurbishment company creating inspiring interior schemes for both educational and commercial clients.
 
Continuously growing they have ambitious plans for further development. To help these plans, they are looking for an Interior Designer to create amazing yet functional design schemes for clients in collaboration with Project Directors & Project Managers.
 
Daily duties:
  • Creative space planning and design schemes
  • Concept and mood imagery
  • Presentations and pitch documents
  • Visualisation - but not an essential requirement!
Skills and Experience sought from the Interior Designer:
  • 5+ years’ experience in workplace design
  • Proactive, organised and hard working as well as being happy to work in a small business environment
  • Proficient with CAD (they use AutoCAD) and SketchUp 3D
  • Ability to absorb pressure in busy times
 
You will be working out of their offices initially with the option for hybrid working long term (2-3 days in office and 2-3 days at home). To apply and find out more please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
 
Salary: £40k - £60k + Pension.
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Location:
Bedfordshire
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £60,000 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.

Designer and Project Coordinator - London - up to £40,000 (V04105)

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Our client is an international furniture company that work with private clients, architects, developers and interior designers providing an extensive choice of furniture including wardrobes, library systems, kitchen and furniture for the whole home.
 
Constantly busy, they are currently looking for a Designer and Project Coordinator to join their expanding team within the new bespoke division. The role combines design and technical skills with the ability to organise workload efficiently to facilitate the smooth running of the projects. You will be preparing drawings, presentations and quotations as well as managing live projects from design to completion, working both in the office and on site.
 
Duties and responsibilities for the Designer and Project Coordinator will include:
  • Preparation of design proposals, preparation of technical prints, visuals and presentations
  • Preparation of drawings and assisting with costings and quotations
  • Liaising with architects, suppliers and contractors
  • Handling CGI consultants to produce interior design concepts and visuals where needed
  • Assisting with producing technical information and the presentation material to win the contracts and subsequently to manage the project to the highest standards to completion
  • Assisting in the design phase, orders to the factory, checking confirmations, site visits and preparatory documentation for installations
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Designer and Project Coordinator role:
  • 5+ years’ experience working on high-end projects in a design related project management role
  • Knowledge of kitchens and wardrobes
  • Strong project and time-management skills
  • A good eye for Design, interest in Design trends and the design community
  • Good presentation skills and ability to understand a brief and to explain and present ideas
  • Accuracy and attention to detail when finalising prints and designs
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD (space planning and joinery detailing)
  • Experience in preparing quotations
  • Proficiency with the Adobe CS for presentations
  • Knowledge of construction methods and materials, and methods of surveying and inspection
  • Experienced in set up of FFE schedules

Salary on offer will be between £36k and £40k. To apply and find out more please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£36,000 - £40,000 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.

Production Manager - Essex - up to £45,000 (V04103)

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This small family-run company specialise in Experiential Design, Production and Installation and are proud to count large brands and leading marketing agencies amongst their clients. Their range of services cover everything from exhibition stands, product launches and bespoke sampling stands to PR stunts, sampling bins and giant props.
 
They currently have an opening for a Production Manager responsible for the production team and ensuring the successful realisation, delivery and full end-to-end production process of all company projects.
 
Working closely with the creative and production teams to develop the physical materials and build process, you will be responsible for implementation and close monitoring of the project and production timeline, managing health & safety, project budgets, onsite operations and post-event evaluation.
 
Skills and Experience needed from the Production Manager:
  • Strong organisation, time and people management skills
  • An interest in experiential, immersive, events and production
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Able to explore innovative, creative and cost-effective production solutions
  • Able to work to production timelines throughout the production process
  • Attention to detail with an ecological approach
  • Manufacturing experience in a wood-based environment
  • Experience of planning and scheduling
  • Driving & forklift licence would be helpful but not essential
  • Experience in electrics and electronics preferable but not essential
 
Salary on offer will be between £40k and £45k based on 40 hours per week. They also have a "dog creche" and are all pet lovers. To find out more and apply please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Essex
Design Field:
Events
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 - Surrey - up to £38,000 (V04101)

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Our client is a family owned, high-end bespoke furniture maker creating cabinetry, upholstery, joinery, metalwork and finishing services all from their in-house production and manufacturing workshop.
 
As a growing business they are currently looking for an experienced Furniture Designer / CAD Technician with a flair for design to join their company.
 
The position will involve developing initial concepts through to final production and manufacture, so would suit candidates with a strong level of understanding of bespoke furniture.
 
Key responsibilities for the Furniture Designer will be to:
  • Produce and design 2D/3D furniture models
  • Produce detailed, technical working production drawings and packs for manufacturing 
  • Produce cutting lists, calculate material requirements, cost and prepare quotations
  • Liaise with clients and order materials
  • Manage and co-ordinate projects from enquiry through to installation
 
Skills and Experience required from the Furniture Designer:
  • Previous experience working as a Furniture or Joinery Designer or a Technician with a good understanding of upholstery
  • Proficient in SolidWorks and/or Rhinoceros 3D
  • Problem-solving skills, with the ability to solve technical challenges
  • A broad knowledge of furniture construction
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be fluent in spoken and written English
In return the salary range will be between £32k and £38k plus pension and the following company social benefits:
Christmas Parties, Golf Days, Monthly Friday Drinks, Kitchen (stocked with fruit and snacks), Staff Room with TV and Games Table.
To apply and find out more please send in your CV to recruit@careerstindesign.com.
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Location:
Surrey
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£32,000 - £38,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension, stocked kitchen, 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.

Production Manager - Manchester - up to £45,000 (V04099)

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Our client creates bespoke high-end furniture and architectural joinery for residential projects and are looking to appoint a Production Manager for their manufacturing workshop based in Greater Manchester.
 
You would be responsible for a team delivering the manufacturing schedule on time and in line with the high standards expected by their client base.
 
Skills and Experience required from the Production Manager:
 
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a furniture / cabinet making / assembly environment
  • People management experience, able to mentor and train others
  • Experience using all kinds of woodworking machinery and hand-held power tools
  • Self-driven and results orientated
  • Ability to understand technical drawings
  • Problem solver and able to mentor others
 
Salary will be c£45k with the following benefits:
  • Private healthcare
  • Wellness programmes
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme

To find out more and apply please send in your CV to us at recruit@careersindesign.com.

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Location:
Manchester
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£45,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
Healthcare and Pension schemes
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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 Manager - London - up to £60,000 (V04098)

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This company specialise in the design and manufacture of lighting products for both the residential and the commercial sectors.
 
Busy with new projects coming in they are currently seeking an experienced individual to take on the role of Design Manager. Managing a small team your remit will include both man-management and project management, liaising with clients, overseeing projects from brief to installation and checking that projects are running to deadline and budget.
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Design Manager:
  • 6+ years' relevant experience
  • Self-motivated and organised
  • Ability and knowledge of leading a small team
  • Solid project management skills
  • Problem-solving abilities 
  • Process driven and commercially minded
  • Knowledge or experience from the lighting industry preferable
 
In return the salary will be in the range of £50k to £60k. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£50,000 - £60,000 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 - Cambridgeshire - negotiable (V04096)

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This interior design studio offers a comprehensive design service, from concept planning to procurement and installation, providing a highly tailored, personal service.
 
They are recruiting for a Midweight Interior Designer to work on a mix of exciting residential and commercial projects. This position will suit a designer who wants to be involved in all aspects of the design process, is confident and comfortable in leading small to medium projects and works efficiently individually as well as collaboratively with the design team. 
 
Job description:
  • Create, prepare and present design concepts for the review
  • Draw design schemes independently and accurately from the initial concept stage through to a full construction package
  • Compiling project timelines and budgets based on the client brief
  • Installing and dressing projects on-site
  • Organise your workload across a number of projects to meet timeframes and budgets
  • Clearly and effectively communicate and explain ideas
  • Supporting and mentoring Design Assistants where necessary
 
About the company:
  • A beautiful studio providing luxury interior design services and a full range of furniture, lighting, and accessories
  • A portfolio of impressive high-end residential projects across a variety of styles
  • A young, fun and friendly team who enjoy regular social outings

Skills and Experience needed from the Interior Designer:

  • Minimum of 5 years' post graduate experience within high-end residential interior design
  • Professional approach to work and confident in a client facing role
  • Having the intuition to be proactive and think on your feet
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to handle FF&E elements including procurement and sourcing
  • Technical ability and proficient with packages like VectorWorks, SketchUp, InDesign & Photoshop
  • Current driving licence
 
Salary can be discussed with the recruiter prior to application plus trade discounts, pension and laptop. Hours are Monday to Friday (WFH on Fridays) 10am to 6pm. To find out more and apply please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
Cambridgeshire
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
pension, trade discounts
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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.

Specification Sales Manager - London - up to £45,000 (V04095)

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This award-winning Italian Design company specialises in natural stone, from innovative textures for walls and floors to bathroom items and products from the home such as tables, lighting and accessories. Drawing the very best of Made in Italy values and cutting-edge engineering and technological know-how, they fuse old-fashioned craftmanship with contemporary design.
 
As part of their growth plan in the UK, they are seeking a Specification Sales Manager to be responsible for the management of interior designers, architects and specification. They are looking for candidates that are currently working as a A&D specification manager with a high-end design company, well connected with the London A&D community and ideally involving stone, porcelain or ceramic products.

Responsibilities for the Specification Sales Manager will include to:

  • Implement effective sales targets and actively seek new specifiers
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual sales forecasts
  • Maintain CRM records for Area contacts and projects
  • Raise the Company’s full product portfolio awareness through delivering company and products presentations
  • Develop key relationships with high-end Specifiers and Architects
  • Work both individually and with colleagues based in the Showroom to achieve company strategy objectives, targets and goals
 
Skills and Experience needed for the Specification Sales Manager:
  • At least 5 years' sales experience to the A&D marketplace in London
  • Knowledge and experience of premium / luxury design brands
  • Strong technical and commercial background
  • Direct experience of project sales, managing the sales process end-to-end
  • Computer literate with knowledge of CRM systems
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to present to customers
  • Highly organised with excellent planning skills
  • UK driving licence
In return they are offering a salary of £40k to £45k plus bonus, 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) and plenty of room for growth and career development. To find out more and apply please send in your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com.
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Location:
London
Design Field:
Interior Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£40,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
bonus, 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.
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