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Furniture Design Technician - South West England - negotiable (V03901)

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Our client is based close to the Dorset / Somerset border and 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 with architects, interior designers, project managers, quantity surveyors and private clients.

They are currently recruiting for a Furniture Design Technician who is able to demonstrate that they can competently work within the high-end residential market as this role needs accurate detail drawings incorporating design for manufacture.

You will be preparing each element of the project for manufacture, producing layouts, technical and production drawings and 3D renders. The role may involve trips to sites for site surveys and will involve liaising with internal members of the company. There are really good career prospects available and the company has an excellent approach to work and their staff.

Person / Experience Required for the Furniture Design Technician role:

  • A clear understanding of design for manufacture
  • A working knowledge of Inventor or SolidWorks
  • Competent using AutoCAD
  • Good communication skills
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in joinery, cabinet making, shopfitting or boatbuilding

This is an exciting time to be joining this company and a good negotiable salary is on offer along with a staff luncheon scheme and annual bonus payment. To find out more and apply simply send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of us will get back to you.

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Location:
South West England
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.

Project Manager - South West England - negotiable (V03900)

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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 with architects, interior designers, project managers, quantity surveyors and private clients.

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for running all won projects within the company, the team’s performance and output, and where possible in assisting the winning process to maximise the commercial advantage. This would suit an individual with a project management background within the cabinet making / interior design industry or someone from this sector who has great interest in channelling their skills into project management.

Job Responsibilities for the Project Manager include:

  • Team planning and project planning
  • Organising all required and standard meetings
  • Procurement outcomes and identifying commercial opportunities
  • Recording a clear audit trail of Project Activity
  • Creating a vibrant culture of signalling and internal team communication
  • Providing finance with the numbers / valuations / FTDs it requires to comply to contracts

Person / Experience Required for the Project Manager role:

  • The ability to manage / oversee internal members of a project team conveying accurate instructions and communication throughout short, medium and long-term projects
  • To be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of financials around projects
  • Ideally a degree or equivalent
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the Bespoke Cabinet Making Industry
  • An understanding of AutoCAD and able to read and amend drawings for manufacture
  • Knowledge of basic revenue models and forecasting requirements

They are based near the Dorset and Somerset borders and you will be joining them during an exciting period in their growth and development. To find out more and apply just send your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of us will get back to you.

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Location:
South West England
Design Field:
Furniture sector
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 Technician - Remote working - negotiable (V03897)

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This British 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 and they are currently looking for an experienced Furniture Technician to join this team. They are based in Norfolk but depending on your level of experience they are also open to remote working with occasional visits to the office.

The main responsibilities for the Furniture Technician will include to:

  • Develop the client brief into technical and production drawings and renders
  • Ensure the product is engineered and designed for manufacture and assembly is carried out
  • Ensure drawing accuracy and presentation meets the required standard
  • Ensure drawings are published on time and drawing approvals are pursued to program
  • Survey and template site work as required and undertake pre installation checks
  • Review works in progress and prior to delivery for quality and conformance to drawings

Skills and Experience sought for the Furniture Technician role:

  • Skilled in 3D CAD using SolidWorks
  • At least 4 years’ experience in a wood based environment - Joinery, shop fitting or cabinet making
  • CNC and or cabinet making experience would be beneficial
  • Good interpersonal skills to create effective working relationships
  • Precise and conscientious
  • Strong technical skills and attention to detail

If this is of interest then please send in your CV and examples of work to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Remote working
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
negotiable
Benefits:
plus profit share scheme, contribution to pension, long service additional holiday
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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 (Client Advert) - Kent - negotiable (V03890)

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A great full time opportunity has arisen for a CAD Setting Out Draughtsperson to work on bespoke joinery projects.

At Chamber Furniture, we combine the finest materials with outstanding craftsmanship, and a host of clever details and features for all our fitted furniture and joinery throughout the home.
Due to a steady increase in business we require an experienced person to produce 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, have had experience working as a Bench Joiner and/or have experience producing Setting Out Drawings and creating Cutting Lists. You will need to be computer literate and familiar with CAD packages. Full training will be provided for the right candidate which may include a period of working alongside our current installers and bench joiners as required.

Working as part of a Drawing Office team and Furniture Designers the CAD Setting Out Draughtsperson will be based at our Factory and Showroom in Halstead, Kent.

A very competitive and generous salary is on offer for the right candidate.

If this sounds like you then please submit a CV by email to Gareth Shanahan at gareth@chamberfurniture.co.uk (quoting reference V03890). To find out more about Chamber Furniture please visit our website www.chamberfurniture.co.uk

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Location:
Kent
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.

Production Coordinator - Furniture & Sculptural Products - London - negotiable (V03886)

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Our client is an innovative gallery of original and unique contemporary furniture design and products, and are currently seeking a Production Coordinator with technical knowledge of furniture construction and production methods.

You will be interpreting sketches and drawings, ideally able to produce CAD drawings in Rhino, planning production schedules, monitoring the production processes and controlling the quality standards. Other duties include: preparing shipping samples; organising international and domestic transport and delivery of furniture and sculptures; managing the measurements and weights of both products and packing.

Skills and Experience needed for the Production Coordinator:

  • Ability to interpret sketches and drawings
  • Ability to multitask and project manage the production of luxury sculptural / artistic furniture and products
  • Strong planning and organisational skills
  • Computer literate ideally with 2D and 3D CAD skills
  • Strong attention to detail to ensure high levels of quality
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and team-working skills
  • Knowledge of handling a variety of materials such as bronze, wood, stainless steel, resin
  • A knowledge of other languages would be desirable (French, Italian, German)

In return you will be working on unique and artistic creations for high profile and well-known clients within the Design field.

To find out more and to apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@carerrsindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back on you.

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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.

Design Cost Estimator - London - up to £30,000 (V03885)

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This atelier design studio design and fabricate unique, custom-made sculptural pieces and limited-edition collections for interior decorators, collectors and private clients. Their goal is to help shape remarkable interior beauty by nurturing, inspiring and enriching their relationships with artisans, craftspeople and partners (the communities they support) and their clients

They are now recruiting for a Design Cost Estimator responsible for the costing of materials and processes for the manufacturing of their Designs. You will be expected to cost engineer company products, maintaining excellent quality whilst providing the best costings and efficiency for product manufacturing. A comprehensive understanding of materials and processes is therefore essential alongside being able to interpret production drawings.

You will need to have a good rapport with all stakeholders in the business, both in-house and externally with suppliers to maintain and develop good working relationships. You will also have an eye for optimum costings and be able to form an efficient database administration.

Skills, Experience and attributes needed for the Design Cost Estimator:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator
  • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook
  • BA(Hons) Product Design, Architecture or comparable
  • 5 years’ experience in a similar role (desirable)
  • Highly numerical
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Adaptable, reliable and efficient
  • Supportive and collaborative

In return you will be working with a great company on some amazing and exciting products. They are constantly evolving, have a strong focus on their people and a very high level of staff retention.

To apply and find out more please send us your CV to recruit@careersindesign.com and we'll get back to you as quickly as we can.

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Location:
London
Design Field:
Product Design
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£28,000 - £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.

Furniture Designer - Cheshire - up to £45,000 (V03879)

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Our client is a Designer and Maker of bespoke fine furniture hand made using the finest materials. They operate a large workshop and showroom and have worked with clients from cabinet making, free standing pieces right through to large scale bespoke residential and commercial interior projects.

They currently have an opportunity for a Senior Production Technician who has extensive experience of Cabinet Vision and knows how to design units from scratch parametrically and who is confident to build up a library of designs, set up reports, bid centres and manage a junior user. They are also open to remote working.

The Senior Production Technician will be responsible for the building and monitoring of their technical library in Cabinet Vision. You will be fundamentally influential in defining efficient and technically accurate methodologies for operations.

Main Duties also include:

  • Creating and monitoring all connections and libraries within Cabinet Vision
  • Building the bid centre for accurate pricing models
  • Research and Development of furniture hardware
  • Supporting the Design and Production Technician in understanding CV and CNC machine capabilities
  • Technical resolution and problem solving for the Operations Director
  • Overseeing the technical works created in Cabinet Vision from the Production Technician
  • Capturing trial data for additional funding

Skills and experience required for the Senior Production Technician:

  • Cabinetry technical knowledge to a senior level
  • Cabinet Vision fluency with other software skills that may be used in the future
  • Problem solving and trouble shooting
  • Good mentoring ability in order to coach others in Cabinet Vision
  • Structured, methodical and process driven
  • Calm, rational and knowledgeable
  • Good communicator internally and externally

They would ideally like a local candidate, but are open to remote working as long as the Senior Production Technician is able to come into the office as required (ideally 1-2 days a week). They are a very friendly company with plenty of social events organised (when permitted) and food supplied on Fridays.

If this sounds of interest then please send in your CV and portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
Cheshire
Design Field:
Furniture
Job Type:
Permanent
Salary:
£35,000 - £45,000 per annum
Benefits:
pension and food on Fridays!
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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 & Interior Concept Designer - South West England - negotiable (V03881)

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This company specialises within interior architecture for historical and period properties. They work directly with their clients who come to them for their expertise and beautiful pieces of furniture, joinery and workmanship for their Country and London Town Houses across the UK and abroad.

They currently have an opening for a Concept Designer who has both a creative and organised mind and who understands residential interiors incorporating luxury bespoke furniture and joinery.

The ideal candidate will have interior design background and an illustrative talent, with a genuine interest in period buildings and fitted furniture. The role would primarily involve putting together design presentations to clients, compiling technical drawings, floor plans and layouts, moodboards, product specifications and reference imagery into a digital document and producing striking three-dimensional visualisations.

Other duties for the Furniture & Interiors Concept Designer might involve:

  • Research into architectural / furniture details, commercial appliances, decorative furnishings, materials and specialist manufacturers
  • Working with the team to provide costings and a budget
  • Contacting suppliers to organise samples and material palettes
  • Taking part in client meetings and making modifications to the concepts

Key Requirements for the Furniture & Interiors Concept Designer:

  • Interior design experience already gained with bespoke furniture and/or joinery
  • Knowledge of different materials
  • A creative, enquiring mind and an interest in historical research of architecture and period properties
  • Strong hand drawing and illustrative skills
  • Able to use AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Ideally also able to use Photoshop, InDesign and ProCreate or Sketchbook
  • Commercially minded and numerate

To apply and find out more, please send in your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
South West England
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.

Senior Furniture Designer / Head of Design - South West England - negotiable (V03859)

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This company is a specialist in architecture joinery and fitted furniture for historical and period properties. They work with a variety of beautiful buildings across the UK and abroad. Everything they design is completely bespoke, and their 12,000sq.ft. modern workshop houses a dedicated team of cabinet-makers and finishers.

They are currently seeking to fill a key role for the business so the successful candidate will need plenty of experience within the furniture and joinery sector in a client facing role.

It is important that you have knowledge and a firm grasp of historical furniture and architectural details both in a classical and contemporary setting.


Other skills and experience:

  • Proven experience within the interiors marketplace, able to sketch out designs freehand and draw up space plans using AutoCAD
  • Strong leadership skills and communication skills
  • Confident in handling client presentations in a client facing role
  • An ideas person with good listening skills and the ability to generate concepts sympathetic to the client’s needs and home
  • You will need to be well-organized and committed, able to work to deadlines and manage a number of projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of building design and architecture a distinct advantage

To find out more and apply please send us your CV and Portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com and one of our consultants will get back to you.

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Location:
South West England
Design Field:
Bespoke 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.

Upholsterer - Berkshire - negotiable (V03857)

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This new business currently based in London but shortly moving out to Ascot, design, develop and make luxury furniture for both the Residential and Commercial marketplaces.

With a growing level of business they are looking for an additional upholsterer to join the team.

You should have at least 4 years' experience in this role and ideally with good knowledge of seaming and fabric cutting as well.

For more information please call Pippa Baker on 01920486125 or send us an email to recruit@careersindesign.com with your details.

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Location:
Berkshire
Design Field:
Luxury 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.
         

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