Interior Designer

Job Title
Interior Designer
Location
Kalamazoo,  MI
Other Location
Grand Rapids, MI
Description

Kingscott is a team-based organization - from the top down.  Our CEO is a team of 5 people.  We work as a team to make the best decisions for the company.  We expect the same of our staff.  Our story is anchored in knowing that when people work together, extraordinary things are possible.

To be successful at Kingscott you need to be “All In” – to be fully committed.  It is important to us to stick to things even when they are hard.  To be intentional in following through for everyone’s success.  To be passionate about your work and take ownership for its success.  We need to believe in each other, to want the best for everyone and to always assume good intentions.

We are growing and looking for an Interior Designer to join our team. Working closely with Design Architects, the Interior Designer will focus on the overall design of each project, including building design and furnishing, while building relationships with our clients.

Here’s more about what you’d be doing at Kingscott:

  • Exhibit strong design capabilities in interior design and space planning, custom designed millwork, interior architecture and design features to exceed client expectations.
  • Partake in initial meetings with Owner and Project Director to establish budgets and project scope.
  • Meet with clients/end users to determine furniture needs; research furniture products and make recommendations; develop and provide cost estimates; create FF&E bid documents and specifications, including selecting finish materials to design highly engaging spaces.
  • Collaborate with project team to design and create documentation of finish materials, including floor and wall patterns utilizing a variety of materials, on many various project types.
  • Design of furniture projects to include Inventory, selection and specification to produce documents for FF&E bidding.  To include field verification of and inventory of existing furniture; Follow up activities include site observation, punch list and warranty reviews for the client.
  • Distribute bid documents; answer RFI’s; issue clarifications/Addendums; receive and evaluate bids; perform budget reconciliation; attend/coordinate post-bid interviews; assist Owner in awarding contracts/issuing Purchase Orders.
  • Work with project team to review and revise product specifications for project manual and review shop drawings and submittals.
  • Assist project team and Construction Administrator with conducting field visits to observe contractor workmanship and adherence to design intent.
  • FF&E procurement to include review submittals and finalize quotes; assist Owner in scheduling and receiving furniture deliveries; identify and make any FF&E adjustments; perform final inspections and review products in place; complete final punch list.

Here’s who we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design.
  • 5+ years of experience with design.
  • K-12 educational facility and commercial building design experience preferred.
  • Software knowledge in AutoCAD; Revit preferred; Work in Aspec preferred.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Proven problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

What’s in it for you:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, Dental, Vision, Life and 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Collaborative environment and ability to work with all levels of the organization
  • Variety of work tasks and experiences – No two days will ever be the same
  • Opportunity to influence key decisions and help Kingscott meet its goals

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