Senior Interior Designer
Job Description Summary:
Job ID: 5888 - Unclassified - FT (Salaried)
Planning, Architecture, and Engineering is seeking a senior level interior designer to work with the Director of Planning, Architecture & Engineering to be responsible for supporting and ultimately managing all aspects of customer centric process improvement of: Furniture, Fixtures & Equipment (FF&E) inventory management and supply, execution of interior design projects, upkeep of interior planning and materials standards, and oversight of interior design project managers and respective workloads and priorities. The position requires coordination with leadership in various University departments and committees, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, consulting Architects and Interior Designers and construction/furniture vendors firms, as well as internal PAE project managers and Physical Facilities leadership.
1. Overall project management responsibilities for assigned projects of various sizes and types from initiation through project closeout. Duties include initial planning, scope of work determination, cost estimating, competitive bidding, contractor negotiations, cost control, work inspections, scheduling, work coordination, move planning and management, project close out, and post occupancy follow up. Coordination with department representatives and review of documents for compliance with University Standards are also required and as is compliance with the PFD’s Project Manager’s Manual.
2. Oversight of major capital project interior design portion of scope, supporting project managers to assure consulting firms follow same University methodology of delivering work as identified in Characteristics/ Responsibilities requirement #1.
3. Helps key campus partners develop and maintain annual and life cycle cyclical budgeting for repair and replacement of FF&E inventories as well as executing supporting recommend work out the plan. (e.g.; residence hall corridor carpet upkeep and replacement program)
4. . Determine industry best practices to improve furniture repair and replacements.
5. Improve space utilization. Promote and assure all project move towards much greater flexibility and scalability to vastly reduce the cost of reconfigurations.
Requires a minimum of ten years’ experience as a full time interior designer or similar experience in the commercial furniture business. Direct experience in Higher Education and relative experience in business management / process improvement is preferred.
A bachelor’s degrees in interior design, or architecture. Accreditation in IIDA or AUID is preferred.
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