Senior Interior Designer - 500214
The position of Senior Interior Designer is responsible for managing the interior design department which plans, develops and implements of all the University’s interiors projects (both outsourced and self-performed) so that the University receives the best value for its investment in the time allotted. The position collaborates with interior design consultants engaged by the University on large projects and personally performs the full range of similar work on smaller projects for which a consultant is not engaged. In particular, this position assures that needs assessment, space planning, budgeting, specification, procurement and installation of all interior components provide optimum value consistent with project scope and budget.
Manages the Interior Design support staff (2 positions) as well as subcontractors when performing the role of a Senior Interior Designer. Oversees working with vendors to make sure all samples of interior finishes, specifications and price information located in the resource library is current
- Manages outsourced interiors projects for the University so that the University receives the best value for its investment in the time allotted.
- Develops and updates both project schedules and budgets as related to interior scope
- Reviews and assists in the selection of finishes, furniture, fixtures, and equipment by the outsourced designer as required
- Selects finishes, furniture, fixtures, and equipment for capital projects as required and prepares purchase orders for procurement based on university procedure
- Reviews shop drawing and submittals of materials, as directed by the Project Manager, to ensure compliance with University aesthetics
- Prepares punch lists and close-out material as related to finishes, furniture, fixtures, and equipment
- Coordinates furniture installation and move activities to minimize disruptions to university activities and arranges for move-in activities (including telecommunications)
When interior design is self-performed, the Senior Interior Designer selects finishes, furniture, fixtures, and equipment for projects as required
- Prepares purchase orders for procurement based on university procedure
- May provide additional interior design service such as needs assessments, space planning, specification/procurement, working drawings, and installation coordination
- Provides project support to the Projects Team, as needed. Examples include creating graphics for presentations and resolving furniture/signage issues
- Assists the Project Manager and works with consultants, Facilities staff, and the Office of Sustainability to gather and provide information required to submit for green building certification on select construction projects
Develops and maintains campus standards and management processes for finishes, furniture, fixtures, and equipment
- Develops and maintains processes for incoming non-project requests (to include furniture moves, signage, and minor furniture requests) through the use of Wrike project management software and database
- Directs appropriate requests to outside vendors for procurement and installation
Develops preliminary space analysis and conceptual schematic plans that integrate client’s programming needs and are based on proper principles of interior design and human behavior
Oversees inventory of existing furniture and equipment and evaluates for possible reuse
Oversees the repair or replacement of furniture on campus through the work management system
All Facilities employees will exercise behavior in accordance with University policies as well as with the Facilities Mission and statement of Core Values.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL EFFORT:
- Requires the employee to work both in the office and on construction job sites where the environment will be dirty, noisy and subject to extreme heat and cold. Physical effort will range from sitting at a desk typing to climbing ladders, stooping or crawling under equipment and lifting up to 50 pounds.
- All Facilities employees will comply with safety standards and demonstrate safe work habits.
This position requires the understanding of interior building environments to include furnishings, finishes and barrier free design in accordance with appropriate building and safety codes. This includes knowledge of design techniques and principals employed in specification writing and cost estimating/budget management. Specific skills and abilities include:
- Ability to read construction drawings
- High level of motivation, time management skills, and an ability to work independently and organize one’s daily work so that multiple projects are prioritized and effectively managed
- Outstanding analytical, interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
- Ability to work collaboratively within varied project teams
- Competency in using Microsoft Office (including Excel) and AutoCAD. Knowledge of Revit is preferred but not required
- Ability to create and manage project budgets and schedules
- Ability to manage financial resources in the best interest of the University
- Ability to effectively organize and manage contractors
- Proficiency in digital file management, archival and retrieval systems
- Must have a valid Virginia driver’s license and meets the standards for the University’s insurance carrier
- Must be comfortable driving a golf cart on campus and a car off campus to pick up items or visit off-campus storage facilities on occasion
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree from a CIDA accredited Interior Design program
- NCIDQ Certification
- Preferred but not required: CID – Certified Interior Designer (VA license)
- 8+ years professional experience working for an interior design or architectural firm. In-house facilities design preferred
- Full-time, exempt position
- Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs.
- All Facilities employees are designated as essential personnel and may be subject to work outside the normal work schedule on an emergency basis and may be subject to planned overtime work as required by the immediate supervisor.
Pay Grade 8 (Hiring Range: $60,390.00 to $80,016.00 annually)
The University of Richmond requires COVID-19 vaccinations for all students, faculty, and staff. The University allows exemptions to this requirement for religious, medical and strong personal conviction reasons. All newly hired employees must report their status within the first two weeks of employment.
At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond.
UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE