Interior Designer

Posted 2 years ago

Schrader and Company, an award-winning, nationally recognized construction services company in Burnt Hills, NY is now seeking an experienced Interior Designer that work closely with Schrader and Company clients to develop their projects from conceptual design through a beautifully executed project.  With an artful approach, the Interior Designer will undertake a variety of space planning and interior design projects to include but not limited to, kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, family rooms and more. Balancing creativity and practicality, ensure Schrader and Company projects have that “Wow” factor and that our clients are thrilled with the aesthetic and functionality of their new spaces.

Duties and Responsibilities:

An Interior Designer’s day-to-day tasks are varied and call for a blend of creativity, technology, organization and people skills.

Schrader’s Ideal Interior Designer:

  1. Assist SAC with the development of design systems and processes that will integrate seamlessly into the company’s current project planning and sales systems.*
  2. Assist SAC with the development of a design fee structure so that SAC is compensated for our design expertise all while continuing to sell construction work.
  3. Understand the means, methods, materials, codes, etc related to residential and light commercial construction.
  4. Create, present and sign a design agreement prior to performing design and selections work.*
  5. Meet and communicate with clients to acquire a deep understanding of the client’s goals for a particular space.*
  6. Advise clients on interior design factors such as space planning, layout, use of furnishings or equipment, color coordination, etc.*
  7. Create preliminary design plans preferably using CAD.
  8. Guide clients through the material and product selections process with the purpose of minimizing the time it takes to make selections. Specify materials, such as lighting, wall finishes, flooring, and plumbing fixtures, tile, countertops, cabinetry, etc. Keep track of client selections and approvals.*
  9. Develop project cost estimates with assistance from the Project Planners and review with clients.*
  10. Coordinate with other professionals, such as architects, engineers, trade contractors, and material and product suppliers to ensure project success.
  11. Procurement of all fixtures, accessories, wall & floor coverings, and related materials.*
  12. Communicate with SAC Project Managers during construction to ensure design intent and specifications are understood and then executed. *
  13. When applicable, aid in the selection and purchase of furnishings, art work, and accessories.
  14. Become responsible for the management of Schrader and Company showroom. Consider how we best use the showroom to accomplish client selections. Increase showroom traffic.
  15. Assist any staff member who is engaged in performing the duties of a full, or part-time Project Planner, with any aspect of their design creation, to include participating with them in consultations with their client.*
  16. Continuing education of current design trends, new products and materials. Stay on the “cutting edge” of design. *

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Associate’s degree (A. A.) or equivalent from two-year college or design school; and two to four years building industry experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word; Microsoft Excel; internet software; Chief Architect (or comparable design software); Cabinet Vision (optional); ACT! and Microsoft Outlook.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; sit; use hands; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

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