Intermediate Interior Designer
BGIS
Ottawa, ON
Job Field:
Business Support

Job Type:
Full time

Building Location:
Summary

The Intermediate Interior Designer provides planning services to ensure optimal use of space and develops occupancy and logistical options to achieve client needs. They will develop design concepts according to client needs and specifications and with consideration to factors such as cost, budget, environment, structural impact and limitations. Design work must meet client specifications and must be delivered within budget and timelines. This includes day-to-day churn services, needs analysis/validation, stacking, blocking, cad layouts, etc. Options are developed in support of annual planning and in response to client on-demand business needs.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Supports interior design activities including needs analysis, programming, work process analysis, stacking, blocking, finishes selection, design options, estimating, sample boards, specification writing, tender drawing creation, renderings, contractor management, deficiency identification and problem solving, and interfacing with CAFM as required.
Assists in Developing and preparing material cost estimates, project specifications and tender documents. Creates schedules while monitoring progress against timelines.
Prepares technical documentation (e.g., user guides, technical specifications).
Assists in the development of documentation and implementation of design processes, policies and procedures.
Assists with RFP bid document submissions
Renders design ideas in the form of 3-D renderings, work drawings, plans, models and schemes using computer-aided design (CAD) software.
Produces sample boards for presentation to clients.
Performs work with minimum supervision, and work is assigned in terms of technical objectives.
Provides support, guidance and production assurance for complex or urgent problems.
Makes recommendations or decisions on architecture, application design, standards and process improvements in line with client needs and requirements.
Takes responsibility for your individual and the team's results.
Estimates and prioritizes work to maximize value while taking into account risk, effort and dependencies.
Raises impediments, risks, and issues as early as possible and work with the team to mitigate as needed.
Develops design concepts that meet client needs and with consideration to work process, culture, project implementation plans, serviceability, sustaining costs, environmental considerations (LEED), impact to related building systems and other project specific conditions. Executes design projects within pre-established budget, time and architectural program limitations.
Selects materials according to design standards and budget.
Undertake Space Planning responsibilities, as required.
Acts as first point of contact, collecting information from clients and internal team members and conducts site visits to understand clients’ spaces / spatial requirements, deficiencies, business adjacencies, work flow, constraints and opportunities.
Gains approval of project designs by internal business representatives and Project Managers
Applies applicable building codes (e.g. egress and life safety) and liaise with local authorities as required, for purpose of gaining layout approvals.
Develops and maintains effective relationships with vendors. Monitors work progress and oversee vendor performance to ensure quality completion.
Complies with all regulatory, environmental, health and safety requirements.
Manages expectations and needs of client user groups without compromising client or Brookfield GIS objectives.
Incorporates sustainable practices, where practical, into space planning delivery, in accordance with company processes.
Responds quickly to client requests. Ensures proper and timely reporting and systems inputs.
Supports management on large and/or unique assignments as required.
Attends internal and external team meetings and provides status updates as required.
Other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills

Interior design and documentation expertise
Awareness of building issues, building and safety codes, the range of relevant products and materials, ergonomics, LEED, Bill 124 and applicable industry standards and regulations
Ability to develop creative but functional interior design solutions to solve Client issues
Awareness of cost estimating and project specification writing
Effective client service skills with ability to manage client expectations or redirect to supervisor as needed
Software proficiencies related to the assignment – MS Excel, Project, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook; AutoCAD; CAFM; etc.
Experience in facilities office planning and general knowledge of real estate business. General understanding of leasing structures and operating costs
Ability to financially assess proposed office relocations / changes including estimating / forecasting skills.
Strong working knowledge of project management, design, move management, construction and scheduling as well as knowledge of various furniture systems, interiors, materials, and finishes.
Knowledge of and experience with industry standards, applicable building codes and regulations, including LEED
Strong organizational and time management skills. Ability to manage multiple assignments simultaneously.
Results-oriented with strong client service / management skills.
Strong client service / management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation, documentation and report writing skills.
Strong analytical, problem solving and conflict management skills.
Ability to assist with RFP bid document submissions.
Develop client case studies for Marketing materials
Thorough knowledge of building code
Thorough knowledge of construction, mechanical and electrical space impacts.

Licenses and/or Professional Accreditation

NCIDQ, LEED AP, BCIN, MCR, Bill 124 would be considered an asset