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Fluent Design Published: May 9, 2017
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Who We Are:
Fluent Design is a pioneering commercial interior design company that continually sets the bar for workplace. We employ an integrated and responsive approach to project design that balances the environmental, economic, and social goals of every client. Fluent promotes a work environment that encourages creative problem-solving and the sharing of ideas through an open office environment and a culture of continuing education. Our portfolio includes more than 300 projects. Fluent’s success is measured by commitment: to our clients, to our employees, and to our community.

 

Our Culture:

We are a progressive company with a culture of new ideas. A company that thrives on providing creative design and top-notch service while acknowledging the real life constraints that face most projects today. We listen to our clients’ project needs, desires, and goals, and respond with a personalized approach to their design. We are a workplace that crackles with fun, movement, and dynamic creativity. We believe in our ability to do any job and do it well. We pay attention. We work together. We extend these beliefs to our products and to our clients.

 

The Perfect Fit:

A person that is detail-oriented, passionate, and a great communicator. Organized and thorough in everything that you do. You are a team player with an upbeat, positive attitude that enjoys variety in your everyday work. You are the MacGyver of making things happen and aren’t afraid to create processes where none exist. Someone that thrives on customer service and isn’t afraid to have fun at work!

 

The Job:

Requires knowledge of and experience in design and document production. Has the ability to initiate technical research such as space planning, setting up of construction documents, initial development of details, etc. Beginning to coordinate construction administration and performs tasks such as submission / shop drawing review, file organization such as ASIs, RFIs & other C/A documentation, as well as field construction installation review with the supervision of an upper level designer. Also has basic knowledge of building and planning codes and does initial code reviews / research prior to handing off to Project Designer for review.  Ability to work independently in all phases of small- to medium-sized projects and supports a Project Designer on large complex projects.  Is beginning to direct the work of junior designers with supervision of a Project Designer. Works under moderate supervision.  A certain level of creative latitude is granted.

 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with team to develop designs and create drawings and for small to medium projects may oversee all design and drawing.
  • Participate in client meetings and presentations as needed. Includes conducting client interviews to determine space needs and requirements.
  • Assist Project Designer in developing project documents for permitting, bidding and construction.
  • Create space plans and test fits from programming criteria.
  • Create pricing plans / documents, design development documents and construction documents to represent ideas to clients, contractors and other required entities.
  • Provide thorough code analysis, especially in regards to accessibility and fire / life safety.
  • Provide input to the design and construction schedule – communicate the technical implications of design decisions.
  • Develop and deliver overall design / furniture packages for small to medium projects and assists in developing packages for larger projects.
  • Ability to review shop drawings, submittal packages, requests for interpretation and respond to correspondence from General Contactors and their Subcontractors.
  • Manage design budget for assigned projects.
  • Ensure adherence to set budget and immediately informs Project Designer of any potential variances to the budget.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies & Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of design principles and aesthetics.
  • Extensive knowledge of furnishings and finishes.
  • Extensive knowledge of Building Code.
  • Intermediate knowledge of space planning.
  • Proven ability to function in all phases of project development from schematic design through construction administration.
  • Talent, commitment and passion for client satisfaction, quality design and documentation.
  • Understanding of basic information required within a construction document set.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced design environment.
  • Ability to work effectively within a collaborative team environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in mentoring and guiding junior staff.
  • Coordinate with consultants and vendors.
  • EffectiveTime Management skills.
  • Good graphic presentation skills.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited Interior Design Program.
  • Minimum 3 to 4 years of experience in a variety of interior design projects, with focus on office / corporate interior design.
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Must be detail-oriented and set high standards for accuracy.
  • Must have demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office Suite, AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch Up and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical, decision-making, and problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality of all employee and company information.

Salary

Commensurate with demonstrated skills and experience.

How to Apply

For consideration, please email a resume and cover letter to info@fluentdesignpdx.com.

 

Fluent Design is proud to be an AA/EEO employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to characteristics protected by applicable local, state or federal law, such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, marital status, veteran or military status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

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