Senior Interior Designer - Hospitality

Full-time @ Porto, Portugal

Regime: Full-time
Localização: Porto, Portugal
Perfil pretendido: Sénior
Dimensão da empresa: 1-10 empregados

This position requires extensive high-end hospitality interior design experience and/or food & beverage, leisure & spas in the UK and Europe. This position will include working on several projects and supporting the Associate leading your team. The main function of this role is to provide the creative energy and direction within the team and maintain the integrity of this from concept to completion. The role will be varied, and you will be required to demonstrate that you have the following experience and abilities:

Role in team:

  • Confident and professional client facing skills and abilities
  • Assisting the Associate with managing team to deliver to fixed deadlines
  • Develop a design from original brief through to completion
  • Work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Produce designs to client’s project budget
  • Self-motivated with a clear ability to use initiative & be pro-active
  • Work effectively under the supervision of the associate and directors, heeding direction and advice when given
  • Adapt and respond to clients’ requirements as they develop and recognise and manage change when this exceeds scope of services and original brief
  • Work closely with the procurement department ensuring that the correct level of information is provided at the various stages of the project.
  • Maintain design integrity throughout the design development and construction processes
  • Comfortable working to a deadline in a fast paced, busy environment
  • A team player, but with good leadership skills
  • Help develop and manage team members & delegate accordingly

Design Process:

  • Take and assimilate a brief, developing it into pitch presentation
  • Under direction of the directors provide the creative direction on assigned projects encouraging team to strive for excellence at all times
  • Oversee and maintain concept through design development and implementation
  • Monitor teams work, ensuring continuity and compliance with brief and project requirements
  • Produce mood presentations using images, sketches, samples etc. to best communicate ideas
  • Space plan to a clients’ brief
  • Sense of scale & the ability to think 3 dimensionally, particularly in relation to project solving
  • Confident presentation skills & design team communication

Production & Specification:

  • Good technical background and the ability to fully understand, produce and oversee technical and furniture drawings, schedules and specifications
  • A good knowledge of finishes & FF&E and how these are intrinsic to the overall design
  • Ability to oversee and co-ordinate FF&E designers from concept to completed specifications and control books
  • A good understanding of materials and construction techniques
  • Strong co-ordination & communication skills and the ability to liaise with and communicate ideas and solutions with clients, consultants and suppliers coherently through drawings and conversations
  • Maintain quality assurance: monitoring team’s work - providing quality checks before issue
  • Competent in all areas of documentation delivery


  • Confident and experienced in checking and marking up other consultant’s and manufacturer’s drawings
  • Ability to clearly communicate and record ideas and information
  • Confident in attending site meetings and representing the company and client’s
  • interests by maintaining design integrity without compromising quality, time or cost
  • Experience and capabilities:
  • IT literate
  • A very good understanding of and competence in AutoCAD § Good capability in Excel
  • MAC experience
  • Freehand sketching 


  • Ambiente de trabalho criativo e colaborativo

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