Intermediate Designer – Interiors
San Jose

RMW architecture & interiors, is an innovative, award-winning architecture and interior design firm, with a collaborative culture. Our mission is to design engaging workplaces for great companies. We are currently experiencing exciting growth and seek an Intermediate Interior Designer to play a pivotal role in our San Jose studio.

Essential Function:

Responsible for design and presentation drafting on interior design projects, including schematic design tasks and design development. Considering a project’s scope, size and complexity, an intermediate interior designer may work independently on small-scale projects or within a larger design team on larger, more complex projects.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and assist in the development of the client’s program.
  • Coordinate on program, budget, and schedule for timely and appropriate design development.
  • Develop design alternatives to meet the client’s programmatic requirements.
  • Research and complete material and finish selections.
  • Develop presentation materials that communicate the design concept(s) to the client.
  • Assist client with selection of FF&E systems, freestanding furniture, and furniture dealers.
  • Coordinate FF&E specifications and installation as required.
  • Assist construction administrator in reviewing construction for general conformance with the design concept.
  • Assist in preparing, reviews and evaluates cost estimates during Schematic and Design Development phases.
  • Meet with clients to coordinate design decisions.
  • Assist in maintaining the RMW database.
  • Ensure that the project meets general firm goals, standards, and quality assurance, as well as monitors liability exposure.
  • Ability to devise new and multiple approaches to a design problem.
  • Ability to make significant changes to a project with principal review.

Education / Certification / Experience Requirement:

  • NCIDQ certification preferred: Professional degree or recognized equivalent.
  • General experience on medium size projects of 25,000 sq. Ft. or more with budgets of over one million of dollars in construction and FF&E, and 5-7 years of experience are required for this position.
  • Experience coordinating project resources, including project consultants.
  • Proficient knowledge of different drafting software.
  • Highly creative with the ability to execute high levels of design.
  • Problem solver with a strong sense of design, color and materials.
  • Technically-minded.
  • Strong follow-through and attention to detail is required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and to work within a team structure.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Positive attitude with a strong aptitude for learning.
  • Awareness of building codes, materials, costs and drawing techniques.

For consideration, please email your resume and work samples to hr@rmw.com referencing the job title on the email subject. No phone calls, please. RMW architecture & interiors is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.