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3D workspace interior design with multiple office furniture solutions 3D workspace interior design with multiple office furniture solutions

Job Vacancy: Design Assistant

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Rap Interiors

About the Role

We are searching for the right candidate to provide space planning and interior design support to the design team.

This full time role would suit someone looking to start or progress their career in commercial interior design. As you will be working on office, school, bar and restaurant transformations, you will need a flair for colour and an eye for detail and accuracy. You will also be passionate about your work and able to use CAD design software.

Location – Maidstone (head office)

Working hours – Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm

Salary – Depends on experience

It would be great if the applicant lived within 20 miles of Maidstone office so travelling doesn’t cause a problem long term.

About Rap Interiors

Rap Interiors is an experienced interior design, fit-out and refurbishment company with a passion for delivering cutting-edge interior transformations. Since starting out with a small team in 1988, our commitment to quality has seen us grow considerably, and we now operate in Kent, London, Brighton and Croydon.

Over our 30+ year history, we have carried out fit-outs and refurbishments for clients across a range of sectors. In doing so, we have built an extensive project portfolio and a dedicated client base throughout the UK. To see some of our latest projects, take a look at our case studies here

Job Overview

  • You will listen to clients’ needs and put together concepts that meet a brief to improve workspace planning. To achieve this, you will be required to choose flooring, lighting, wall colours, kitchen items, furniture and elements for feature areas.
  • As you gain experience, you will often be asked to accompany surveyors on enquiries before progressing to attending some on your own.
  • Liaise with internal team members and external clients to obtain required information in a timely manner.
  • Produce floor plans and specification elevation using AutoCAD software drawings for internal and external use.
  • Insert CAD blocks into a 2D design and space plan.
  • Amend drawings to reflect clients’ alterations and re-issue for approval.
  • Attend site meetings if required.
  • Maintain the project file, documents and correspondence and ensure full history of project is available.
  • Ensure that your designs are clearly conveyed to estimating and project managers.
  • Create digital moodboards and, in some cases, physical fabric and sample moodboards.
  • Liaise with the project delivery team and visit site to ensure the build is constructed to the signed off design.
  • Arrange for product samples to be provided as requested.
  • Obtain written confirmation from the client to enable design sign off to commence.
  • Create bespoke detailed drawings for joinery objects.

Essential Skills

  • Good AutoCAD knowledge.
  • Must have strong analytical and measuring skills.
  • Should have a good eye for detail.
  • Good memory – can produce work under initial instruction.
  • Multi tasker.
  • Should be comfortable with reading and understanding drawings provided by clients and produce 2D drawings and moodboard documents on CAD.
  • Must have good communication and interpersonal qualities.
  • Must be able to work as a team.
  • Organisational skills, time keeping, paperwork, cost management, picking the right products, listening to clients’ needs and providing solutions.
  • Ability to build good relationships with clients, suppliers, contractors and the Rap team.
  • Commitment to providing accurate design handovers and understanding revisions.
  • Able to hit the ground running!
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Excel, word, and Outlook would be beneficial.
  • Must be comfortable with basic computer applications and spreadsheets.

Additional Information

Rap Interiors offers a pension scheme and 20 days’ holiday (plus bank hols). Hours of working sometimes require flexibility when deadlines need to be met.

Rap Interiors is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Please also note that we have an office dog, so it’s best that you are comfortable around animals.

What To Do Next

Please send your CV and a covering letter stating what you can bring to the team and why you would be a great candidate to julie@rapinteriors.co.uk. Enclose any examples of work – we love looking!

We are seeking someone to start asap and this vacancy closes end Sept 2021

Please note we are not accepting recruitment agents

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