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Ghafari Interior Designer in Birmingham, Alabama

Responsibilities

Ghafari Associates is looking for an Interior Designer to join the team. This role will support national projects and report to a manager out of the Birmingham, AL office. Candidates can choose to be HYBRID, or 100% IN OFFICE, or REMOTE with availability to support project sites in the region that includes Birmingham, AL.

General Summary:

With close supervision from the Manager of Interiors and Senior Designers, assists in executing a variety of design and technical tasks on projects of moderate size and complexity.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist with preparing background drawings, as-built drawings and furniture inventory for projects.

  • Assist with preparing design program documents and of schematic design presentation documents.

  • Handle design tasks of limited scope (Moderate sized space planning, furniture selection and specification, finish selection and specification, etc.) and with basic technical tasks (code search, schedules, etc.) independently.

  • Assist in the preparation of specifications (providing manufacturer information, limited editing tasks).

  • Assists with construction documents (inputting plans on CAD, picking-up mark-ups, making finish presentation boards, etc.).

  • Works with vendors to set-up demonstrations of the new materials and equipment

  • Organizes and updates the Materials Library as needed

  • Develop understanding of building & accessibility codes for contributing to design process.

  • Travel to out-of-state project sites as project needs dictate (needs vary but average 3 -4 days per month).

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architecture with a focus on Interior Design.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an Interior Design role

  • Healthcare experience preferred, but not required.

Skills/Competencies:

  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, 3ds Max and/or other rendering software, the Adobe Creative Suite and MS Office products

  • Knowledge of industry vendors

  • Strong verbal and written communication

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Basic understanding of building & accessibility codes preferred.

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Must thrive in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to express (and show) a passion for building and maintaining client relationships and providing exceptional customer service.

Overview

Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work (https://topworkplaces.com/company/ghafari-associates-l-l/freep/) , Crain’s Cool Place to Work (https://www.crainsdetroit.com/cool) , and a Best and Brightest (https://www.ghafari.com/news-and-views/ghafari-is-a-best-and-brightest-company-in-detroit-chicago-west-michigan) company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects (https://www.ghafari.com/projects) .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (https://www.ghafari.com/join-the-team)

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

Connect to our job portal (https://ghafari.jobs)

By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources

In person at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.

By email at hr@ghafari.com

If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.

It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Working Options

Fully Remote, Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2022-1941

Job Location US-AL-Birmingham

Category Interior Design

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