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Interior Architectural Design Manager

Application Reference Number: 0277
Function: Technical
Location: Battersea, London
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 01/03/2021
Job Purpose: To provide and develop the Interior Architectural design management service, providing an efficient service across Berkeley Homes St Edward developments for off plan sales and main scheme delivery in a detailed and creative form whilst facilitating the wider Design Departments requirements.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

  • Scheme optimisation from planning to sales and production
  • Collaborate with in house teams to develop innovative schemes, adhering to company standards, brand and industry guidelines
  • Assist in the appointing and managing external design consultants to get the best possible result out of the design deliverables
  • Constructively review and challenge consultant design proposals and specifications, offering design solutions to ensure the final proposals are innovative, of an exceptional quality, commercially feasible and buildable
  • Collaborate with project teams throughout the design process to provide clear and concise design information, monitoring design development to ensure the concept integrity is maintained
  • Produce presentation documents for presentation to the Management Team and the BSE Board
  • Preparation of presentation material for Berkeley Group as and when required.
  • Ensure the Design Director/ Head of Design are appraised of all current projects.
  • Co-ordinate with Land, Planning, Technical, Production and S&M departments throughout the development process.
  • Monitor and track constantly all production information and report any variances thereto.
  • Lead, manage and motivate in house architectural assistants and co-ordinators.
  • Ensure standards and specifications are met
  • Ensure adherence is met to the design brief / scope through the optimisation and approval process
  • Programme and manage design deliverables for the production of marketing brochures
  • Co-ordinate change control and ensure changes are accounted for and authorised in accordance with Berkeley St Edward sign off processes 

 Post planning / Pre-start, Design & Sales

  • Optimise planning schemes where required and action through appropriate Berkeley St Edward approval process
  • Design and develop optimisation schemes to include spatial planning and furniture arrangements
  • Design and development of optimisation and design concepts for apartments, houses, leisure facilities, sales and marketing suites and show homes
  • Provide information for the production of detailed drawings and specifications to support the interior design concept, including layouts, RCPs, kitchens, bathrooms and joinery details to inform architectural packages
  • Review finalised base build technical specifications to feed into development specification
  • Provide joinery design details and ensure a comprehensive brief is provided to contractors including details on fitting, junctions and finishes
  • Sign off for design shop fit drawings ensuring design, detailing of the materials and junctions are as per design concepts and fully understood.
  • Produce / provide the project teams with key interior design drawings to coordinate with design detailing and / also FF&E layouts in conjunction with the Interior Design Managers within the Design Team
  • Develop coordinated floor plans for sales brochure
  • Assist marketing team to produce relevant information for sales brochure production including sales plans, CGI's etc.
  • Preparation and co-ordination of brochure plans, conveyance plans and sales area drawings, models, CGI's etc in conjunction with appointed consultants.
  • Assist marketing team and facilitate with the production of the sales model.
  • Assist marketing with the production of design collateral such as sample boards, customer choices.
  • Assist in the preparation of marketing Project Occupation Plans.
  • Review finalised technical sales specification for brochure production

Design & Production 

  • Produce design concept and detailed design packages to include joinery packages, in conjunction with Interior Design Mangers within the Design Team
  • Develop and ensure co-ordination of interior design concepts has applied within production drawing information in conjunction with production team.
  • Attendance, co-ordination and management of design workshops amongst production and design team.
  • Action; in conjunction with development team, all optimisation layout exercises where required
  • Continually develop and enhance product through life cycle of development particularly on multi-phased schemes.
  • Respond to site queries and resolve planning/technical and construction problems.
  • Development of the production information for common parts, any on site facilities, concierge etc
  • Assist in seeking customer feedback on the product and design.
  • Produce Customer Choices Forms and Customer Choices Matrix for unit types
  • Assist CRM in facilitating customer changes and communication with production team.
  • Produce Kitchen drawings and ensure design intent is co-ordinated with production teams in conjunction with Interiors
  • Produce Bathroom drawings and ensure design intent is co-ordinated with production teams in conjunction with Interior Design Managers within the Design Team

Technical Competencies:

  • Around 5 years' experience in residential Interior Architecture (either with a Develper or with an Interior Architectural Design consultancy / practice with Property Developer clients)
  • Advanced proficientcy in CAD (Vectorworks or AutoCAD) / Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Project, etc.), Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, etc.).
  • Hand sketching capabilities in both 2D and 3D
  • Current understanding of legislation and proposed changes to Build Regulations, NHBC legislation etc and understands principles of construction from design and technical management perspective.
  • Proven creative and administrative skill set
  • Proven ability to think creatively and provide creative design solutions
  • Attention to detail focused

Person Specification:

  • Proactive, self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook
  • Keen to deliver exceptional customer service
  • An effective leader, motivator and mentor
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Credible, and comfortable in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Reliable, tolerant, and determined
  • Team player
  • Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view
  • Well-presented and business like

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5:30pm Monday to Friday.


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