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downing construction

Indianola, Iowa

Position: Design Assistant

Contact: Kandace Sage
Email: kandaces@downingconstruct.com
Phone: 515-961-5386

Job Description : The primary purpose of the Design Assistant is to provide administrative and clerical support to the Design Team. The Design Assistant reports to the Design Coordinator.

Responsibilities
• Conduct themselves in alignment with the Downing Core Values
• Assist in the creation of preliminary plans and design concepts
• Assist with the coordination of consulting firm’s drawings as needed
• Efficiently and accurately obtain field measurements as needed
• Coordinate and control design submittals for owner’s review and approval as directed
• Documentation and timely distribution of minutes from design meetings with Owners and Designers/Draftsmen as directed
• Head and manage procurement of selected materials as needed
• Assist Design Coordinator with sample selections, hand sketches, drawings, schedules, and boards
• Oversee and manage cleanliness and organization of sample library
• Assist Design Coordinator with installations, coordinate deliveries and handle post installation follow up activities
• Act as a bridge between Design Coordinator, vendors and contractors as needed
• Comply with all work-related deadlines

Qualifications
• 1-2 years of experience in interior design preferred
• Artistic ability to interpret the vision of the client, engineer or architect
• Proficient with computers, tablets, smartphones and Microsoft Suite
• Proficient in Revit with the ability to produce renderings
• Proficient in Photoshop
• Ability to follow directions
• Must have a keen attention to detail
• Demonstrated problem solving skills
• Strong organizational skills
• Team focused with initiative to work individually
• Disciplined work ethic, dependable, punctual
• Service attitude
• Excellent communication skills and phone etiquette
• Ability to manage deadlines and keep track of the status of multiple jobs
• Ability to demonstrate project specific time management and tracking
• Ability to function in a forward-thinking environment and mindset
• Ability to consistently meet deadlines

Leadership Skills
• Lead, manage, accountability
• Takes ownership
• Fosters teamwork
• Serves as an example to others

Communication
• Is a good promoter of all things Downing, both internally and externally

Safety
• Be the ambassador of Downing’s safety motto: One Person. One Team. One Family.


HDR

Omaha, Nebraska

Position: Interior Design Coordinator

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Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Interior Design Coordinator, we'll count on you to:

• Assist Senior Interior Designers with evaluations, selections and applications for interior design concepts

• Work under broad, general supervision

• Require basic knowledge of programming and functional analysis as well as knowledge of space planning principles

• Apply design principles in development and preparation of presentation drawings

• Interpret plans, specifications, knowledge of interior code requirements, and construction administration procedures

• Demonstrate experience in selecting interior finishes, materials, furniture and furnishings selections, lighting design, space planning, and detailing

• Perform other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture, Interior Design or closely related field

• Knowledge or experience in commercial and corporate architectural interiors projects

• Knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD and Photoshop

• Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project)

• An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

• Desire to pursue growth opportunities and obtain registration

Preference given to local candidates

Why HDR

At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way. 


HDR

Omaha, Nebraska

Position: Interior Designer

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In the role of Interior Designer, we'll count on you to:

•Take responsibility for interior design for projects

•Develop functional requirements and project design complexities

•Demonstrate substantial knowledge of interior design and planning principles, building and planning code requirements, specification preparation and organization, construction costs and methods, and contract preparation and negotiation

•Demonstrate experience in selecting interior details, materials, color selections, furniture and furnishings selections, lighting design, space planning, and detailing

•Take responsibility for assignments with specified objectives that require investigation of many alternatives

•Work with clients on projects of any size

•Direct work efforts of others, develop detailed design concepts, produce contract documents, interpret ordinances and interpret client needs

•Write specifications covering interior design matters, and perform code reviews

•Coordinate work with other disciplines

•Assist other Interior Designers or Technicians, and work in all phases of the interior design process

•Perform other duties as needed

Required Qualifications

•Bachelor's degree in Interior Architecture, Interior Design or closely related field

•5+ years experience required, healthcare-related projects preferred

•May require NCIDQ exam, ID certificate or license in state where

•Knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD and Photoshop

•Strong oral and written communication skills and experience working on large project teams

•Proficiency with and experience using Microsoft Office

•Ability to work independently and as part of a team

•An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Why HDR

At HDR, we know work isn’t only about who you work for; it’s also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other’s contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way. 


koch bROTHERS

Des Moines, Iowa

Position:  Full Time Interior Designer

Contact: Joe Anderson

Email: janderson@kochbrothers.com

Phone: 515-242-8656

Koch Brothers is a128 year old Commercial Interiors Dealership in Des Moines, Iowa. We are seeking qualified candidates to join our design team on a full time basis. An ideal candidate would be a detail oriented, creative problem solver who is confident in a fast paced environment. At Koch Brothers we are committed to leadership, integrity and relationships and seek to find great people who value the same things. Job responsibilities include managing multiple projects, furniture layout and specification, space planning, responding to RFPs, proposal generation and procurement, business to business project development and promotion of Koch Brothers and client development.

Responsibilities

  • Perform interior design assignments that include conceptual design, schematic design, design development & construction documents and furniture and materials procurement.
  • Provide design support for completion and execution of design projects. from initial meeting to project order.
  • Educate architects, designers and clients on the company, manufactures and products represented by Koch Brothers.
  • Develop space planning concepts and generate program documents.
  • Participate in selection of furniture systems and ancillary furnishings and accessories; create FF&E specifications.
  • Provide project team coordination for the plans, specifications and materials.
  • Participate in the construction administration of projects and review of submittals and samples.
  • Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination.
  • Experience creating bid documents and developing furniture standards· Coordinate procurement installation schedules phases
  • Programming, schematic/conceptual design, design development, contract documents, procurement contract administration, project management of project until completion and client satisfaction.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Proficient
  • Interior Design degree from a 4 year accredited program minimum required
  • Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch up and 3d rendering a plus
  • Additional knowledge in specification software is a plus
  • Background and experience in workplace design.
  • Well rounded experience in FF&E specification, as well as design development, construction documentation and construction administration.
  • Experience in Furniture Specification, bid documentation and bidding analysis
  • Familiarity with major commercial furniture lines.
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Etc.

Personality Requirements

  • Detail Oriented
  • Outgoing
  • Self Motivated
  • Skilled communicator
  • Handles stressful situations and deadlines well

BOLD OFFICE SOLUTIONS

Omaha, Nebraska

Position: Lead Interior Designer

Contact: Jay Bolding
Email: jayb@boldofficesolutions.com
Phone: 402.934.6282

www.boldofficesolutions.com

Are you ready for the next step in your design career ? Looking for an opportunity to be a key decision maker and influencer in your next position ? BOLD Office Solutions, a Kimball Office Select Dealer is seeking a highly motivated individual, passionate about design and wanting to become the Lead Designer in a growing furniture dealership environment. The role includes being the primary point of contact for building successful relationships within A&D.
The ideal candidate possess an Interior Design Degree with 4+ years of design and customer relationship experience. AutoCAD skills and attention to detail is also a must.


All Makes Office Equipment

Omaha, Nebraska

Position: Interior Designer

Contact: Gretchen Golter

Email: gretchen@allmakes.com

Phone:402-450-6898

www.allmakes.com

General Description:

All Makes Office Equipment Co., is a family owned business since 1918.  We are a full-service office furniture dealership with projects, not only in Nebraska, but nationwide as well.  We believe our many years of experience has allowed us to provide the changing workplace with creative solutions through a strong sales and design team.

All Makes offers opportunities for enthusiastic and creative designers. We are interested in you, whether you are experienced or just starting in the career field.  All Makes Designers are an integral part of the team and imperative to our projects successes.   We have many benefits, including health insurance, 401 (K) plan, free parking and a great work atmosphere.

These are required by the applicant:

  • Bachelor’s degree in interior design or architectural studies/interior design required.
  • • Experience and proficiency in use of Auto-CAD, 3-D rendering program and skills to learn new products and programs.
  • • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word
  • • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and work on multiple projects, simultaneously
  • • Excellent communication and team building skills
  • • Excellent attention to detail