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Looking for an Interior design role with a twist!

A full-time opportunity has become available for an Interior Designer/Research Assistant with 1-2 years' post graduate experience to join our fabulous WMK Sydney team.

No recruiters please. Only open to Australian residents.

Please review the full job description below and send your applications to GOGara@wmkarchitecture.com

Summary purpose of role

  • To support the Director – Workplace and Education Strategy to conduct and deliver research based workplace strategy solutions
  • To assist with the preparation of workplace and education strategies and innovative concept designs
  • To manage department information resources, including identification and selection of sources of information and information vendors

General

  • Actively contributes to the success and growth of WMK through exceptional design, client relationships, quality documentation and staff mentoring
  • Assist directors in motivating, mentoring and managing WMK design staff to foster a culture of high quality design within WMK and to deliver superior design solutions
  • Assist directors and senior designers and perform tasks under their instruction
  • Handle tasks independently when required
  • Be self-monitoring with your time and the tasks assigned to you and meet agreed deadlines
  • Critically analyse your own work to improve accuracy timeliness and quality
  • Contribute to Marketing and Business Development activities including the generation of new business through relationship building, professional networks, industry contacts and direct client contact
  • Participate in client presentations and staff training
  • Develop knowledge of leading edge workplace practices such as Activity Based Working
  • Be a vocal member and contribute to design culture within the WMK interiors group
  • Participate in industry events to continually develop your industry and design knowledge
  • Develop professional skills in your own time and improve your knowledge of the industry
  • Participate in and become a key contributor to one of WMK’s Focus Groups

Research

  • Manage department information resources, including identification and selection of sources of information and information vendors
  • Conduct literature searches as appropriate
  • Collect and record data from multiple sources as part of research activity
  • Assist with testing and refining appropriate research tools
  • Contribute to the analysis and evaluation of research using a range of analytical tools
  • Keep accurate records, assist in the preparation of reports and/or publications as appropriate
  • Prepare detailed and up-to-date research briefings

 Design and Documentation

  • Assist with the preparation of workplace and education strategies and innovative concept designs
  • Prepare accurate and professionally crafted client presentation visuals
  • Assist Strategic Workplace knowledge through design and market awareness
  • Have good knowledge of ergonomics to produce effective space planning
  • Prepare concept designs and develop design independently and with senior overview
  • Prepare hand-drawn sketch plans and details and hand-letter in formal architectural style
  • Understand documentation systems and be able to set up and produce a full set of working documents including Schedules and Performance Specifications
  • Develop Strategic Workplace knowledge through design and market awareness
  • Assist with the preparation of innovative Concept Designs for competition entries and competitive pitches
  • Assist and prepare complete visuals of the Concept Design electronically and/or in hard copy format independently or with a team
  • Present Concept Designs in-house for review and feedback
  • Successfully and clearly present Concept Designs to the client and other stakeholders
  • Design Develop the approved Concept Design in electronic CAD format and within project budget and time constraints including for client, building occupier and authorities approvals
  • Develop and Maintain an extensive knowledge of Planning Codes, the BCA and relevant Australian Standards
  • Prepare Working Drawings, Specifications and Schedules for tender and construction

 Technical and Project Management Knowledge

  • Assist with workplace strategy projects from beginning to completion
  • Observe approaches to client liaison with a view of increasing client relationship responsibilities. Apply competent knowledge of BCA requirements relevant to interiors
  • Apply relevant competency in analysing and applying relevant Australian Standards
  • Deal directly with clients
  • Run & Minute project meetings
  • Have and apply competent knowledge of BCA requirements relevant to interiors
  • Have and apply competent knowledge of Disabled Access Codes of Australia
  • Have competency in analysing and applying relevant Australian Standards
  • Understand roles of various consultants, engineers and BCA consultants
  • Understand ramifications and legal implications of documentation and written advice
  • Have general knowledge of project costings and working within defined budgets
  • Prepare project programs including critical dates and milestones 

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD and SketchUp
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Proficiency in Adobe programs including InDesign, Illustrator and PhotoShop
  • Knowledge of WMK’s computer and network systems
  • Become proficient in Microsoft Project
Posted by Claire Davies