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274725
Project/Interior Designer Manager
Property Name
Warwick Allerton
Job Title 
Project/Interior Designer Manager
Location: 
Illinois-Chicago
Company Name: 
City: 
Chicago
Work Permit: 
Applicants who do not already have legal permission to work in the United States will not be considered.
Management Position: 
Yes
Warwick International Hotels is an international luxury hotel company.
We believe our greatest asset, and the key to our success, is our people. We place a great deal of importance on recruiting the best team possible, searching for new employees who share our passion and commitment to service excellence. We believe one of our primary responsibilities is to our team, the ones that make this company great.

At Warwick International Hotels, we are interested in people with a strong customer service focus, initiative, creativity, innovation and talent, and those that possess an open mind to new opportunities. Individuals looking for an innovative and progressive hospitality company that believes the purpose for our existence is to serve our guest in comfortable surroundings should consider a career with Warwick International Hotels. Life is a collection of special moments....Let Warwick be part of it!

Job Details

POSITION PURPOSE
Works with the Owner and/or his designated person to develop an interior design by making interior spaces functional, safe, and beautiful.  Will also determine space requirements, selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting and materials.  Will also be required to coordinate multiple construction and renovation projects from start to finish inclusive of all follow-up and detail required from internal and external sources. Safeguard owner assets by creating and maintaining sound internal control systems. Responsible for all assigned project tasks for Warwick Hotels and Resorts (existing and future acquisitions).
 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
AVERAGE %
OF TIME

25%  Undertake design project from concept to completion and define project requirements and schedule during the “brief.”  Interpret and translate customer needs into rough plans and set costs and project fees according to budget as well as research.  Will also decide on materials and product sourcing including the producing of “sample” and “mood products.”  Will work closely with designers, decorators, architects and constructors and supervise work progress.  In addition, research and follow industry changes, evolutions and best practices.
 

25%  Develop and coordinate multiple construction and renovation projects. Manage all project personnel including contractors and sub-contractors relating to the project tasks/assignments. Plan, execute, and finalize projects (of civil engineering, buildings and dwellings) according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of team members and third-party contractors or consultants in order to deliver projects according to plan.  In addition define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. Work closely with the Project Development Department to define project goals and objectives.
 

15%  Responsible of project scheduling and review, inspection, budgeting, P&L, price model and billing procedures, change orders and review, FF&E procurement and installation, contract management and follow-up of any issues related to the above.
 

15%   Assist in sourcing and recommending designers, consultants and general contractors. Work with Project Team in negotiation of final scope of work and related contracts. Work with Project Management team to develop operational processes, documents while assisting in implementing specific procedures the intellectual and administrative goals of the hotel (cost and efficiency management).
 

15%  Responsible for scheduling, tracking, monitoring, controlling and updating project schedules and initiatives to completion. Maintain accurate documentation, inventories of FF&E and update project timelines.
 

 5%  Other design development projects as assigned inclusive of draft and design.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
Education

·Must have comprehensive knowledge of construction and engineering practices and procedures.

·Professional Engineering registration (PE) and/or Project Management Professional certification (PMP).

·Proven working experience in decorating interior spaces (consultations, renovations, space planning and new constructions).

·Expertise in layout, colour, lighting, materials selection, custom furniture and all installations.

·Proficient in AutoCAD, SketchUp, 3D Max, Illustrator or other design programs.

·Excellent portfolio of previous works

·Creative talent, imagination and eye for design

·Communication and presentation skills

·Project management skills

·BS degree in Interior Design or in construction/project management, architecture, and civil engineering or other design and construction related subject would be preferable.
 

Experience
Two to four years’ related experience.

Grooming
All employees must maintain a neat, clean and well-groomed appearance per WIH standards.
 

This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an employee in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.