Sr. Level Designer – Contract Furniture

  •   Full Time
  •   CA

Designer – Contract Furniture

One of the largest contract furniture dealers in Northern California is looking for a Sr. Level Designer.

Basic Job Duties:

Provides design services to dealership customers, including site/inventory verifications, programming, space planning, typical development, color boards, working/installation drawings, specifications and site-to-plan review. Works closely with dealership sales, order entry and installation groups, as well as customers, to ensure accurate plans and specifications, conformance to client’s requirements, customer satisfaction and high quality project implementation.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

Design Process

  • Attends client planning meetings; presents plans and information to customer for review and approvals
  • Reviews site; conducts field measurements and plan-to-site adherence checks
  • Inventories existing product; produces as-built drawings/specifications
  • Conducts in-depth programming and produces program report; interviews customer/end users, researches workplace requirements, analyzes space/furniture needs
  • Develops and presents block and space plans; gains customer approvals
  • Develops and presents color/finish boards and selections; gains customer approvals
  • Develops finished working drawings for specification and installation; validates plans against construction, electrical engineering and A&D drawing sets; gains customer approvals
  • Develops product specifications; double-checks specifications against plans; gets specifications order-entry ready using an electronic specification program preferably
  • Manages changes and revisions
  • Conducts field and punch-list review with project managers and/or installation group

Departmental Practices

  • Estimates design project time; maintains detailed daily time sheets; manages actual time against project estimates
  • Assists in the writing and presentation of proposals and design contracts to customers
  • Maintains detailed and extensive project documentation, including records of all key decisions, phone conversations, approvals and sign-offs, and notes from all project planning meetings
  • Manages adherence to project schedule, internal dealership budget, customer’s project budget, design task completions and quality of design work
  • Communicates regularly to customer and dealership re: design project status
  • Does plotting, printing, color boards, etc. for client and dealership transmittals


  • Coordinates phone, data, and computer network planning interface with electrician, customer’s IT group/personnel and outside cabling vendors
  • Attends pre-installation meetings with installation group/leads; collects and transmits installation/project work order information to order entry and operations group
  • Ensures complete and accurate transmittal of project planning data to order entry/ management, project management and installation groups

Organizational Interfaces

  • Conducts responsible interfaces with: client, contractor and subcontractor trades, client’s A&D firm, electrician, client’s IT group, etc.
  • Conducts responsible interfaces with: dealership sales, project management, customer service/project coordinator and operations/installation groups

Salary Commensurate with Experience.

  • Must have Contract Furniture / Design Industry Knowledge
  • Has strong knowledge of interior design field and current practices
  • Understands workplace environment issues (ergonomics, technology integration, teaming, alternative work settings, etc.)
  • Has a working knowledge of the dealership’s contract furniture lines, including features/benefits, pricing, application and assembly, specification options and nomenclature, etc.
  • Has a working knowledge of applicable building codes, ADA regulations, National Electrical Code, etc.
  • Understands contract furniture processes, including order preparation, project management, order management and delivery/installation

For immediate consideration, please forward a copy of your current resume to referencing job # or a link to this job.

Job & Company Detail

Company Industry

Architect Industry

Company Size

1 - 9 Employees



Job Category

Design Industry

Applications Accepted Until

01 January 2030