Now Hiring a Designer!

Do you LOVE interior design? Do you LOVE designing residential kitchens and baths?

Are you a MASTER at re-configuring interior spaces and putting all of the details together? Do you LOVE making clients feel cared for? If your answer to these questions is YES , then we have a fantastic full-time position for the person who loves designing residential kitchen / bath remodeling projects, loves residential construction, and loves working with and contributing to a dedicated team of talented and driven people.

Interested? How about we cut to the chase? We are a small business located in Atlanta. There are about 15 of us working at Innovative Construction in various roles and we are looking for an Experienced Kitchen and Bath Designer to work with our clients and our team to build their project.

We are a great group of people who enjoy working together. We are an innovative bunch who are constantly striving to improve our process to make our workload easier and our client’s experience better. We like to have fun and frequently eat lunch together and with our favorite clients. Speaking of favorite clients, we have a lot of them and they make our world go round!

We work with clients who want to remodel their homes and in turn we are able to help improve their lives. What better cause could we have to build beautiful and functional new spaces for others? Our clients tend to be professionals or retirees who want service and expect a quality built product in the end. They need excellent communication and honesty at all times.

 

Often times, our client’s have had a bad experience remodeling in the past. Our company shows them that we are not like other ‘typical remodeling companies’ who promise a smooth renovation, but end up leaving them feeling disappointed. We have a reputation of doing what we say we are going to do, when we say we are going to do it, and for what we say we will do it for. That’s where you will come in.

On a daily basis, you will be working and communicating with our beloved clients, our vendors, and our team to design our remodeling projects as a Project Designer. Our clients are everything to us and we are focused on providing them with excellent service, incredible design ideas, and the highest quality projects – that is why our client’s hire us. The details are always important. You will be responsible for listening to our clients (and taking notes!), and getting to the bottom of what is working and what is not working for them. Then, you will provide them with great ideas and integrate solutions for what the clients feel they need. Our designers work in a collaborative process with our clients that takes them through the space planning stages (floor plans) and onto the finishes (hard finishes for those who are experienced). As you design the project, you will be creating the floor plans and finish schedules. You will continue to be involved in the project all of the way through construction to ensure that the design is being carried out into real life. We have an exciting and fun process geared at achieving the best outcome for our client, while being very considerate of their budget. You will be the main point of contact between our company and the client during the design phase of a project and you will work with our construction team to ensure smooth execution of the design. You should have space planning experience as well as experience with finish selections. In short, your job is make sure our clients feel listened to and that provided them with the best ideas possible after listening to their wants and needs.

If this is something you know you can be great at, here are the details of the compensation. This a a salary position, paying in the range of $45 to $65k to start out. We offer a company sponsored health, paid vacation, paid holidays, and a Simple IRA Plan. Our typical operating hours are Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm, There will be occasions where you will need to communicate with our clients or trade partners in the early evening to meet deadlines. There will also be occasions where you will need to make the choice to come in early or stay a few minutes after to have things ready on time. So, if you are the type that comes in late and needs to cut out right at 4:59pm everyday, this won’t be the job for you. All of this is not to say that this is a 60-70 hour per week job every week, it’s not. We are a company that is respectful of your personal time and are flexible when you are contributing to the team and your work is consistent, timely and accurate. We just believe in being upfront and honest with the work expectations.

Now, here is what we need from you:

  • References – We need and will check your references . If you do not have good references, this will be a waste of time for both of us.
  • Residential Remodeling Design Experience of at least 5 years is preferred, but we are open to exploring candidates with other design industry experience
  • You must have experience working with design software on computers . We use Sketch-up Architect to generate floor plans and show 3D renderings. Experience with  Sketch-Up is preferred, but it is easily learned if you have experience with another software.
  • You need to be the person that our other employees deserve to have working alongside them. If you are not willing to pitch in when you see one of your co-workers struggling, this is not your home.
  • You need to be someone who cares about having a great outcome and relationship with the clients and will work hard to make sure it happens.
  • You must to be able to work in a team environment humbly knowing that our projects get built by the efforts of everyone on our team, not just one person.
  • You need to be hungry to learn the ways of our process and be ready, open and brainstorming new and innovative ways to improve that process in the years to come. If you are the type of person that needs a list given to them everyday and you will only work off that list, this is not a place you will be happy.
  • You have to be detailed oriented and a person that follows systems and processes. In fact, just to prove that you are detailed oriented and can follow procedures, when you apply for this position, please email your resume to Info@InnovateAtlanta, in the email subject title you must include the words “ I want to join Team Innovative ”.  Yep, that’s our little trick to sort out the people who blanket send their resume to anyone and everyone, from the folks (that’s you) who is truly interested in this position.
  • You have to be thirsty to continue to learn . In fact, our owner will often suggest and give out books to read on various subjects. So if you don’t like learning or reading about small business, or improving yourself, this will be a headache for both of us
  • Our team deserves to have all members contributing their best therefore we use metrics to rate and judge performance. Lovable slackers need not apply .
  • Successful candidates will be people that understand that we succeed or fail as a team . Self centered people should find other places to work.

You can learn more about our business online at www.InnovateAtlanta.com and by looking at our Houzz profile, Facebook page, and reading our reviews.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Be the client’s advocate at all times.
  • Maintain a good attitude and good character reflective of the Company’s core values
  • Ability to prioritize and being proactive is a must. Strong follow up skills are also a necessity.
  • Interior Design or related degree
  • At least 5 years of professional experience working within the Interior Design industry; most appealing is experience working in kitchen and bath on Interior Design projects.
  • Demonstrates integrity, confidentiality and creates a level of trust between Innovative Construction and the Client.
  • Organized, motivated, able to work independently and as a Team Member.
  • Create remodel/design plans for the client. This requires measuring an existing space, photographing the existing space, creating new floor plan layouts to solve the client’s pain points.
  • Use our design software to create elevations and 3D drawings of construction spaces for the client to get the best “picture” of the final result.
  • Work with clients to ensure the plans are meeting their expectations throughout the pricing process.
  • Work with the Lead Project Designer/Estimator to ensure the design is inside the conceptual budget range (from a fixture/material/cabinet standpoint) and discuss budget throughout design process with client. Ability to design within a client’s target budget is key.
  • Work with the Production Manager to address in-field issues/hiccups on projects under construction by visiting each project this role is assigned at least 1 time per week to inspect for conformance to design, quality issues, etc.
  • Create and maintain projects and project selections lists in our online project management system
  • Obtain pricing and availability quotes from vendors for materials/appliances specified on the project
  • Order and track materials (plumbing fixtures, appliances, etc) after they are approved by the clients, identify and address any issues that may affect project construction timelines
  • Respond to any purchasing related questions from our Production Manager and Project Managers
  • Support sales and production as necessary. This will require being a part of the Sales Team in our second sales meetings with clients.
  • Assist Estimator with project pricing by providing the Estimator with pricing and/or detailed specifications and information on product selections made by clients.
  • Ensure good vendor/supplier relationships are maintained and notify Project Manager or President of problems with vendors or suppliers.
  • Participates in weekly Staff Meetings and company functions

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • Interior Design Degree
  • 5 Years experience with Residential Design
  • Kitchen and Bath Design work is greatly preferred
  • Good Computer Skills is a must
  • Design Software Experience – Chief Architect – Experience with AutoCad or Sketchup is a good foundation
  • MS Word

Benefits

Competitive Salary- Paid vacation & Holidays- Company Sponsored Health Insurance Plan, and fuel reimbursement

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year

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