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We are currently seeking an Intermediate/Senior Interior Designer to join our team.

Updated: September 2021

Candidates should hold a bachelor’s degree in Interior Design (CIDA accredited institution preferred), Architecture, or related discipline. Candidates must have 6+ years of working experience, and be a licensed Interior Designer having completed the NCIDQ.

Reporting to the Interior Design Lead, the successful candidate will be responsible for concept design planning, and design development of a project, construction documentation, specifications, contract administration, including coordination of project team activities and meet project requirements and objectives through to project completion. You will be able to manage projects and direct and mentor the project team with the direction of the Interior Design Lead.

Job Skills and Requirements

  • Creative direction and concept and project development
  • Strong skills in sketching and rendering by hand or computer
  • Ability to direct team members to develop design and technical documentation
  • Reviews design for accuracy, building code compliance, universal design standards and best practice
  • Extensive verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation and graphic communication
  • Review and coordination of consultant drawings
  • Knowledge in selection and integration of furniture, fixture, and equipment (FF&E), interior finishes, lighting, and signage/ wayfinding
  • Knowledge of design principles, industry trends, research, construction methodology, and standard application of materials and finishes
  • Develops and delivers furniture packages and coordinates with vendors to ensures project requirements are met
  • Reviews and produces cost estimates
  • Ability to manage projects budgetary constraints and ensure overall design intent is met
  • Conducts programming activities such as client interviews, surveys, presentations, workshops, and space planning and functional programming
  • Responsible for Project Management and Contract Administration phase responding to RFI’s, CCO’s, CO’s, shop drawing reviews, site visits, and field reports
  • May assist with bidding documents, award of construction contracts and negotiating fees and contracts
  • Incorporates Integrated environmental and human health practices (Green Globes, LEED, Fitwel and WELL)
  • Strong time management and scheduling skills to successfully meet deadlines
  • Ability to work in a collaborative, and multi-disciplinary, team environment
  • Proven understanding of the architectural design process and integration of interior design concepts
  • Participates in business development, marketing, and proposals
  • Proficient in AutoCAD and MS Office
  • Knowledge in Revit, 3D modeling (Sketchup), and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Knowledge in Project Management Software (Newforma preferred)
  • Ability to apply for RCMP and PSPC Security Clearances

FBM is a mid-sized architectural, interior design, and planning firm based in downtown Halifax. FBM boasts an impressive portfolio of award-winning architectural projects achieved over its 100-plus-year history in Atlantic Canada. Named one of Atlantic Canada’s Top Employers, and one of Canada’s Top Small/Medium Employers, FBM staff thrive in a collaborative culture and supportive work environment.

We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, ability, or any other characteristics protected by law. Our ethos, people-driven design, means that we are committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that reflects the communities and clients we serve.

Qualified applicants should submit a soft copy of their Curriculum Vitae and portfolio/work sample to: using the subject line: Intermediate/Senior Interior Designer Application

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