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Senior Interior Designer - Commercial

Calgary, AB · Architecture/Engineering
Senior Interior Designer - Commercial
Calgary, AB
Architecture and Design Firm
Award-Winning Projects
Salary Range: $80k - $90k


Get To Know Our Client:
TalentSphere is proud to be partnered with a full service, award-winning Architecture & Design firm with an office in Calgary. With a sustainably focused design vision and projects that improve the well-being of the end users and communities, this firm has gained the respect of the industry and many repeat clients. Their portfolio spans across commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, mixed use, residential, public, emergency services, retail, seniors living and sports and recreation.

This firm has spent many years focusing on the culture of their offices, as they recognize the importance of happy employees with a healthy work-life balance. They offer a hybrid working model (3 days in office and 2 from home), flexible hours, excellent health and dental benefits, matching RRSPs, social events/activities, profit sharing, learning opportunities in the form of conferences, courses and 'lunch n' learns', along with many opportunities for career advancement & project exposure.

Summary of Position:
Our client is looking for a full-time Senior Interior Designer with 10–15 years of experience working in the interior design industry or integrated projects. The desired candidate will have experience leading projects through all phases, from concept to construction and project close out.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain project schedules, workplans, and EVA’s 
  • Prepares client fee letters, schedules, and reviews client invoicing
  • Schedules work assignments, setting priorities and delegating work accordingly
  • Confirms supporting project team members understanding of tasks including expected timeline of deliverables and how long they should take to complete to ensure workplan/fees are on track
  • Determines staffing requirements along with team leads and oversees the hiring and dismissal of staff
  • Evaluates policies and procedures and provides recommendations for changes to improve efficiency
  • Evaluates employee performances and provides feedback, coaching and disciplinary action and formal evaluations
  • Assists in establishing and implementing department initiatives
  • Leads site verifications and gathering space inventory data as needed
  • Prepares/leads programming analysis as needed
  • Prepares/leads space planning and preliminary code studies as needed
  • Leads Client Meetings and reviews meeting minutes
  • Prepares/leads development of design concepts and presentations materials as needed
  • Prepares/leads development of furniture specifications as needed
  • Coordinates Consultants and Vendors as needed
  • Prepares/leads/reviews contract documents and specifications as needed
  • Participates/leads in the review of construction administration submittals as needed
  • Participates/leads to contract administration documentation and site walkthroughs as needed
  • Project manages large scaled interior design/integrated projects through all phases of work
  • Oversees the project team through all phases of work 
  • Works independently on projects 
  • Able to work on multiple projects
  • Keeps Departmental and Project Leads apprised of task progress and issues as they arise 
  • Mentor and facilitate development of intermediate interior design staff
  • May be required to provide support or assist with various tasks at various skills levels as may be required for project and / or firm success


  • 10–15 years of experience in the interior design industry, or integrated projects
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma from CIDA accredited post-secondary institute
  • AAA Intern Interior Designer (or in progress) is an asset
  • NCIDQ – IDFX and IDPX practicum exams (or in progress) is an asset
  • IDA/IDC Intern Member (or in progress) is an asset
  • LEED/WELL Accredited is an asset
  • Advanced understanding of building codes, bylaws and municipal processes
  • Knowledge of design and construction process as well as building components, construction methods and sequencing
  • Strong ability to put together complete construction document packages
  • Advanced knowledge on finish specifications and materials applications
  • Skilled in graphic/visualization & hand sketching
  • High proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office Suite, InDesign, Sketch-Up, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat & Bluebeam Studio

What Our Client Offers:
  • Compensation, competitive to the 2024 market based on experience
  • Flexible working environment / work from home options
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of sustainable projects 
  • Continuing education / professional development
  • Opportunity to mentor & manage junior staff
  • A collaborative and open concept office
  • Profit sharing program – open to all employees
  • Extra days on top of long weekends (4 day long weekends)

If you are interested in this position and tick all the boxes above, please apply here or contact me directly at dchita@talentsphere.ca.
Only candidates who match the description above, will be contacted.

Job #16455080

Thank you for your interest in this job posting.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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