Furniture Designer / Specifier

Solutions Business Interiors - Edmonton, AB (30+ days ago)

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Furniture Design / Specifier

Basic Function:

Provides design services to dealership customers, including site/inventory verification, 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 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
  • 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 design proposals and 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
  • Does plotting, printing, color boards, etc. for client and dealership transmittal

Contract Furniture/Design Industry Knowledge

  • Has strong knowledge of interior design field and current practices
  • 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


Interior Design or Drafting Technology Degree or Certification

AutoCAD knowledge

Knowledge of SalesForce, Project Matrix and CET Designer an asset

Must be organized, extremely accurate, detail orientated and capable of managing multiple priorities

Pleasant, positive, and professional demeanor.

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)

Job Types: Full-time

THE VALUES: Excellence is Not a Skill, it’s an Attitude

Excellence, Positive mental attitude, Inspiring, Tenacious, Challenge Status Quo

Raising the bar on achievement, inspiring others, and being a role model for others.

Job Type: Full-time


  • Edmonton, AB (Required)


  • Interior Design (Preferred)


  • English (Required)