Senior Designer

Brixton, London
Commensurate on experience
14 Jan 2022
14 Feb 2022
Job (Function)
Design Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

The Role

Do you want to be part of the team changing the Residential Development market for good? Are you fed up of feeling that you don’t have the right support or that you spend more time doing admin than advising clients? Are you feeling that you do not see enough projects to learn and develop your skills? Do you think technology should both help you and your clients more?

At Resi you will have the opportunity to work differently and accelerate your career. You’ll work alongside a variety of Home Development professionals, from Building Regulation experts to Planning specialists. Since our launch in 2017, we’ve gone on to become one of the largest Home Development platforms in the UK, improving thousands of homes per year. As part of our team, you’ll have the chance to be exposed and contribute to dozens of interesting residential projects as they go through from a vague idea to a Happy Home customers can move into.. You can be a critical part of helping homeowners have quality improvements, delivered with speed and for less

We are currently 130 people based in International House right at the heart of Brixton, including more than 80 designers and planners, South London. International House is the UK’s first Living Wage Building. Our office is both accessible and we will  make reasonable adjustments to accommodate successful candidates, this is a hybrid role and we expect you to attend our office in South London at least 3 days per week (typically Monday, Tuesday and Thursday).

The core responsibilities of this role:

  • Creating designs that interpret client's needs, motivation and budget whilst increasing the chances of planning approval first time.
  • Communicating with clients and being able to advise on all steps of the journey from start to on-site. This will include all technical aspects around drainage, the party wall act, planning legislation, building regulations, on site potential queries, tendering process, contracts and programmes.
  • Building rapport with clients to ensure they are comfortable with all aspects of what Resi has to offer.
  • Manage expectations and risks for the client so there are no surprises.
  • Being able to work under pressure and hit targets on a regular basis, consistency over time in order to suit the goals of the business. Focusing on speed, legality and adding value.
  • Living our values and holding others accountable to them.
  • Training and guiding junior members of the team in what excellent design looks like, what planning approach should be taken, etc.
  • Communicating fully with internal teams to ensure a successful project brief - this involves bringing questions, solutions and actively seeking the root causes on issues to push improvements for the customer, the role, the process and the company.
  • Handling objections in a patient, confident and professional manner.

About you

We know that every designer brings something different to the table - to have the best chance of success in this role we think you need to have;

  • Excellent technical knowledge in residential architectural design (creative) - especially in home extensions and renovations
  • Clear grasp of the design process from start to completed on-site
  • Customer oriented - putting them first
  • The ability to thrive in a high performing environment
  • A positive attitude and mindset
  • Demonstrable experience of high performance
  • High level of maturity
  • Willingness to learn, adapt and provide solutions

You might be even more of a technical fit if you have;

  • Planning, project budgeting and Building Regulations experience
  • People management experience - specifically of junior designers
  • Strong experience with Revit

What we can offer you:

  • Generous Market  salary depending on experience
  • On the job training, mentorship, and coaching
  • The opportunity to learn from industry experts you typical don't get in a regular practice
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
  • Paid maternity and paternity (66% of pay for up to 4 months after 9 months service)
  • Well-being platform with quarterly credit added
  • Employee Assistance program
  • Annual Company Trip (Abroad when we can!)
  • Health Cash plan
  • Zero fee mortgage advice for you, your friends and family
  • Office perks - Snacks, Fresh fruit and refreshments
  • The chance to make a real impact on an ever-changing industry
  • The opportunity to work in a team of passionate individuals

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