Designer

Job Summary

We are looking for a DESIGNER to play a pivotal role in leveraging their industry knowledge & architectural design skills to close leads, develop designs & see through remodels and new construction projects. This multifaceted role requires a blend of technical proficiency, creativity and sales acumen to effectively collaborate with project teams, build deep relationships & execute on clients’ needs and dreams.

Requirements

– Degree in Interior Design, Architecture or other related design disciplines
– Proven experience in residential construction sales and design, with a minimum of 5 years in the industry.
– Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., AutoCAD, Revit, Chief, or ArchiCAD) and familiarity with architectural drafting standards and practices.
– General understanding of residential construction processes, building codes, and zoning regulations.
– Excellent interpersonal, emotional literacy & relationship building skills
– Ability to multitask, prioritize workload, and thrive in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
– Creative problem-solving abilities and a keen eye for detail to deliver innovative design solutions that exceed client expectations.
– Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel to client meetings, job sites, and industry events as needed.

Responsibilities

Lead Development & Sales:
– Identify & cultivate new leads through market research, networking & industry knowledge
– Collaborate with marketing teams to implement effective lead generation strategies
– Cultivate strong relationships with clients, draftsmen, real estate agents and other industry partners to generate referrals and expand the client base.
– Keeps customer CRM database updated & populated accurately for production teams
– Close initial design & build hold contracts through initial high-level consultation & sales data to provide any ball-park estimates
– Consult with clients to understand their vision, requirements, and budgetary constraints for residential construction projects; conducting a thorough needs assessment & qualification

Design Development:
– Provide a white-glove design experience reflecting the Neighborly values for service
– Performs selections process & utilizes design & build coordinator support
– Utilize CAD software to develop detailed architectural designs, floor plans, elevations and/or 3D models that translate clients’ concepts into tangible visual representations for preliminary, bidding & construction plan sets.
– Incorporate innovative design solutions, working with construction teams to ensure compliance with building codes, zoning regulations, and structural integrity standards.
– Keeps & utilizes historical sales data & work with the construction team to prepare comprehensive proposals and cost estimates that outline project scope, timelines, and deliverables, tailored to each client’s needs and preferences

PM & Construction Support:
– Perform any change order edits to plan sets necessary for construction
– Work closely with project managers, engineers, and subcontractors to facilitate seamless project execution from conceptualization to completion.
– Provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the construction process, addressing any design-related challenges and ensuring adherence to project specifications.