Goodrich – New York, NY

This position is open immediately
Hours Per Week: 40 (full time)
Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 5:30pm
Overtime is not expected
Location: New York, NY – in person and hybrid (see Work Environment)

SUMMARY

As an Interior Designer with Goodrich, you will create designs and presentations for a variety of hospitality projects, including hotels and restaurants. Depending on your skills, you may also contribute to branding, graphic design, and product design initiatives. This is both a Creative and a Production/Technical role, and you will report to the Design Lead for each project. You will collaborate with Design Leads who are primarily responsible for setting the design direction and overall project management. You may be responsible for leading smaller projects or portions of larger projects independently.

TASKS/RESPONSIBILITIES

Design

  • You will collaborate with the Design Director and/or Design Leads in creating designs and delivering presentations based on deliverables set forth in the contract and the Company’s production standards. You will be expected to complete the following tasks independently, contributing your work to the overall project team’s effort:
    • Develop designs
    • Create 3D models in SketchUp
    • Render elevations in Photoshop
    • Create mood boards in Adobe InDesign
    • Create drawings (plans, elevations, RCPs) in AutoCAD LT
    • Hand sketch to convey design concepts
    • Conduct narrative research
    • Pull research images
    • Source materials and furniture appropriate to the use/location and within the project budget
    • Create complete design presentations in Adobe InDesign incorporating the above

Documentation

  • Create:
    • SD, DD, and CD Drawings in AutoCAD LT
    • Finish schedules
    • FF&E matrix for hotel projects with multiple room types
    • Furniture, finish, and equipment (FF&E) specifications in DesignSpec
    • Budgets (especially FF&E) and reports in Excel, Google Docs, or other software

Execution

  • Provide construction administration services:
  • Process submittals
  • Attend and report on field visits
  • Create punchlists
  • Follow up with GC and vendors and/or purchasing agent on ID and FF&E punchlist items until they are complete

Administration

  • Set up & Maintain project files and folders in accordance with Company’s and industry architectural standards
  • Maintain a working check set of all deliverable documents
  • Archive record copies of all milestone deliverables
  • Tag images in accordance with Image Library Standards
  • Write and issue meeting notes for external design meetings
  • Order material samples for projects
  • Library (in-person, in-office)
    • Update and source new materials
    • Take ownership of library organization
    • Develop strong relationships with vendors
    • Organize vendor meetings in the office
  • Collaborate frequently with others outside the Company (clients, consultants, vendors, contractors, tradespeople, etc.). This will be collaborative, with consultants; instructive, giving information to contractors, trades, or manufacturers; and inquiries, such as requesting product information from vendors.

GOALS & EXPECTATIONS

  • Our goal is to support your growth as a designer in a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary studio environment
  • We expect that you are fluent with the software programs mentioned above. We will provide in-house, on-the-job training for DesignSpec if needed.
  • We expect that you will complete assigned tasks within project budgeted hours
  • We expect that you will keep the Design Lead(s) updated with daily morning and end-of-day check-ins on your progress, so tasks and workloads can be re-balanced when needed
  • We expect that you will follow the Company’s standards for project execution, including file naming and established work processes
  • We expect that you will take initiative and ownership for your given tasks, be responsible, and ask questions when needed and in a timely manner
  • This role contributes to the Company as a whole and toward client satisfaction by helping the team provide deliverables on time and at a high level of professional quality

Physical Demands

  • Visit project sites, survey empty buildings which may or may not be climate-controlled, climb stairs, carry up to 50 lbs.

Travel Requirements

  • Travel to local job sites is expected; occasional travel to jobs sites within the US is possible, depending on the projects you are assigned to
  • No international travel anticipated
  • Company reimburses project-related travel expenses

QUALIFICATIONS

Soft Skills/Qualities

  • Creativity, innovation, passion
  • Willingness to take initiative and ownership on given tasks for projects
  • Productive – able to complete work quickly and plan your own work to meet deadlines and work efficiently
  • Precision, accuracy – detail oriented and thorough
  • Team orientation – identify opportunities to help and offer to do so
  • Communication – strong abilities, both verbally and in writing; this role requires frequent communication with vendors and consultants. Good at translating technical information into plain language. Effective at using words to describe design concepts.
  • Flexibility – easily handle shifting priorities, deadlines, and goals; unpredictable situations or problems on a given day
  • Objectivity – make decisions based on facts, with less regard to emotional considerations or “gut reactions,” focus on profitability

Knowledge

  • Complete understanding of the interior design process, and the drawings, specifications, and other documents that are needed to convey design intent at each phase
  • Ability to read and interpret technical drawings and specifications
  • ADA, fire codes, and other technical guidelines that apply to interior design for hospitality environments
  • Vendors and sources for furniture and interior architectural materials that are appropriate for hospitality projects

Technical Skills

  • Ability to translate design concepts into concrete materials and furniture selections.
  • Proficiency (can use without help) in all of the following:
    • AutoCAD, Sketch-up, Adobe Creative Suite (especially InDesign, Photoshop), MS Office Suite (Word, Excel), Google Docs, DesignSpec or other specification software
  • Hand sketching
  • English language

Education, Licensure or Certification

  • Interior design degree or certificate
  • NCIDQ Certification preferred

Experience

  • Minimum 5 years interior design work
  • Have completed multiple hospitality projects from start to finish, all phases of design through construction
  • Creating FF&E budgets
  • Sourcing FF&E and interior finish materials for hospitality projects

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

Salary & Benefits

  • Pay Scale: commensurate with experience, paid bi-weekly.
  • Summer Fridays – day off on alternating weeks, between Memorial Day & Labor Day
  • Medical insurance, 401K, and other Company benefits
  • This position is eligible for work visa support

Work Environment

  • The office follows a hybrid schedule: Mon & Fri are remote days, Tuesday – Thursday the team is in-office, in-person
  • This position must report to the office in person all Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You may also be required to report to the office in person on Mondays & Fridays, depending on project needs.
  • If you are approved to work remotely, you will need to provide your own high speed internet access and phone service. The Company will provide you with remote access to any necessary files and web-based software.

Growth Opportunities

  • Professional development
    • In-house product and vendor presentations, CEU opportunities
    • Professional membership fees
    • Licensure and/or exam, renewal fees
    • Promotion potential

Company Culture

  • Our carefully cultivated studio culture is built on a foundation of mutual respect, thoughtful collaboration, and careful selection of projects and clients.
  • How we do what we do – our design process – is of critical importance to us.
  • We love research in all modes: art, film, performance, music, literature, etc., and love to share big ideas with each other.
  • Our studio is pet friendly, with one or more dogs in residence each day.
  • Our penthouse office had huge windows and is full of light all day. We have incredible sunset views!
  • We have optional team social outings and professional networking activities year around.

LEGAL INFORMATION

  • Disclaimer – Duties, responsibilities and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.
  • Equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement – M Goodrich Company, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We do not discriminate on the basis of any characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.

HOW TO APPLY
Submit the materials below via email to operations@goodrich.nyc
❏ Cover letter
❏ Resume
❏ Portfolio, work samples – file transfer link preferred vs. attachment

Application Deadline

  • Rolling

Interview Process

  • We will conduct interviews in person or via Zoom
  • Candidates should be prepared to share work samples and examples of technical skill work in the interview

 

Company Name: Goodrich
Contact Email: operations@goodrich.nyc
City: New York
State: NY
Country: USA
Job Title: Interior Designer
Job Type: Full-Time
Must Manage Others: No