• Interior Designer Planning Lead

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 6 days ago(11/9/2018 7:09 PM)
    Project Management/Program Management
  • Overview

    At Cumming Corporation, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest growing Project and Cost Management Consultancies in America. We’re ranked in the ENR Top 25 and with over 25 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double digit year to year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are endless!


    In this role, you will be a member our rapidly growing Program & Project Management team. The PM team's standard is to 'manage each project like we own it.' We are unique in that we provide in-house cost management and project scheduling along with program and project management, in a fully integrated package. With client needs and ethics put above all else, coupled with our inherent competitive advantages, it’s no wonder why we've achieved such immense success. 


    Our firm is currently looking for a dedicated Interior Designer and Planning Lead to be located in the Los Angeles, CA area. This position will be supporting educational facility construction projects and is an excellent opportunity to be part of one of the largest school bond programs in the country. 



    • Responsible for leading all design phases for interior projects, establishes the vision on every project, leads the team, and has extensive interaction with various stakeholders
    • Schedules and leads planning and coordination meetings with other facilities staff
    • Translates, plans and executes the instructional vision of District executive staff, Administrators and teachers and other end users
    • Develops, maintains and analyzes project database, space and end user requirements to determine the most efficient use of space according to design
    • Manages the work of interior designers and other department staff by reviewing design and technical drawings to ensure compliance with design solutions as well as schedule and budget qualifications; provides balance between aesthetic features and existing structures, site and environment
    • Reviews and finalizes space plans for projects with interior designers and lower level staff; provide feedback on the work product
    • Coordinate work schedules and project assignments for multiple sites of interior designers and other staff
    • Recommends policies, procedures, guidelines and product standards
    • Conducts manufacturer, vendor and product reviews to establish the criteria for their participation in the F&E program
    • Provides expert advice on the selection and design of essential fixtures and finishes to use for projects; of equipment and furnishings to ensure maximum durability for longevity, instructional support, aesthetic value, life expectancy, functional space arrangements, flow plan, etc.
    • Presents briefings and issues updates regarding interior projects to Executive Facilities staff as required
    • Prepares detailed reports on planning, procurement and logistics for Furniture and Equipment project planning
    • Reviews and produces final cost estimates; manages overall design budget of interior projects and variances to the budget


    • Graduation from a recognized college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architecture
    • A master degree in business or public administration is preferred
    • Must have a minimum of twelve (12) years of full time paid professional experience in interior design and completion of interior projects
    • Must have at least 5 years' supervisory experience in leading a team involved in design development; planning, procurement and logistics for furniture/equipment projects
    • Candidates shall excel at the ability to execute a project from concept design through execution documentation
    • Extensive knowledge of concept, schematic, design development and materials specifications
    • Extensive knowledge of design principles, aesthetics, space planning and methodology
    • Extensive knowledge of building systems, codes and ADA requirements as they relate to interior design
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Ability to manage deliverables, schedules, logistics
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills; extensive presentation and graphic communication
    • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead staff thru direct authority and subject matter expertise
    • Working knowledge of budget preparation and proven ability to manage projects within budgetary constraints


    Have more questions? Chat with a Recruiter on our careers website! It takes 5 minutes to apply to this job and we will provide feedback within 5 days.  






    CUMMING is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified Team Members without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.


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