Senior Designer – Retail

  • Midtown, Manhattan
  • $130,000 to $145,000
  • Permanent

A leading design firm based in New York city with a diverse portfolio of Retail, Commercial & hospitality projects, have enlisted urban to assist in looking for a talented Senior Designer to join their growing Retail studio, to contribute to a number of innovative projects. With Projects in over 40 countries, and award-winning designs, this is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a collaborate team.

This is an excellent opportunity to set into an established studio at a Senior position, working on a range of high-end retail projects. The ideal professional would be forward thinking and looking to step into a leadership position, with internal growth into firm management one step away.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:

* Oversight of the Retail design team, working closely with Project Managers and the Creative Director of the studio to ensure a high level of design excellence and technical proficiency
* Develop space standards, schematic planning, program analysis and preliminary program of requirements
* Preparing design scope budget documentation and budget analysis
* Coordinate with various clients and consultants to ensure full cohesion on design intent and carrying out projects within budget and to the highest standard
* Foster a culture of innovation and creativity, encouraging the exploration of new ideas and retail design approaches
* Participate in business development activities, including proposals, presentations, and client meetings
* Stay up-to-date with retail design trends, materials, and technologies, and incorporate them into the design process as appropriate
* Oversee and mentor team members through Design and Technical documentation packages, alongside coordination bespoke construction and millwork packages
* Review Shop Drawings, RFI’s and submittals

You will require the following qualifications to be considered:

* Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Architecture or a related field
* 10+ years of experience in Architecture, with a focus on retail design and planning
* Experience working on Retail projects. Hospitality and Brand Environment exposure is also considered
* Strong portfolio showcasing retail design skills and a range of retail project types and scales
* Working knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp & Adobe Suite
* An understanding and experience with NYC/National DOB/Codes, compliance, filing strategies, landlord coordination, and consultant coordination from design through shop drawings
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to articulate retail design concepts and ideas to clients and internal teams
* Demonstrated leadership skills, with experience mentoring a design team in a retail setting

Salary is commensurate with experience, with a range between $130,000 – $145,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

To apply, please submit your resume & portfolio to

Urban is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.


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