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Date Added: Fri 26/05/2023

Senior Designer - Design & Build

London, SE1, UK
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: £65000 - £75000/annum

Job Description - Senior Designer

Ideally looking for someone who is aspiring for HOD but wants the platform to get there.

Is hungry to lead a team, drive design and jump feet first into a new division here.

Complete array of projects so needs someone who is dynamic in their design style.

Role and responsibilities


Reporting to the Pack Lead, Pack Design Manager and Group Design & Creative Director to be responsible for developing and managing all aspects Design of Projects from Pitch to Project completion.

To provide Design ownership to colleagues across the business and within immediate teams, establishing the highest industry standards in design, and ensuring effective ways of working within our teams at all levels.

To ensure our design DNA and output is continually developed and improved, and is both highly commercial and hi-impact, contributing directly to the overall development and profitability of our business.

The objective of this role is to ensure we produce innovative and industry shaping Design Concepts, providing our Clients with 'The best of the Best' personalised service, while supporting our internal team hitting technical standards and high quality project execution. The aim is to ensure we are recognised for being an innovative, knowledgeable and professional Design team to our customers, competitors and team members.

Responsibilities and Scope:

To lead in Pitch Design- Produce, Present and win client pitches in a competitive environment.

Responsible for Design from Initial Concept through to site completion.

To liaise and support Technical Design through Design Development phases.

Invest time and strategy into how to best drive performance of team standards and KPI's

To harness the overall Design Culture and be a leading voice within the immediate team and wider company for all things Design & Innovation.

To work in partnership with our Commercial and Project Management team to ensure alignment in design and project budget.

Liaison with Suppliers and Contractors.

To support our technical team through Design Development.

To be the storyteller and push boundaries of document narrative and Design Development.

To be able to design to a set budget and have a strong understanding of the value engineer process - such knowledge to be shared with wider team and junior members supported in projects

Understand sales mentality - confident upselling of materials and furniture items.

To understand and dissect a brief, and confidence to challenge client to give them the outcome they need rather than what they believe they need.

To drive collaboration and 'Blue Sky' thinking within Packs,

Support wider team in the form of project collaboration and critique.

To maintain and champion Design standards, guidelines and strategies that enable and complement our 'Pack' objectives and targets within the scope of our business strategy.

To provide thought leadership in reaching our company mission of 'Re-defining the O-Word' and lead by example.

Support Group D&C Director on the visual aspirations of our own home - our showroom is a key sales tool.

Essential Professional Experience and key skills:


A track record of design leadership and excellence.


Highly developed customer acumen.


The proven ability to create a market for 'internal and external' for design innovation and excellence.


A record of delivery to budget, accountability and experience of working across all functions to achieve objectives.

Key personal attributes:


Personally, and professionally authentic and ethical.


Dynamic Designer


Focused and 'output' orientated.


Highly commercial, creative, and numerate.


Articulate and persuasive.


Empathetic grasp of Thirdway values, culture, and aspirations.


Robust, rigorous, and highly adaptive.


Able to work at pace and in focused fashion.


Supportive of colleagues.


Intellectually curious and committed to continuous development.


Able to challenge the status quo and enable continuous improvement
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