locationsAbu Dhabi, United Arab Emiratestime typeFull timeposted onPosted 16 Days Agojob requisition idR-11633At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. At our core we embody an entrepreneurial spirit, always looking ahead for new ways to innovate and add to our clients' success. We share the belief that design has the power to transform organizations and change lives; whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building.Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability, and we believe that a diversity of voices and cultures is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.As the world’s largest design firm, Gensler has a unique obligation and opportunity to focus on sustainability in the built environment. We deepened our commitment to combat the impact on climate change in the built environment when we launched Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3) in 2019. This is our pledge to meet an ambitious goal: the elimination of all greenhouse gases from our work by 2030. Your RoleWe are seeking an Interior Designer with a strong passion for design. In this position, you will collaborate with our Design Directors and design leadership on a variety of exciting workplace projects.What You Will DoAn integral part of the design team, leads towards a cohesive and rational design solution which conforms to the project brief and is technically, legally and financially responsible.Guides skill development of junior designers.Contributes to and reinforces the “team effort” method of producing design projects.Takes responsibility for implementing approved briefing approach.Prepares the design analysis and research.Leads project meetings at discretion of Design Manager.Solves complex design problems through schematic design and design development.Oversees the preparation of graphic materials for presentation to client.Researches and recommends appropriate systems, materials and finishes.Present design schemes and documents to the client with the Design Manager.Oversees the design development package for production.Works with Technical coordinator and technical team to ensure design intent is accurately interpreted in documents.With Design Manager, liaises as necessary with client on issues of design.Developing strategic planning, conceptual designs, design development, and production.Perform interior design assignments that include conceptual design, schematic design, design development & construction documents.Provides design support for completion and execution of design projects.Develop space planning concepts and generate program documents.Participates in selection of FF&E color palettes & material presentations, and generate specifications.Participation in business development effort.Participate in exciting design and research projects and bring a new perspective to what we do for our clients.Support project sustainability targets throughout project phases and actively engage in delivering them. Coordinate sustainability targets with project consultants and engineers.Implement sustainable design strategies in every project stage and investigate solutions to sustainable design challenges.Work collaboratively with the team to optimize sustainability performance through design iterations and research.Lead climate focused analysis and studies for each project.Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs.Your Qualifications5+ year’s professional experience including proven track record of contributing to the design of professional services workplace projects.Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school of design.Strong planning abilities and have the ability to mentor team members, offer guidance and leadership.Strong skills in client relationship management and presentation.Must be a motivated self-starter with excellent communication skills and the ability to problem solve both individually and as a part of a project team.Proficiency in the use of Revit and other 3D computer design programs.Proficient in Creative Adobe Suite applications specifically InDesign.Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials and specifications.Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas.Strong organizations skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.Knowledge in sustainable design principles required.LEED, WELL, Fitwel, LFA or other rating systems accreditation preferable.Previous experience in sustainable design projects preferable. Especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, Fitwel and /or Net Zero Building certification.Demonstrate a collaborative and integrated approach towards achieving high sustainability project goals.Your Design Technology QualificationsEssential Good working knowledge and experience in Autodesk Revit for design authoring, documentation, data extracts and project delivery.Good knowledge and experience with real-time rendering processes, and material creation & management within the context of integrated BIM and parametric workflows.Basic understanding of the setting up of new models. Desirable Good working knowledge and experience in Rhinoceros for design authoring.Basic understanding and familiarity with interoperability workflows between various design tools such as, AutoCad, Revit, Rhino, etcBasic understanding and familiarity with the use of VR walkthroughs and panoramas.Applications we work withDesign Authoring - Revit, Rhino, Autocad, NavisworksCollaboration - BIM360Computational Design - Grasshopper, DynamoBuilding Performance Simulation - Insight, Sefaira, Diva, Ladybug toolsVisualisation – Vray, Enscape, Twinmotion, 3DSMaxGraphics & Productivity - Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office SuiteExperiential – Unreal Engine, UnityDevelopment – C#, PythonTo be considered, please submit portfolio and/or work samples in PDF format.Life at GenslerGensler Asia-Pacific and Middle East is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through our Five Strategies. In partnership with our clients, we strive to create a just and equitable future for our communities and our colleagues. We celebrate our diversity and are focused on creating an inclusive workplace environment for all.As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From internal design competitions to research grants to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and wellness programs. We also offer profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
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