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Intermediate Interior Designer

Calgary, AB · Architecture/Engineering
Intermediate Interior Designer
Calgary, AB
Architecture and Design Firm
Award-Winning Projects
Salary Range: $70k - $85k


Get To Know Our Client:
TalentSphere is proud to be partnered with a full service, award-winning Architecture & Design firm with an office in Calgary. With a sustainably focused design vision and projects that improve the well-being of the end users and communities, this firm has gained the respect of the industry and many repeat clients. Their portfolio spans across commercial, education, healthcare, hospitality, mixed use, residential, public, emergency services, retail, seniors living and sports and recreation.

This firm has spent many years focusing on the culture of their offices, as they recognize the importance of happy employees with a healthy work-life balance. They offer a hybrid working model (3 days in office and 2 from home), flexible hours, excellent health and dental benefits, matching RRSPs, social events/activities, profit sharing, learning opportunities in the form of conferences, courses and 'lunch n' learns', along with many opportunities for career advancement & project exposure.

Summary of Position:
Our client is looking for a full-time Intermediate Interior Designer with 5–9 years of experience working in the interior design industry or integrated projects. The desired candidate will have experience leading various phases of interior design projects and / or integrated design projects with oversight from a Senior Designer and/or Project Lead and will provide support as required. This individual will coordinate directly with the Client, Consultants, Contractors, and representatives from Public Authorities. Work may be associated with project tasks for mid to large scale projects. The intermediate interior designer is expected to work in collaboration with all project team members, consultants and vendors. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Conducts/oversees and conducts site verifications and gathers space inventory data
  • Prepares/oversees programming analysis and leads client interviews 
  • Develops/oversees space planning and code studies
  • Develops/oversees design concepts, presentations, and presentation materials
  • Develops/oversees the selection of materials and finishes and sample boards
  • Develops/oversees furnishing selections and the preparation of furnishings documentation
  • Prepares/oversees contract documents and specifications
  • Coordinates with Consultants and Vendors
  • Preparation/review/oversight of construction administration documentation and attends site walkthroughs  
  • Leads client meetings, participate as required and prepares meeting minutes
  • Establishes and maintains project schedules, workplans and EVA’s
  • Assist/Prepares client fee letters, schedules, and reviews client invoicing
  • Schedules work assignments, setting priorities and delegating work accordingly
  • Confirms supporting project team members understanding of tasks including expected timeline of deliverables and how long they should take to complete to ensure workplan/fees are on track
  • Provides guidance to junior staff for completion of contract documents
  • Provides support to design staff during all phases of a project
  • Works independently on small to mid-scale projects with minimal support
  • Able to work on multiple projects 
  • Able to take on a Project Manager Role on small to mid-scaled interior design/integrated projects through all phases of work
  • Keeps project manager and/or client informed of progress and issues as they arise
  • Keeps Departmental and Project Leads apprised of task progress and issues as they arise 
  • Mentor and facilitate development of junior interior design staff
  • May be required to provide support or assist with various tasks at various skills levels as may be required for project and / or firm success


  • 5–9 years of experience in the interior design industry, or integrated projects
  • Bachelor’s degree or diploma from CIDA accredited post-secondary institute
  • AAA Intern Interior Designer (or in progress) is an asset
  • NCIDQ – IDFX and IDPX practicum exams (or in progress) is an asset
  • IDA/IDC Intern Member (or in progress) is an asset
  • LEED/WELL Accredited is an asset
  • Advanced understanding of building codes, bylaws and municipal processes
  • Knowledge of design and construction process as well as building components, construction methods and sequencing
  • Strong ability to put together complete construction document packages
  • Advanced knowledge on finish specifications and materials applications
  • Skilled in graphic/visualization & hand sketching
  • High proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office Suite, InDesign, Sketch-Up, Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat & Bluebeam Studio

What Our Client Offers:
  • Compensation, competitive to the 2024 market based on experience
  • Flexible working environment / work from home options
  • Opportunity to work on a variety of sustainable projects 
  • Continuing education / professional development
  • Opportunity to mentor & manage junior staff
  • A collaborative and open concept office
  • Profit sharing program – open to all employees
  • Extra days on top of long weekends (4 day long weekends)

If you are interested in this position and tick all the boxes above, please apply here or contact me directly at dchita@talentsphere.ca.
Only candidates who match the description above, will be contacted.

Job #16455090

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We look forward to hearing from you.

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