Job Title: Construction Interior Designer
City: Washington
State: DC

Company Description

The Building People is a recognized leader in real estate facilities services. Our global organization delivers total lifecycle solutions for clients that integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's complex challenges for building owners, occupiers and stakeholders. We empower our clients to maximize the workplace experience and reduce costs without sacrificing quality and reliability. Our strategy leads clients towards the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that propagates new norms to deliver organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings.

Construction Interior Designer

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Description/Job Summary

The Building People has a position open for a full-time Construction Interior Designer / Contract Furniture Specialist (CID/CFS)

The CID/CFS must have the required skills listed below:
  • Working knowledge of space planning and interior design for commercial office space.
  • Working knowledge of furniture selection and providing requirements to manufacturer’s representatives.
  • Working knowledge of selection of interior finishes and materials.
  • Excellent quantitative, analytic, and process mapping skills.
  • Expertise with AutoCAD 2015 or higher.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software – Project, Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook.
  • Ability to understand and apply OSHA and ADA requirements, and all building and safety codes.
  • Ability to professionally gather requirements and objectives through client interviews resulting in
  • quickly understanding the scope of work. Ability to learn new planning, drawing, design, and specification software.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task and respond in quick time frames.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills – both in person and via email, phone and other means of communication.
  • Commitment to customer service.
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment, self-motivated, able to work well individually and perform as a team player.
  • Ability to read and understand architectural and engineering drawings, specifications, and other construction documents for construction projects.
  • Familiarity with commercial office furniture lines and have a working knowledge of both casegood and systems furniture specification.
  • Working knowledge of interior finishes and materials for commercial/government environment.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrates the ability to carry on business conversations with decision makers.
  • Demonstrate ability to interact and cooperate with all stakeholders.
  • Adheres to all SEC policies, procedures and business ethics codes and ensures that they are communicated and implemented within the team.

Required Education

Required Education and Experience

The Construction Interior Designer/Contract Furniture Specialist (ID/CFS) must have:
  • Successful completion of the NCIDQ
  • A minimum of a BS/BA architecture/interior design college degree or a Master’s Degree in Interior Design or architecture
  • Background in commercial or Federal government office planning and furniture procurement planning
  • 5-10 years of commercial or Federal office design experience.


Competitive benefits include: 
  • Medical & Rx
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Life Insurance/AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay
All positions require a background check after acceptance of our offer. The selected candidate will be eligible to begin employment before the background check has been finalized. However, continued employment will be contingent upon the results of your reference/background check from The Building People, LLC.  Your position may require special credentialing, clearance, and access as a condition of employment.  In the event the government or client does not sponsor or approve your clearance, it may result in termination of your employment. 
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