Job: Design Cost Estimator, London

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Title Design Cost Estimator, London
Location London
Job Type Permanent (FILLED)
Salary £35,000 to £40,000
Vacancy Number V03244
Details

WE HAVE FILLED THIS VACANCY.

This furniture and lighting design company has its own workshop with highly skilled craftspeople. Along with selling to high net worth individuals they partner with interior designers, architects and other luxury retail companies, creating unique lighting and furniture. They are looking for a full time individual to join their small friendly and creative team. The Design Estimator will be working closely with both owner / directors of the company as well as the production team.

Day to day tasks would include sketching and designing elements of unique bespoke items; costing up existing catalogue collections and bespoke designs; liaising with designers to ascertain design requirements and fabrication processes and materials; gathering information and assessing details of what the client wants; collecting quotations from material suppliers and sub-contractors; researching materials, equipment and labour costs; estimating job timescales with production manager; preparing and submitting quotations; helping with bids for new projects and support buying activities in production.

With a Degree or equivalent education in design, you will need to be proficient with Excel, highly organised and numerate. An ability to draw is important as this is an essential tool for establishing the manufacturing processes required and costs for bespoke pieces and in-house products. Experience of estimating / costing and design within the luxury goods design sector and the ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and a high level of attention to detail will be needed. You’ll also possess good problem solving skills and a smart, calm and professional manner.

Salary will be in the range of £35,000 to £40,000. Please contact Pippa on 01920 486125 for further details, or simply forward your application and CV / portfolio to recruit@careersindesign.com.

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