Senior Interior Designer

Lake County, Illinois, USA
May 08, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Senior Interior Designer will develop program requirements, scope layout plans, estimates and schedules for the design and construction of executive offices, and common areas of AbbVie buildings. They will also provide design and layouts as required for architectural and furniture designs for projects of all sizes.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining interior design standards content and documentation.

Support brand quality by reviewing, approving and consulting with architectural firm design development and execution meets brand standards for function, performance and style direction/design.

Ensure ergonomic design of workspaces to support employee health/wellness

Ensure workspace design includes proper lighting and soundproofing as required

Ensure timely submittals and Interior Design review responsiveness by developing and managing communications.

Direct and monitor the site engineer's effort and progress to meet project schedule.

Manages well-organized standard product specification cataloging, documentation and sample inventories.

Manages and supports objective-based product pilot specification testing programs.

Maintains competitive advantage through effective research and awareness of consumer, industry and supplier trends.

Analyze, adjust, and approve invoices prior to distribution to the engineer and contract administrators for payment.

Effectively coordinate internal and external engineering resources throughout the entire process of design and construction. Establish clearly defined roles and responsibilities and communicate clear project objectives.

Develop external engineering resources. Identify needs for contractors. Develop partnership relationships with contractors/vendors. Routinely have direct contacts with outside consultants, technical counterparts from key vendors.

Work directly with Divisional clients and or facility planners in the programming of their office needs, providing clear documentation of such through a scope document, detailed costs estimate and milestone schedule. Provide creative and cost conscious solutions to meet their need. Deliver high degree of customer satisfaction in what is a typically highly sensitive and often personal environment.

Specify equipment, materials, and supplies required for the completion and implementation of the projects. Evaluate vendor capabilities to provide required products or services


A minimum 10 years of Interior Design /Architectural experience is required preferably in the office environment.

A minimum of 4-6 years project management experience.

A high degree of knowledge with regards to furniture systems as well as solid understanding of facilities and building systems.


B.A. in Architecture, BA Interior Design or equivalent experience. This level of education is required to properly address the technical and life safety issues that are prevalent in the office world as well as the project management skills necessary to effectively execute projects

Accountability / Scope:

Supervision received is mostly administrative. Assignments are given as broad general objectives and limits. The exception to this is their participation as a Designer on projects as the lead PE.

Responsible to ensure that drawings and CADD files are accurate, up to date, and conform to AbbVie standards.

Responsible for the successful completion of projects within the budget parameters including scope, schedule and cost with the assurance that all functional, code, client and good engineering/design practice requirements are met.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled