Stantec System

Senior Project Designer

US-NY-New York
2 months ago
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Architecture & Interior Design

Your Opportunity

We could design buildings just because we can, but we’d rather create places that inspire. Through our Architecture and Interior Design work, we challenge design ideas of the past to create spaces that foster a culture of collaboration—spaces that are designed for community.


We believe good design extends beyond the physical elements of a space—good design shapes our lives, influences our behaviors and interactions, and has purpose. We strive to design spaces that are meaningful and memorable for our communities. Join our team of creative professionals and work with us to create inspiring spaces for all.


Our New York office is seeking a Senior Project Designer with experience in the commercial sector to join our multidisciplinary team.

Your Duties

The role of Senior Project Designer is to work with clients to establish and realize their project goals while guiding design team in the implementation. This individual will ensure quality control and evaluate all design elements produced on a project. The Senior Project Designer will also guide and mentor design staff so they can reach their full potential. Additional responsibilities:


Early Planning/Programming/Workplace:

  • Establishing if programming or workplace strategy is required or desired to ensure a successful project overall
  • Helping client/team establish workplace goals and evaluate opportunities for
  • Coordinating key dates with project manager to insure proper team structure throughout

Schematic Design:

  • Guiding early discussions with client and team establishing design goals and opportunities -working with/mentoring design team to effectively plan the clients program and functioning
  • Reviewing and checking planning for general code compliance (specialty instances will occur where expediters/consultants will be needed)
  • Guiding client through establishing their projects requirements beyond basic programming (equipment & spatial functions – requirements worksheet)

Design Development:

  • Developing and establishing project goals with design team
  • Guide design team in the creation of an overall concept
  • Guiding design team in developing renderings
  • Development of presentation
  • Presenting to client


  • Guiding client in main furniture selections – aiding design in specifying appropriate furniture solution
  • Aiding design in final selection of furniture & finishes
  • Reviewing all FF&E with client and acquiring sign off

Construction Documents:

  • Guiding design team through any more complicated detailing reviewing areas of elevated design (specialty areas) – coordinating if aid/mentoring is needed
  • Review of important design/high function areas with client – acquire client sign off
  • General review of construction documents to ensure continuity with design goals

Contract Administration:

  • Any required clarifications with external team members.
  • Secondary review of design elevated areas (millwork shops, materials, arch details). Coordination of this time with project manager.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • The ideal candidate will have 10+ years’ experience in design and production
  • Strong design portfolio – commercial workplace, hospitality, lobby repositioning, etc.
  • Revit capable – he/she has good production skills (design, presentation, documentation)
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal, written, presentation

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