Senior Lead Interior Designer

Fountain Valley, CA posted on December 21

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OUR MISSION:  is to be Employee Centric and Client Obsessed

Magellan Architects is expanding and looking for talented individuals to join our crew. Due to our growth we have positions available at all three locations: Redmond, WA, Fountain Valley, CA and Dallas, TX.

We would love to meet you if:

* you would like to become your own BOSS or trusted mentor

* you are passionate about resolving challenges on a variety of project types

* you love building relationships with clients and peers

* you would like to be more challenged in your career and develop a clear and transparent path for your future

* you want to be a part of an employee-centric firm where you can be heard and share your ideas

* you are seeking unrestricted opportunities for upward growth in your job

* you want a company that will support your growth as an individual and encourage you to learn new skills

* you want a career doing what you love with people who have your back

* you are looking for a culture that encourages your growth and development

Magellan is committed to bringing the best out of its talented employees and developing them to their fullest potential.

If you are someone who loves change, variety, and a challenge, we want to meet you!


Senior Lead Interior Designer

The Senior Lead Interior Designer position’s primary role is to work on a variety of projects including office tenant improvements, restaurant, schools, clubs, residential, specialty retail, industrial, and self-storage. You have exceptional design skills, a background in architecture or design, and a portfolio of innovative design concepts. You will be responsible to grow and maintain our design team and clientele.


* Develop and grow our T.I. Studio

* Must have strong existing portfolio

* Must have the ability to expand new clientele and markets

* Strong leadership skills needed to inspire and maintain Magellan Culture

* Entrepreneurship mentality preferred

* Manage interior design process for new development projects, existing communities and sales offices; from concept development through construction management, furniture, fixture and equipment (FF&E) installation and occupancy

* Manage Design Staff and Work Flow

* Coordinate concept and strategy with Sales, Marketing and Development Teams as it relates to Interior Design, Residential Selections, and the Move-In phase of new development projects

* Manage the selection and procurement of the furniture, fixtures & equipment of all pre-opening sales centers

* Evaluate all FF&E selections to ensure coordination between concept and finished product

* Monitor and report on all projects to ensure on time and on budget delivery

* Direct procurement and installation of all furniture, fixtures, and equipment

* Establish and maintain pre-opening sales center budgets

* Negotiate and monitor contracts with vendors and consultants from inception through execution

* Coordinate with onsite construction supervision the interior finishes work, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment related issues

* Approve or establish interior finishes specifications of all projects based on regional styles, trends and tastes of demographics

* Strong written and verbal communication skills

* Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programs



* 8+ years’ experience in Commercial Interior Design

* Architecture or Interior Design degree Required

* Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Revit

* Proficiency in Photoshop, Sketch-Up, InDesign and Microsoft Suite

* Rendering skills a plus

* The ability to work and thrive in a team and independent working scenarios with demonstrable organizational and time management skills



Time off benefits – 8 paid holidays plus paid vacation

  • Last Minute Time Off Accommodation
  • Flexible Schedules

Health – Health Benefits including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts

Tuition Reimbursement – Professional Development Programs and Licensure Reimbursement

  • Intern Development Program
    • Including partial reimbursement for NCARB application and ARE exam fees
  • Education Benefits
    • Paid time off and reimbursement match for professional education activities

401(k) – 401K Plan with Safe Harbor Employer Contributions

Bonus Program – Including annual bonus and business development commission

  • Annual Bonus Opportunity
  • Business Development Commission
  • Team Lead Commission

 Training – Continuous learning opportunities

  • Magellan University Training
  • Monthly Lunch and Learn presentations

Office Events – Including company BBQ’s, birthday celebrations and holiday parties

  • Monthly birthday lunches
  • Spring Event
  • Summer BBQ
  • Holiday Party
  • Team Building Activities

Additional Benefits – Making life easier for you

  • Free Parking
  • Senior Staff Cell Phone Allowance
  • Association Travel & Dues


As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Magellan Architects is a proud MBE/DBE firm that encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to join our team.


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