Design Associate

Sunrise Senior Living
McLean, VA
Feb 20, 2017
Feb 09, 2018
Full Time

"Sunrise is the best place that I've ever worked, simply because of the people. We provide quality care in an environment that feels like home. Our focus is doing what’s right for the resident. For me, that’s a big breath of fresh air."

- Sunrise Leader

Sunrise Senior Living Design Department is seeking a Design Associate to work at our corporate office in McLean, VA.

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from accredited school
  • Must be proficient in AutoCAD
  • PeopleSoft skills preferable but not required
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • NCIDQ certified strongly preferred
  • 3 to 5 years of related experience
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
  • High attention to detail and organization.
  • Ability to work in an open workspace and team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure of multiple deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Understanding of floor plans and how to produce construction documents, furniture layouts and space planning
  • Familiar with technical aspects and industry standards
  • Creativity to design and adhere to varying types of budgets
  • Ability to combine all selections to create cohesive designs when working in existing conditions
  • Excellent time management skills
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Learn and understand the Sunrise brand standards and signature design elements and how to incorporate them into the design of projects
  • Learn and gain an understanding of floor plans, how to produce furniture layouts and space planning within Sunrise signature standards
  • Product selection to create and furnish the space including finishes, furniture, accessories, drapery, lighting, art, and other interior elements
  • Create detailed furniture specifications and fabric/finish selections
  • Create detailed interior drawing sets; inclusive of (but not limited to) demo plans, new build plans, schedules and legends, elevations, furniture plans, specifications flooring plans, etc.
  • Compile details and specification, use of Excel and Acrobat to create installation guides and design presentation using standard templates
  • Understanding of how to design within a budget for existing building needing supplemental design to their already existing environment
  • Data entry and approvals within our software systems for processing purchase orders, and data entry into Microsoft programs for tracking and updating / sharing information for other team members
  • Managing reselections of product when necessary
  • Ability to meet established deadlines, determine and manage daily and weekly tasks to meet those deadlines
  • Work in the design department resources /vendor library to receive exposure to appropriate products in the healthcare field and some organization and ordering of samples
  • Attendance and participation in vendor meetings, department and team meetings, and when appropriate other larger company meetings
  • Ability to participate in some travel (throughout the US and Canada) and assist in installation of products, construction management, or site assessments
  • Design within the healthcare codes and laws while adhering to brand standards
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, with design team and those we design for at Sunrise Senior Living (architects, contractors, service providers, and residents)
  • Proper management and entry of data into budgets and responsible for lower level approvals of product cost in accordance with predetermined project budgets, and the proper adherence to that budget