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Senior Designer

Company: Edward Don & Company
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: March 15, 2023

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Senior Designer




Job Description

Senior Commercial Kitchen Designer Job Purpose: Is responsible for the management and organization of design for commercial kitchen projects. Assists customers and sales account managers in creating the ideal foodservice atmosphere taking into account key operational elements such as the menu, footprint, seating capacity, future expansion, labor savings, and energy savings. Blends the operational and aesthetic needs of the client with their budget and scope of work. Manages internal designers and outside consultants. Maintains current understanding of municipal codes and practical application.

Senior Commercial Kitchen Designer Job Duties:
* Manage multiple projects for existing restaurants and new store designs
* Collaborate on commercial kitchen projects, including programming client needs, conceptual and schematic design, design development, construction documents, and management of budgets and schedules
* Price design services appropriately to meet company margin goals for the Design Department
* Monitor and control all related expenses to ensure that design projects meet the projected return on investment
* Develop space-planning concepts and generate program documents
* Ensure that the design process incorporates all of the following considerations: Demand Capacity Determination, Logistical Circulation Planning, Equipment Orientation for Maintenance
* Provide extensive design development at a schematic level using 3D Revit model and VR.
* Participate in selection of kitchen systems, equipment and specifications
* Provide project team coordination for finish plans, rough-ins, specifications, and material selections required for construction
* Elaborate on our technical capabilities: process and solutions choices and technical specificities
* Specify SGC preferred vendors wherever possible
* Review and approve outsource contracts
* Work with consultants, equipment manufacturers, product reps, and fabricators to meet overall project objectives
* Prioritize and communicate project schedules and design objectives
* Create and present schematic design presentations to customers
* Participate in pre-construction meetings and post construction punch list meetings
* Direct external design consultants; ensure consultant deliverables meet obligations
* Manage development of outside architectural firms and their design professionals to support SGC design needs as we endeavored into new company initiatives
* Review Construction documents and coordinate any required revisions with outside consultants
* Responsible for the specifications, and continual communications and support with customer
* Develop and maintain relationships with external vendors, manufacturers and design resources to facilitate design needs
* Manage other designers on staff
* Collaborate with salesman, project managers and general contractors to ensure that projects are completed accurately, within budget and on time
* Assist in managing client expectations, team communication and consultant coordination
* Participate in business development and marketing efforts to support Sales in the pursuit of new clients

External Qualifications

* 7+ years of relevant design experience
* Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design desired
* Advanced sketching
* Advanced REVIT experience required; 3Dmax experience highly desired
* Advanced conceptual, creative and analytical skills
* CAD design experience with substantial experience in creating high quality Building Information Models (BIM) and construction documents using various BIM related software
* Able to work well in a team environment
* Strong presentation skills
* Proficient MS Office-Word, Excel, Outlook
* Mechanically inclined with strong aesthetic sensitivity
* Excellent communication and presentation skills
* Self-motivated and flexible
* Proven ability to drive multiple programs simultaneously
* Ability to work independently toward project goals and timelines with no direction


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Company Overview

Owned and operated by the Don family since 1921, Edward Don & Company is the world's leading distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies. Our knowledgeable sales representatives, unmatched product selection, nationwide distribution centers, and integration of new technology make us the chosen supplier to all types of foodservice businesses including independent restaurants, national chains, health care, hospitality, country clubs, schools, and universities, government institutions, and foodservice management.

Edward Don & Company offers a comprehensive benefit plan which includes medical, dental, and vision benefits; 401(k); paid vacation, personal/sick days, and holidays; job training and development; life insurance; employee assistance program; flexible spending accounts; merchandise discounts and much more. EOE disability/veteran.

Senior Designer - Edward Don & Company

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