Designer- Technical Development (Interior Design) in Las Vegas, NV at Wynn Careers

Date Posted: 2/14/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

The Designer is responsible for collaborating with the VP’s, Design, Directors, Design, and Senior Designers in the creation, execution, and documentation of a project’s comprehensive interiors scheme, involving the coordination of interior architecture, space programming, space planning, FF&E and color/materials. The Designer supports the Directors, Design with the design, selection, and specification of all furnishings, fixtures, and finishes (custom or commercially available) and is responsible for understanding the creative, technical, budgetary, operational and design document coordination accountability for all facets of the interior FF&E package. The Designer supports the development and interdisciplinary coordination of all design documents and specifications to ensure the highest quality of design representation for use and coordination by the entire project team.

WDD team members are required on a continual basis to…

Contribute to a safe work environment through compliance with established safety guidelines, identifying potential safety hazards, and reporting the same to the appropriate person for proper resolution.

Maintain a professional and ethical departmental, company and community reputation and comply with the Company’s policies and procedures.

At all times, demonstrate integrity and honesty in recording all work and project time. 

Demonstrates the expected behaviors and upholds the established values of Wynn Resorts.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Director, Design and Design Team in the initial conceptual development of a project’s theme, character, design vocabulary, character, and mood
  • Review, assess, and provide recommendations based on the client space program and planning efforts.
  • Provide input and confirmation to the project team regarding fundamental issues of interior planning and design at the onset of project milestone reviews and work sessions.
  • Proactively bring forward creative resources and ideas to ensure the best possible creative solutions and innovations and shall continuously research, review, and incorporate creative ideas as appropriate.
  • Hold a high degree of historical precedent and cultural awareness with a strong comprehension of materials, furnishings, fixtures, and finishes to lead both progressive design projects as well as culturally mindful designs. 
  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplined team of designers, architects, and operators to interpret the needs of all project stakeholders.
  • Prepare and assist in the management of conceptual and milestone design presentations of all FFE, color selections, and finish/material specifications for both internal and external review and approval.
  • Oversee the organization of project files and binders.
  • Partner with the Director, Design in the preparation of internal design and documentation schedules, and deliverable guidelines to ensure that all contractual objectives are fulfilled on-time and on-budget.
  • Monitor the level-of-effort via tracking of labor hours for self on a weekly basis and communicate this information to the Director, Design on a weekly basis.
  • Manage priorities and deliverables based on design and documentation schedules and deliverable guidelines prepared with the Director, Design.
  • Proactively design all FF&A next-step deliverables throughout the design and coordination process and keep the Design Director apprised of such, through ongoing status and update dialogue.
  • Appropriately lead, review, and support work assigned to the project teams.
  • Assist your project team in the development of all design documentation from the conceptual design phase through construction administration, including field reviews, and the submittal/shop drawing process.
  • Research creative resources, ideas, historical precedents, materials, furnishings, fixtures, and finishes in collaboration with the Directors, Design to ensure that the best possible creative solutions and innovations are continually researched, reviewed, and incorporated as needed.
  • Participate in design and documentation quality assurance reviews with the design team before issuance of all milestone deliverable packages.
  • Continually coordinate and review designs with the digital design team in the development and updates of all design renderings.
  • Participate in internal and external design and coordination work sessions, as requested, recording all information discussed, and assist in the composition of meeting minutes to be disseminated among the design team.
  • Attend, as requested, internal design reviews and charrette sessions with the project team to provide creative and technical input throughout all design phases.
  • At the conclusion of the construction administration phase, assist the project team in the consolidation and archiving of all project data.
  • Read, understand, and follow all architectural, specifications, and CAD documentation standards for all assigned projects.
  • Develop, document, and manage all design drawings from conceptual design through completion, including construction administration and field submittal/shop drawing tracking reports and all project manuals.
  • Review and approve all design documents before issuance, verifying the accuracy of the design intent/approvals provided by the CCO and/or Creative Director, the complete and coordinated designs submitted by all peer consultants, comprehensive and organized drawing standards and cross-referencing, and adherence to the basic principles of life-safety, building codes, ADA compliance, design criteria, code requirements, and any other design standards.
  • Provide total quality assurance of all design documentation to ensure the accuracy of design intent and documentation, as well as technical competency of materials and methods defined within the documents.
  • Produce and coordinate with project team members to implement creative intent provided by the CCO, Directors, Design, and Creative Director through CADD and hand drawings of floor plans, elevations, sections, ceiling plans, details, and specifications.
  • Assist the Director, Design in the coordination of facility code issues and impacts with Architect of Record and design team and ensure accurate incorporation of resolution within design documents.
  • Coordinate with Project Manager in the buildup and organization of the Interior Design project folders, standards, and deliverables.
  • During the construction administration phase, assist the Project Manager in the review, and tracking of all construction related project submittals, shop drawings, and RFI’s.  
  • During the construction administration phase, conduct and support the design team with construction punch lists as required and coordinate close-out of all action-items.

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Job Requirements

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

REQUIRED:

  • Bachelors/Professional degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Construction or Project Management from an accredited academic institution is recommended
  • Minimum of 4-7 years of design and/or project management and/or experience with leading design teams, including a minimum of 4-7 years of experience in significant hospitality and/or entertainment-related design projects
  • Must have recently completed (with-in the past 24 months) significant resort hospitality projects through construction administration with field and project closeout experience
  • Comprehensive experience and understanding of the entire project process from concept to completion and have seasoned experience in working with peer consultants of world-class reputation.
  • Familiarity or working knowledge of AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture 2018. (experience with the 2020 versions preferred)
  • Computer Graphic skills, such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, Premiere Pro, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, and current Windows operating systems (Office 365 preferred)
  • Familiarity or working knowledge of Sketch-Up or other 3D modeling/massing software
  • Experience working within database systems
  • Working knowledge of project management software (Microsoft Project, Procore, Primavera.)
  • Ability to work in a creative, collaborative, entrepreneurial, and fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to approach all tasks with proactive thinking and a comprehensive plan of action.
  • Must be self-motivated, self-directed, and possess strong leadership qualities.
  • Must have an excellent personal presentation and possess the necessary skills and attributes to represent the qualitative character of WDD in all forms of communication and representation.
  • Must be an articulate and effective communicator with the ability to direct and coordinate the work of others.
  • Must be design sensitive, have finely tuned aesthetic sensibilities, and have a broad design vocabulary in order to support high-profile clients, high-caliber design teams, and high-end design projects with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Must be able to communicate visually through excellent drawing ability, illustration, and descriptive writing.
  • Industry knowledge and awareness of design processes, procedures supporting world-class/leaders in design and innovation.

PREFERRED:

  • International project and/or client experience within the past three years
  • Four and/or Five Star resort hospitality or residential experience
  • Strong previous peer consultant relationships based on successful project experience and trust
  • NCARB Architectural registration and/or NCIDQ Interior Design accreditation

 

 

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