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Sr. Interior Designer

Dallas, TX

HKS Dallas is seeking a talented Sr. Interior Designer to join our team.

A recognized leader and certified Interior Designer who is responsible for delivering exceptional design and delivery for clients on time and on budget. Possesses strong communication skills, a flexible attitude, ability to solve problems creatively and ability to foster and manage effective client relationships. Responsible for high-impact decisions. Endorses the firm’s values by personally influencing client service, innovation and communication. Acts as subject matter expert for design solutions.


  • Leads team in planning work and developing solutions to technical and design detail problems
  • Builds and strengthens connections with clients through a comprehensive understanding of their project mission, goals, policies and needs
  • Leads development of interiors concepts based on client vision, desire and architectural concept
  • Utilizes creative thinking to achieve innovative solutions
  • Manages client’s expectations, team communications and consultant coordination to meet overall project objectives
  • Prepares and reviews detailed implementation document sets (i.e., interior plans, fixture plans, elevations, details)
  • Supervises the preparation of design details and drawings by project team to maintain quality control with a focus on design
  • Generates project documents and schedules, manages the finances and keeps the project on schedule
  • Collaborates in the development of cost estimates for design proposals
  • Collaborates on all design phases including programming client needs, conceptual and schematic design, design development, document preparation and construction administration
  • Works with others through project phases to enhance the design by specializing in the FF&E sourcing, selection, custom design and specification
  • Attends on-site visits, field reviews and project meetings
  • Participates and may lead team meetings to discuss project issues, technical issues and coordination with other disciplines
  • Actively invests in the professional development of staff through mentoring, motivating, performance management and career planning
  • Develops, recognizes, recruits and grows diverse talent
  • Manages conflict effectively and encourages a healthy team environment
  • Collaborates in managing project to satisfy requirements from budget and schedule perspective while delivering a quality work product
  • Supports and may lead the business development process by identifying new opportunities, marketing current clients for repeat business and assisting with proposals, budgets and schedules
  • Identifies, maintains and cultivates essential relationships
  • May lead proposal preparation process and participates in negotiation of scope and fees on contracts
  • May participate in marketing interviews


  • Accredited professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture, related field or equivalent experience
  • NCIDQ certification required
  • Experience with the entire project lifecycle, through post-occupancy
  • Sustainable design accreditation preferred
  • Typically 15+ years of experience
  • Proficiency in software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator and SketchUp preferred
  • Understanding of 3D Studio Max and InDesign preferred
  • Working knowledge of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) software preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of FF&E to carry out design intent
  • Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, drawings and models
  • Strong graphic and visualization skills to communicate design ideas
  • Experience with managing and performing duties in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing

If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via the Internal Careers Portal.

HKS is an EEO/AA Employer: M/F/Disabled/Veteran

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