Interior Design Associate

Architecture Engineering & Maintenance Full Time
  • Architecture
  • Engineering & Maintenance
  • Full Time
  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
  • Attractive Salary AED / Month
  • Salary: Attractive Salary
  • 6-8 years of experience in real estate design & development.

Website Hill International

At Hill International, it is our mission to continue growing a global team of technical experts who consistently exceed expectations through collaboration with clients, suppliers, and stakeholders.

Interior Design Associate


  • Ensure seamless integration of interior designs with architectural and landscape elements.
  • Manage the selection of FF&E color palettes, material presentations, and coordinate with consultant teams for relevant schedules and specifications.
  • Assist in preparing design briefs and scopes of work for design consultant procurement, supporting the consultant procurement process.
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders to develop interior design briefs, scopes, and advise on design aspects.
  • Coordinate with design consultants for on-time submittals, prepare project proposals, and trackdesign progress against contract payment stages.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams of designers through all stages of design, production, and delivery.
  • Ensure designs maintain a high level of quality, assessing alignment with project program and approved plans.
  • Lead and monitor design consultant scopes of work for quality and consistency in outputs.
  • Work proactively with consultants to ensure alignment of construction documentation withapproved concepts.
  • Prepare and review design documentation across design stages from concept through to “issued for construction” (IFC).
  • Prepare design presentations, concept drawings, and visualizations to communicate design ideas effectively.
  • Compile and provide reports to senior leadership on the status of design and implementation of theproject while in progress and up to completion.
  • Coordinate with Design and Delivery teams to ensure Client’s brand consistency across the entire customer journey.
  • Stay abreast of the latest market trends, incorporating innovative ideas and materials into designs.
  • Participate regularly in professional development and training opportunities.
  • Efficiently gather and organize stakeholder feedback.
  • Assist in identifying and mitigating potential design risks.
  • Maintain accurate project documentation and archives.
  • Promote a positive and collaborative team environment.
  • Interact with leadership and stakeholders to understand requirements, provide updates, andaddress concerns.
  • Gain proficiency in design tools, software, and technologies used in projects.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with all stakeholders, ensuring regular updates and feedback for satisfaction.
  • Coordinate scopes, including furniture, finishes, wayfinding, graphics, signage, ensuring alignmentwith design intents and specifications.
  • Monitor the quality of on-site and off-site fabrications from an interior design perspective.
  • Participate in recommending potential designers, artwork, lighting, and signage consultants duringproject tender stages.
  • Respond to design change requirements, coordinate with the project delivery team to meet fast moving delivery schedules.
  • Perform any other assignments as requested to support the team and project needs.
  • Select and recommend interior materials, finishes, and color palettes.


  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in Interior Design, Architecture, or related fields;
  • 6-8 years of experience in real estate design & development.
  • At least 4+ years managing interior design packages for luxury hotel, retail and residential projects or large-scale mixed-use developments with major design consultancies or developers.
  • Previous GCC or UAE experience is essential.
  • Proven knowledge of fundamental interior design principles, delivery processes, current design trends, and building materials.
  • Familiarity with high-end interior suppliers in the UAE/GCC region.
  • Essential experience in hospitality and residential projects. Retail project experience is a plus.
  • Previous experience in design consultancy and operational/project delivery on significant schemes.
  • Exceptional design aesthetic sensibility, executed on various projects, including interior architecture, wayfinding, signage, lighting design, and FF&E for mixed-use developments.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and spoken English (Arabic preferred).
  • Strong presentation, interpersonal, and public speaking skills.

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