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HKS’ Phoenix office is seeking a Job Captain – Interior Design to join the Health team. We are seeking an established professional who exercises independent judgment in evaluation, selection and use of standard techniques, and solves problems when encountered, manages the firm’s resources (people, processes and tools) and assignments with proficiency, fluency and aptitude, teaches and mentors staff and effectively embodies and expresses the firm’s values and mission.


  • Coordinates team efforts to facilitate effective execution of project design and the delivery of implementation documents
  • Works with PIC/PM in defining project work plans and developing and managing the production schedule, including effectively defining and meeting deadlines
  • Collaborates in developing solutions to technical and design detail problems with minimal guidance
  • Utilizes creative thinking to achieve innovative solutions
  • Contributes to supervising the preparation of documents by project team, including verifying implementation documents conform to QA/QC and HKS standards, best practice and quality expectations
  • Assists with the development of interiors concepts based on client vision, desire and architectural concept
  • May assist with technical resolution and coordination for a defined portion of a project
  • Prepares client presentations and may present design concepts and drawings
  • Coordinates with PM, clients, public agencies, consultants and contractors to incorporate engineering systems, to respond to requests for information, clarifications and modifications and to obtain approvals and adjust scope of services
  • Communicates with other disciplines, product representatives, furniture dealers, fabricators and contractors to incorporate all information into project requirements
  • Performs product research; assists project designers with materials and systems evaluation to make proper selections
  • Develops code analysis and confirms code and zoning requirements for assigned segment of project are met
  • Participates in the selection and presentation of furniture, furniture systems, fabrics, equipment (FF&E), color palettes and lighting
  • Coordinates with project team on review and approval of final interior and exterior programming, design development documents, construction documents, furnishings selections and purchases, RFIs and submittals
  • May lead team meetings to discuss project and technical issues
  • May attend on-site visits, field reviews, project meetings and coordination meetings and documents these visits as appropriate
  • May lead consultant team work sessions and prepare meeting minutes for coordination meetings
  • Develops, recognizes, recruits and grows diverse talent
  • Manages conflict effectively and encourages a healthy team environment
  • Assists PIC/PM with the development and management of project job costs, budget and resourcing projections
  • Understands fundamental accounting principles and the project accounting process
  • May participate in the pursuit and marketing of potential projects
  • 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


  • Accredited professional degree in Interior Design, Architecture or equivalent in education or experience
  • NCIDQ certification or architectural license strongly preferred
  • Typically 6+ years of experience
  • Sustainable design accreditation strongly preferred
  • Experience in Revit
  • Proficiency in software such as, AutoCAD, Bluebeam Revu, Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup and InDesign preferred
  • Working knowledge of furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) software preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Strong knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Knowledge of architectural building systems, accessibility guidelines and QA/QC process
  • Strong knowledge of building codes and ability to research and incorporate into technical documents
  • Experience with FF&E to carry out design intent
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing
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