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Workplace Designer

Company: VanderHouwen
Location: Beaverton
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job ID: 54286 This role can be fully remote. Must work PST hours.

Workplace Designer

Our client is hiring a Workplace Designer for their team in Beaverton, Oregon. As a Workplace Designer you will support the Workplace Design Director and work across multiple delivery streams in geographic and global capacities to help define internal and external processes, collaborate with strategic partners, and lead project-specific design with external partners. While based out of Beaverton, this role will require some travel.

Our team continues to leverage critical design-thinking, industry trends, and key partnerships to elevate the workplace experience. This team will serve as an enterprise catalyst under the COO, helping to drive change, strengthen its global operations and accelerate progress toward key objectives and purpose-driven mission. Our Design team is composed of idea-makers, storytellers and builders that lead with a creative curiosity to drive how we experience our environments and influence branded experiences. They direct and manage the overall design execution of an integrated project delivery model. They are design fundamentalists who approach projects with rational and innovative mindsets that extend strategic design specific frameworks that inform business opportunities without losing sight of why, how and what we aspire to look, feel and communicate through immersive experiences.


Define project-level design vision and employee experience journey, aligned with Creative Direction + Employee Experience Guidelines.

Responsible for identifying and leading external design partners from project initiation through completion.

Provide design oversight and recommendations, including architectural performance, FFE selection, and branding.

Collaborate with broader cross-functional delivery team to balance needs of Real Estate, Program Management, Workplace Experience, Food Services, Security, Technology and Brand.

Design, among others, to execute holistic strategy for projects.

Manage execution of multiple projects running in parallel.

Direct report to the Americas Environments Design Director; inform and provide real time updates on projects.

Core Competencies:

Advanced industry knowledge of design and construction project delivery across all phases (programming, concept, SD/DD/CD, construction administration).

Demonstrating a solid foundation of industry best-practices, construction means and methods, procurement process.

Strong design talent demonstrated through completed work examples knowledge of current trends, innovative materials, furniture, etc.

Passion for current design topics including sustainability, health & wellness, and the future of workplace design.

Demonstration of multi-disciplinary, accelerated design projects with a strong concept/inspiration for clients with a strong brand identity.

Ability to manage internal and external partners with clear, organized communication; comfortable elevating strategic concerns to senior management in a timely manner.

Ability to collaborate effectively across multiples disciplines, groups, and geographies.

Proven ability to gain buy-in for complex and integrated programs while being a creative visionary for fully immersive environments and experiences via:

Strong verbal and written communications skills, including meeting facilitation.

Exceptional presentation skills, including content creation for senior-level presentations.

Strong storytelling capabilities: providing appropriate business, design, consumer and cultural context that lie behind the design.

Strong ability to process non-linear direction and develop clear direction towards an actionable workplan.

Required Experience:

5-8 years of experience in Architecture or Interior Design, with strong industry knowledge related to workplace design and strategy; experience with environmental graphic design/branded environments is a plus.

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Suite, Sketch-Up, Keynote, AutoCad, Revit, PowerPoint, Bluebeam Studio.


Approximately 15% travel (pending pandemic travel restrictions). Benefits

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen

VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide. Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.

Keywords: VanderHouwen, Beaverton , Workplace Designer, Other , Beaverton, Oregon

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