Interior Designer/Space Planner

Ghafari, Dearborn, Michigan, United States, 48120

Job Description:

The Interior Design/Space Planning Team is responsible for the creation of the Global Workplace Standards and to ensure adherence to the standards. The Planning Team meets with customers to ascertain their needs and provides detailed floor plans and direction to the project management team to implement. This position will be working exclusively on projects with one of our clients, often at the client site (in Dearborn, MI) but will also be required to travel frequently to out-of-state locations, as well as locations in Canada. A viable candidate MUST be able to cross the Canadian border with a valid passport and/or enhanced license.

Essential Job Functions:

Planners engage in the following activities:

Initial customer meetings

Programming scope and development in adherence with the Global Workplace Standards

Test fit space plans

Detailed space plans

Furniture plans

Interior finish plans

Develops and executes migration and phasing plans for relocation and sequencing based on the physical space requirements

Establishes project goals and objectives, including but not limited to, schedule and budget parameters.

Attends meetings with Business Division representatives and facilitates discussion/programming of space requirements (headcount/growth, allocations, adjacencies, special support needs).

Follows deviation process if applicable. The Planning Team coordinates and provides input to the following teams:

DCT Finance

DCT Engineering

DCT Project Management

DCT Cost Estimating

IT Project Management

Audio Visual

Signage vendors

Furniture dealerships

Architects and Engineers

Property Management

Move Team

Change Management



Employment Qualifications:


Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or Interior Designer is required


5+ years’ experience with interior architecture, specifically space planning, furniture selection and finish plans


Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite

Strong attention to detail

Understanding of building codes a plus

Strong organizational skills

Excellent communication skills

Programming and scope development of space a plus

Ability to multi-task and prioritize to meet project deadlines

Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work (https://topworkplaces.com/company/ghafari-associates-l-l/freep/) , Crain’s Cool Place to Work (https://www.crainsdetroit.com/cool) , and a Best and Brightest (https://www.ghafari.com/news-and-views/ghafari-is-a-best-and-brightest-company-in-detroit-chicago-west-michigan) company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects (https://www.ghafari.com/projects) .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply Now!

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

Connect to our job portal (https://ghafari.jobs)

By fax at 313.436.8624; Attn: Human Resources

By mail at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126; Attn: Human Resources

In person at 17101 Michigan Avenue, Dearborn, MI 48126.

By email at hr@ghafari.com

If there are any questions or additional accommodations that are required, please contact 313.441.3000 for assistance.

It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.