Project Manager & Interior Designer
Company: Paloma Contreras Design
Duration: Full-time
Date Posted: 05/14/24
Category: Interior Design
Location: Houston
Salary: 50-100k
Job Description

Paloma Contreras Design, a high-end residential interior design firm in Houston seeks a detail-oriented and technically skilled Project Manager/Interior Designer to join our dynamic team. This is a full-time, in-office position which may require travel to out of state projects. We offer WFH on Fridays. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years experience at an interior design firm. Applicants must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and should have great multi-tasking and problem-solving skills. The ideal candidate is articulate in both verbal and written communication and possesses style and professionalism in keeping with that of our firm. The ideal candidate should be able to work in a fast-paced environment and should be a self-starter.

Day-to-Day Duties will Include, but are not Limited to:
-Self-starter with the ability to work seamlessly with our team
-Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize workflow, and meet deadlines through installation
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- High level of detail, organization, and professionalism
-Create and manage project budgets, schedules, installation timelines, and project to-do lists
-Prepare materials; schedule and attend client meetings and site visits
-Provide weekly status updates on all projects
-Create and maintain paint, lighting, plumbing, hardware, and tile schedules for contractors
-Produce furniture plans and elevations in AutoCAD or Revit
-Create RFQs for custom furniture and window treatments
-Assist Principal in sourcing furniture, fabric, hardware, lighting, antiques, and accessories
-Prepare proposals and purchase orders in Studio Designer
- Review and redline shop drawings
- Represent firm at meetings with architects, contractors and vendors

Job Requirements

- Minimum 3 years experience in a high-end residential design firm
-Must have excellent skills in AutoCAD or Revit
-Must be very detail-oriented, exceptionally organized, and possess excellent follow-through skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
-The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment and is a natural problem-solver
-4-year degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture preferred
-Experience designing, drawing, and producing custom furniture, millwork, lighting a plus
- Knowledge of Studio Designer or similar program for creating proposals, purchase orders and invoices is a plus
-Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office, and Dropbox
-Extensive knowledge of fabric, furniture, lighting vendors, etc.
- Must be a team player
-We are seeking a qualified candidate who lives in Houston, TX or is willing to relocate.
-We are a fun, friendly team who work together closely. We are seeking someone who fits well into our company culture which values integrity, excellence, transparency, inspiration, and forward thinking.
-Salary commensurate with experience

About our Company

Paloma Contreras Design is a boutique, high-end interior design firm in Houston, Texas. We specialize in residential interiors, offering comprehensive design services that result in comfortable, luxurious spaces reflective of our clients' tastes and lifestyles. Our team has completed projects throughout Houston as well as in Palm Beach, Atlanta, Chicago, and New York. We are currently working on projects across the country.

Paloma has been named to the prestigious ELLE Decor “A-List" several times. She has been recognized as a “Next Wave” interior designer by House Beautiful and has been named to LUXE Magazine’s “Gold List”. She has published two design books including, The New Classic Home which was released last fall and designs a lighting collection for Visual Comfort & Co. Paloma and her work have been featured in numerous publications and websites including Architectural Digest, Veranda, ELLE Decor, House Beautiful, Vogue, Domino, Luxe, Traditional Home, Southern Living, Better Homes & Gardens, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and the Wall Street Journal.

This position offers the ideal candidate an opportunity to work directly alongside the Principal, Paloma Contreras and offers valuable exposure to many facets of the interior design business including residential interiors, product design, and publishing.


Jaime Ball
Director of Operations

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