Senior Project Designer - NewGround


NewGround / Saint Louis, MO / Website


NewGround is the industry leader in designing, building, and strategizing for financial institutions and retail spaces. From banks and credit unions to major retailers, we set the standard for next-generation workplace and retail solutions, and we have for over 100 years. Our wide-spread team includes architects, engineers, interior designers, strategy experts, and more, all with a creative and passionate mindset. NewGround approaches every client and project with the same core values: Service, Excellence, Innovation, Collaboration, and Communication. We ingrain these core values into every aspect of our organization, at all levels. We have a wide regional presence throughout the U.S. and Canada, with a headquarters located in St. Louis and additional locations in Chicago, Honolulu, and Waterloo, Ontario. Our diverse team of creative professionals always strives to set a new industry standard and help our clients master their spaces and facilities.


Senior Project Designer

About NewGround:

NewGround is the industry leader in planning, designing, and building branded spaces for financial institutions, organizations, and retailers. With over 100 years of experience, we align brand, place, and culture in branded spaces across North America. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, NewGround maintains corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois, Honolulu, Hawaii, and Waterloo, Ontario, with a regional presence throughout the U.S.

A Senior Project Designer will create innovative and dynamic branded spaces for our clients within the financial institutions. This person needs experience with cross-functional collaboration with architecture, engineering, graphic designers, and construction trades to help lead the team to meet the client’s vision. The position requires an NCIDQ certified designer to maintain the highest level of design principles and documents for all projects to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of the public within a space.

General Skills:
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Knowledge of interior finishes, furniture, building codes, and construction processes

Primary Responsibilities:
> Coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
> Conduct programming interviews with the client
> Provide documentation to estimating to establish the project budget
> Interface with sales, architecture, engineering, digital, and construction on projects
> Generate interior design concepts and design finalization
> Lead team members and help guide all disciplines on projects
> Conduct site surveys for existing locations
> Respond to Clients and Project Executives in a timely manner
> Generate and present concepts, interior finish drawings, furniture drawings, and presentations to clients
> Manage the development of construction documents
> Review construction documents, project manual and provide redlines for the project
> Review furniture specifications, installation drawings, and provide redlines for the project
> Review submittals, shop drawings along with answering RFIs and prepare / issue Addendums as is necessary
> Attend project 40% walkthrough, final punch, and prepare appropriate documentation
> Complete projects on schedule and within the established budget
> Perform all other related work, as assigned or as apparent

> Strive to raise the level of creativity
> Travel on a regular basis – approximately 25-40%

St. Louis, MO
Chicago, IL

About NewGround Video:

Why Our People Love Working at NewGround:
> NewGround values having fun while doing what you love. That is evidenced by the fact that more than 44 of our 145 employees have been with NewGround for 10 - 38 years.
> We understand the importance of an employee’s first week, first month, and the first year. Because of this, we’ve created multiple new-hire experiences, including a special learning program, to help our new hires feel equipped to succeed. Our new team members get the chance to hear the NewGround story from members of the leadership team both, virtually and in person.
> We celebrate many employee milestones, including a ceremony celebrating the day you started with the company and an annual service awards banquet where we provide the opportunity to learn about our fellow team members.
> We recognize how important career development is to our employees and offer opportunities for growth and advancement.
> NewGround recognizes that it’s key to strike a balance between work life and home life and places an emphasis on supporting our employees’ balanced lifestyle.
> We pride ourselves on our commitment to the community. Our offices in Chesterfield, Chicago, and Toronto continuously find new ways to get involved whether it be through hosting blood drives, building homes with Habitat for Humanity, building in the Dominican Republic, friendly fundraising competitions across all offices, or through our annual United Way campaign.

NewGround’s reputation for integrity, creativity, quality, and results is the basis of our renowned status in the industry. We offer a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and an outstanding Employee Benefits Package to promote wellness, work/life balance, and financial security for our valued team.

Qualified candidates should apply online at


NewGround is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Visit us at

Chicago | Saint Louis | Honolulu | Toronto

This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties may differ from those outlined in the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be required. This document does not create an employment contract. Employees are employed on an at-will basis and may be terminated at any time for any reason or no reason at all.


Education And Experience Prerequisites:
> Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design or Interior Architecture or a related field required
> 10+ years of professional experience in commercial Interior Design required
> NCIDQ Certification required
> LEED or WELL accreditation is preferred
> Experience with Revit, AutoCAD, InDesign is preferred
> Experience with CAP Software and/or CET Designer is preferred
> Experience with Microsoft Office Applications is required


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