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February 7, 2024


February 7, 2024

Designer at ifse 

  • Function(s) – Designer
  • Reporting to – Design Manager
  • Contract type – Full-time permanent (incl. probation period)
  • Remuneration – Negotiable depending on experience
  • Office – ifse Head Office, Croydon, CR0 4XD



Are you looking to develop your design skills and drive the company’s creative direction?

Would you like to work for a progressive and ambitious company within the catering and restaurant sectors? Are you able to work successfully, proactively and independently with multiple projects and deadlines? Do you want to join a company that’s owned by its employees? If so, please read on.

ifse create exciting, innovative, and versatile food and beverage facilities for projects of all sizes and all market sectors. From a single piece of equipment to a full turn-key solution, we treat every project with the same care and efficiency, creating great results for our customers, our partners, and our team.

Some of our recent work includes design and build projects for ARU, M&S Cafés, Hilton Hotels, BBC, Howdens, The NEC Exhibition Centre, Goodman’s Steak House, Paul’s Patisserie, Coco Di Mama and The National Gallery.



At the core of our business is our design office, currently comprising of 6 operators. Company business is generated by our sales force team to produce high quality commercial kitchen and restaurant design drawings and 3D visualizations, followed up with accurate technical service drawings once a project is secured.

The Designer role is also required to liaise with customers, architects, suppliers, M&E companies as well as all other departments within ifse (estimating, order processing, project management and administration) to provide an effective design and technical service. Interior design work will be required with preparation of proposals and mood boards for finishes and furniture for restaurant customer facing areas. Occasional site visits to take site dimensions and gain experience will be required.


The Designer Role

We are looking for a Designer to join our hardworking design team. Strong AutoCAD and 3DS Max skills are essential. The ideal candidate will have experience working as a Designer within the hospitality, restaurant or retail Industry.

The Designer will be second-in-command to our Design Manager and will work closely to drive the company’s creative ability and help manage the team successfully.


Required Skills

  • Excellent high level AutoCAD skill essential
  • Experience in commercial kitchen and restaurant design with an in-depth knowledge of catering equipment would be highly desirable
  • Good design skills and design flair are essential
  • Good standard of technical awareness
  • Good knowledge of latest Windows operating systems
  • Good communication skills – the CAD Operator is an integral part of a friendly team and must be a good team player with a helpful attitude and have excellent spoken and written English
  • Capability to produce fully detailed M&E service drawings
  • Knowledge of general architecture building layouts


Essential Experience

  • AutoCAD
  • 3DS Max
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Developing Plans/Moodboard/Proposals
  • Internet proficient for uploading and downloading drawings and documents.


Desirable Experience

  • CRM Systems
  • Common Data Environments (CDE)
  • REVIT Knowledge


Your Benefits Package

  • Salary dependent on experience and level of skills.
  • Private Health Care (after 20 weeks service)
  • Company pension scheme with 4% company contribution.
  • Life cover amounting to 4 x salary (after 20 weeks service).
  • Paid annual leave: 25 days pro rata plus Public Holidays.
  • Following the third year of service leave increases by one day per year, up to a maximum of 30 days annual leave.
  • Bank holidays are paid in addition to the above annual leave.
  • Discretionary annual profit share which is related to the success of the company for the year


Company Details

Work schedule of 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, with on-site parking available and the IFSE offices are within a 5 minute walk of the Waddon Marsh tram stop.

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Candidates with the relevant experience or job title of; Restaurant Designer, Interior Designer, Café Designer, Catering Designer, Interior Architect, Design Coordinator, Design Assistant, Design Consultant, Construction Manager, or similar, will be considered for this role. 

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