Design Lead EMEIA (Real Estate & Development)

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Corporate Functions


Weekly Hours: 35
Role Number:200103078
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. We’re a diverse collection of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining our products, systems, and practices to help people do what they love in new ways. This is a deeply collaborative place, where everything we create is the result of people in different roles and teams working together to make each other’s ideas stronger. That same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices, strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it. As the Design Lead you oversee and manage all design related elements for Real Estate & Development (RE&D) projects across region, reporting to the Head – Global Architecture & Design. You will partner with key stakeholders, members of the RE&D team and partner groups related to workplace design. You will manage the design process in accordance with the established RE&D architecture & design guidelines.

Key Qualifications

  • - Degree qualified
  • - Extensive experience within relevant Architecture/Interior Design
  • - Workplace design management experience
  • - Project/construction management experience
  • - LEED Accredited or equivalent
  • - Certifications in related fields considered advantageous
  • - Understand the business of corporate Real Estate in a dynamic Multi-national environment
  • - Ability to lead specialist architectural, interior design resources either individually or as teams on projects and initiatives, including on site quality oversight during construction
  • - Excellent communication and presentation skills using Keynote, Photoshop
  • - Ability to work with CAD and / or Revit
  • - Understanding of the various codes and statutory requirements governing interior fit outs across the region
  • - Self-starter and capable individual contributor


JOB DESCRIPTION Guardian - Administer RE&D Architecture & Design Guidelines - Ensure scope of work is agreed as per the Engagement Agreement - Act as design manager/owners representative on appointed projects - Liaise with RE&D & extended teams on lessons learnt per project. Propose improvements as/where needed - Refer to technical specifications within guidelines; acoustics, lighting, MEP, other.. - Support continuous improvement for all design related elements across the portfolio - Maintain & develop design relationships within the broader design community - Support other RE&D Design Leads with peer/technical reviews FF&E - Review & deploy best in class FF&E solutions across the portfolio - Ensure FFE is scalable, sustainable, affordable & beautiful - Oversee prototypes, mock-ups & samples and comment accordingly - Work closely with the supply chain & internal partners to optimise value PROJECTS - Lead the design process on given projects; concept/scheme/detailed design - Assist with technical due diligence for new sites - Prepare high level test fits/capacity plans - Agree SOW for ID consultant RFP - Work with RE&D/CP on ID appointment - Assist with business unit engagement as per the agreed RACI - Oversee the quality of documentation from consultant(s) to ensure fully detailed and coordinated - Review all contractor shop drawings - Manage the mock up process build and review - Manage the materials selection and review process - Assist in preparation of project reports - Manage the quality process on site during the build - Oversee project close out and defects management - Manage lessons learnt workshops from design perspective - Liaise with partner functions such as Corporate Procurement MOVES ADDS CHANGES - Assist RE&D Site Leads when possible with any moves adds change projects to maintain a consistent look and feel - Prepare initial test fit plans in CAD - Manage the design review process

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.