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Knickerbocker Group is seeking a senior level Interior Designer to work on our design/build team as well as directly with clients. The ideal candidate is creative and enjoys working in a fast-paced collaborative environment.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Creation and coordination of construction documents

  • Participate in the selection and preparation of proposals for the procurement of furniture, furnishings, and decorative lighting.

  • Research and specification of interior materials and finishes

  • Specification of architectural lighting and plumbing fixtures

  • Specification and coordination of appliances and other specialty equipment

  • Development of presentation material including concepts and 3D renderings

  • Collaboration with Architecture and Construction teams as well as any outside consultants such as landscape architecture, MEP, and Structural consultants

  • Interface directly with clients and capture client decisions

The ideal candidate:

  • has advanced project management skills

  • demonstrates strong organization and time management skills

  • has strong verbal and written communication skills

  • is self-motivated and works well under pressure with minimal instruction for routine tasks

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Interior Design or Architecture

  • 5 to 10 years of experience in residential architecture/ design

  • Knowledge and understanding of construction management

  • Technical proficiencies:

    • Microsoft Office required

    • Adobe Create Suite required

    • Sketchup required

    • Revit required

    • AutoCAD preferred


  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance with employee premiums paid by the Company

  • Health Savings Account option

  • 401K Retirement Plan with 3% employer contribution

  • Life, Short-Term, and Long-Term Disability Insurance at no expense

  • Employee Assistance Program 

  • Employee Stock Ownership Program

  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holidays

  • Generous Parental Leave

  • Continuing Education and Professional Licensing Reimbursement

  • Workplace Flexibility


As a 100% employee-owned company, we strive for balance. We value spending time with our families, being active in our communities, and celebrating all Maine has to offer. Knickerbocker Group has repeatedly been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Maine and as both Best Architect and Best Builder in Maine by Down East magazine.


Knickerbocker Group is an employee-owned (ESOP), award-winning design-build firm offering architecture, interior design, and construction services for custom homes and commercial spaces throughout Maine. With offices in Boothbay and Portland, we are a group of inspired collaborators who are committed to craft and creativity, from design to implementation in the field. Our work is renowned for its rooted-in-Maine quality and recognized nationally. Our employee-owners are fueled by continuous learning, interdisciplinary brainstorming (e.g., designer+mason+carpenter), and passion for fine-tuning the design-build process. With more than 40 years of experience, we seamlessly provide the highest level of product and service to our clients. We offer workplace flexibility, while also maintaining a fun, dynamic environment where team members are enabled to listen, share, detail, innovate, and create impactful work.

Knickerbocker Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

To apply for this position, please fill out an application on our job board.




Interior Designer (Full Time)


Our award-winning Architecture and Interior Design firm is looking to add a full-time Interior Designer to our growing team of design professionals. We offer schedule flexibility, commitment to professional development and standard employee benefits. CWS is conveniently located in the Oak Hill Village area of Scarborough, Maine. CWS traditionally works in an open office environment but are currently working semi-remotely, until regional infection rates allow us to return to our design studio full time.


The successful interior design candidate requires excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. The position provides opportunities to collaborate, design and coordinate throughout all aspects of projects with teams internal and external to the firm. The ideal candidate can efficiently multi-task independently while continuing to support multiple projects.


Successful Candidates Must Have: 


  • 4-year Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design

  • 5-7 years of commercial experience 

  • Working towards or NCIDQ and Certified Interior Designer

  • Experience in all phases of a project including programming, schematic design, presentation materials, preparation of design and construction documents, renderings, and construction administration activities under routine guidance.

  • Competency in interior design drawings and specifications, industry standards, application of building codes, finish material selections

  • Ability to thrive in an open office environment and remotely as required



  • Proficiency with design technology including Revit and AutoCAD

  • Knowledge of rendering design technology a plus but not required

  • Ability to prepare thoughtful and strategic solutions for Projects

  • Ability to effectively participate as a member of a project team

  • Experience in preparing Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment (FFE) packages

  • Strong visualization and presentation graphics from concept design to delivery of construction documents

Professional education is required. Candidates with proficiency in designing corporate, government and multi-family housing will be considered a priority over other candidates. Compensation commensurate with experience. Email Resume, Cover letter and Portfolio to CWSportland@outlook.com for consideration.

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