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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Furniture Designer/Coordinator in Lexington, Massachusetts

Job Description

Reporting to the Lead Architect and Director of Engineering, the Furniture Designer provides leadership, coordination, and delivery of the Facilities Furniture Program within Lincoln Laboratory’s Facility Services Department (FSD). The Furniture Program includes delivery of individual furniture requests via work order and project design activity both in house and using external design services. The Furniture Designer serves as the primary point-of-contact between the customer/end user and the FSD design team and external furniture vendors. The Furniture Designer will manage day-to-day design and administrative tasks for all in-house design development and management of installation efforts, as well as oversight of all 3rd party furniture design and procurement efforts. Key attributes for this position are outstanding communication skills; excellent organizational skills; a thorough understanding of furniture design, procurement, and construction/installation processes; an initiative to improve processes, and an excellent work ethic.

  • Handle customer inquiries to process furniture orders (moves, new, replacement, etc.) and installations via work orders for our customers with a high degree of accuracy, efficiency, and courtesy.

  • Perform space reviews, furniture selection, and design/layouts working with customer, furniture vendors and Planning/Design team.

  • Manage furniture installations in new construction projects, renovations, and cyclical replacements.

  • Coordinate vendor resources, product provider, supply chain, and issue resolution working with MIT LL contract services.

  • Coordinate with Facility shops including Utility, Carpentry, Electrical, Security, Information Services, and additional appropriate departments for furniture demolition and installations.

  • Maintain inventory of FFE at an offsite storage facility.

  • Site supervision during installations and creating punch lists.

  • Handle cost estimating, invoicing questions, change orders, and development of a strong vendor based support system to better serve the customer.

  • Assists FSD Project Managers for furniture delivery installations and moves when required.

  • Monitor, maintain, and report vendor and third party performance metrics

  • Document workflow for continuous improvement to streamline furniture process within the Laboratory

  • Coordinates blanket furniture contracts and approves purchases


  • Bachelor degree in Architecture/Architectural Technology/Interior Design or related field.

  • Seven - ten years of experience in furniture design/installation management.

  • Familiarity with the DoD Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) standards of design and construction is desirable.

  • Demonstrated performance managing multiple, simultaneous, facility design projects is required.

  • Self-starter with strong organization skills and attention to details, comfortable working with minimal direction; adaptable to changing organizational requirements.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate with others in diplomatic, tactful manner.

  • Familiarity with GSA pricing and contracts is preferred.

  • Strong Microsoft Office skills. AutoCAD and/or REVIT experience required.

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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