AECOM Graduate Lighting Designer - Summer / Autumn 2023 start in Leeds, United Kingdom
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed.
AECOM Lighting Design provides comprehensive, independent lighting design services on a broad range of projects worldwide. We are looking for a self-motivated, ambitious and creative graduate to work alongside experienced Lighting Designers, Engineers and Architects. The position is based in our London office, although we will also consider applicants wishing to work within our Leeds office.
If you have a passion for light and design, work well within a team, are committed to continuous learning and development, we would like to hear from you.
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Examples of the projects the Lighting team are involved in include:
Serpentine Pavilion, London. Lighting design for a temporary feature pavilion in Kensington Gardens commissioned annually since 2000. Each year an internationally recognised architect / artist is invited to design and create their first built structure in England: the Serpentine Pavilion. Our role involves design collaboration to realise the diverse and innovative visions. The commissions have been awarded to creatives including: Sou Fujimoto (2013), Smiljan Radic (2014), Selgas Cano Architects (2015), BIG (2016), Francis Kere (2017), Frida Escobedo (2018) and Junya Ishigami (2019).
Dubai World Expo, UAE . Between October 2020 and April 2022, Dubai hosted the next World Expo. Bringing together more than 180 nations and an international audience of 25 million visitors, it will be one of the greatest shows on Earth. On a 438 hectare site, Expo provided visitors with the chance to see spectacular architecture, merge with global cultures, examine thoughtful and thought provoking exhibitions. Above all, visitors to the event were able to witness the very latest in thinking and technology all in one place and at one time. Our commission included the design of thematic futuristic public realm lighting to reinforce the Dubai Expo 2020 theme of ‘connecting minds creating the future’ across three thematic precincts including Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.
Rio Olympic Park and Venues, Brazil. The Olympic park was inspired by its dramatic natural setting and the energy and ambitions of Rio. It covers 300 acres and includes nine sporting venues with seating capacities from 5,000 - 16,000. It served as the Olympic Park for the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 2016 Summer Paralympics. Our involvement started with the creation of a lighting masterplan, followed by later design stages through the design of TV broadcast and field of play lighting for the venues along with feature façade and landscape lighting.
Al-Janoub Stadium, Qatar. Constructed for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar the 40,000-seat stadium features a retractable roof that can be rapidly deployed to help manage playing conditions, the signature architecture designed by internationally renowned architect Zaha Hadid in collaboration with AECOM. Our commission included complex field of play and TV broadcast lighting, feature façade and VVIP hospitality lighting for the stadium along with landscape lighting for the 585,000 square metre sports complex surrounding the stadium.
You will work as a part of the Lighting design team helping to develop specialist lighting design packages including reports, 3D models, drawings, calculations, schedules and specifications. Responsibilities will be dependent on your existing skills - training given, where necessary. At all stages of work, mentoring and guidance will be provided by more Senior / Mentoring Staff.
Your Lighting Design work involves the following:
Concept Stage – Conception and articulation of lighting ideas, by means of sketches / photoshop / mood boards / precedent studies and conceptual modeling. Usually collated in desktop publishing software such as InDesign.
Schematic Stage - Development and technical testing of lighting strategies, by means of 3D-lighting calculations and visualizations / spatial modelling and drawing production / lighting equipment scheduling and outline specification. Usually developed in 2D CAD / 3D REVIT and specialist lighting modelling software such as Dialux, Lumion and 3D Studio
Technical Design Stage - Detailed technical design and specification of lighting packages that describe the full functionality and performance of complex lighting systems. Usually produced in CAD / REVIT supported by calculations and specification writing software.
Construction Stage – Supporting the construction team in understanding the design and envisioned implementation, both on site and remotely
Final Commissioning Stage – Individual project requirements differ greatly but can involve final focusing of luminaires and commissioning of lighting control system.
Post Completion Stage – Production of After Care and Maintenance documentation to support the Client / End User in the successful operation of the agreed Lighting Scheme
Successful candidates should:
Ideally have a university degree in design or an engineering subject such as: Architecture, Electrical Engineering, Product design or Virtual Environment Modelling, and have a strong interest in light and lighting. Specialist training in lighting is a plus.
Have a strong interest in lighting or previous work experience in a lighting design consultancy / engineering practice with artificial lighting design. Daylight design / analysis skills are also beneficial.
Have a current portfolio that demonstrates your interest in lighting.
Have an enthusiasm to learn or be able to use lighting design and calculation tools already; e.g. DiaLux, AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-up, Adobe InDesign and Photoshop, and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Rhino, 3DS Max and other three dimensional design tools or graphic software would be advantageous.
Have an enthusiasm to learn or already have the ability to produce lighting calculations and preparation of design drawings, sketches or reports.
Be a creative, independent, self-motivated individual with the ability to work independently and take ownership of work.
Be proactive about professional development and demonstrate a desire to continuously improve and develop as a designer.
Have good interpersonal, communication and presentation skills in written and spoken English and be a team player
.Have a proven ability (could be demonstrated in educational experience) in accepting responsibility, meeting deadlines and working as part of a design team.
Be able to make decisions / seek advice and operate in a pro-active way to identify and effectively meet the requirements and expectations of our clients
.Applicants must be UK or EU citizens (Pre-Settled/ Settled status) or possess UK residency / Right to work already.
You will be results driven and a motivated individual with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.
Previous work experience in a lighting design consultancy / engineering practice with artificial lighting design would be advantageous.
Here, you will have freedom to grow in a world of opportunity.
We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.
We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
Business Line: Corporate
Business Group: Corporate
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Career Area: Design