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Architectural Lighting Designer in New York, NY at Syska Hennessy Group

Date Posted: 3/28/2018

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    New York, NY
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Job Description

Watch your work come to life in landmark projects around the world when you partner with Syska Hennessy Group! As a global leader in consulting, engineering, and commissioning services, we specialize in highly technical buildings and the systems that bring them to life. We currently have an opportunity for an Architectural Lighting Designer to join our New York Office.

Our dynamic work environment provides the optimal setting to take your career to the next level. From our supportive culture, diverse workforce, and competitive compensation, to our flexible work schedules and fun social events, it’s everything you’ll need for an exciting, challenging, and rewarding career.

Architectural Lighting Designer

Job Responsibilities:

As a Lighting Designer, you will support our Lighting Studio working towards our designs that are inspiring, demanding and highly collaborative. You will learn from others, and they will expect to learn from you. You will share in the responsibility, rewards and recognition of producing truly innovative solutions and complete client satisfaction. The pace is fast and the camaraderie is close.

Responsibilities include:
  • Participate in lighting design process on assigned projects and provides support to Senior Lighting Designers with the following:
    • Selection of light fixtures, specifications, lighting calculations, and preparation of hand sketches
    • Producing CAD lighting drawings and review shop drawings for a variety of projects and project sizes
    • Assist senior designers in mockups, and site visits

  • Collaborate on the development of designs under the direction of the senior designer
  • Support the design efforts of lighting for new installations, renovations, and lighting enhancements for a wide variety of projects and project types
  • Learn drawing organization and company standards
  • Take ownership of completeness, accuracy and timeliness of the work assignments
  • Participate in the development of presentation drawings and renderings
  • Understand basic architectural lighting design and documentation
  • Participate in the QA/QC process for other team members
  • Attend our Engineering Development Program continuing education seminars on technical and professional enhancing topics

Architectural Lighting Designer

Job Requirements:

The ideal candidate will enjoy a team environment and also flexible enough to work independently where needed. Candidates for this role will be eager to learn and will expand their knowledge and hands on experience by challenging themselves and using the highly technical resources around them.

Additional job requirements:
  • Bachelor Degree from an accredited university in Architectural, Interior Design or Architectural Engineering
  • 0 - 3 years of relevant experience in Lighting Design
  • Basic working knowledge of Photoshop, 3D Studio, InDesign, and Sketch Up
  • Ability to create presentation drawings in Photoshop or Sketch Up
  • Basic working knowledge in the latest version of Auto CAD and REVIT a plus
  • Proficiency with AGI Calculation Software a plus

Architectural Lighting Designer


As an employee with Syska Hennessy Group, you will be part of a global firm with an amazing history! We are committed to be the best, to advancing engineering design practice, and to supporting our clients with integrity. To make all of that happen, we rely on the talent, drive, enthusiasm, and the total job satisfaction of the great people who work here.

Our Company is committed to developing engineers into respected technical experts and versatile business leaders through our Engineer Development Program (EDT).

About the EDT Program

Recent graduates interested in our Engineering Development Training (EDT) program can expect to participate in an accelerated, but thorough training curriculum. This curriculum will teach not only the technical aspects of our profession, but industry specific business aspects as well. Our senior engineers will work closely with each participant to foster a strong mentor/apprentice relationship.

This time-honored program is a trademark of Syska’s commitment to the development and education of young engineers through mentoring and technical training.

As a member of our highly collaborative team, we provide our full-time employees with a flexible benefits package that reflects our respect for your workplace contributions, professional goals, and personal priorities. The personal benefits program at Syska Hennessy Group includes:
  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer matching
  • Roth 401(k) Option
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Wellness Programs, including flu shots and biometric screenings
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Training and professional development courses
  • Professional development incentive bonuses
  • Opportunities for community outreach through internal networks
  • A generous Personal Time Off Program (PTO) and Paid Holidays
  • Business travel accident and medical insurance
  • Monthly transit/parking stipend
  • Monthly business phone stipend
  • Flexible summer work schedules
  • Much More!

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