Lighting Designer
Lawrenceville, NJ  / Philadelphia, PA  / New York, NY 
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Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Lighting Designer, we'll count on you to:

  • Work with senior staff to increase your knowledge and understanding of lighting design
  • Participate in industry events to increase your knowledge of familiarity with product offerings
  • Ask questions
  • Under the direction of a project lead you will be involved in all aspects of the design process:
    • Producing renderings and presentation materials
    • Performing illumination, energy and economic calculations
    • Producing CAD/ Revit lighting plans, schedules, details
    • Producing lighting and lighting control specifications
    • Assist with field observations, RFI responses, shop drawing reviews
  • Look for and support award/publication opportunities




  • Bachelors' or Masters' Degree in Architectural Engineering with a specialty in Lighting/Electrical.
  • Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, or Electrical Engineering with some lighting coursework or a prior lighting internship.
  • Strong CAD skills (Revit, Autocad)
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to effectively prioritize multiple tasks
  • Effective working individually and within team environments
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of lighting calculation and rendering software (AGI, ELUM, iRay)
  • Basic computer skills (Photoshop, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Sketch-up, Lumion)


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-New Jersey-Lawrenceville
Other Locations: United States-Pennsylvania-Philadelphia, United States-New York-New York
Industry: Building Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Building Electrical
Job Posting: Sep 20, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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