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Lighting Designer


Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Full-Time, Non-Remote
Posted on: April 21, 2024
Lighting Designer
We are seeking a talented, electrifying and creative Lighting Designer to join our Electrical team at ISG. You will be submersed in a variety of exciting and unique project types with your fellow team of fun and imaginative engineers and designers. Your passion for design will be expressed in the work that you do, collaborating both internally with the design team, and externally with our amazing clients.
Essential Duties
Conceptualization and Design
• Collaborate with architects, interior designers, and engineers to understand project goals and requirements
• Develop lighting concepts that enhance aesthetics, functionality, and user experience
• Create lighting plans, layouts and visualizations using software tools, like AutoCAD and Revit
• Proficient with lighting calculation software (Agi32, IllumTools, or similar)
Technical Expertise
• Understand lighting equipment, fixtures, and technologies
• Specify appropriate lighting fixtures based on project needs, energy efficiency, and budget constraints
• Ensure compliance with Life Safety Code and current energy codes
• Capable of creating lighting control scenarios and select components to meet energy code requirements and client needs
• Lighting Certification (LC), preferred but not required
Lighting Calculations
• Calculate illuminance levels (lux or foot-candles) to achieve desired lighting quality
Fixture Selection and Placement
• Select fixtures based on their photometric properties (beam angle, color temperature, CRI)
• Position fixtures strategically to highlight architectural features, create focal points, and ensure proper illumination
• Effective communication with other design disciplines and clients to integrate lighting seamlessly into the overall project
• Working harmoniously with colleagues to find creative solutions
• Meeting strict deadlines in a fast-paced environment
• Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering, architecture or interior design, or have worked in the lighting indusry
• 3-5 years of professional experience working in an architectural / lighting or MEP firm with an emphasis on lighting design or lighting rep agency
• The capability to apply Lighting Design principles to projects of all sizes and categories
• Experience with AutoCAD, Revit, AGi32 and Bluebeam
• Capable of managing your time and activities for optimum productivity
• Strong collaboration and problem-solving skills
• A keen eye for aesthetics, color theory, and visual storytelling
As part of your application, please submit your portfolio showcasing your lighting design or relevant projects. Include photos, sketches, and descriptions.
About Isg
We are 100% owned by our employees! ISG's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) allows for broader ownership, the ability to be directly connected to performance, and our culture of accountability and opportunism is amplified. Put simply, everyone works hard = everyone benefits, not just an elite group.
We are focused on strengths, using those talents to guide personal development and team collaboration. We are involved in our communities and lead through empowerment. Firm growth is a direct reflection of the dedication, ingenuity, and hard work each ISG owner brings to the office and field every day.
ISG's growth and sustainability are based on the unwavering belief that we need to grow for the betterment of our people and firm. We are entrepreneurial. We believe in having the right people onboard and being disciplined during good times and when faced with new challenges. And most importantly, we foster growth through positive mentorship and progressive ideas that lead to strategic, contextual based decisions. We believe that this unwavering commitment to our culture, clients, and dynamic qualities translates to better services for our partners, and that it will continue to guide ISG's future.
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