Assistant Lighting Designer

    Assistant Lighting Designer
    Full time, Permanent 

    About the role

    BDP Lighting delivers people-centred designs.  Team work, concept development and collaboration are at the heart of our working methods and we are firmly committed to the sustainability of our environment.  We have an opportunity within our Manchester studio for a suitably qualified individual to join our team at assistant level and be part of a wide range of exciting projects.   

    Our work encompasses all aspects of artificial and natural lighting worldwide. For more information please visit  

    About you

    • Ideally you will have some experience of working within a lighting design practice although this is not a strict requirement. 
    • You must demonstrate artistic capability and be able to learn quickly, to demonstrate a fascination with light, and be able to illustrate lighting concepts. 
    • You should demonstrate skills in Photoshop, InDesign and AutoCAD. 
    • Knowledge of lighting calculations, daylight design, Revit and 3D CAD will be advantageous but not essential.
    • You will demonstrate a collaborative team-working style and enjoy working to tight deadlines. 
    • You will be able to work effectively with people from all backgrounds and have excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

    About us

    BDP is a major international interdisciplinary practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists working together to create outstanding ‘places for people’.

    Founded in Preston in the UK in 1961, we now have studios across the UK, Ireland, Singapore, Toronto, Netherlands, the MENA region, India, and China. BDP has a leading track record in all major sectors including health, education, workplace, retail, urbanism, heritage, housing, transport, leisure, public safety and energy utilities, having won over 1000 awards for design quality from international and national bodies.

    BDP Offers

    In return, BDP offers a great opportunity for your personal development with exposure to the full range of BDP’s skills and expertise, as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, contribution towards professional subscriptions, a great working environment and excellent prospects for career advancement.

    We have a Social Life committee which organises a wide range of social, sporting and charitable activities and a communication committee for improvement and development ideas. A committed group of people make up our BDP Belonging network that represents all areas of diversity leading cultural change.

    Our studio location by the waterside at Piccadilly Basin is near the vibrant northern quarter and close to Piccadilly station and transport links. 

    To Apply

    To apply for this exciting role, please visit our dedicated careers page here: click apply and attach a CV, covering letter and portfolio, describing how your knowledge, skills and experience are a match for our role.  Please include an indication of your salary expectations as part of your application.

    BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly.

    No agency or third party applications will be accepted.