Senior Lighting Designer

18th July 2023

Senior Lighting Designer, UMAYA Lighting Design

Job Description

UMAYA’s on the lookout for a well-rounded and experienced Senior Lighting Designer to join our Dubai studio. Our ideal candidates are not only inspired by light and lighting, but equally passionate delivering their work on time, on budget and with a lot of fun throughout the process. UMAYA multi-disciplinary team works on some of the most intriguing, challenging and award-winning large-scale developments with projects that cut across a diverse range of typologies, scopes and geographies.


–           University degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Product Design, Theatrical Design and Electrical Engineering.

–           Minimum 5 years’ experience in an independent lighting design consultancy with at least 2 years as lead lighting designer on large scale projects within the Middle East.

–           Excellent communication skills; both verbally and in writing.

–           Proactive project management skills with particular focus on time and task management.

–           Ability to meet strict deadlines and resource allocation.

–           Strong technical knowledge about luminaires, accessories, and lighting controls.

–           Knowledge of industry’s standards, guidelines, and best practices.

–           Proficient in InDesign, Photoshop, Dialux Evo, AutoCAD and Office suite.

–           Overall knowledge of Revit/BIM and ideally, fluency in designing with BIM

–           Priority will be given to candidates already based in the UAE and/or with experience working across Middle East and/or American projects.

As a Senior Lighting Designer, you will require minimal supervision, working independently for extended periods of time and taking responsibility for your own projects. Reporting directly to our Design Director and Principal you should manage and monitor the workload of you own team, being responsible for the general output and profitability of the projects assigned to you.

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