Various Roles

    Lighting Director

    We are seeking a director to join our dynamic lighting team – a collective of artists, product designers, engineers, theatre designers and architects, offering a vibrant diversity of skills.

    Collaboration, conceptual integrity and sustainability are central to our philosophy and are holistically fostered from concept through to final evaluation. Our experience spans the full gamut of lighting design and we are established market leaders in retail, heritage, leisure, education, libraries, workplace, public realm, art and art galleries, exterior architecture, environmental impact assessments and daylight design. Our expertise is widely sought by professional bodies through contributions to publications, seminars and event and we aim to inspire and influence through our design and thought leadership. Sustainability is rooted in our humanist approach and acknowledgement of our impact on the global community. Our focus is not only on the climate emergency and carbon reduction but on the wider issues of the circular economy and health and wellbeing.

    About the role

    Strong design principles and skills are key to our success. These must be underpinned by strong commercial performance and business management. 

    The Lighting Director will be responsible for the ensuring the successful operation of the lighting team through implementation of management tools and processes. Commercial, project management and performance are key deliverables for this role. Contract negotiation to minimise risk and maximise profit will be a major factor in the success of the role. 

    About you

    • degree qualified, preferably to masters level, in a relevant engineering discipline, or equivalent experience.
    • a track record of winning work and evidence of client satisfaction
    • proven commercial acumen
    • have a broad experience of the industry, detailed knowledge of lighting design and a keen interest in sustainable environmental solutions 
    • results-focused, enjoy challenging opportunities, have a positive attitude and are resourceful.  You will have a high degree of integrity, professional ethics, respect and sense of responsibility
    • strong collaborative skills to work as part of a leadership team
    • exemplary written and verbal communication skills

    About us

    BDP is a major international interdisciplinary practice of engineers, architects and designers working together to create outstanding ‘places for people’. Founded in Preston in the UK in 1961, we now have studios across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Canada, the MENA region, India, and China. BDP has a leading track record in all major sectors and has over 1000 awards for design quality.

    Our studios are vibrant. We offer thought leadership and inspirational solutions, and we use our engineering ideas to shape design rather than simply implement solutions. We aspire to deliver projects with maximum value for our clients and minimum impact on the planet.

    BDP offers

    BDP offers a great opportunity for your personal development with exposure to the full range of our 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 stimulating working environment and excellent prospects for career advancement.

    To apply

    To apply for a role please visit Vacancies – BDP.com and click on the apply button below the vacancy. You will then need to complete the online application form, please ensure that you attach an up-to-date CV with a cover letter (<400 words) that outlines your experience with the above job description. Please include an indication of your salary expectations and notice period in your cover letter. 

    The closing date for applications is 19 September 2022. 

    Interviews will be held in early October and candidates will be expected to give a presentation on what they will bring to the role.

    No agency or 3rd party applications will be accepted.

    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.

    Assistant Lighting Designer

    London, Clerkenwell 

    Full time, Permanent 

    BDP Lighting delivers people centred designs.  Teamwork, 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 London office for a suitably qualified individual to join our team at junior level and be part of a wide range of exciting projects.   

    About you

    The ideal candidate will have 3+ years’ experience in a lighting design consultancy and proficiency in all relevant software packages. Knowledge of daylight design and 3D drafting will be advantageous. You will need to be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and illustrate lighting concepts from internal briefings, through to completion. Ideally, the successful candidate will be a graduate (or equivalent) with a 2:1 or above degree. Skills in Photoshop, InDesign and AutoCAD are required. Knowledge of lighting calculations, daylight design, Revit and 3D CAD will be advantageous. 

    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, engineers and designers working together to create outstanding ‘places for people’. Founded in Preston in the UK in 1961, we now have studios across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, the MENA region, India, Singapore and Canada. BDP has a leading track record in all major sectors and has over 1000 awards for design quality.

    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.

    To apply

    To apply for this role, please click on the apply button below. You will then need to complete the online application form, please ensure that you attach a copy of your CV, cover letter. Please include an indication of your salary expectations and notice period in your cover note. 

    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.

    All candidates must be permitted to work in the UK. BDP is an equal opportunities employer with a strong emphasis on teamwork in a supportive office environment.

    No agencies or third-party applications please.