Day-to-Day Responsibilities • Work directly with firm leadership on any/all project work and overall creative direction. Provide project design and team leadership. • Complete all phases of project lighting design, starting from the original concept through final phases. (Complete job oversight) • Directly responsible for developing any/all project deliverables, in conjunction w/ overall firm direction. Implements all project quality control, management for design and documentation. • Deliverables include but not limited to presentations, drawings (sketch, CAD, Revit), specifications, fixture selections, detail developments, budgets, calculations, mockups, control diagrams, narratives, etc., • Work/manage multiple projects simultaneously, on budget and per project schedule(s). • Directly responsible for workflow of any support staff – Designers, Junior Designers, Interns, etc. Assess project needs regarding staffing levels with an emphasis on utilization and profitability. • Provide lighting design solutions appropriate w/ any client briefs, budget and/or standards. • Attend client and design team meetings, sometimes involving travel, as required. • Create and present lighting design to client/team to ‘sell’ concepts. • Provide onsite construction management of lighting installation. Issue field reports to design team, supervise final aiming of lighting fixtures and controls programming. • Develop and manage project’s fee, prepare reports and participate in monthly invoicing process for assigned projects. • Have detailed knowledge (expert) of design industry standards and be able to collaborate within an interdisciplinary setting. • Communicate with client team confidently and clearly. Be effective in exchanging ideas, thoughts, opinions, knowledge so that the message is received and understood with clarity and purpose. • Deliver quality control procedures as they relate to design objectives. • Develop, coach and mentor support staff. • Client Management: Responsible for developing and maintaining current client relationships. Be the primary liaison to clients to ensure their needs are met and exceeded. Recognize opportunities to expand roles/relationships where possible. Maintain continuous communications with clients to generate further relationships/work. Additional Responsibilities • LEED Certification coordination. • 3D Modeling or rendering. • Proposal writing (where applicable to client relationships). Create written ‘pitch’ based on a scope of work, schedule and derive fee to support effort. • Business Development: Work with firm leadership, to develop a strategy for pursuing additional clients in both existing scenarios as well as new opportunities for business and revenue growth. Be able to promote the brand, gain deep intelligence of new markets, and understand the competition. Participate in networking and outreach efforts to create relationships and new business. Work w/ leadership to scope projects, set schedules and populate and maintain a client pipeline. Minimum Qualifications • An accredited professional degree within the design industry (i.e. architecture, lighting design, interior design, etc.) – or work equivalent • 5+ years of lighting industry experience • Excellent client management skills • Expertise in AutoCAD & Revit • Fluency in MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) • Fluency in Adobe CS3 (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator) • Proficiency in AGI 3.2 or other lighting calculation software • Expertise with CA Title 24 code compliance (commercial and residential versions) • Excellent attention to detail • Great time management skills • Ability to manage project, team members. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and English proficiency Additional Desired skills: • LEED Certification • Lighting certifications • 3D modeling and/or rendering experience/program knowledge. • Daylight analysis experience
Banks Landl Lighting Design, one of the industry’s premier firms, specializes in all project types. Founded in 2001, our design mission has perpetually merged technology and creativity to achieve lighting designs of distinction, sophistication and utility, always respectful of the architecture, the experience, environment, and the desires of our clients. With 80+ years of combined service in our Los Angeles and San Francisco locations, Banks Landl Lighting Design has delivered numerous award-winning projects and has a proven and dependable track record.