Arup San Francisco is currently seeking to expand their Lighting Group leadership team to direct lighting projects and teams of Lighting Designers to support our expanding global opportunities, with experience in building and urban spaces. Your primary responsibilities will be to lead teams of lighting designers win work, develop client relationships and lead project teams to achieve creative, technical and commercial success in the lighting business.
In this role, YOU WILL: • Lead lighting design teams to develop creative and client responsive design solutions • Lead the overall performance of the Lighting Group in the office • Further the lighting design profile of Arup in the external marketplace as the premium solution provider, in conjunction with the regional and global lighting strategy • Work with other disciplines within Arup for project generation and design as needed • Mentor design staff at all phases of their career • Lead lighting design only discipline projects with high quality, design forward design solutions • Leadership and management level input into the ongoing staffing needs • Develop forward looking project plans for successful delivery (staffing, quality of deliverables, fee spend) • Deliver profitable financial performance in specified areas. (e.g. healthy profit/ positive cash flow for project, lighting or otherwise) with activities / Oversight of fee and project spend through various Arup financial tools, with the support of Accounting (Project, Possible Projects Spend, Promotional) • Develop and/or implement plans for the longer term benefit to the office/group, business/firm • Collaborate with the Arup San Francisco Group Leadership team on operations • Collaborate with the Regional Lighting Skills Leaders and report up on Skills development and related issues • Actively direct and manage Business Development activities, with internal support
YOU HAVE: • A minimum of three years leading a group of lighting designers • Bachelor Degree or higher in field related to Architecture / Interior / Product Design / Design / Engineering • Experience based design and thought leadership pertaining to the Arup position / scope • Substantial knowledge and experience in lighting design consultancy and understanding various types of project delivery techniques • Substantial knowledge of the local marketplace, including critical issues and a sound client network • Ability to undertake high level analysis • Substantial experience in managing key projects, including the management of multi-disciplinary project teams • Substantial experience in the lighting designer studio and consulting environment, including the ability to advise clients on design forward cost-effective, sustainable solutions • Substantial experience in guiding the professional development of less experienced lighting designer (and hence, the skill development of the team) • Good understanding of AGI lighting calculation software skills capable for staff direction of tasks • Proficiency with AutoCAD for accessing drawings • Familiarity with Adobe Create Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and etc), Microsoft Office and Windows
YOU ARE: • Team player and leader • Passionately aware of the built environment • Provider of design driven solutions suitable for the international stage • Good communicator and strong interpersonal skills (including formal and informal presentation, written communications and reports) • Understanding of “customer” needs (both internal and external), and the issues which may impact on maintaining effectiveness within a commercial environment • Intuitive (to client needs as well as the project context) and creative in developing win-win solutions.
Arup is an employee-owned company that offers an excellent, family-friendly benefits package, including healthcare, 401k match, time off and profit share. We are a proud equal opportunity employer.
For more than 70 years, Arup has helped bring to life groundbreaking projects across the world. We are a 14,000-person strong, global group of designers, engineers, planners and consultants, who regularly come together to devise solutions that benefit not just our clients, but also our world. We believe that great design comes out of a commitment to quality, creativity, and intensive cross-disciplinary collaboration.