Market/Service & Location(s)
Des Moines preferred; may consider relocation to Denver, Omaha or St Louis once established within the firm
RDG’s lighting designers work across the firm’s markets and office locations and provide consulting services to outside architecture firms and private clients. We are known throughout the industry as a team that works very collaboratively on our projects.
We're searching for a mid-level engineer to join our nationally-recognized lighting design group. Our ideal candidate is an imaginative, detail-oriented and organized individual motivated by the desire to participate creatively with our team and our clients. We’re looking to add an electrical engineer to our lighting design team who can enhance our ability to provide technically sound lighting designs to our clients.
As an RDG Electrical Engineer / Lighting Designer, you'll have the opportunity to work closely with experienced lighting design professionals who've had a direct hand in writing and updating local design standards. In this role, you'll focus on a variety of project types, including work for our College & University, Healthcare and Parks & Open Space Markets, and projects related to worship, sports and athletic facilities, museums and illuminating art pieces across the country. Along the way, you'll hone your skills and contribute to work that enhances communities regionally and nationally.
Essential Job Functions
The Electrical Engineer acts as an authorized agent of the company and is responsible for delivering technically sound products that meet and exceed the needs of our clients
Responsible for the production and modification of design calculations, engineering plans and specifications for assigned projects.
Apply engineering techniques, procedures and design criteria for projects ranging in size and complexity
Leverage technical knowledge, experience, and client relationships to assist in the execution and evaluation of project designs
Perform electrical engineering tasks in support of the lighting design studio:
Assign circuitry for Power and Lighting devices
Lighting controls design, layout, sequence and specifications
Power and networking design integrating digital building and site lighting systems
Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) in both REVIT and AutoCAD platforms
Ability to function in an independent fashion with infrequent oversight
Project management, oversight, and quality control of engineering projects
Sign and seal electrical engineering/lighting documents as an authorized representative of the company
Work with architectural project teams on all aspects of the art, science, and business of lighting design in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment
Perform lighting design tasks including complete lighting concepts and designs, luminaire selections, detail development and documentation, client presentation development, photometric lighting calculations and renderings, BIM/ Model production, lighting controls, energy and economic calculations, and specifications
Perform Construction Administration (CA) tasks for both electrical and lighting projects including site observations, pre-wire lighting control meetings and commissioning of lighting control systems in the field
Work with lighting studio staff in the creation of full-scale working lighting mock-ups in our lighting lab
Skills & Strengths
Enthusiastic: loves lighting, learning, and collaborating
Proficient in REVIT, AutoCAD, AGI, Bluebeam, ElumTools and Microsoft Office
Experience in Speclink is a plus
Demonstrate ingenuity and creativity
Experience with daylighting simulation and/or calculation software is a plus
Familiarity with DOT processes, standards, and procedures
Expertise with lighting control systems (ETC, Lutron, HCS, nLight, Crestron, Watt-Stopper, etc.)
Experience with designing to LEED and/or WELL standards is a plus
Required working knowledge of NFPA 70, ASHRAE, IECC codes and the National Electrical Code
Ability to travel between various RDG offices and project locations as required
Capable of lifting up to 50 lbs.
Working knowledge of wiring techniques for lighting sample assembly and installation
Fluency in English w/ good verbal and written communication skills are required
Education & Experience
Must have a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering (BSEE) or bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering (BSAE) including coursework in building systems design, electrical power systems design, lighting design, lighting controls and codes and standards
Required to be professionally licensed (PE) in one or more states in which RDG conducts business – Iowa/Nebraska (or have the ability to obtain such registration within six months of employment)
Membership in IES and LC registration is preferred
Electronic resume and portfolio submission only: APPLY ONLINE
RDG is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.