Lighting Designer

Location : Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, England
Job Ref : MB474
Consultant : Mark Bolton
Sector : AV
Salary : £25k - 45k per year


MB474: Lighting Designer
Location: Shipston on Stour
Salary: £25,000 – £45,000 DOE
Working Hours: 9 til 5 Monday to Friday but flexibility is required due to the nature of the role


First Military Recruitment is proudly working in partnership with a fantastic business who are looking to recruit a Lighting Designer on a permanent basis due to growth.

This particular role is aimed at the company’s technical sales elements – The controls and system design and the product technical design, supporting suppliers, staff and customers with technical information, analysing faults, producing solutions and managing customer’s expectations.

You will also have a sales role, selling our products and services to the people you meet.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designing imaginative bespoke internal and external lighting schemes for residential, commercial or historic buildings.
  • Responsibility for the project management and delivery of lighting designs from concept to completion using the 7 Stages of Design and Supply.
  • Work closely and professionally with the Design Team and for advice / input on elements of a project.
  • Ensure design & scope meet customer expectations, produce informative quotes and present these to a client.
  • Provide expert guidance on lighting technology and lighting effects.
  • Understand the Products and able to specify those appropriate for a project dependant on the buildings and clients’ characteristics.
  • Awareness of the impact of lead times and costs will affect a project.
  • Provide a professional point of contact for architects, builders, electricians, designers, etc. To discuss designs, basic technical elements and options to resolve any design challenges arising.
  • Maintain effective and accurate project files for each design undertaken.
  • Assist in the development of the website, database and marketing material, including weekly posts to social media & Web blogs.
  • Provide phone cover and other general office duties as required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key suppliers and products.
  • Awareness and understanding of the importance on margins.
  • Researching and specifying bespoke products.
  • Producing on-brand graphic media and brand bibles.
  • Creating 3D visualisations to present to customers.
  • Visiting lighting shows to keep up to date with design innovations and ideas.
  • Maintain good housekeeping within set guidelines.
  • Health and Safety responsibilities to other co-workers to be adhered to.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • A supportive team member
  • Strong visualisation skills able to visualize a space from a drawing.
  • Able to present design concepts to clients enabling them to fully understand the basis of recommendations made.
  • A good communicator able to present lighting designs confidently and clearly.
  • Effectively manage customer expectations.
  • Effective problem solving skills.
  • Good sales ability, promoting the company digitally, via teams and face to face.
  • Project management skills.
  • Innovative design skills.
  • Understand technical lighting considerations.
  • A good understanding of Interior Design Principles.
  • Microsoft Office Package including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Bespoke internal software – ODOO
  • Bluebeam (CAD)
  • Adobe Suite Photoshop, etc
  • Microsoft Teams

MB474: Lighting Designer
Location: Shipston on Stour
Salary: £25,000 – £45,000 DOE
Working Hours: 9 til 5 Monday to Friday but flexibility is required due to the nature of the role

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