Lighting Lead

  • WeWork
  • San Francisco, California, United States of America
  • Aug 13, 2019

Job Description

Lighting Designer

About the Role

WeWork is currently seeking a Lighting Designer to support the design and rollout of WeWork spaces. The successful candidate will work with our internal team of interior designers, architects, engineers, BIM specialists and estimators to apply WeWork lighting standards, specify products and design bespoke lighting solutions.

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Collaborate with internal teams and external consultants on projects from concept phase through post occupancy

  • Deliver and oversee design presentations, control narratives, layouts, sections, schedules, specifications, budgets, details, mockups and as-built documents while navigating various production timelines

  • Model, calculate, and analyze standard and unique spaces to develop creative lighting solutions that meet varying jurisdiction code requirements

  • Implement lighting control systems into projects, review proposals from consultants/vendors, and support in commissioning of systems

  • Review and calculate code compliance of lighting systems (energy levels, controls requirements, dimming needs, etc)

  • Visit sites to survey or ensure quality of installations


  • 4 or 5 year degree or graduate degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting, or other design related field

  • Experience designing lighting solutions in a multi-disciplinary environment

  • Solid foundation in the principles of light, balancing the visual poetics and the inherent technology

  • Knowledge of daylighting principles and modeling techniques a benefit

  • Proficiency with Revit, AGi and Adobe Creative Suite (Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop)

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

  • Ability to hand sketch is a benefit

  • Comfortable at constructing small scale mockups and electrical wiring

  • Excels at operating in a fast pace environment with multiple stakeholders

Who you are:

  • Someone who is ready to get their hands dirty

  • Gets happy and excited that no two days are the same

  • Loves working with numerous people day to day

  • Never take yourself too seriously

  • Question the status quo way of doing things

  • Able to work independently and as part of a team