Senior LIGHTING DESIGNER – London & Dubai Studio

We require a creative and technically knowledgeable Senior Lighting Designer with fully rounded lighting design experience and skills to join our London and Dubai teams. Excellent written and spoken English is essential. We would expect candidates to have a wide portfolio of work including hospitality projects (interior and exterior).

IT skills must include Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, InDesign, Photoshop, DIALux and are a requirement for this post. Knowledge of BIM/Revit would be beneficial but not essential. 

Duties and responsibilities would include, but not limited to, working within a team environment to produce concept and detailed design packages, including AutoCAD plans and design details, specifications and schedules, build mock-ups, prepare sketch design proposals and liaise with architects, interior designers, and equipment suppliers.  Attend design and site meetings in the UK and overseas.  Supervise the work of lighting designers within the studio and contribute creatively and technically to projects including research where appropriate.

Only applicants with professional independent lighting design experience will be considered.

Candidates must be able to present a portfolio of work that demonstrates both creative/technical knowledge and skills associated to lighting design.

Salary: £32,500.00 – £44,000.00 / per annum depending on experience.  Closing date for applications: 30th March 2018. Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and includes bonus opportunities. The Dubai position enjoys a tax free environment subject to personal taxation circumstances.

Please e-mail your application letter and CV along with examples of completed projects where you have had a significant contribution, to Elizabeth Grundy Please clearly state on your covering email which studio you are applying for.


LIGHTING DESIGNERs – Oxfordshire studio

We are currently looking for suitably talented Designers to join our Oxfordshire Studio.

The role will involve being part of a design team and providing support in the production of concept presentations, layout drawings and details, specifications etc. with the opportunity to progress within the Practice.

Applicants should have excellent AutoCAD and Photoshop skills, an understanding of InDesign, Visualisation programmes and other lighting related packages such as DIALux would be advantageous.  Excellent written and spoken English is also essential. In addition, experience using BIM/Revit would be highly advantageous.

Please note that our Oxfordshire Studio is in the rural hamlet of Clifton, therefore candidates would need a car to travel to the office as there is no public transport available.

Remuneration will be commensurate with experience and includes bonus opportunities.

Please e-mail your application letter and CV along with a portfolio of examples of your work, drawings, sketches, visualisations etc. If you have inputted to completed projects, images of such projects would be helpful. Please e-mail Elizabeth Grundy Please clearly state on your covering email which studio you are applying for.

We are always interested in hearing from talented, creative individuals with a desire to become involved in world class lighting design. Should you be interested in future opportunities within dpa, please send us an email outlining your experience and ambitions. Please clearly state on your covering email which position/studio you are applying for.


Please find below details about the various roles within dpa and the experience required for each position.



An Associate should have a minimum of eight years experience in independent professional lighting design. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent creative, technical, commercial, project management and communication skills. You will be expected to lead a team of designers and head up a variety of projects where you will be involved from the initiation of the work to its completion.
Applicants will be expected to show examples of their completed work where their input to the project has been extremely significant.

senior designers

Senior Designers will have a minimum of four years experience in independent professional lighting design. As well as creative and technical skills, you will need excellent knowledge of relevant software packages, which should be clearly illustrated in your CV. Senior Designers will work within a team, but should have the ability to run some projects from inception to completion themselves. We are looking for progressive designers with ambition to fill these positions.


Designers from graduate level to those with some direct lighting design experience will be considered for the various positions currently available. Excellent knowledge of relevant software packages including AutoCAD is essential.

Designers will show creative abilities with a desire to progress within the field of lighting design. Technical knowledge would also be an attribute, but progressive designers who show an ability to learn would be strongly considered.

You will be part of a design team that will help your development and progress as well as providing specific education within the Practice.


Successful candidates should have knowledge of using AutoCAD or similar. Design training/experience using Photoshop, InDesign and PowerPoint would also be desirable but not essential.


Oxfordshire Studio:
Nick Hoggett
dpa lighting consultants,
Old Church Studios,
OX15 0PE, UK
E mail:

London Studio:
Gary Campbell
dpa lighting consultants London,
1 Aylesford Street,

Dubai Studio:
David McNeil
dpa lighting consultants FZ LLC,
Design House,
PO Box 500072,
United Arab Emirates

Edinburgh Studio:
Douglas Brennan
dpa lighting consultants Edinburgh,
GF2, 3 John’s Place, Leith,