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Lighting Designer - Buildings

Primary Location: Vancouver (Howe Street)
Secondary Location:
eQuest Job Type: Regular With Benefits
Reference #: 5179
# of Openings: 1


Vancouver, BC

WSP is one of the world's leading professional engineering services firms. Every day our more than 34,000 experts work to restore the natural environment and transform the built environment.

In Canada, our 8000+ people are involved in everything from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, from finding new ways to extract essential resources to developing renewable power sources for the future.

The excellence we bring to our work and to our workplace has been recognized far and wide. We’re a Forbes Top Employer in Canada, one of the Top 100 Sustainable Companies in the World (and among the Top 10 in Canada), and we earned Platinum Elite Recognition through our participation in more than half of Canada’s Top 100 Infrastructure Projects.

At WSP, we’re proud, professional and passionate people. Join us.


WSP Canada, an award winning and innovative multi-disciplinary engineering firm, is seeking a Lighting Designer for our Vancouver, BC office. WSP Canada works closely with clients from around the world on large, complex projects with a focus on sustainability and energy performance of the built environment.

About the Job

Supplement our Lighting team and provide design for a large variety of high-quality national and international projects, including institutional, commercial, health care, transportation and educational facilities including TI projects, civic plazas, landscape/parks, hotels and restaurants. Our Clients are top tier, internationally recognized Architects and Interior Designers. WSP Canada offers excellent growth opportunities. This is a full time permanent position.


  • Day to Day project design
  • Implementation of design concepts
  • Perform lighting calculations and use results to determine project decisions
  • Lighting layouts and design
  • Control system design
  • Concept design and design research
  • Project and client management
  • Develop luminaire cutsheets and schedules
  • Apply day-lighting practices and techniques
  • Architectural coordination
  • Mentoring of junior staff


  • 4 year Architectural, Design, Engineering or Technology degree
  • 12+ years of experience in Lighting Design. (Project experience submitted for consideration should include projects on which you have actively participated in the project from the design phase through the final construction close-out.)
  • Strong creative skills
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of sustainable lighting strategies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to organize and   present design information to clients.
  • Proficiency in Revit, AutoCAD, MS Office, Adobe Suite, AGI32 is preferred
  • Familiarity with ASHRAE/IES 90.1 Standards, IES Standards and Guidelines and LEED Standards relative to Lighting
  • Membership with a Lighting or Illuminating Association, in good standing
  • Must be fluent in written and spoken English
  • International experience will be considered an asset

Office address: 1045 Howe Street, Suite 700; Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 2A9

Salary: $82,500/year

WSP offers a competitive benefits package along with the opportunity to participate in our Share Purchase Plan and RRSP matching.

Contact: Teisa Wamsteeker at (403) 269-7440. Email:


Offers of employment for safety-sensitive positions involving fieldwork are contingent upon candidates being able to perform key physical tasks of the job as described in the job posting and interview.  This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in inclement weather (within safe and reasonable limits).


To learn more about our firm and the projects we have been involved in, please visit our World of Possibilities website listed below.

WSP welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

WSP is committed to the principles of employment equity. Only the candidates selected will be contacted.

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