Graduate Lighting Specialist 2024

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Graduates are the future of our practice. Join us in our mission to transform the built environment through beautiful and sustainable engineering.

If you are interested in working with us, we are keen to hear from you. We have two positions available, one based in our Edinburgh office, available for an immediate start and the other based in our London office, available from Autumn 2024. In addition to providing your CV, please apply with a conversational letter that tells us how your skills match our criteria, and your interests align with our vision of a beautifully engineered net zero carbon world. Also, please specify in the application form your availability to start and the location preferred.

About the role

Since 1966, Max Fordham LLP has worked with the world’s leading architects on some of the world’s greatest buildings. From our offices in London, Cambridge, Edinburgh, Manchester and Bristol we have worked on projects across the country and around the globe. Our portfolio of completed lighting projects includes the Twist in Kistefos, the Stirling Prize-winning Magdalen College Library, Tate’s Britain and St Ives, the Museum at Silverstone and the Musée d’art de Nantes.

You could become a leading lighting designer working on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK as well as farther afield. This role will typically comprise designing architectural lighting and daylight for projects in the arts and culture sector as well as in workplaces and education, running lighting projects and modelling spaces.

You will learn to think about buildings in an integrated way as part of a team, considering both natural and artificial light and understanding how to make our projects use less energy. Integrated thinking will enable you to solve problems other approaches might not even find. It’s an exciting and satisfying way to work.

About you

The ideal candidate would be very creative and have an ability to sketch, draw and realise projects in an appropriate 3D modelling program. They would also be competent reading architectural drawings and have a degree relevant to the role with a minimum grade of 2:1 or above, or equivalent.

If you are curious about pushing the boundaries to make buildings more beautiful, work better and use less energy, then we would love to hear from you.

What we offer

  • Excellent growth opportunities for your personal and career development in a knowledge driven environment
  • Interesting and technically challenging projects
  • An inclusive culture and cooperative environment
  • Competitive pay and employee bonus
  • Mentored support towards professional accreditation
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Opportunities for involvement in business-running activities
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Six weeks holiday (including Bank holidays)
  • Max Fordham Pension Scheme
  • Other benefits include generous paid parental leave, sick pay, and treatment pay, Employee Assistance Programme
  • Future opportunities for Partnership

How to apply

We have two positions available, one based in our Edinburgh office, available for an immediate start and the other based in our London office, available from Autumn 2024.

If you are interested in working with us, we are keen to hear from you. In addition to providing your CV, please apply with a conversational letter that tells us how your skills match our criteria and your interests align with our vision of a beautifully engineered net zero carbon world.

Please use this link to apply.

If you have any additional queries, please contact Lavinia Tutuianu at careers@maxfordham.com.

DEADLINE 20th February 2024