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Lighting Controls Specialist, LUMA Lighting Design- Portland, Oregon

Job Details

PDOR Portland - Portland, OR
Full Time

Who We Are 


We are a firm that values and respects our staff, fosters an environment that encourages learning and growth, and is committed to the success of our clients. 


At Luma,

We treat others with dignity and respect.

We take individual responsibility and pride in our work.

We are responsible for the success of the company.

We value and recognize contributions.

We promote creativity and growth.



What You'll Do


  • Effectively communicate lighting control design options to a diverse stakeholder group
  • Attend client meetings, lead the coordination effort between external and internal project teams  
  • Perform lighting calculations and equipment selection and specification
  • Provide mentorship, training, guidance and design direction for the project team
  • Project team leadership, guide other team members to a successful project outcome
  • Estimate probable construction costs based on industry knowledge and experience
  • Perform site visits, document construction progress with regard to specific discipline and issue reports
  • Edit/write detailed lighting control specifications; provide input into standards
  • Oversee, develop and direct lighting control mock-ups and on-site evaluations.
  • Implement the project quality management plan (QMP)
  • Coordinate lighting control systems with other disciplines and building systems.
  • Utilize knowledge of building codes and industry standards
  • Independently evaluate and apply judgment, techniques, and procedures to complete a project from design to construction
  • Lead projects successfully and profitably, completing the project within the budget and schedule


What You Bring


  • College Degree required, Architecture, Theatrical design, Interior Design, Lighting Design, Engineering or related field preferred
  • Minimum six years direct and relevant lighting control design experience
  • Knowledge of a diverse range of lighting control system architecture and protocols including modular distributed wired and wireless low voltage, central low voltage, architectural dimming, DMX, DALI, KNX, luminaire level control, theatrical control and other relevant systems.
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • AutoCad/Revit
  • Photoshop
  • AGI
  • Sketchup
  • DMX programming
  • Diverse control manufacturer software programming


What We Offer 


  • Hiring Base Salary Range: $83,000- $111,000 annual 
    • This position is eligible for straight overtime pay 


The base salary is one component of PAE’s competitive compensation package for employees. We take into consideration a variety of factors including but not limited to skills, abilities, experience, education, credentials, internal equity and geographic location in determining exact salary offered. At PAE, roles are eligible for additional rewards, including salary increases and annual bonuses based on individual performance. The above range represents PAE's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. 


In addition, LUMA | PAE offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following: 

  • Performance Bonus 
  • Employer paid health insurance (medical, dental, vision) 
  • 401k account contribution 
  • Professional development reimbursements including state registration and professional association dues 
  • Commuter benefit 
  • Cell phone stipend 
  • Life insurance and disability benefits 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Paid time off for sick leave, family leave, community service, holidays and vacation- work hard and take time off when you need it. 
  • To learn more about our comprehensive benefits package, visit This information is provided per the Equal Pay Act. 


Our commitment to pay equity 


PAE is a JUST label certified company; we demonstrate JUST label requirements within pay equity. Pay scales should meet or exceed applicable legislated wage requirements and industry standards and compensate, on the same basis, all individuals performing the same or similar work and work of equal value. We are committed to the principle of pay equity – paying employees equitably for substantially similar work. To learn more about pay equity and our commitments to equitable business practices, you may view our JUST label certification here:  


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Why are we in business at LUMA? To bring life and architecture together through light.



What do we do? We produce new solutions and fresh ideas that are the outgrowth of our collaborative process. How do we do it? We listen to our clients and deeply understand their goals. We hire and retain the best staff. We provide innovative design solutions that work.


Culture Statement

As team members, we are held accountable for putting our Culture Statement and Core Values at the forefront of our daily interactions with our community members, business partners, and each other.



Fine Print 


Please note that resumes received from third party recruiters or agencies will not be accepted unless requested directly by PAE Talent Acquisition and with a prior signed fee agreement. If candidates without a previously signed recruiter fee agreement are submitted, PAE reserves the right to engage with and hire those candidate(s) without any obligation financial or otherwise to the recruiter or agency.


In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at PAE will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. PAE does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical characteristics historically associated with race, disability, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 


PAE will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. This policy governs all aspects of employment including: selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.