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Lighting Design Internship- San Francisco, California

Job Details

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SFCA San Francisco - San Francisco, CA
Internship
Design

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. 

 

Our internship program provides hands-on experience in sustainable engineering design. The 10 to 12 week, paid program gives interns the opportunity to learn about the building design industry from a traditional viewpoint, and to learn the PAE and Luma way. We have internships in the areas of mechanical, electrical, lighting design, energy analysis, and technology systems design.

 

Interns here work directly as part of our engineering and Lighting Design teams. From small retrofits to high-profile Living Buildings, you'll gain an understanding of the entire design process—the planning, the execution, and the problem solving.

 

Interns will have their hands in numerous projects while at PAE. Working knowledge of the following tasks is preferred:

 

Lighting Design Tasks:

  • Develop CAD and Revit system design and documentation that may include but not be limited to project required deliverables including:
    • Photo realistic rendering
    • Utilizing Photoshop
    • Calculations utilizing AGI
    • Other similar products and programs
  • Lighting design calculations
  • Luminaire selections and placement
  • Photometric review
  • Interior and Architectural design integration
  • Narrative development 

 

Other Tasks:

  • General project timeline/overview
  • Specifications
  • Site Visits/Site Observation Reports
  • Cost estimate review/preparation
  • M/E coordination schedule

 

Minimum Candidate Qualifications:

  • 3rd year undergraduate or current graduate student preferred
  • Clear desire to work in the lighting design industry
  • Passionate for sustainable design
  • Effective communicator
  • Located in or ability to relocate to the San Francisco area for the duration of the internship
  • Coursework:
    • Power System Engineering
    • Lighting (preferred)

 

What We Offer 

 

  • Hiring Base Salary Range: $25.50/hour
    • This position is eligible for time and a half overtime pay 

 

 The above range represents LUMA | 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: 

  • Commuter benefit 
  • Committee involvement
  • Dog-friendly office
  • Paid time off for sick leave, family leave, vacation, community service and holidays. 
  • 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: https://just.living-future.org/s/organizations/20-organizations/pae  

 

To find out more visit our website: https://www.pae-engineers.com/values 

 

Working Conditions

 

This job operates in a professional office environment where dogs/pets may be present. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers.

 

Physical Demands

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

 

 

Vision

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

 

Mission

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 

 

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. 

 

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