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LUMA Lighting Design Entry Level Designer- San Francisco, California

Job Details

San Francisco Office - San Francisco, CA
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. 


About the Role


The Entry Level Lighting Designer will provide support to the lighting team in a fully engaged role, promoting the development of fundamental lighting design skills and proficiency including design creativity, production and analysis.



What You’ll Do


  • Develop design and technical skills to improve skill sets required for the position
  • Develop AutoCAD/Revit system design and documentation that may include but not be limited to project required deliverables including AutoCAD/Revit plans, photo realistic renderings utilizing Photoshop, calculations utilizing AGI or other similar products and programs
  • Interact and promote the core values of PAE and Luma with project team members both internal and external. Attend meetings with team members as a representative of PAE and Luma
  • Complete assigned work on time with instruction from the project lead
  • Prepare project deliverables with attention to detail
  • Utilize tools within the project quality management plan (QMP)



What You bring


  • College Degree required, preferably in Architecture, Interior Design, Lighting Design or related field
  • Photoshop
  • AGI
  • Sketchup
  • Organization
  • Clear communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Drawing production techniques
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Extensive AutoCAD/Revit


What We Offer 


  • Hiring Base Salary Range: $62,000-$80,500 annual
    • This position is eligible for time and a half overtime pay 


The base salary is one component of LUMA | 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 LUMA | PAE, roles are eligible for additional rewards, including merit increases and annual bonuses based on individual performance. 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: 

  • 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, vacation, community service and holidays. 
  • 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.


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.


Fine Print 


Due to client or project requirements, PAE may be required to confirm that employees are fully vaccinated with an FDA approved COVID-19 vaccine or have an approved medical or religious exemption from receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. 


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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