The Opportunity

  • Melbourne office location
  • Key role delivering high profile projects
  • Get exposure to various project deliverables
  • The successful candidate will be entitled to NDY Employee Benefits

Forming a key aspect for the growth strategy for NDYLIGHT, we are looking for an experienced Lighting Designer to join our multi-award-winning team in our Melbourne studio.  This a very exciting opportunity for a person that is passionate about being a critical element for maintaining the success of NDYLIGHT, in both creative and technical capacities. The right candidate must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in the architectural lighting design field, be personable, a team player and exude passion for design and light.

​The Company

NDY Light is a total lighting consultancy with a holistic approach. As a studio we are committed to sustainable lighting solutions. Read more about NDY Light here and here.

NDY Light is part of Norman Disney & Young [a Tetra Tech Company], a leading firm of consulting engineers with a global presence.  Norman Disney & Young (NDY) works collaboratively with clients and design professionals on iconic projects in diverse and challenging fields. A career at NDY offers many opportunities. Our people are the key to our success and that’s why we present you with challenging career opportunities on a range of exciting projects. We recognise, value and support talent, so you’ll be inspired to create ideas, share solutions and deliver meaningful outcomes that will make a real difference to our clients and our communities.

NDY is committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive culture representative of the communities we serve.  NDY is a recognised employer of choice for gender equality and advocates for LGBTQIA+ inclusion and reconciliation.  We therefore strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates, and people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

NDY embraces flexible working and welcome a discussion about your individual needs.

​The Position​​​​​​​


  • Responsible for the design tasks assigned by direct reports that will include particular responsibility for the Discipline Services and the coordination with other services disciplines as applicable under guidance and supervision from a direct report / Senior Lighting Designer
  • Attend and contribute to design and innovation workshops
  • Monitor and support CAD team/s to make certain drawings and other material is prepared in accordance with the design intent and the NDYLIGHT quality standards
  • Prepare lighting deliverables which include, but are not limited to, lighting layouts, luminaire schedule, reports, advice notices, lighting calculations, etc
  • Coordinate and communicate with other parties on the project’s team/s such as contractors, project managers, quantity surveyors, architects, inter designers, engineers, etc
  • Actively manage and engage with lighting suppliers
  • Take part in personal and professional development training as required
  • Review technical submissions by Contractors and Sub-contractors against the specified requirements
  • Review the quality of construction against the specified requirements
  • Responsible for ensuring that NDY’s Quality System is followed in all daily activities
  • Ensure NDY’s Quality System is implemented and maintained on projects
  • Provide input for job costing, e.g., periodical timesheets, fee allocations and charges, work percentage complete, forecast work required
  • Participate in client-facing activities such as design workshops, design team meetings etc
  • Co-ordinate your commitments to meet project deadlines and cost requirements
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining good working relationships with clients to ensure long-term business partnerships.


Ideally you will have:

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with other staff/colleagues, direct reports and other members of the design and client teams
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to lead and affect change
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Strong networking abilities
  • Confident presentation skills –with respect to pitching to new client opportunities and presenting to senior members of the client and design teams
  • Enjoying developing a business and strong commercial acumen are also necessary for this role.

You offer:

You will use your experience and technical ability to contribute to the design and delivery of the lighting design for a wide variety of projects. Your will also liaise with clients, key members of the design team, contractors, and other project stakeholders.  You will apply the latest technologies to our ever-expanding workload of building services.

As a passionate Lighting Designer, you will thrive on collaborating with like-minded individuals who are flexible in their approach to challenges, motivated and share the ability to think laterally in delivering world-class design work to our clients that is equally supported by your solid technical knowledge. You will have a thirst for increasing your skills and knowledge and growing in your career. You will be a communicator who is articulate and confident in developing new and existing relationships, you will be working with like-minded individuals.

Training and Development

NDYLIGHT has a strong focus on the development of our staff and training will be a key element of this development whether on internal or external training courses.  We will develop a career plan for each staff member that will focus on core elements of your role to provide you with a clear progression in your career path. You will find the working environment highly supportive and encouraging.

Additionally, the successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of projects from Hospitality through to commercial office developments and retail developments, both as new build and refurbishments.

Additional Information

  • You will only be contacted if you are shortlisted for an interview, this process can take up to four weeks from the closing date
  • This position is available only to permanent Australian residents or applicants who hold the relevant Visa with authority to work in Australia.  Please ensure this information is clearly stated on your application
  • Find out more about working for NDY at


To be eligible to apply, you must have Australian or New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency status

For a confidential discussion about this position, you may apply by submitting your CV and covering letter to ​​​​​​​

Please put “Lighting Designer (NDYLIGHT) – Melbourne” as the email subject title.