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Ghafari Lighting Designer in Istanbul, Turkey


Please apply with your resume in English

Ghafari Associates is looking for a LIGHTING DESIGNER to join our ISTANBUL, TURKEY office. Candidates will work a HYBRID schedule, with at least 3 days in the Istanbul Office (more if desired). Ideal candidates should be located on the European side .

The Lighting Designer will need to understanding lighting fundamentals including photometric quantities, calculation technical and light source type. The Lighting Designer will be working with other architects and engineers on various projects.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Create engineering documents using computer aided design (CAD) technology utilizing Autodesk Revit and/or AutoCAD.

  • Work closely with architects and engineers during design phase of project to understand project scope of work.

  • Select light fixtures and control systems appropriate for the application.

  • Perform lighting calculations using software-based calculation tools to evaluate lighting distribution and photometric levels.

  • Review and/or establish project scope, electrical budget, design approach, and applicable constraints with the Project Manager or client as appropriate.

  • Prepare schematic and detailed design packages for lighting, lighting control systems, etc.

  • Adhere to project quality, budget, and schedule.

  • Communication and work with all other disciplines to produce coordinated construction documents.

  • Conduct field measuring and checking at the construction site.

  • Maintain organized project file containing project calculations, correspondence, appropriate reference materials, etc.

  • Review project lighting system submittals (shop drawings) for conformance with contract documents; specify action required for conformance.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Master's degree in Electrical Engineering or Architectural design from reputable universities


  • 5 years of related experience in the lighting design and electrical engineering field

  • Experience in an independent lighting consultancy a minimum 1 year, with understanding in lighting design across architecture, interior, landscape, and urban design projects


  • Ability to model in Revit, use AutoCAD, and Dialux Evo

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Suite

  • AGi32 Lighting Design Software

  • Excellent written and verbal communication both in Turkish and English


Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

Join our team and work on forward-thinking projects all around the world. Ghafari’s global reach creates an environment where individuals can build professional relationships while building sustainable and cutting-edge facilities. Are you ready to take that leap? Apply now! (

Ghafari Associates, LLC is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities in the employment application process. If you need an accommodation due to a disability in order to use our online system to apply for a position at Ghafari Associates, LLC, you may apply for positions in the following ways:

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It is Ghafari Associates, LLC’s policy not to discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, age, weight, height, marital, pregnancy or parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, status as a qualified individual with a disability or a protected veteran, or any other classification protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance.

Working Options

Hybrid, In Office

Job ID 2022-2055

Job Location TR-Istanbul

Category Engineering