Illumni Lighting Design Jobs:
MEP Electrical Engineer/
Lighting Designer
BIG, Copenhagen

BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) is an international architectural company characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit, true teamwork across expertise areas, and new ways of approaching conventional tasks. We have an informal work environment where camaraderie and collegial support are highly valued, and where ambition, strong work morale and dedication to being innovators in our field, unify our staff. Our office culture is characterized by creativity, high energy and a strong team spirit. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a cool workplace, where we continuously strive at pushing ourselves and becoming better at what we do.

The BIG Copenhagen office is a cornerstone in the global BIG organization, which today employs nearly 450 people across three offices in New York, London, and Copenhagen. As a MEP Electrical Engineer/Lighting Designer, you will be a part of the newly established BIG Engineering team based in Copenhagen which is a specialized unit dedicated to ensuring the electrical and mechanical services integrate with BIG buildings globally.

We are looking for

A senior electrical engineer with a passion for lighting design and creative lighting solutions, from concept to completion. You will have a proven track record of electrical design for a range of buildings and market sectors. You also have experience of Danish regulations and project delivery within Denmark, capable of managing multiple projects while over-seeing related tasks simultaneously and communicating effectively with clients, manufacturers and design teams on a wide range of projects locally and internationally.

Main responsibilities

  • Delivery of electrical engineering design from concept to completion, with focus on LV and HV systems, small power layouts, Data, fire alarm systems, drawings and specifications
  • Coordinate electrical design with mechanical services design, daylight and energy
  • Produce electrical lighting schemes for projects and competition concepts
  • Work in close collaboration with the architectural teams and other engineering disciplines and reinforce our holistic approach
  • Manage project resources and control related internal and external project budgets
  • QA of projects to ensure compliance with client specification, local and international standards.

About you:

  • You preferably hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree level education in building services engineering
  • Professional qualification preferred (IET, CIBSE, ASHRAE etc)
  • At least 5 years’ experience of Electrical design and delivery from conception to completion
  • Proficient at lighting simulation and light selection
  • Proficient with Revit, AutoCad, Magicad and lighting simulation software dialux’s
  • Experience of local and international projects
  • Danish Language preferred and technical understanding of local regulations and design phases

Personal Competencies

  • You have interest in the role that engineers have to play in the co-creation of great buildings
  • Creative and holistic mindset
  • Willing to challenge traditional approaches and encourage innovation
  • Good communicator


We wish to fill this position as soon as possible so do not delay your application – submit via Please feel free to contact our MEP Team Leader Richard Burns on should you want to know more information about the position.

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