Henderson Engineers Lighting Designer in Kansas City, Missouri

At Henderson Engineers, we're about more than just buildings. We're about the people, experiences and potential found inside. We're known for our technical excellence, but we bring so much more to the table. We love the process that brings buildings to life. And we're changing the industry by integrating the building design and construction process.

We view each of our employees as an essential part of our mission to lead the field.

It's What We Do

We provide total building system design services across multiple high-growth markets for industry leaders. You'll get to use your talent to work on some of the country's biggest names in retail, sports & venue, corporate, and hospitality.

It's How We're Different

But, we're also about more than just engineering. We're about you. You, and the hundreds of passionate employees who made us who we are today.

Together, we dream up inventions that solve industry-wide problems, design spaces that become landmarks, win medals in fitness challenges, and toast to the good life at our legendary golf tournaments.

As lighting designers at an engineering firm, we provide lighting design for projects both with and independent of our engineering services. Our design work is often focused on front end, conceptual design for high impact spaces includes locker rooms and suites at arenas and stadiums, hotels, bars and restaurants and high-end residential. Since being formed in 1998, the Architectural Lighting design team at Henderson has been recognized by the Illuminating Engineering Society with numerous National Awards of Merit.

So what will you be doing all day?

You would join us in our Kansas City, MO office as a Lighting Designer working on things like?

  • Collaborating with the architectural lighting design team to develop thoughtful, beautiful lighting design that enhances and/or supports the architecture and programming

  • Supporting director(s), lead designers and project managers in delivering quality design concepts, plans, specifications, control intent and other documentation for projects

  • Documenting layouts and control intent in REVIT and CAD backgrounds

  • Producing design packages to convey design concepts via narratives, sketches, renderings, plans and presentations

  • Collaborating with architects, designers, and clients to develop a lighting design that best meets the needs and wants of all parties

  • Implementing lighting design through all phases for new buildings, and for renovations and additions to existing facilities

  • Creating and maintaining project schedules and meeting deadlines

  • Developing and maintaining positive client relationships

We'd love for you to apply for this position if you?

  • Have a degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Architectural or Electrical Engineering

  • Have a passion for developing creative lighting design solutions

  • Are proficient in a variety of conceptual design presentation methods

  • Possess knowledge of building electrical, lighting, low voltage and energy codes

  • Are able to run and evaluate lighting calculations

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Are highly proficient in the use of REVIT, AutoCAD, and AGi32.

  • Have experience in Sketchup, InDesign and Photoshop (highly desired)

  • Are able to work at a fast pace and meet deadlines while maintaining quality design and attention to detail

Let's Talk Perks

We take care of our people. As a Henderson employee, you'll enjoy some pretty awesome perks. Trust us, your friends will all have work envy.


  • Flexible Work Hours ( Because we all need to balance work and life.)

  • Casual Dress Code (Be yourself, please.)

  • Paid Volunteer Time ( We literally pay you to volunteer.)

  • Paid Parental Leave (Because we know both parents deserve to be there for a new baby.)

  • Health and Wellness Initiatives (Get Fit and Stay Fit.)

  • Receptive and Forward-Thinking Leadership ( Our doors are always open.)

  • Clear Career Path Options (We want you to excel.)


  • Industry-leading 401K match and profit sharing (When the company succeeds, we all share in that success.)

  • Paid Training for Professional Development ( We?ll pay for the time you take getting better at what you do.)

  • Performance Bonuses (When you do well, we reward you for your work.)

  • Comprehensive and Extensive Insurance ( We?ve got you covered.)

  • Paid Term Life and Disability (We?ve got your family covered, too.)

  • Financial Wellness & Coaching Program (Financial security makes you a happier team member.)


Commercial Construction and Renovation

  • 2014-2016 - #1 Top Engineering Firm (Retail )

  • 2016 - #8 Top Engineering Firm (Hospitality)

  • 2016 - #4 Top Engineering Firm (Restaurant)

  • 2010-2016 ?Top 10 Retail Architects/Engineers Report?

Kansas City Business Journal

  • 2006, 2007, 2009, 2016, 2017 Finalist "Best Places to Work"

  • 2009, 2010, 2014 "Champion of Business"

  • 2014 "Hall of Champions"

  • 2015-2017 "Healthiest Employer"

Engineering News-Record

  • 2008-2017 - ENR Top 500 Design Firms

Building Design + Construction

  • 2010-2016 ?Top 55 Engineering Firms Nationwide?

  • 2016 ? Ranked #6 on ?Top 30 Sports Facility Engineering Firms Nationwide?

  • 2017 ? Ranked #7 on ?Top 60 Engineering Firms List?, Ranked #34 on ?Top 60 Construction Management Firms List?

Consulting-Specifying Engineer

  • 2011-2017 ?Top 20 MEP Giants List?

  • AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE)

  • 2009 ?Top Ten Green Projects

Kansas City Chamber of Commerce/Healthy KC Workplace Wellness

  • 2017 - Platinum Level Healthy KC Certified (Highest Level)

  • 2016, 2015 - Gold Level Healthy KC Certified

Henderson Engineers, Inc. and Henderson Building Solutions are EEO Employers/Vet/Disabled and participate in the E-Verify program

Applicants for positions with Henderson Engineers/Henderson Building Solutions must be legally authorized to work in the United States, and verification of eligibility will be required at the time of commencement of employment.