Senior Technical Designer
Los Angeles, CA 
Posted 21 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

The primary duties of the Senior Technical Designer will be to lead a multi-discipline team in the preparation of design and contract documents. The ideal candidate will have both design and production experience. They will establish client and internal meetings and participate in reviews with various governing agencies for code compliance. The Senior Technical Designer is responsible to review the architectural documents for sustainable criteria compliance and coordinates team review and verification of sustainable criteria. They will review architectural documents for areas of conflict with all disciplines as well as write/edit architectural specifications. The ideal candidate may lead some projects in a dual management role and may provide, on an as needed basis, construction contract administration. #LI-JF1


Required Qualifications

  • Candidates should submit both a resume and portfolio to be considered for the position.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Architecture
  • 10+ years of experience
  • Proficient in current BIM/Revit platform
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Project Schedule)
  • Strong knowledge of codes and good planning skills
  • Strong ideation/conceptual design skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Strong interpersonal communication and demonstrated oral and written presentation skillsAn attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

  • Architectural registration is preferred but not required.
  • Experience with Adobe CS preferred, and experience with Rhino, desired
  • Experience and/or interest in sustainable design/LEED is preferred
  • Local candidates preferred.
  • Experience in complex building types such as Education|Science|Technology, Health and Civic
  • Experience with energy analysis plug-ins (Honeybee, Ladybug, Green Building Studio, DIVA, Sefaira and Energy Plus) is desired.
  • Experience and understanding of building energy codes is desired.
  • Experience and understanding of basic building physics principals is desired.


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-California-Los Angeles
Industry: Architecture
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Education Science Adv Tech
Job Posting: Mar 30, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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