Mei architects and planners is looking for a fluent German speaking project architect to join its team in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Due to an expanding number of projects in (among others) Germany, we are looking for an experienced project architect with fresh ideas and inspiring energy to work on selections, challenging design assignments and high-profile projects. We are looking for a colleague who speaks and writes Dutch and German perfectly and has also gained work experience in Germany.
Do you have at least five years of experience in a similar position, are you ambitious and do you have good design skills? Then you belong to Mei!

The role
As a project architect at Mei architects and planners you will work on various projects and you are independently involved in design and consultancy work that you present both visually and orally. In all phases of a construction process: from simple to very complex. You will be in direct contact with clients and coordinate the work of junior professionals. You have demonstrable experience with technical detailing and materialization and you know how to bring the input of all consultants together perfectly. You know what to deliver in drawings, documents, presentations and models in various phases of the project. You work side-by-side with other responsible architects. By gaining knowledge and experience, your independency and responsibility will increase; you will design at a higher level, and you will grow in customer and context knowledge.
In this role you have great opportunities to develop yourself into a senior professional in the field and to make a major contribution to special projects at a progressive and internationally renowned agency.

What does a typical week at Mei look like?
You start the week on Monday morning with the planning meeting. You work on multiple projects. For a transformation project, you will hold a scrum session with the internal design team on Tuesday to solve an important design issue. For another project, plan a visit to the construction site with the implementing parties for aesthetic guidance. Sometimes you go out alone, other times together with a senior architect or structural engineer. You manage a team of junior architects to select sub-designs. In the meantime, you consult with the PR team about the publication of a project to which you have made an important contribution. Vibrant working days, but you also enjoy peace during lunchtime. You take important decisions, together with the client. At the end of the week it’s clear that there is progress in the projects. Maybe this is a good time to have a drink with your colleagues or to play a game of table football.

About you
We are looking for ambitious professionals with a high degree of personal effectiveness, learning ability and communication skills. You are quick to understand, are good at anticipating, you can switch between various projects, and you work in a structured manner. You also enjoy working together and you contribute to the energy and decisiveness of our team. Looking at your skills, we find design very important, in addition to presenting, planning and organizing, and analytical skills. Where your design skills fit with our agency: we create appealing buildings from a strong concept. Bold, clear and full of identity.

Training and experience:

  • a construction-related course at a Technical University or Academy of Architecture
  • good market knowledge and knowledge of laws and regulations
  • good software knowledge and skills (AutoCAD, SketchUp, AdobeCS; Revit is an advantage)
  • you have at least five years of targeted, demonstrable comparable work experience at renowned agencies with great independence and responsibility within projects
  • you have excellent communication skills and command of the Dutch and German language. English is an advantage
  • you have excellent design skills
  • you are positively critical of yourself and others
  • you have experience with project management
  • you have a passion for architecture and technology

About Mei architects and planners
Mei architects and planners is an enterprising, knowledge-intensive agency from Rotterdam that focuses on repurposing, new construction and urban planning strategies. With a passionate, young and international team of approximately 25 professionals, we work on national and international projects. Our culture is characterized as social, informal, hard work, open and ambitious. Everyone joins us and there is plenty of room for own initiative. We offer competitive remuneration and a position in which you can grow quickly as a professional by participating in appealing and special projects. In addition, we offer a working environment with super nice colleagues, a fresh and shared lunch every day and regular drinks and office excursions.

Mei is known for various ambitious projects at different scales, such as: the Fenix I in Katendrecht, the McDonalds on the Coolsingel, the Cable District Delft and the Silk Factory Naro-Fominsk (RU).
Feel free to look around on our website and get familiar with our projects, team and overal atmosphere.

Interested in this position?
Upload your CV, a short motivation and your portfolio (max 8 MB) to jobs@mei-arch.eu for Carmen Aanen-Meuldijk. Please mention ‘Vacancy Project Architect German’ as a subject of your e-mail.