Due to an increase in transformation projects in Russia, Mei architects and planners is looking specifically for a project architect with excellent design skills, at least 5 years experience and preferably experience in transformation projects.

We are looking for an experienced project architect, who can independently lead and supervise our projects in Russia. For this position we are looking for someone who has an excellent command of the English language and possibly also speaks Russian and/or Dutch. Do you have at least 5 years of experience, are you ambitious and do you have good design skills? Then you fit with Mei!

As a project architect at Mei architects and planners, you will work on a variety of projects and be independently engaged in design and consulting work that you present visually and verbally. In all phases of a building process: from elementary to very complex. You also have client contact and coordinate the work of junior professionals. You have demonstrable experience with technical detailing and materialization, preferably also in transformation projects, and you know how to perfectly bring together the input of all advisors. You know what to deliver in terms of drawings, documents, presentations and models in various phases of the project. In addition, you support the colleagues who are ultimately responsible. As you gain knowledge and experience, your independence and responsibility will also increase; you will design at a higher level, you will grow in customer and context knowledge. In this role you have excellent opportunities to develop yourself into a senior professional in the field and make a major contribution to special projects at a progressive and internationally renowned agency.

Your Profile
We are looking for ambitious professionals with a high degree of personal effectiveness, learning ability and communication power. You are quick witted, able to anticipate, switch between various projects and work in a structured way. In addition, you enjoy working with others and contribute to the energy and decisiveness of our team.

Looking at your skills, we find design talent very important, as well as presentation, planning and organizing, and analytical skills. Your design skills fit with our agency: we make appealing buildings from a strong concept. Bold, clear and full of identity.

You meet the following educational and experience requirements:
– A construction related education at a Technical University or Academy of Architecture;
– Good market knowledge and knowledge of laws and regulations in general, Russia related knowledge is a plus;
– Good software knowledge and skills (AutoCAD, SketchUp, AdobeCS; Revit is an advantage);
– You have at least 5 years of focused, demonstrable work experience at reputable firms with independence and responsibility within projects;
– You have a passion for architecture and technology; experience with realized transformation projects is an advantage.
– You have excellent design skills;
– You are positively critical of yourself and others;
– You have experience with project management;
– You have excellent communication skills and command of the English language, Russian and/or Dutch is a plus;

About Mei architects and planners
Mei architects and planners is an internationally operating and award-winning architectural firm based in Rotterdam with broad expertise in the field of rezoning, urban planning strategies and innovative new building concepts. Robert Winkel is the founder of Mei and the energetic foreman of a growing, driven, young and international team of approximately 40 professionals. Our culture is characterized as social, informal, hard working, open and ambitious. Everyone with us participates and there is plenty of room for personal initiative. We offer competitive rates of pay and a position in which you can grow rapidly as a professional by working on appealing and exceptional projects. Moreover we offer a working environment with great colleagues, and we regularly organize drinks parties and office excursions (if the pandemic situation allows it).

Mei is known for several ambitious projects on different scales and is praised for re-use projects, such as Fenix I and the Kaaspakhuis in Gouda; and appealing new construction projects, such as the Schiecentrale 4B and the McDonald’s pavilion in Rotterdam. With one of its latest projects, the all-wood residential building SAWA in Rotterdam, Mei is also proving itself to be a pioneer in the field of future-proof, sustainable and nature inclusive housing. On an urban planning level, Mei specializes in complex inner city and reuse assignments and designs dynamic master plans for, among others, the former Zijdefabriek in Naro-Fominsk (RU) and Kabeldistrict in Delft.

Please visit www.mei-arch.eu for an impression of our work. For more information about our office, colleagues and atmosphere, please visit: www.mei-arch.eu/werken-bij-mei.

Interested in this position as project architect?
Please send your CV, a short motivation and your portfolio (max 8 MB) as soon as possible to jobs@mei-arch.eu for the attention of Carmen Aanen-Meuldijk stating ‘vacancy project architect RU’.

Acquisition by recruitment agencies in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.