• Architecture
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

MVRDV is looking for a senior and seasoned project leader with international building execution knowledge and experience on construction sites in Asia. The experienced project leader is someone with an affinity for MVRDV architecture and extensive experience with complex and/or larger-scale projects, ranging from design elaboration and tendering to technical phases, execution, and delivery. This senior position asks for someone who can take a strong leading role, and who can ensure a smooth process from start to end.

  • Strong design leadership to deal mid-(or large-)size of design team.
  • Technical specialist in the Asia studio focusing on Asian market.
  • Input on all technical aspects to ensure the design execution meets the design intent.
  • Control design quality of big scale complex projects.
  • Close collaboration with the (founding) partner in charge of the project.
  • Work within a given budget and timeframe.
  • Coordinating role between the Rotterdam MVRDV Asia studio, MVRDV Shanghai office and consultants.


  • Passion for MVRDV’s work and theory is an asset
  • Knowledge of the Chinese language is an advantage
  • Understanding of Asian culture and Asian market
  • 10+ years of proven professional experience
  • At least 7 years’ experience as a project leader of complex international projects
  • At least 2 realised large scale (+30,000m2) projects
  • Technical knowledge of local technologies and materials
  • Team leadership experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience in detailed design review phase, tender and execution process
  • Ability to act as a contact person between MVRDV, client, co-architect and contractors
  • Experience with completing and integrating tender packages
  • Collaborative team player
  • Strong Revit project experience and Adobe skills are an asset.
  • Good spoken and written communication skills in English.
  • With EU working permit is a must.
  • Willingness to travel to Asia.

What we offer

Beyond the opportunity to work within a global and ambitious company, here are a few benefits that we offer:

  • An exciting, inspiring and international working environment.

  • Competitive salary, considering your skills and personal value for the organization. The salary is determined by the collective agreement for staff employed in architecture (Architecten CAO).

  • Personal development budget. MVRDV covers costs of relevant courses and training for you to grow professionally.

  • Public transport allowance for your home-office commute.

  • Pension scheme (Architects Pension).

  • 30 paid holiday days for a 40-hour working week.

  • Regular excursions, parties and corporate activities such as sports.

  • Healthy lunch.

  • Contribution to your sports subscription at OneFit.

  • Great office location in the center of Rotterdam near the train station.

This is us

MVRDV is a globally leading architecture and urbanism practice based in Rotterdam with offices in Shanghai, Paris & Berlin. We create social, innovative, realistic, green and remarkable architecture for a changing world. We believe that our work makes the world a better place by realizing dreams that actively contribute to global urgencies. We are a dynamic, ambitious and growing organization with currently more than 300 employees.

We’d love for you to join us!

MVRDV is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to treat all employees and applicants equally, regardless of gender or marital status, color, nationality or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, sexual orientation, disability or age.

How to apply

Please fill in the online form and upload your motivation letter, CV and portfolio preferably as PDF not larger than 5mb. Let us know your preferred starting date. If you do not fill in the application form, we cannot consider your application.