• Urbanism
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

MVRDV is looking for an experienced Senior Project Leader with experience in detailed design phases and execution knowledge in landscape architecture. The experienced Project Leader is someone with an affinity for contemporary landscape architecture and loads of experience with landscape projects: work on concept phases, design elaboration, tendering, technical phases, and execution.

This is us

MVRDV is a global operating firm with a team of more than 300 employees, dedicated to innovative architecture and urban design. Founded in 1993, the MVRDV headquarters are based in Rotterdam with subsidiaries in Shanghai, Berlin, Paris, and New York.


  • 10+ years of proven professional experience. At least 5 years prior experience as a project leader.

  • Strong knowledge and experience in detailed design phase, tender and execution process.

  • Landscape experience in (un)built environment; as a layer in architecture and urban commissions.

  • Strong affinity with resilience, ecology and sustainability is an asset.

  • Review experience during detailed design, tender and execution.

  • Ability to act as contact person between MVRDV, client, co-architect and contractors.

  • Deadline, cost and budget responsibility.

  • Team leadership and coordination of extraordinary projects with the highest standards.

  • Strong CAD, Adobe and GIS are an asset.

  • Ambitious, a collaborative team player, and flexible.

  • Good spoken and written communication skills in English.

  • EU working permit is a must.

  • Passion for MVRDV’s work and theory is an asset.

  • Bilingual level in Dutch is an asset.

  • Strong design leadership to (co)lead mid-(or large-) size design teams.
  • Lead and coach on a daily basis a team of landscape architects.
  • Landscape specialist in the Urban-studio focusing on international and Dutch market.
  • Coordinating role between urban & landscape team and architecture studios within MVRDV.
  • Input on all aspects to ensure the design execution meets the design intent.
  • Control design quality of small and larger scale landscape projects.
  • Direct contact for clients, external specialist planners and subcontractors
  • Close collaboration with the (founding) partner in charge of the project.
  • Work within a given budget and timeframe.

What we offer

Beyond the opportunity to work within a globally 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.
  • Travel allowance for your home-office commutes.
  • You automatically take part of the Architects Pension scheme when working for MVRDV.
  • 30 paid holiday days based on a fulltime employment of 40 working hours per week.
  • Regular excursions, parties and corporate activities such as sports.
  • A healthy lunch in our office.
  • We contribute to your sports subscription at OneFit.
  • A great office location in the center of Rotterdam near the train station.

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.


Please reach out to us if you are interested after reading this vacancy and you want to learn more about this position, the team or our organization. Apply and/or leave your contact details if you want to explore the potential opportunities!

If you want to know more about the application procedure, feel free to contact Valeriia Savchenko (Recruitment Coordinator) via 

How to apply

Please fill in the online form and upload your motivation letter, CV and portfolio preferably as a PDF no larger than 5MB. If you do not fill in the application form, we cannot consider your application.