• Architecture
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

WIth quite a few new high-rise buildings being added to MVRDV's body of work, we are looking for a senior project leader with high-rise experience. Currently we are in initial design phase of several high-rise buildings, 250 meters and higher, in large Asian cities. The projects require specific expertise that we are hoping to find in a new Senior Project Leader.

We are on the search for someone to take a leading role in one of the teams. This person has project leader experience but is also willing to be actively involved in the design of our projects and who has the capabilities to manage and inspire a team of designers. In this role you will represent MVRDV toward the clients, co architect, consultants and other stakeholders. The senior project leader reports directly to the Founding Partners, the location is Rotterdam but travel will be frequent.



This is a very dynamic position within a team of between 10-20 people who will report to you. As a senior project leader your task is to lead the projects, design supervision and to contribute to project planning and budgeting. 


A highly dynamic, internationally orientated and creative office with many enthusiastic colleagues that work on projects on different scales all over the world. Salary according to collective work agreement (CAO Architecten).


MVRDV is a globally operating firm with a team of more than 230 employees, dedicated to innovative architecture and urban design. It was founded in 1993, has its headquarters in Rotterdam and subsidiaries in Shanghai and Paris.

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


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.

For questions, call our HR department +31 (0) 10 477 2860


  • Professional degree as an architect
  • 15+ years’ of proven professional experience, with a minimum of 8 years as a project leader.
  • Excellent technical knowledge
  • It would be considered a great asset if you have knowledge of Chinese Building Codes
  • Strong knowledge of and experience in all phases of the design process
  • Experience with highrise buildings, at least 150 meters tall
  • Ability to act as a contact person between MVRDV and clients
  • Ambitious, a collaborative team player and flexible
  • It would be considered an asset if you have knowledge of the Mandarin language
  • Good spoken and written communication skills in English
  • Knowledge of MVRDV’s work and theory is an asset
  • With EU working permit is a must
  • Willingness to travel frequently to Asia is a must