• Strategic Urban Planning
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands


Job description

MVRDV is looking for an experienced Projectleader in Urban Planning and Design

We are currently on the search for someone who 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 a team of designers. In this role you will be contnuously in contact with clients, the business development team, other stakeholders, the team and the Directors of MVRDV. The Project Leader reports directly to the Studio Director, the location is Rotterdam.


This is a very dynamic position within a team of around 20 people. You will be responsible for a sub team of anywhere between 5-10 people who report to you. As a project leader your focus task is design supervision but you will also be involved in the project planning, budgeting and the communication with the team and the clients and stakeholders. You will be involved in a very varied range of projects, among them will be master plans, strategic visions, urban strategies and research projects focusing on the future and future developments.


MVRDV is a globally operating firm with a team of more than 225 employees, dedicated to innovative architecture and urban design. It was founded in 1993, has its headquarters in Rotterdam and has subsidiaries in Shanghai and Paris.

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


We offer a position in a dynamic international environment for 32-40 hours per week. We aim to fill the position before August 1st 2019.  MVRDV uses the salary according to the collective agreement for staff employed by architecture firms (Architecten CAO). This starter position will be rewarded in scale K, depending on experience.



Please fill out the online form and upload your motivation letter, CV and portfolio preferably as PDF. If you do not fill out the application form we cannot consider your application.


  • A Master Degree in Urban Design or Architecture
  • At least 7 years of proven experience as a project leader on urban design projects
  • Knowledge of all fases of the Urban Design process
  • You have a vision on the future of Urban Design and you can relate this vision to others or other ideas.
  • You are a teamplayer and you are very aware of your role within a team
  • You are a good communicator
  • You are fluent in English and preferably also speak Dutch
  • You have knowledge of the MVRDV portfolio
  • You are available full time or at least 32 hours.