Experienced project architect, Berlin

Our Berlin office is looking for qualified and experienced project architects to lead large and complex heritage, renovation and new build projects.

Applicants must be experienced in dealing with complex clients/user constellations and have goal-driven communication skills. They must be able to lead large and demanding coordination meetings confidently, always have an eye on the project objectives and manage the planning process accordingly. Applicants should be proficient in the use of steering instruments for scheduling and costing, familiar with the essential criteria of an architect's contract and enjoy leading and motivating a larger design team. Applicants will see these activities as an essential part of the architectural process, providing the framework for the completion of projects of outstanding design quality.


Key responsibilities

Fulfilment of the contract
— Support for contract management, preparation of scope of work and project costing
— Fulfilment of the contractually agreed services
— Organisation of management meetings
— Management and coordination of processes/project disruptions related to the contract
— Identification of non-contractual services, preparation of notification of amendments
— Preparation and follow-up of supplementary fee proposals
— Effecting approval of services
— Defect management


Client coordination
— Results-driven coordination with clients and users
— Methodical interaction with clients
— Convincing presentations
— Effecting decisions and approvals


Project management / planning of the design process
— Development and tracking of schedule, project costing
— Cost control of the design in accordance with the design stage
— Coordination of project staffing / team organisation chart
— Resource control (monthly)
— Organisation of the design team (client, specialist consultants, experts...)
Ensuring coordination between the parties involved in the design


Requirements
— Degree in architecture
— At least 5-10 years of experience with a focus on the role of project architect
— Extensive experience with complex projects
— Design skills and constructive expertise
— Knowledge of legal framework
— High degree of independence, personal responsibility and diligence
— Structured working methods, analytical thinking and ability to prioritise
— Strong team player
— Proficiency in MS-Office and MS-Project
— Experience of BIM processes
— CAD knowledge (Archicad)
— Fluency in German
— Good written and spoken English


You can expect projects with robust architectural concepts and a high level of quality in design and execution, diverse and exciting tasks, committed project teams and a motivating collaboration with staff in a collegially managed company on our campus in the centre of Berlin.

Please send your application in digital form in German (max. 20MB) to bewerbungen@davidchipperfield.de with the subject line: Erfahrene/r Projektleiter/in

We encourage diversity and welcome applicants from all genders, backgrounds and beliefs.