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Fastend is hiring an architect to join its team in Ghent, Belgium.

Together with 200-plus colleagues, spread over nine countries, we are building the best fast-charging network in Europe, where electric car drivers can charge their vehicles with energy from the sun and wind. We are both an architectural firm and our client, among numerous other disciplines in the company and have full control over our product and design. The interdisciplinary teams work closely together to further advance electromobility and give our clients a first-class charging experience.

Your role

As an architect, you contribute to the success of the company with your creative and spatial thinking, providing station designs that excel in customer experience and that integrate our modular Fastned station in the service areas along the highways. In the coming year, you will expand your area of intervention from sketch design to the permitting and execution of new stations.

You will be mainly responsible for the station design of new sites, from the initial sketch, site investigation and permitting with regional and local authorities. You will also detail the execution package for the construction of our stations in Belgium, making sure that all our stations fit our most recent design requirements.

Your role as architect is crucial to our multidisciplinary team. In your day-to-day job, you will spend most of your time with our local Belgian team, consisting of other architects, network developers and construction managers. Besides that, you will also be connected to our architects in Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and France. Our super nice office is located close to Watersportbaan, in Ghent. Become part of a young, innovative and growing company in the field of e-mobility.

Who we are looking for

We are searching for an architect willing to take responsibility from initial designs to the permitting and execution phase of our locations in Belgium, especially in Flanders. As a designer, you are familiar with the importance of branding and visual identity, and you can apply traffic safety regulations in your design proposals. You are a real team player and you have the ability to think on your own feet – you feel comfortable taking initiative and working independently. You are not afraid to make mistakes and you are always keen to keep on learning. ‘Think like a founder’ is something you identify easily with.

Additionally, you tick the following boxes:

  • two to five years’ experience
  • you are a Revit expert
  • you feel comfortable discussing projects with authorities
  • you know your way around permit procedures in Flanders
  • you are creative, additional value if you can make great visuals
  • you speak Dutch and English on a business level
  • you are highly motivated by accelerating the energy transition

Our perks

We work hard to change the world, but we don’t forget to recognise and celebrate our successes, big and small. We put a focus on work-life balance, provide you with genuine work flexibility and have family-friendly policies in place.

Our benefits include:

  • stock option plan: we believe in shared value creation
  • a training and development budget of €3,000 per year per employee, because development and training are important to us and our sector offers endless opportunities
  • free daily vegetarian lunches, snacks and drinks all day in the office
  • full access to our electric vehicle fleet with all charging expenses covered
  • next to fun events year-round, we throw notorious Christmas parties and organize an amazing yearly trip abroad with all employees
  • other perks include flexible working hours, full travel compensation and the working gear of your choice

Interested? Send your application and motivation letter via the ‘apply for job’ button below.

The application process will consist of these steps:

  • intake interview with a recruiter
  • interview with our director of location design
  • take-home assignment
  • in-person interview with key team members (location design and pipeline)

We are looking forward to your application!

Fastned stands for equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, neurodiversity, disabilities, parental status or any other protected characteristic that makes you unique.

Salary: Undisclosed

This position is only available to applicants based in the European Union