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Amsterdam, Netherlands
Architect lead
at Fastned

Fastned is looking for an architect lead to join its team in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Do you value sustainable building and want to actively shape a greener future? Are you fascinated by the idea of being your own client and only building what you believe in? Are you looking for an interesting job that allows you to gain insight into numerous different teams, all working together to achieve a common goal? Are you interested in improving our environment and helping to stop climate change?

Join Fastned

Together with more than 270 colleagues, spread over 6 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 lead Netherlands, you will contribute to the company’s success with strategic and creative thinking, by building a team and delivering station designs for the best customer experience. You will integrate our modular Fastned stations into service areas on the highway and inspire the team to come up with creative solutions to acquire new locations. Over the next year, your focus will be heavily on densifying our Dutch network and building the team.

You will primarily be responsible for managing the team of architects and technical designers in the Netherlands. Our expansion managers will bring in new location leads and you will focus on delivering station designs for the different stages of a project: from initial sketch and site investigation to obtaining building permits from regional and local authorities. The technical architects will detail out the execution package, and you will also oversee the plans and construction details for our contractors. You can go on site visits with the team and construction managers to see your beautiful projects being built!

Your role as lead architect is crucial to our multidisciplinary team. During your daily activities, you will mainly spend time with our local Dutch team and will work closely with our expansion managers, construction managers and public affairs managers. You will also be in contact with our architects in Germany, Belgium, the UK, Switzerland and France. Become part of a young, innovative and growing company in the e-mobility sector. Use your design skills to make the earth a more sustainable place!

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an architect who takes responsibility for the location design team in the Netherlands. You are convinced of the importance of branding and visual identity and you can apply traffic safety regulations to your own design proposals. You are goal-oriented and at the same time a true team player, able to navigate successfully in complex team dynamics and thriving for productivity. You take initiative and work independently with confidence. You are not afraid to make mistakes and you always want to keep learning. ‘Think like a founder’ is a statement you recognize yourself in.

In addition, you also meet the following requirements:

  • eight-plus years’ experience
  • you can confidently discuss projects with local authorities and you have experience with permit processes in the Netherlands
  • you have experience leading teams and projects
  • you are passionate about coaching and mentoring architects and technical designers
  • you speak fluent Dutch and English at a professional level
  • you are highly motivated to accelerate the energy transition and belong to a fun company that makes a difference

Join us in building a better future

We work hard to change the world, but we don’t forget to recognise and celebrate our successes, big and small. We value work-life balance, offer you real work flexibility and have family-friendly policies in place. We have an inclusive work environment and love authentic people, so don’t try to fit in because we like you for who you are.

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
  • full access to our electric vehicle fleet with all charging expenses covered
  • daily vegetarian lunches, snacks and drinks provided at our office locations
  • a paid pension plan, fully covered by Fastned
  • the opportunity to work from our other offices in Cologne, Ghent, Paris, London and Zurich, with reimbursement for work-related travel expenses
  • next to fun events year-round, we throw notorious Christmas parties and organise an amazing yearly trip abroad with all employees
  • other perks include flexible working hours, full travel compensation and the working gear of your choice


We would love to have a conversation with you! Apply now, send us your CV via the button below and explain in your motivation letter why you’re excited about joining our mission to provide freedom to electric drivers and speed up the energy transition.

The recruitment process consists of these stages below:

  • a first video call with our recruiter to find out more about Fastned and our company culture
  • interview with María (director location design)
  • take-home assignment
  • in-person assignment presentation and interview in our Amsterdam office with the key team members (location design and pipeline)

Please apply by clicking the ‘apply for job’ button below.

We are looking forward to your application!

If you have questions or need further information regarding your application, please contact our recruitment team via [email protected]

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.

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