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Ghent, Belgium
Lead architect
at Fastned

Fastned has a vacancy for a lead architect to join its team in Ghent, Belgium.

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 200 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 lead, 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 in potential sites near the highway and inspire the team to come up with creative solutions to design and acquire new locations.

You will primarily be responsible for managing the team of architects in Belgium. 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. Our in-house architects detail out the execution package, and you will also oversee the plans and construction details for our contractors. You are expected to 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 Belgian team and will work closely with our expansion and construction managers. You will also be in contact with our architects in Germany, the Netherlands, 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 Belgium. 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:

  • at least eight’ years of experience
  • you can confidently discuss projects with local authorities and you have experience with permit processes in Belgium
  • you have experience leading teams and projects
  • you are passionate about coaching and mentoring architects
  • you speak fluent Dutch and/or French plus English at a professional level
  • bonus point if you worked with Revit
  • you are highly motivated to accelerate the energy transition and belong to a fun company that makes a difference

Our perks

We work hard to change the world, but we don’t forget to recognise & 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
  • aa 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
  • 37 days of holidays for 40 hours contract plus public holidays every year
  • eco-cheque vouchers every year
  • 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 button below.

The application process will consist of these steps:

  • intake interview with 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!

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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Salary: Undisclosed

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