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Basel, Switzerland
Architectural project leader design
at Oppenheim Architecture

Oppenheim Architecture has a vacancy for an architectural project leader design to join its team in Basel, Switzerland.

Join the Oppenoffice team

We are looking for an architectural project leader design with extensive experience (seven-plus years) in international high-end residential and hospitality projects. We are actively engaged in projects in Switzerland, the Mediterranean and other sites across Europe.

Oppenheim is located at Basel’s Creative Hub – the Dreispitzareal – where you will join a unique team of 40 people from over 21 nations and participate in extraordinary projects. With our office in Miami and within our multicultural team, we exchange ideas in English. We offer a pleasant working atmosphere, a high degree of personal responsibility and the opportunity to develop and grow personally.

Position overview

As project leader design, you will oversee all aspects of architectural projects, from conception to completion, with a focus on design excellence, innovation, and client satisfaction.

You are responsible for leading a team of architects and designers, managing project timelines and budgets, and ensuring that the design vision is successfully translated into built form.

Key responsibilities:

  • providing creative direction and leadership to the design team, guiding them in developing innovative and conceptually strong design solutions
  • leading the conceptualization and development of architectural design concepts that respond to the project brief, site context, and client requirements
  • collaborating with internal and external stakeholders, including clients, consultants, and contractors, to integrate various design inputs and ensure alignment with project goals
  • overseeing the development of architectural drawings, plans, and specifications, ensuring that the design intent is accurately translated into detailed documentation
  • conducting regular design reviews and critiques to maintain design quality, consistency, and adherence to project objectives and standards
  • conducting research on emerging trends, technologies, materials, and best practices in architecture and design to inform and enrich design solutions
  • engaging with clients throughout the design process to understand their vision, preferences, and feedback, and to ensure that design proposals meet or exceed their expectations
  • monitoring project progress, and ensuring that design deliverables are completed on time and within budget
  • identifying potential design risks and challenges, developing mitigation strategies, and proactively addressing issues to minimize project disruptions and delays
  • encouraging a culture of continuous learning and improvement within the design team, fostering creativity, collaboration, and professional growth.

Key requirements:

  • master’s degree in architecture
  • ability to inspire and motivate team members, delegate tasks effectively, and foster collaboration and creativity within the design team
  • excellent communication skills to effectively convey design concepts, present proposals to clients, and coordinate with consultants, contractors, and other stakeholders
  • building and maintaining positive relationships with clients by understanding their needs, addressing their concerns, and delivering designs that exceed their expectations
  • strong project management skills to plan, organize, and execute architectural projects, including budgeting, scheduling, and resource allocation
  • capacity to identify and address design challenges and constraints, finding innovative solutions that balance aesthetic aspirations with practical requirements
  • comprehensive understanding of building codes, regulations, construction methods, materials, and building systems to ensure that designs are technically feasible and compliant
  • working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, including architects, engineers, consultants, and contractors, to integrate various design inputs and ensure project success
  • meticulous attention to detail to ensure that design documentation is accurate and comprehensive and that the design intent is faithfully executed during construction
  • keeping abreast of emerging trends, technologies, and materials in architecture and design, and incorporating innovative ideas into design solutions to push the boundaries of creativity and sustainability
  • proficiency in Archicad, Rhino, 3DS Max, and Adobe Suite beneficial
  • experience managing project budgets, schedules, and resources
  • EU/EFTA passport/Swiss work permit

How to apply

Please submit your resume, cover letter and portfolio showcasing a diverse range of architectural design projects to Deborah via the ‘Apply for job’ button below. In your cover letter, tell us why you are the ideal candidate for this role and share examples of your most impactful projects. We look forward to hearing from you!

Oppenheim Architecture is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

And by the way, we like to kick off weekends on Friday at noon.

Salary: Undisclosed

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