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Senior Airport Architect

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

Job description

planeground is looking for a Senior Architect who has an affinity with the future of airports.

Do you want to be a forerunner in sustainable and future-proof airports, and do you dare to think in a new and unconventional way? If you are looking to explore the aviation world and contribute to its future, then join us at planeground.

"What we're looking for is a partner who joins the team generating into the constantly evolving vision and unique identity of planeground." 
Paul Beck, Founder and owner of planeground, Senior Airport Planner and Consultant

Airports must be equipped with today's newest technology to make them safer, more efficient and more sustainable to meet the quality goals, standards and given assets to ensure they are impactfully future-oriented. As a Senior Airport Architect, you join our team of experts to lead and manage the design and development of airport projects ensuring they meet the highest standards and expectations.

Within our projects, you will work closely with clients, stakeholders, and project teams to understand their needs and to get to the heart of their requirements. You’ll be responsible for developing the right solution, not just any solution – even if that means trying something new and resisting well-trodden paths.

Job requirements

  • A master's degree in architecture preferably with airport design or other transport infrastructure of buildings of similar functional complexity.

  • Seven to ten years of experience in airport architecture, transport infrastructure of buildings of similar functional complexity, with a proven track record of delivering successful projects.

  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of the industry standards and regulations.

  • Excellent communication, leadership, and project management skills.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with clients, stakeholders, and project teams to achieve the set goals.

  • A passion for creativity, digitalization, and sustainability.

  • Familiarity with the most current and latest software.

  • A willingness to travel.

  • High motivation and enthusiasm with an entrepreneurial attitude.

  • A team player with strong communication skills in English, as well as in German or Dutch.


As Senior Airport Architect you are responsible for feasibility studies, master plan studies, terminal development planning from the initial definition stage to concept planning.

  • Manage pre-project consultancy, project definition including requirement analysis, concept design, preliminary design, for terminal buildings and all other ancillary buildings, including ATC towers, R & FFF, cargo facilities and MRO's.

  • Elaboration and implementation of new (sustainability/innovation driven) methodologies for airport development decision making.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients and stakeholders to ensure their satisfaction and loyalty.

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and mentorship to junior architects and other team members.

  • Review operational, commercial, and technical aspects and recommendations for improvements of terminal facilities.

  • Undertake demand analysis, stakeholder / user requirements, functional planning, flows and processor design.

  • Manage project budgets, schedules, and resources to ensure timely and successful delivery.

What we offer

  • Exciting international projects in the airport planning and consultancy world.

  • Co-creating of the aviation and airports of tomorrow.

  • Hybrid working options.

  • Prospect for self-development in a small but highly motivated team.

  • Competitive salary and secondary benefits.


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