CPH Technical Director

Location: Copenhagen
Department: Detail Design


BIG Seeks Technical Director for our Copenhagen Office


BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) is an international architectural company characterized by an entrepreneurial spirit, true team-work across expertise areas and new ways of approaching conventional tasks. We have an informal work environment where camaraderie and collegial support are highly valued and where ambition, very high work morale and dedication to being the innovators of our field unify our staff. Our office culture is characterized by creativity, high energy and a strong team spirit. We are dedicated to creating and maintaining a cool workplace where we want to be and work continuously at becoming better and better at what we do.


We are seeking a Technical Director for our Copenhagen office to further develop and grow our technical department and strengthen our project delivery organization and detailed design processes, primarily within architecture but also supporting our newly established engineering department. As Technical Director at BIG Copenhagen you will report to our Partner responsible for Detailed Design and head up the Technical team which consists of two BIM Managers, a BIM Specialist, a Specifications Manager, a QA/QC Manager and a Technical Coordinator.


You and your team will act as support to BIG’s project managers and teams developing detailed design projects. You will be responsible for defining and implementing strategies within BIM, ICT, QA/QC and execution quality in general. You will ensure that proposed design solutions are adequately challenged and validated for their constructability and general compliance with relevant conditions, for example local codes, specified materials, budgets, etc. Also you will be the link to align between projects to ensure a consistent and uniform high standard across the office. You will, as and when required be involved in scope definitions and discussions with clients, consultants and collaborators on optimal solutions and processes.


Primary areas of responsibility

  • Liaise and spar with teams on technical solutions for detail design projects
  • Support teams in the execution phase with project follow-up
  • Validate and sign off on the solutions proposed in final submissions
  • Define and implement optimal project management processes and standards
  • Ensure consistency between projects in delivery standards
  • Manage the in-house QA/QC process for both our architecture and engineering department
  • Optimize knowledge sharing between projects
  • Optimize the use of 3D programs
  • Assist with project related issue management as needed


The ideal candidate

  • Holds a Master of Architecture, Engineering or is a Constructing Architect (konstruktør)
  • Has minimum 10 years of experience working with architecture and architectural detailing, process and optimization with an international architecture office. it is considered a plus if you also have work experience as a contractor and/or client.
  • Has worked with projects in several geographical regions
  • Has a minimum of 5 years management experience and is recognized as a great and compassionate people manager
  • Has seen minimum 3-5 projects through to completion
  • Has high technical and architectural ambitions and experience from many typologies and geographies
  • Strives for perfection and has great attention to detail
  • Is fluent in English and Danish



Please feel free to contact our COO Tine Kaspersen via tk@big.dk or +45 25104489 should you want to know more about the position. We wish to fill this position as soon as possible so please do not delay your application. Please send your application no later than the 8th of June 2018.

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