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Regulatory Affairs Specialist

As part of ICONs small, passionate Architecture and Building Performance team, you will oversee the ongoing compliance processes to ensure ongoing compliance for wall systems, enclosures, and buildings. Concrete 3D Printed (C3DP) structures are new to the regulatory landscape and in this position, you will have the opportunity to define standards and tests that will be used throughout the construction industry. As ICON continues to expand construction operations throughout the United States, staying ahead and informed of regulatory and certification is a critical role for our business success and the success of our mission to advance humankind’s ability to provide dignified, affordable, resilient, and sustainable shelter to the world. This role is based out of our Austin, TX lab and reports to the Director of Architecture & Building Performance.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the evaluation of ICON’s structural building systems for ongoing compliance with local, state and national building codes throughout the United States.
  • Review and respond to incoming compliance requests from customers, including Federal and State government agencies and identify steps necessary for ICON to achieve compliance.
  • Identify, review and recommend building performance standards and certifications such as Fortified that are aligned with ICON’s business objectives.
  • Lead the processes to achieve compliance of ICON’s wall system with regulatory and certification bodies including background research, meeting with certification and testing agencies, documentation preparation and recording steps for compliance. This includes preparing applications for licenses or maintaining inspection records.
  • Manage and oversee the testing process required for compliance and certifications. Work will include overseeing testing development, coordination with certification authorities, testing agencies and ICON Test print teams. Immediate certification efforts will focus on ICC-ES AC 509 certification, UL 3401 certification, and Miami-Dade code compliance.
  • Liaise and maintain close correspondence with key internal and external stakeholders, evaluators and contacts within regulatory bodies
  • Establish and maintain a standard for documentation of ICON’s policies and operational procedures demonstrating compliance with regulations
  • Research and remain apprised of upcoming code and regulatory requirements related to Concrete 3D Printed (C3DP) construction.
  • Code review and generation of checklists and compliance reports for regulatory projects, assignments and tasks
  • Coordinate with all of ICON’s product groups (Material Science, Hardware, Software / Controls, Architectural & Building performance) as well as our Construction Operations group
  • Travel overnight both in and out of state, as required for assigned projects and tasks (typically no more than 1 - 2 nights)

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience
  • Degree in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Law, Civil/Structural Engineering, or Construction-related discipline
  • Excellent written communication skills, experience in technical writing
  • Experience with field and lab testing
  • Knowledge of test methods and standards associated with testing of structural systems required for code compliance
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Able to read and understand building envelope drawings including wall cladding systems, curtain wall, window and door systems, waterproofing, and roofing.

 

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s degree or higher in a related discipline
  • 5+ years of professional experience working on complex, concrete structural projects within a design-build environment
  • Experience working within and for regulatory bodies
  • Experience evaluating new structural and construction systems
 
ICON is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an innovative, inclusive, and discrimination-free work environment. Employment with ICON is based on  merit, competence, and qualifications. We provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), genetic trait, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic in accordance with applicable law. If there are accommodations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.
 
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ABOUT THE TEAM

Solving one of the most challenging problems humanity faces requires a level of diversity across disciplines. ICON believes that by being a non-homogenous organization, we can capture unique perspectives, educational backgrounds, and ideation. We strive to be inclusive and seek team members who share our passion for the mission within the mission: building robust and diverse teams to help us prevail in the face of our challenges. 

We're a team of varied backgrounds, countries, and experiences, and we believe our differences make us stronger as we tackle some of the most challenging problems of our time.

MISSION-DRIVEN

Every startup wants to change the world, but we genuinely believe we're not being hyperbolic when we say this technology has the potential to reinvent human shelter, dramatically improving quality and resiliency while driving down costs to make housing affordable for everyone. We believe in harnessing the power of construction technology for the good of all humanity, both here on Earth and off-world. And while we get excited about R&D accomplishments in the lab, we get more excited when we see our work out in the real world, printing real homes for real people.

We work hard because we know what we are doing can reshape the way we live as a species. And it doesn't hurt that it's super fun. Where else do you get to play with giant robots and see the results of your work manifest in beautiful full-scale buildings that didn't exist before—and that someone can now call home?