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VP, Design Build Operations

ICON is looking for an experienced, team-oriented leader to serve as the Vice President, Design Build Operations for our rapidly growing construction team. The candidate has deep experience leading high-performing teams in project planning, construction architecture, and engineering, project management, and project execution. This individual is a proven leader, adept at creating strategy, aligning stakeholders, standing up for new functional areas, and is eager to roll up your sleeves to establish a high-performing design-build team at ICON. This role reports to the SVP of Operations and is based in our Austin, TX campus.



  • Manage and develop leaders overseeing pre-construction, project management, construction architecture and engineering,  subcontractor, and self-performed trades.
  • Establish best practices, processes, and systems to support design-build operations.
  • Lead scoping, budgeting, and construction operations for new residential developments.
  • Oversee status of project performance against originally targeted build times and budgets.
  • Serve as a single point of contact for projects for executive staff, customers, and clients.
  • Lead construction team meetings and/or customer’s design and construction meetings on behalf of ICON.
  • Collaborate and provide feedback to cross-functional teams within ICON, including Manufacturing, Finance, Testing, and Human Resources. 



  • Bachelor’s degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture, construction management, project management, or finance.
  • 12+ years of experience in design or construction, including superior understanding of construction schedules, build operations, and construction technology.
  • 7+ years of experience with financial analysis and budgeting with large scale construction project management.
  • 5+ years of experience in a leadership position. 



  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience working with and managing construction, PM, and design talent.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and Project Management applications. 
  • Ability to handle multiple projects concurrently and manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to think strategically to analyze the needs of the business and define solutions.
  • Ability to navigate between strategic work and tactical execution.
  • Ability to be available before and after working hours on occasion.
  • Highly adaptable, comfortable with change and ambiguity, and capable of quickly rallying teams and resources.
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.
Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit candidates through this application. ICON does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency submissions for candidates and will not pay fees to any third-party agency without a prior agreement with ICON.

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.


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?