Director of Concrete Sustainability
ICON is looking for a Director of Sustainability who will be responsible for ensuring that ICON 3D printed homes are the most environmentally friendly homes on the market. The role will require close collaboration with the Material Science team to develop eco-friendly materials as well as work with the Architecture and Building Performance team to ensure the energy efficiency of a 3D printed wall system and the overall built environment. This position is based out of our Austin, TX campus, and will report to the Chief Technology Officer.
- Provide recommendations for reducing the carbon footprint from the material, building to city scale.
- Write reports detailing the results of evaluations and present them to management, along with recommendations for improvement.
- Set guidelines or benchmarks for a company's environmental impact for the material and the built environment.
- Ensure company's compliance with all state and federal environmental statutes and regulations.
- Identify inefficiencies or areas where the company can improve its environmental impact.
- Develop and deploy sustainability department budget.
- Work with various departments to incorporate sustainability practices for additive manufacturing and set conservation and environmental goals.
- Lead training sessions or workshops on sustainability practices for employees.
- BS or MS in Engineering or related science.
- In depth knowledge of building materials (concrete) with a focus on embodied energy analysis and CO2 equivalent calculations.
- Insight into low-carbon and carbon storing construction building materials.
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- PhD in Engineering with focus on sustainability, or MBA with a focus on sustainability or environmental economics.
- Knowledge on building life cycle assessments.
- Knowledge related codes and specifications related to sustainability.
ICON is an equal opportunity employer and committed to fostering a diverse workforce. It is our policy to administer all personnel actions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected classification in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Consistent with the obligations of these laws, ICON will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.
Furthermore, as a federal government contractor, the Company maintains an affirmative action program which furthers its commitment and complies with recordkeeping and reporting requirements under certain federal civil rights laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (as amended).
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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.
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?