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Construction Architect / Detailing Specialist

ICON develops advanced construction technologies that advance humanity. Using proprietary 3D printing robotics, software and advanced materials, ICON is shifting the paradigm of homebuilding on Earth and beyond.

CONSTRUCTION ARCHITECT / DETAILING SPECIALIST

Reports to: Director of Architecture & Building Performance
Travel Requirements: Local and overnight travel as needed per project
Vacation: Open
Start Date: March 2021
Location: Austin, TX

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team, you will design, evaluate, and deliver world-class high-performance wall systems, enclosures, and buildings using ICON’s technology set. As an ICONIC, you will be a leader and direct contributor to the development of entirely novel approaches to high-performance buildings and you will have the opportunity to work with your team to advance humankind’s ability to provide dignified, affordable, resilient, and sustainable shelter to the world.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the development of ICON’s concrete 3D-printed (C3DP) wall system to maximize human comfort, safety, experience, and sustainability

  • Develop  construction drawings and building envelope details such as wall cladding systems, curtain wall, window and door systems, waterproofing, and roofing details

  • and drawings 

  • Development of detailed BIM Models and assemblies using various 2D and 3D CAD and graphics packages

  • Document wall assembly details and design schemes; 

  • Produce details and drawings that comply with design criteria, contract documents and applicable building code

  • Perform technical reviews of shop drawings and construction administration submittals prepared by 3rd party contractors for compliance with design standards and project requirements

  • Participate in the evaluation of ICON’s building systems and building designs against various regulatory and testing regimes

  • Coordinate with architects, builders, and end users to discuss design concepts pertaining to the building envelope and develop wall system details specific to ICON’s construction processes 

  • Develop remedial work recommendations and plans for existing building projects

  • Local and overnight travel, as required for assigned projects and tasks

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5 or more years of relevant work experience. 

  • Professional Degree in Architecture (Masters of Architecture or accredited 5 year Bachelor of Architecture

  • Knowledge of AutoCad, Revit, NavisWorks, Rhino and Microsoft Office and Google Suite

  • Experience coordinating and reviewing all disciplines involved in the preparation of construction documents (architectural, structural, civil, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, etc)

  • Experience in Construction Administration including RFI's, submittals and other general construction related correspondence

  • Technical detailing expertise and the ability to develop design options in collaboration with the technology and operations teams

  • Strong organizational skills, able to work under pressure, meet deadlines and budget time

  • Ability to take initiative in response to direction from managers and feedback from peers

  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working

  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision

  • Able to understand building envelope systems including wall cladding systems, curtain wall, window and door systems, waterproofing, and roofing details, including their installation means and methods

  • Working knowledge of test methods and standards associated with the testing of building envelope systems (primarily, but not limited to – AAMA/ASTM testing standards)

  • Technically competent and able to effectively communicate with clients, designers, contractors and co-workers both in writing and orally

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Tekla/ Dynamo experience is a plus

  • 5+ years of professional experience in complex, multi-disciplinary design and analysis projects

  • Architectural Licensing preferred

  • Proactive problem-solving skills 

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication with an emphasis on interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Proficiency in energy and daylight modeling software is highly desirable (e.g. DIVA, Radiance, IES)

  • LEED accredited Professional.

  • Interest in sustainable design, novel architectural technologies, the craft of construction, and humanity’s future

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. Our team is full of creative minds from places like MIT, NASA, Tesla, and Caterpillar - some with science and engineering PhDs and others with more eclectic degrees like vocal jazz and psychology. This breadth of lived experience, combined with the depth of personal knowledge on our team, gives us the ability to think differently and find solutions others might miss.

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?

WHAT IS NEXT?

In addition to a resume, please provide a cover letter that shows why your past experiences and future aspirations make you a solid fit for this role.

Sound good? Submit your application today!

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.