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.
Reports to: Head of Homebuilding
Travel Requirements: <10% (2-4 weeks)
Start Date: Summer 2021
Location: Austin, TX
ICON is seeking a Construction Project Manager to play an integral role in building some of the world’s first 3D-printed houses. The ideal individual would have a minimum of 5+ years of project management experience in the residential construction industry and should have a comprehensive understanding of the entire construction process from Pre-Construction to C/O. This individual will work as a member of the Construction Operations team and will liaise internally with the print operations team, and externally with clients, architects, subcontractors, and city inspectors/administrators. This individual must be able to manage the full construction project, including, budgeting, plans, bidding, scheduling, quality control, inspections, and completion. Most importantly, the ideal applicant will be an enthusiastic member of a dynamic startup team, which is creating dignified, resilient housing.
Communication - Quarterback communication, including coordination between: Client, Architect, Engineers, Purchaser, Superintendent, consultants, and the ICON team
Scope of Work – Develop detailed Scope of Work to send to subs for bid
Bids – Obtain and organize bids from trades. Indicate preferred subs and rationale for working with each
Coordinate Finish Pricing – Work with Designers and ICON Purchaser to develop accurate pricing for finishes
Value Engineering – Assist with value engineering when applicable
Specifications – In concert with Architect and Designer, finalize project specification package
Subcontractor Scope – Ensure 100% clarity between ICON and subs regarding what work is being performed in exchange for the specified compensation
Management – If applicable, manage superintendent(s) and any other direct reports
Project Schedule – Own the project schedule, including confirming that all rough and finish materials are ordered and delivered at the right time and that trades are coordinated with no delays. Actively determine ways to compress project timeline
Plans/Specs – Responsibility for ensuring accuracy of plans
Coordinate Subs – Schedule trades onsite to ensure there are no unnecessary delays. This includes coordination of the Print Team
Budget – Keep project on-budget
Architect Coordination – Be the primary ICON point of contact for the Architect
Source Materials – Source specialty materials
Anticipate Problems – Determine problems/issues that could lead to reduplication of work
Quality Control – Regularly review subcontractor work, and require corrections when work fails to cohere with plans, specs, code, or ICON expectations
Bills/Receipts – Ensure all PO’s, invoices, and receipts are accurate, properly submitted
Maintain Records – Keep paperwork organized, including: plans, specifications, permits, inspection corrections, delivery slips, manuals, etc. All paperwork should have a dedicated home. Upload all pertinent project files to PM software and share progress with ICON team
Inspections – Schedule inspections and ensure clear communication with Inspectors
Stakeholder Interface – Day-to-day interface with Client and all other Stakeholders
5+ years’ experience in construction project management
Experience managing construction projects
A proven track record of organization and orderliness
“First to arrive, last to leave” leadership mentality
Proven ability to anticipate next steps
Personality type that “sweats the small stuff” (ie. An eye for detail)
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize and stay cool in a dynamic start-up environment
Prior construction management experience in the City of Austin strongly preferred
Degree in Construction Science preferred, but not required
Spanish proficiency preferred, but not required
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.
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?
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.
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