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Senior Controls Engineer

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:  Electrical Engineering / Head of Controls
Vacation: Open
Travel Requirements: Light (3-6 Weeks Per Year)
Start Date: Spring 2021
Location: Austin, TX

The ICON technology team is adding a senior level engineer to support one of our product teams in the development, commissioning, and support of our mobile large-scale concrete 3D printers.


  • Lead electrical design in the development of a robotic platform for construction applications, focusing on motion platforms and dynamic control of fluid systems.

  • Design and create prototypes and specify instrumentation and design for various R&D projects and 

  • Progress development of systems through product commercialization including panel design and fabrication according to UL508A, NFPA 79, UL2011, NFPA 70 (NEC)

  • Provide hands-on, troubleshooting, process, and manufacturing support as well designing, implementing, and integrating solutions in a fast-paced environment with a quick AGILE development cycle

  • Create design solutions utilizing engineering methods with good documentation processes including CAD Design in Solidworks / Solidworks Electrical Schematic

  • Support Efforts in Lean and Efficient manufacturing of products including acting as the specifying engineer for machine manufacturing and deployment

  • Must be willing to perform a wide range of tasks on a daily basis (e.g. Transition from office work to field work at a moment’s notice) as well to contribute expertise to the overall product development process. 

  • Establish individual and team goals consistent with overall company OKRs

  • Mentor incoming engineers in their career development


  • Proven record of leading an engineering development team to deliver on-time milestones

  • Ability to use first principles creatively to solve difficult problems

  • Experience with design of industrial equipment and machinery and understanding and adapting to the field requirements for such machines, with knowledge of real time PLC systemsExperience designing electrical power distribution, cable harnesses and Electrical Panels for Industrial Machinery

  • Experience taking projects from prototype to product

  • Experience in working with manufacturers, distributors, and building external partnerships

  • Demonstrated knowledge of UL508A and Industrial Electrical design. 

  • Proficiency using Solidworks Electrical Schematics and / or Solidworks Electrical 3d with experience preferred in managing PDM

  • Familiarity with making schematics in accordance with ANSI and ISO standards

  • Adept at communicating in a collaborative team environment and seeking optimum solutions with other team members

  • Knowledge of the AGILE methodology of project management

  • A service-oriented attitude when in a support role

  • Ability to prioritize and stay cool in a dynamic start-up environment

  • Current driver’s license

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills

  • Must be prepared to work, in part, in extreme environments: temps > 100 degrees or below freezing, sun, rain, mud, lack of electricity, etc.  We get dirty.


  • Education: BSME or similar required, MSME preferred. 6+ years of working experience designing and building industrial automation equipment or related experience in an applicable field.

  • Previous start-up experience, and/or a resourceful innovative nature with an ability to streamline or develop efficient processes

  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics, and the ability to troubleshoot electrical and mechanical systems

  • Knowledge of Machine Safety Standards ( ISO 13849 and Similar)

  • Lean Six Sigma Methodologies (Design for Manufacturing)

  • Industrial safety system experience to 

  • High performance communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to less technical people

  • A hunger for learning and personal growth


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 or references that showcase 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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