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: Director of Architecture & Building Performance
Travel Requirements: Local and overnight travel as needed per project
Start Date: Spring 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.
Lead in the structural design development of ICON’s Concrete 3D-Printed (C3DP) wall system for various projects throughout the United States.
Structural calculations for enclosure and wall system design in coordination with other ICON departments
Conduct structural performance evaluation and diagnostics, for design development, certification and testing
Propose structural designs for optimal performance by utilizing novel methodologies such computational design
Lead the evaluation of ICON’s structural building systems for compliance with building codes, standards and performance criteria
Provide senior-level design input on foundation systems for a variety of conditions and locations while incorporating requirements from construction and hardware teams.
Perform field testing and building inspections of new and existing projects.
Participate in site observations, test preparation, procedures, results, with project team and clients and reporting matters
Prepare and submit engineering reports for assigned projects and tasks
Review architectural and structural drawings prepared by 3rd party consultants for conformance with ICON standards and details
Review shop drawings and submittals from 3rd party contractors for conformance with ICON standards and details
Prepare and manage budgets for assigned projects or tasks
In and out of state overnight travel, as required for assigned projects and tasks (typically no more than 1 - 2 nights)
5 or more years of relevant work experience
Degree in Civil / Structural Engineering or related discipline
Licensed PE in state of residence with the ability to get licensed in Texas in 6 - 8 weeks.
Experience in concrete structural design
Experience with structural analysis and computer aided design tools
Experience in computational mechanics and/or numerical programming
Experience in technical writing and in field or lab testing
Knowledge of AutoCad, Revit, NavisWorks and Microsoft Office (Excel and Word)
An intuition of building physics that enables the candidate to act as a resource for design teams and advise on the efficacy of proposed design solutions.
Experience leading or carrying out research initiatives that advance the practice’s understanding of how buildings function both technically and socially
Excellent communication skills, fluent in English- spoken and written
Strong organizational skills, and the ability to meet critical deadlines and budget time
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Able to read and understand building envelope drawings including wall cladding systems, curtain wall, window and door systems, waterproofing, and roofing.
Working knowledge of test methods and standards associated with the testing of building structural systems required for code compliance
Ability to read and understand architectural drawings and specifications
Ability to work independently on assigned tasks
Ability to develop and maintain good rapport with clients, designers, contractors, etc.
Architectural Engineering Degree
Master’s degree or higher in a related discipline
5+ years of professional experience working on complex, concrete structural projects within a design-build environment
LEED Accredited Professional designation
Experience and familiarity with sustainability aspects of structural material systems (e.g. carbon content, and life cycle assessment)
Strong expertise in computational design software and programming; Experience with Trimble Tekla, Autodesk Forge, CATIA
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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