Reports to: Director of Architecture & Building Science 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 software and computational methodologies
Lead in the evaluation of ICON’s structural building systems for compliance with building codes, standards and performance criteria
Provide senior-level input on foundation systems for a variety of conditions while incorporating requirements from construction and hardware teams.
Perform field testing and building inspections of new and existing projects.
Participate in site observations and test preparation with project team and partners.
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
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 be licensed in Texas in 6 - 8 weeks.
Experience in concrete structural design
Experience with vertical 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, Abaqus (or equivalent FEA software), 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.
Excellent communication skills, fluency in spoken and written English
Strong organizational skills, and the ability to meet critical deadlines
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 testing of structural systems required for code compliance
Ability to read and understand architectural drawings and specifications
PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
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
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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.