Senior Electrical Engineer II, Off-Planet Systems



Other Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, October 6, 2023

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. This role is based at ICON's Austin, TX campus and will report to the Director of Off-Planet Systems in the Strategic R&D department.


  • 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.
  • 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 as design, implementing, and integrate 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 fieldwork at a moment’s notice) as well as 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.


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.
  • 10+ years of working experience designing and building industrial automation equipment or related experience in an applicable field.
  • 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 systems.
  • Experience designing electrical power distribution, cable harnesses, and electrical panels for industrial machinery.
  • Experience taking projects from prototype to product.
  • Experience in working with manufacturers, and 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.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be prepared to work, in part, in extreme environments: temps > 100 degrees or
  • below freezing, sun, rain, mud, lack of electricity, etc.


  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • 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.
  • A service-oriented attitude when in a support role.
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