EPC Engineer



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

The EPC team is responsible for all aspects of engineering, procurement, and construction ranging from greenfield site developments to tenant improvements at existing facilities at Neuralink. We regularly interface with cross-functional teams to identify their short and long term needs to plan and provide purpose-built spaces for the future growth of our research and engineering needs.

We are looking for high-energy individuals who are comfortable working in a rapidly changing environment, who like to promote a culture of teamwork and clear honest communication, and have a genuine passion for design and construction. This position requires an organized mindset, an ability to perform at a high level on a consistent basis, a desire to work on multi-disciplinary projects, and excitement about Neuralink’s mission!

Job Description and Responsibilities:

As part of the construction team, an EPC engineer is responsible for ensuring that the output of Neuralink construction projects meets the technical requirements and specifications created during design development. When a challenge arises during construction an EPC Engineer is expected to identify what the roadblock is, determine potential solutions, assemble stakeholders to review the solutions, and ensure that the solution is implemented as per design specifications or create a design that can be used to implement a solution.

An EPC Engineer:

  • Leads:
    • Inspections and quality control during construction.
    • Contractor scheduling to ensure projects meet deadlines.
    • Reviewing and approving invoices for contractors and materials Neuralink sources.
    • Responding to or sourcing responses for RFIs related to constructability or deviations from construction drawings or manufacturer specifications.
  • Is a contributor to:
    • Attending regular meetings between trades on site, and between contractors and the internal EPC team, in order to address technical construction questions.
    • Submitting tasks for the internal self-perform team including dates, expected duration of the task, and urgency of the tasks.
    • Constructability review of prints during design.
    • Vetting and selecting contractors.
    • Understanding and implementing the processes of end users to ensure that their design intent is met in new construction or tenant improvements.
  • Generates:
    • Test protocols for ensuring proper installation of construction items.
    • Construction review meetings and reports with internal stakeholders at major milestones during construction.
    • Quality control reviews and reports to document the quality of constructed items.
    • RFIs and Submittals for the design team to review and approve during construction projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in civil, mechanical, architectural or similar engineering discipline
  • Has passed the FE exam or has the ability to pass it within 6 months of starting
  • Evidence of exceptional ability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in site civil design including grading, roadway, pavements, utilities, stormwater management plans (flood control and stormwater quality), erosion and sediment control plans, project sites with multi-users and modes of transportation, and industrial construction and operations
  • Experience with structural engineering, deep and shallow foundation designs, steel, concrete, and other building materials is preferred
  • Experience in geotechnical engineering preferred
  • Experience managing external consultants and contractors through full scopes
  • Experience in California and Texas is preferred
  • Available for travel (10%) nationally
Pay Transparency: The following details are for Texas individuals only:
Texas Pay Transparency
$61,000$94,000 USD
For Full-Time Employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level at which you enter the organization, with the ability to gain more over time as you contribute. In addition, Full-Time Employees are eligible for the following benefits listed below.

What We Offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields
  • Growth potential; we rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan
  • Paid holidays
  • Commuter benefits
  • Meals provided
  • Equity + 401(k) plan *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Parental leave *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded
  • Flexible time off *Temporary Employees & Interns excluded

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.

If you need a reasonable accommodation at any point in the interview process, please let us know. Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable you to fully participate in those processes. Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • Documents in alternate formats or read aloud to you
  • Having interviews in an accessible location
  • Being accompanied by a service dog
  • Having a sign language interpreter present for the interview