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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, EPC



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, February 16, 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 and provide purpose-built spaces for the future growth of our research and engineering teams.

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 a highly organized mindset, an ability to perform at a high level on a consistent basis, a desire to work on multi-disciplinary projects, and an excitement to work at Neuralink!

Job Description and Responsibilities:

As a part of the design team, the mechanical engineer will create and optimize facilities by bringing conceptual designs to life, producing cutting-edge detailed designs of HVAC, hydronic (chilled water and heating water), plumbing, and process utility systems that are fully integrated with facilities and manufacturing processes. Work includes design of new construction and upgrades and alterations to existing facilities and infrastructure. This position supports construction, facilities, and cross-functional departments in ensuring optimally designed infrastructure systems to support all company functions.

  • Scope, create conceptual designs, and produce final designs for a variety of project types for our offices, laboratory, clean room, manufacturing facility, warehouse, data center, vivarium, and animal care facilities
  • Create high-quality BIM (REVIT) models, engineering drawings, and one-line diagrams for all mechanical, plumbing, and process systems
  • Design HVAC, hydronic, plumbing, and process utility systems that are code-compliant, cost-effective, and to meet quality and schedule requirements.
  • Build full construction drawing packages that include details, specifications, and sequences of operations
  • Produce BAS and DDC controls documents, scopes of work, and vendor quotes
  • Develop specifications, data sheets, and procurement RFPs for long lead mechanical and plumbing equipment
  • Utilize relevant codes to ensure designs are code-compliant based on location-specific AHJ requirements
  • Actively lead collaborative design efforts that include interfacing with architects and engineers across multiple disciplines
  • Interface with the Neuralink construction team for constructability reviews
  • Generate high-level cost estimates with material takeoff information
  • Review and respond to contractor-generated RFIs and submittals

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering
  • Evidence of exceptional ability
  • Professional Engineering License: Current possession of a Texas and/or California license, or the ability to obtain a Texas and/or California license within six months
  • Expert Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or REVIT MEP
  • Experience designing a cleanroom

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in designing offices, laboratories, manufacturing facilities, and in the development of site infrastructure
  • Working knowledge of industry software, such as Microsoft products, COMcheck, Carrier HAP, Trane Trace, Navisworks, and Bluebeam
Pay Transparency: The following details are for Texas individuals only:
Texas Pay Transparency
$99,000$156,000 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