Civil Engineer

Alameda, California, United States

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Science is an early stage company developing technologies for a range of serious unmet medical needs. We are unafraid to take difficult technical risks, secure in the knowledge that with a clear understanding of what we are doing and with support from powerful modern tools, more progress is possible than might be immediately obvious. Regardless of role or team, the two most important factors we look for in a candidate are evidence of exceptional ability and the addition of positive energy to the group. As a small, very early stage team in a largely unstructured environment, the ability to independently orient yourself to the problems that need to be solved and then follow through is essential.

We are looking for a handful of talented broadly-skilled builders to help us prototype an exciting new initiative.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Devising new approaches to technical problems.
  • Design and analyze mechanical systems, such as HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection, while considering their impact on structures.
  • Perform structural analysis and design of structures, ensuring they can accommodate mechanical systems.
  • Understanding roles played by other disciplines on the project and possessing the ability to coordinate and interface with other engineering disciplines.
  • Assist in the preparation of engineering drawings, specifications, and cost estimates, incorporating insights gained from hands-on experience.

Key qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related field. 
  • Solid knowledge of building codes, regulations, and industry standards related to mechanical, civil, and industrial design.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to find practical solutions and adapt engineering concepts to real-world scenarios.
  • Knowledge of common building materials and practices.

Preferred qualifications: 

  • Mechanical simulation and calculation experience (ie FEA)
  • Willingness to work on-site and perform hands-on tasks as required.
  • Rapid prototyping experience.
  • Prior experience in modular construction.
  • PE licence a plus but not required.

Salary/Pay Range:

For individuals hired to work in California, Science is required by law to include a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role.  We determine your level based on your interview performance and make an offer based on geo-located salary bands. The base salary range for this full-time position is $110,000-$170,000 + equity + benefits. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. Please keep in mind that the equity portion of the offer is not included in these numbers. 


At Science, our benefits are in place to support the whole you:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • Flexible vacation and company-paid holidays
  • Healthy meals and snacks provided for non-remote employees
  • Paid parental, jury duty, bereavement, family care and medical leave
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account, subsidized by Science
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k)

Science Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where contributions are valued and celebrated, and our employees thrive by being themselves and are inspired to do their best work. 

We seek applicants of all backgrounds and identities, across race, color, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or parental status, or disability. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on these or other protected categories or social identities. Science will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

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