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Saint-Gobain Lead Industrial Designer – Building-Integrated Photovoltaics in Northboro, Massachusetts

Lead Industrial Designer – Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Position Description

Job Summary

Under the direction of the group leader, the lead designer will work closely collaborate with a global team (North America, Europe, Asia) in the research, conceptualizing, prototyping (rapid and traditional), visualization, and fabrication of new ways to bring energize the surfaces of buildings.

  • Out of the box thinker with a passion for bringing innovative ideas into reality.

  • Exhibits creativity in selecting approaches and techniques for obtaining solutions

  • Troubleshoots and resolves problems through design iteration process

  • Comfortable with transitions from one task to another as a method to develop a comprehensive design solution

  • Manages and documents projects and tasks effectively with supervision

  • Presents data internally and contributes to external publications when appropriate

  • Seeks out others to enhance and streamline development and decision making

  • Fabricates or coordinates fabrication for product prototyping efforts, including full scale demonstration prototypes

  • Comfortable with engaging with customers/contractors to gain feedback on design

  • Ability to interpret feedback from multiple stakeholders, report on findings and incorporate into design as applicable

  • Has a bias for action and agile methods, is unafraid to try things as a way of learning

  • Supports senior designers, engineers, and scientists in R&D team with product development

  • Evaluates decisions with a sustainable mindset

The position is located in Northboro, MA or Somerville, MA. Some travel would be required to job sites, factories, and to other company locations.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Industrial Design or related discipline

  • 7+ years project leadership and product development experience

  • 3+ years leading other designers

  • Comfort with basic prototyping and fabrication equipment (3D Printers, CNC, Laser Cutter, hand and power tools)

  • Building industry exposure or strong interest

  • Experience preparing product installation manuals and/or product documentation

  • Strong CAD 3D modelling and 2D documentation skillset

  • Digital rendering and/or parametric/algorithmic modelling experience a plus

Company Summary

This role combines the agile, close-to-customer, move-fast ethos of a startup with the resources and intellectual support structure of a large, established, and highly-respected company. You’ll be part of a small team that collaborates with experts from nearly every field of engineering, science, and design. Finally, ours is a company that demonstrably cares about and actively promotes the career development and well-being of its team. This position enables substantial growth opportunities.

Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which are key ingredients in the wellbeing of each of us and the future of all. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change.

Legal Statement

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Lead Industrial Designer – Building-Integrated Photovoltaics

Location: Northboro, Massachusetts

Posting Date: 07/24/2022

Job Code: USA03042

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