Green Canopy NODE

Green Canopy NODE builds sustainable homes fast.

R&D Engineer II: Mass Timber Structures

$91k - $110k
Spokane, WA / Seattle, WA
Job Type
3+ years
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About the role

Who we are:

Green Canopy NODE is a mission-driven, vertically integrated construction technology firm, residential developer, and fund manager. The company’s mission is to build homes, relationships, and businesses that help regenerate communities and environments. Our team is a group of deeply authentic, mission-aligned people working to bring all-electric, sustainable, healthy housing to all income levels.

This is an exciting time to join our growing team! The construction industry is ripe for disruption and evolution. Leveraging our construction tech expertise and deep industry experience, our team is working on scaling construction technology to lower building costs, help decarbonize the built environment, and help our clients and partners achieve their development objectives for less time and cost.

Who we’re looking for:

We are seeking a Research & Development Engineer with a focus on structural engineering of mass timber to join the Research and Development team in creating innovative products, technology, and processes for the prefabricated construction industry. This role requires a minimum of 5 years' experience and an individual that is passionate about creative problem solving; can see and taste the vision; has the flexibility to quickly adapt to new paradigms; has a resourceful, generalist attitude; finds elegance in the simple solution; believes in being responsible to design for the people that design solution touches not just the solution itself; and is someone willing and excited to get their hands dirty prototyping and testing their designs.

In this position you will:

  • Deliver on ARPA-E grant-related objectives for the first 2 years:

  • Manage the grant project in collaboration with other team members

  • Facilitate the design and engineering of mass timber products that facilitate grant objectives

  • Identify critical path requirements and align resources to address those needs

  • Work closely with an interdisciplinary team on a wide range of problems

  • Take ownership of work; specify, design, innovate, develop, test, and validate technologies, systems and product platforms for offsite construction

  • Collaborate with manufacturing to implement factory production processes and automation

  • Create detailed 3D CAD models, perform analysis, and drawings ready for manufacturing

  • Produce assembly instructions that breakdown complex steps into layman’s terms

  • Research both technical and building code requirements for solutions

  • Work within the team to determine long-term and short-term business strategies

  • Work outside of primary responsibilities as needed

What you bring to the table:

  • Educational background in structural engineering

  • Excellent skill in modeling and analyzing complex assemblies in 3D CAD (Autodesk products primarily)

  • Demonstrated ability to optimize designs for multiple objectives

  • Strong strategic thinking and communication skills

  • Comfortable with change and uncertainty

  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail

  • Comfortable working independently, as a team member, and as a leader

  • Must be comfortable initiating, facilitating, and/or leading difficult conversations; and receive difficult information or communication in a professional and composed manner

  • Ability to lift, carry or move up to 50 pounds and perform construction tasks

Great to have:

  • Washington Professional Engineer License

  • Experience in wood structural engineering

  • In-depth experience in the building or construction industries

  • Experience interfacing with Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories to enable regulatory, environmental and product validation objectives

  • Broad knowledge of materials and innovative manufacturing methodologies

  • Experience with Revit

  • Experience with structural analysis and FEA software

Position and hours:

  • This is an Exempt and Salaried, full-time position, working approximately 40 hours per week, typically 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday. Some hours outside of normal business hours will be required at times.

  • Some travel to project sites, local authority offices or other special events will be required.

  • is a hybrid work position with an expectation of at least 1 trip every other month to Seattle/Spokane and Pullman, WA.

Compensation and benefits:

  • Salary range between $91,000 - $110,000 annually

  • Employee Stock Options

  • Starting annual PTO of 120 hours per year

  • Monthly Technology stipend of $50

  • Monthly Wellness stipend of $25

  • 100% employer-paid health coverage for medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance for employees

  • Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Program

  • Company 401(k) plan

  • Company-paid parental leave for new parents

  • Leadership development and training for all employees

Next steps:

To help us get to know you better, please apply with the following information:

  • A cover letter telling us why you would like to work with Green Canopy NODE. Submissions without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • A copy of your resume
  • A document showcasing your favorite solution from your previous work experience (.pdf, .ppt, .docx, etc.)

We want to connect with candidates that are excited about being a part of the work we are doing at Green Canopy NODE.

Find out if YOU want to be a part of the team. Learn more at some of the links below:

Website: Purposeful Growth Video, Mission and Values:
Theory of Change:
Regenerative Real Estate Podcast: Merger Announcement:

We look forward to hearing from you!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

To accomplish our mission, it is essential our team include diverse perspectives and lived experiences.  Green Canopy NODE believes that cultivating a culture of belonging can help all our team members grow and thrive. We nurture an equitable and inclusive work environment through our co-created and shared set of values and through ongoing learning, education and training. Green Canopy NODE is also proud to be a second-chance employer. We understand the challenges that people with conviction histories or those who are formerly incarcerated face. We are actively working to remove barriers to employment for all individuals and we do not perform background checks. We welcome you to apply and join us in our journey to become an equitable and inclusive workplace.

About the interview

Stage 1 - Application Screening

HR will be screening applications upon receipt, no later than 2 business days following submission. Candidates that pass the application stage will be advanced by HR to a phone screening.

Stage 2 – Phone Screening

Phone screening will be held via Team (audio only). Candidates that pass the phone screening stage will be advanced to an interview with the Hiring Manager.

Stage 3 – Video Interview with Hiring Manager(s)

Candidates that pass the video interview stage will be advanced to a peer-panel interview with 2 other members of the team.

Stage 4 – Video Interview with Peer Panel

Delegated members of the team will meet with the candidate and conduct an interview via Teams.

Stage 5 – Reference Check

Stage 6 – Evaluation and Offer

HR will reach out to the Hiring Manager within 24 hours of the Peer Panel Interview to conduct a round-up to determine if the candidate will advance to an Offer, rejected, or rejected and added as a future prospect.

Why you should join Green Canopy NODE

Green Canopy NODE is a vertically integrated construction technology firm, developer, and fund manager. Our mission is to build relationships, businesses, and homes that help regenerate communities, and environments. Our team includes a group of deeply authentic, mission-aligned people and top-talent in real estate, design, construction, technology, impact investing, and fund management. In our hearts we know a brighter, more resilient, healthy, and equitable future is possible. Together, we work to deliver a better built environment for people and the planet.

Green Canopy NODE
Team Size:31
Location:Seattle, WA
Don Bunnell
Don Bunnell
Bec Chapin
Bec Chapin