Lead Mechanical Engineer
Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Cambridge, MA

Brief: Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), an MIT spinout pursuingthe fastest, surest way to clean, limitless fusion energy, is looking for a mechanical engineer with at least 10years of experience leading teams through the design and commissioning of complex,integrated systems in extreme environments.

CFS’ mission is to enable world-wide clean energy foreveryone, creating a sustainable environment for current and futuregenerations. We’ve created a credible path to an operating fusion power plantin 15 years which leverages our novel collaboration with MIT and funding fromstrategic and financial investors who share our vision. This begins bydeveloping a new class of high-field superconducting magnets that will enablethe SPARC tokamak to demonstrate net energy from fusion for the first time. Toexecute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team who:

· are mission-driven and treatpeople well;

· improve our team by adding diverseperspectives & new ways of solving problems;

· have demonstrated exceptionalresults through a range of different pursuits; and

· have skillsets and experience thatrelate to the following role:

Lead Mechanical Engineer

The SPARC tokamak will have avariety of mechanical engineering challenges, including structures underextreme conditions (cryogenics down to liquid helium temperatures andplasma-facing components exposed to extreme plasma heat fluxes),superconducting magnets and current leads, vacuum vessels, and generalmechanical support systems (air, water, HVAC) in a tritium and nuclearenvironment. The Lead Mechanical Engineer will:

· work within amulti-disciplinary team of physicists and engineers as part of collaborative sponsoredresearch projects at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC);

· lead the engineering designteam of mechanical systems for the SPARC tokamak, including all structuralsystems (tokamak core and internal components, seismic loads, remotemaintenance), cryogenics, support systems, as well as tokamak fueling andpumping;

· ensure the design is completed in compliance with the Code of Recordand established requirements;

· maintain interfaces withother engineering subsystems; and

· report on and be accountablefor project progress to the head of SPARC device design.

The ideal candidate will have:

· designed, built, andoperated a variety of plant-scale mechanical systems that span multiple, integratedsubsystems;

· led teams of mechanicalengineers through projects from conceptual design to completion under a QA program;

· familiarity with engineeringsystems at the extreme environments of a tokamak under nuclear loading;

· an exceptional safety recordand attention to detail;

· at least a bachelor’s degreein a relevant engineering field (e.g., mechanical);

· a minimum of 10 years of experience in leading design teams;

· familiarity in applyingASME, ACI, ASTM, and other mechanical standards to design solutions;

· skill in moderncomputational design and engineering tools;

· the skill to clearly expressand critique ideas;

· a value for elegance and simplicityover complexity;

· a drive towardscommercially-viable solutions; and

· the desire towork in a fast-paced, startup R&D environment.

Job Type: Full-time