Lead RF and Power Systems 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 anelectrical systems engineer with at least 10 years of experience leading teamsthrough the design and commissioning of large, RF and pulsed power systems.

CFS’mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainableenvironment for current and future generations. We’ve created a credible pathto an operating fusion power plant in 15 years which leverages our novelcollaboration with MIT and funding from strategic and financial investors whoshare our vision. This begins by developing a new class of high-fieldsuperconducting magnets that will enable the SPARC tokamak to demonstrate netenergy from fusion for the first time. To execute this plan, we are now lookingto add talented people to the team who:

  • aremission-driven and treat people well;
  • improveour team by adding diverse perspectives & new ways of solving problems;
  • havedemonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits; and
  • haveskillsets and experience that relate to the following role:

Lead RF and Power Systems Engineer

The SPARC tokamak will have a variety of electricalengineering and pulsed power challenges, including an energy storage ( > 1GJ) pulsed power (100’s MW) system, large-scale pulsed and DC superconductingmagnet power supplies, and a radio-frequency (RF) (~100 MHz, 10’s MW) powersystem. The Lead RF and Power Systems Engineer will:

  • workwithin a multi-disciplinary team of physicists and engineers as part of collaborativesponsored research projects at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC);
  • leadthe engineering design team of electrical systems for the SPARC tokamak,including the utility switchyard, pulsed power, magnet power, RF power, andgeneral site utility power;
  • ensurethe design is completed in compliance with the Code of Record and establishedrequirements;
  • maintaininterfaces with other engineering subsystems; and
  • reporton and be accountable for project progress to the head of SPARC device design.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • designed,built, and operated a variety of industrial power systems;
  • ledteams of electrical engineers through projects from conceptual design tocompletion under a QA program;
  • anexceptional safety record and attention to detail;
  • atleast a bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering field (e.g., electrical);
  • aminimum of 10 years of experience in leading design teams;
  • Familiarityin applying IEEE standards to design solutions;
  • skillin modern computational design and engineering tools;
  • theskill to clearly express and critique ideas;
  • avalue for elegance and simplicity over complexity;
  • adrive towards commercially-viable solutions; and
  • thedesire to work in a fast-paced, startup R&D environment.

Job Type: Full-time