Brief: Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS), an MIT spinout pursuing the fastest, surest way to clean, limitless fusion energy, is looking for an early-career engineer skilled in the art of designing superconducting magnet systems at the limits of engineering.
CFS’ mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. We’ve created a credible path to an operating fusion power plant in 15 years which leverages our novel collaboration with MIT and funding from strategic and financial investors who share our vision. This begins by developing a new class of high-field superconducting magnets that will enable the SPARC tokamak to demonstrate net energy from fusion for the first time. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team who:
are mission-driven and treat people well;
improve our team by adding diverse perspectives & new ways of solving problems;
have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits; and
have skillsets and experience that relate to the following role:
Magnet System Engineer The SPARC tokamak will require engineering complex integrated systems at the limits of materials performance and capabilities. Modern materials, manufacturing, and design tools open a new engineering space that was previously inaccessible. The Magnet System Engineer will:
work within a multi-disciplinary team of physicists and engineers as part of collaborative sponsored research projects at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center;
design superconducting magnet systems at the limits of engineering;
explore use of innovative materials and magnet geometry to maximize performance;
identify, plan, and execute enabling R&D, working with experimentalists to validate simulations;
develop novel solutions to complex, integrated problems; and
be responsible for supporting both the tokamak R&D with MIT as well as development of spinout
technologies at CFS.
The ideal candidate will have:
skill in designing superconducting magnet systems;
detailed knowledge of material parameters at cryogenic temperatures and in high magnetic fields;
designed and contributed to the successful construction and operation of high-field magnet systems;
experience with modern simulation and design tools;
ability to effectively communicate results to scientists and engineers not familiar with the subject;
the skill to clearly express and critique ideas;
a value for elegance and simplicity over complexity;
a drive towards commercially-viable solutions; and
the desire to work in a fast-paced, startup R&D environment.
If you share our mission and believe you are a good fit for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
AT COMMONWEALTH FUSION SYSTEMS, WE VALUE DIVERSITY AND ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER BY CHOICE.
About Commonwealth Fusion Systems
Commonwealth Fusion Systems was founded in 2017, combining the lean, fast mentality of a startup, with the deep talent pool of academia and the world’s leading investors in science and energy, to develop the fastest path to commercial fusion energy. CFS is collaborating with researchers at the MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center to design and build a new class of superconducting magnets that will drastically reduce the size and cost of fusion power plants. We bring together decades of cutting-edge fusion science with a recently developed materials science breakthrough in superconductors.