Structural Engineer

Commonwealth Fusion

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Hardware
  • Post Date: 12/30/2020
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  • Company Address: 501 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, 02139

About Commonwealth Fusion

CFS is combining proven physics backed by decades of government-funded fusion research with a revolutionary superconducting magnet technology to accelerate the path to commercial fusion energy.

Job Description

The SPARC tokamak will have a variety of complex systems under extreme electromagnetic and thermal loads. We're looking to add an early-/mid-career structural engineer to our team to help us tackle these engineering challenges.

This team member 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 and analyze novel solutions to complex structural problems;
    • interface with vendors and partners to ensure manufacturing feasibility of designs;
    • identify and help execute enabling R&D; and
    • contribute to both tokamak R&D as well as spin-out technologies.

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

    • solid knowledge of the fundamentals of computational structural mechanics;
    • a high proficiency for modern CAD and FEA tools;
    • experience with systems at the limits of engineering (e.g., plastic analysis, indeterminate structures, advanced materials, etc.);
    • eagerness to learn magnet structural engineering from leaders in the field;
    • a bachelor’s degree in a related engineering field (e.g., mechanical or civil engineering);
    • at least 5 years of experience doing structural engineering in industry;
    • a professional engineer is preferred but not required;
    • the skill to clearly express and critique ideas;
    • a value for elegance and simplicity over complexity; and
    • a drive towards commercially-viable solutions.

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