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Manager, Structural Engineering

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Devens, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.
CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.
The structural engineering manager will lead a small group of mechanical engineers focused on structural, thermal, and electromagnetic analysis. The manager will review and conduct calculations, and deliver presentations. The manager may interact with technical and non-technical stakeholders to define the scope of analyses for their team and help escalate structural risks to leadership.

This team member will:

  • Provide technical review and approval of calculations and reports generated by their team
  • Assist in developing and implementing workflows, guides, and best practices for the structural engineering department
  • Ensure consistent processes, methods and quality for work product delivered by their team
  • Foster a peer review culture within their team
  • Develop the technical proficiency and careers of their team
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define the scope of calculations
  • Ensure calculation fidelity is balanced with stakeholder timelines
  • Ensure that work is balanced across the team according to skills and bandwidth
  • Participate in design reviews on behalf of the structural engineering department
  • Assist the central engineering department in making data-driven decisions

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

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field (e.g. Aerospace Engineering)
  • Proficiency in Ansys Workbench and SpaceClaim
  • 5 years of professional experience performing finite element analysis
  • Strong understanding of structural mechanics, material properties, and stress analysis
  • Solid knowledge of the fundamentals of computational structural mechanics, including non-linear materials, contacts, and fatigue
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Effective communication skills to convey complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

  • Leadership experience
  • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
  • Perform activities such as typing, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
  • Work in a facility that contains industrial hazards including heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, high current, pressure systems, and cryogenics
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CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.
At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.