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Director of HTS Magnet Systms

Type One Energy

Type One Energy

Tennessee, USA
Posted on Tuesday, April 30, 2024

We’re all about solving climate change through fusion energy, one stellarator at a time. Our impressive team of globally recognized fusion scientists along with veteran business leaders with experienced in scaling energy technologies, came together with the ambition to fulfill the bold decadal vision of commercial fusion.

If changing the world wasn’t incentive enough, here’s why you should join us:

We designed, built, and operated the world’s leading stellarators.

We aim to commercialize fusion energy in 10 years.

We know what we’re doing - our leadership team has over 150 years of experience combined.

We’ve already been recognised for our work by the Department of Energy through awards and funding.

Our philosophy accepts no intellectual boundaries and celebrates creativity.

If you are searching for the best new ideas and share our vision, join us as a “Director of Engineering-HTS Magnet Systems”. This is what you need to know:

Location: Oak Ridge (TN), Boston (MA) or Madison (WI)

Salary: Highly Competitive Plus Benefits

Contract: Permanent, full time

Reporting to: Senior Director of Engineering and VP of Engineering

Your role in the mission:

Type One Energy group are looking for a Director of Magnet Systems to direct the design, analysis, specification and procurement of complete magnet systems for two projects. The first project is Project Infinity- a medium scale stellarator that will demonstrate the performance of a highly optimized stellarator magnetic field configuration as well as the viability of high temperature superconducting stellarator magnets to produce that field configuration.

Following successful design, fabrication, and operation of Project Infinity, Type One Energy will begin construction of a second project, the Fusion Pilot Plant (FPP). This plant will demonstrate net production of electrical power with a closed fuel cycle.

The primary function of this position is to provide engineering management for the conceptual, preliminary, and final design and procurement of all the HTS magnets and related structures. This will be followed by design and procurement of magnet systems and components for the FPP.

Other Key Responsibilities:

Manage and direct a multidisciplinary team to develop the HTS magnet system design.

Coordinate with the Program Manager to develop the program work breakdown structure, integrated master plan, and/or integrated master schedule

Be responsible for technical quality and performance, budget (cost), schedule and risk and opportunity for magnet system engineering

Direct trade-offs as needed to make optimum design choices with respect to technical, cost and schedule constraints

Manage conduct and completion of subsystem and lower technical reviews

Provide product/subsystems design oversight for all magnet system components

Provide Configuration Management oversight for magnet system design and procurement products

Support the transition of the system to the Manufacturing Operations group.

Provide engineering support for procurement.

Coordinate between Engineering Functional Management and staff

Manage Engineering environment, as specified by the needs of the engineering teams, to meet program objectives - labs, tools, resources (e.g., workstations)

Work with functional engineering management to ensure that standardized tools and development environment is utilized and applied

What you’ll need

  • Master's or Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in directing engineering design teams for highly technical, complex hardware.
  • Proven experience in planning design work and meeting schedules within budget constraints
  • Familiarity with CAD systems and engineering analysis software
  • Knowledge of high field electromagnets, especially HTS magnets is desirable.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

In addition to a basic salary and yearly bonus, you will also get…

  • Stock and share options 📈
  • Relocation allowance 💰
  • Insurance plans 🩺
  • 401k retirement options 💸
  • And many more great voluntary benefits 👀

Embrace the mission by submitting your application on our careers page, then head over to our website to learn more about the revolutionary team behind Stellarator technology.

About Us:

Type One Energy Group is mission-driven to provide sustainable, affordable fusion power to the world.

At Type One Energy we believe that our employees are our greatest asset. We are committed to creating a positive and supportive work environment where everyone feels valued and respected. We value diversity, inclusion, and equity, and are committed to providing our employees with the resources and opportunities they need to succeed

The company was formed in 2019 by a team of globally-recognized fusion scientists with a strong track record of building state-of-art stellarator fusion machines, together with veteran business leaders experienced in successfully scaling companies and commercializing energy technologies.

Type One Energy applies proven advanced manufacturing methods, modern computational physics and high-field superconducting magnets to develop its optimized stellarator fusion energy system. Its FusionDirect development program pursues the lowest-risk, shortest-schedule path to a fusion power plant over the coming decade, using a partner-intensive and capital-efficient strategy. For more information, visit https://www.typeoneenergy.com/.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Type One Energy is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity, searching for the best new ideas and remaining open to unique perspectives. Therefore, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment independent of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.