Principal Tritium Engineer

Number of employees

190

Devens, MA, United States

Posted on: 2023-12-08

Category: renewables

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy. 

CFS is collaborating with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with new groundbreaking high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. 

The mission is to deploy fusion power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. 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. 

If you are interested in joining our team, check out cfs.energy/careers for more information.

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.

Commonwealth Fusion HR LLC seeks a full time Principal Tritium Engineer at our offices located at 117 Hospital Road, Devens, MA 01434.

The principal tritium engineer will work closely with the SPARC fueling and tritium SRO, technical leads, and tritium experts to test, design, procure, and operate tritium processing systems for the SPARC fuel cycle.

Position requires travel to various design and manufacturing facilities across the United States and Canada (5-10%); and to attend conferences and workshops worldwide (5%).
 
*Position is eligible for Employee Referral Program.
 
Salary: $152,925 - $219,582.87/year.

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.

Duties include:

  • Lead the design of components and skidded systems for use within the SPARC fueling system including but not limited to trace tritium recovery from air and water process streams.
  • Define the requirements, interfaces, appropriately sizing the components, support instrument selection, and develop the concept of operations.
  • Develop and design the requirements for the air exhaust detritiation system and a water detritiation system and its interfaces with facilities (power, water, air) and other tokamak systems including vacuum, diagnostics, and torus.
  • Size the trace tritium recovery system to capture off-normal and normal operations.
  • Design the water treatment system with passive pumping to minimize moving components exposed to process streams.
  • Develop Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams and supporting documentation to lead construction of the supporting plant at CFS.
  • Lead the systems through detailed design and hazard analysis.
  • Manage the supplier contract responsibilities, schedule for delivery, factory acceptance testing and installation into CFS.
  • Monitor the schedule, budget, and engineering risks.
  • Develop processes and layouts for fueling subsystems that are communicated through standard engineering documents and integrated with tokamak and tokamak interfacing systems.
  • Support the fueling system technical leads in completion of design and documentation for engineering design reviews.
  • Responsible for the procurement and delivery of skids and plant systems, working with an integrated product team to manage the project.
  • Coordinate engineering system development with contractors and integrate systems in house for SPARC operations.
  • Provide tritium experience and expertise for development of SPARC and ARC operations.
  • Ensure all systems that will contact or contain tritium are compatible with tritium; maintain compliance with tritium licenses.
  • Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equiv.) in Chemical Engineering, or closely related engineering field, plus four years of experience in an engineering role. 
  • Experience, which may be gained concurrently, must include each of the following:

  • 2 years of experience building gas processing systems;
  • 2 years of experience working with transport phenomena and chemical processes in gasses and interaction of volatile gasses with seals, pumps, and transfer lines;
  • 2 years of experience with the application of ASME BPVC Section VIII Div. 1 and B31.3 Process Piping;
  • 2 years of delivering construction drawings, documents, specifications, and contracts in a start-up environment(s) for industrial scale processes;
  • 2 years of experience in gas separation, selective adsorption and measurement methods;
  • 2 years of laboratory experience handling hazardous materials; and
  • 2 years of experience designing of tritium systems.
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