The MIT Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) is an internationally recognized facility at the forefront of plasma physics and fusion energy research. It is located on the main MIT campus in Cambridge, MA and comprises a team of almost 200 top-tier students, scientists, engineers and technicians jointly pursuing fusion research at national laboratory-like scale. The PSFC recently announced a new, accelerated pathway to fusion energy that is based on the development and demonstration of the world’s highest performing superconducting fusion magnets and the design of the first net-energy fusion device--the SPARC tokamak.
The PSFC is undertaking searches for exceptional individuals who want to work in the fast-paced, team-oriented environment of the SPARC project to achieve net fusion energy on an aggressive timescale to help combat global climate change. A new Electrical Engineer Team Lead position is open for immediate consideration on the SPARC project team to work both on SPARC systems directly and on projects that will investigate concepts needed for a fusion reactor. For more on SPARC go to http://www.psfc.mit.edu/research/topics/sparc.
Direct engineers in the design, procurement, fabrication, and installation of systems, including high current power supplies, multi-megawatt RF transmitters, and associated transmission lines and antennas.
Work with both engineers and physicists to develop engineering requirements and to identify, implement, and document engineering solutions based on commercial and custom-designed systems.
Work with vendors to develop specifications for major new equipment and then follow the process through procurement and installation.
Develop resource loaded schedules for these installations.
Direct Engineers involved in associated instrumentation, data acquisition, and control systems.
S. degree or higher in electrical engineering.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience.
Demonstrated record of accomplishment in engineering and managing and directing other engineers.
Strong working knowledge of megawatt level power systems and the instrumentation and control systems needed to operate them.
Clear understanding of kilovolt level three-phase transmission systems and the safety issues involved.
An understanding of project management and scheduling for planning and executing these complex projects.
Interested candidates may apply online at https://hr.mit.edu/careers. Application material should include both a resume detailing education, qualifications, ad areas of expertise and a cover letter describing why you would like to work at MIT on the SPARC project. Please reference job number 17500 and indicate where you saw this posting.
MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.