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Fuelling our cutting edge technology and energetic work environment is the fact that everyone at General Fusion wants to make a difference to the world. We’re focused on creating a practical approach to fusion power, and our workplace reflects that.

 

The pace is fast, teams are small and agile, and the work is stimulating. Though we’ve grown to become a cutting edge research facility, pragmatism is still at the core of what we do. Physicists, engineers, machinists and computer scientists work side by side to iterate designs, creatively overcome problems, and rapidly develop our technology.

What it’s Like to Work at General Fusion

If you can find a space in our bike room, you’ll discover an active and outgoing team of some of the brightest minds around. Morning coffee rides are as much part of the culture as the lunchtime conversations that inevitably require a whiteboard. We don’t have a foosball table, but strike a balance of lifestyle and benefits that make this a great place to work.

Current Job Postings

PLASMA PHYSICIST

Opportunity

General Fusion is seeking experienced plasma physicists to contribute to the development of our magnetized target fusion (MTF) power plant. We are looking for individuals to aid in the analysis of our experimental campaigns, who can then use that information to develop models that compare experimental results with simulation and help inform the direction of future development.

General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and can stay focused on goals while operating in a fast paced development environment. We welcome individuals who possess the drive required to work on difficult problems, are excited by alternative and innovative solutions and are comfortable with working both independently and within a group.

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will work under the Director of Plasma Development and, with the rest of the engineering and physics staff, to further the development of plasma targets for General Fusion’s power plant design.

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to that of the whole.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Analysis of data produced by experimental campaigns and reporting of results.
  • Relating the analysis to known plasma physics theory and simulation.
  • Using experimental results to inform further plasma technology development.
  • Diagnostic development

Qualifications

Qualified candidates possess a balance of strong plasma theory background and practical experimentation skills. Candidates for this position must have:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics or a closely related field.
  • Strong background in research related to magnetic confinement of plasmas.
  • Strong grasp of plasma theory and ability to apply relevant theory to develop models ofthe experimental system as well as to contribute to technological innovations.
  • Practical experimentation skills.
  • Experience doing quantitative analysis in Igor, Matlab or similar programming environment.
  • Proven ability to work well within a team setting.

Additional consideration will be given to candidates who have experience in:

  • Magnetized Target Fusion.
  • Use of visible, VUV, or soft X-ray spectroscopy to analyze high temperature plasmas.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Computational Plasma Physicist

Position Overview:

As a member of the Applied Physics team, the Computational Plasma Physicist will help develop relevant and accurate computational models of the plasma dynamics in General Fusion’s Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) compression architecture. The work will involve incorporating new physical effects into existing code or developing and testing new code. The successful candidate should also be familiar with computational and numerical methods in areas outside of plasma physics, including computational fluid dynamics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the engineering and science teams to develop models that are supported by the governing physics
  • Modeling component interactions and accurately predicting physical results
  • Taking ownership of the modeling results, ensuring that they meet the needs, in both fidelity and confidence, of the engineering team 
  • Actively reconciling model results with experimental physical results and using them to improve the fidelity of the models
  • Evaluating new techniques, software, and computer resources

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Computational research experience in plasma physics or magnetohydrodynamics in a Linux/Unix environment
  • Strong programming skills and a willingness to learn new methods
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Preferred:

  • Experience running code on parallel machines 
  • Familiarity with MHD codes such as VAC or NIMROD 
  • Familiarity with MATLAB or Python
  • Familiarity with experimental methods and electromagnetic theory

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to the whole. General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group. 

Education:

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics, fluid mechanics, or a closely related field.

Applications

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-15” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Senior Plasma Physicist

Position Overview:

As a member of the Applied Physics team, the Senior Plasma Physicist will contribute to the development of our magnetized target fusion (MTF) power plant. The Senior Plasma Physicist will aid in the analysis of our experimental campaigns, and then use that information to develop models that reconcile experimental results with simulation and help inform the direction of future development. 

The ideal candidate is self-motivated, has strong communication skills and can stay focused on goals while operating in a fast-paced development environment. They would possess the drive required to work on difficult problems, is excited by alternative and innovative solutions and are comfortable with working both independently and within a group.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing and integrating diagnostic data from General Fusion plasma experiments to develop comprehensive hypotheses for evolution of plasma characteristics, and reconcile them with simulation results and reconstructions
  • Proposing new experimental campaigns and corresponding simulations to answer key questions regarding plasma parameter evolution, and optimization of MTF targets 
  • Working with the simulation, reconstruction, and diagnostic teams in the development of dynamic models of compact toroid (CT) plasmas under compression. 

 

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Strong background in research in fusion science and magnetized plasma
  • Strong grasp of plasma theory and be able to apply relevant theory to develop models of the experimental system as well as to contribute to technological innovations
  • Proven ability to work well within a team setting

Preferred:

  • Experience in Magnetized Target Fusion

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to the whole. General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group. 

Education:

Ph. D. or equivalent degree in plasma physics, fusion science or closely related field.

Applications:

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-21” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Electrical Engineer/ Instrumentation Engineer

Position Overview:

As a member of the Diagnostics team, the Electrical Engineer will work as part of the team in the development of General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant. This is a broader support role to the diagnostics team and the work will focus on design of signal capture & processing equipment for plasma diagnostics for both directly for and in support of the Fusion Demonstration Plant.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design of signal capture & processing equipment/algorithms for plasma diagnostics
  • Signal processing – software design & implementation
  • Experience with Signal processing – hardware & software
  • DAQ design & implementation
  • Working with spice modelling / circuit transfer design

 

Relevant Education, Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Strong knowledge in sensor design
  • Experience designing for high electrical noise environments
  • EMI/EMC experience
  • DAQ design & implementation experience
  • Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment

 

Preferred:

  • 8-10 years’ experience in designing electronics for pulsed/ switch power environments
  • Experience in designing & validating prototypes in a research and development setting.
  • Signal processing – software design & implementation experience
  • Signal processing – hardware- design & development experience

 

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and each team member will need to become familiar with the full scope of the plasma development and understand how their work relates to the whole. This is a broader support role to the diagnostics team. General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group.

 

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

 

Applications:

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-03” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Environmental Health and Safety Manager

General Fusion is transforming how the world is energized by developing the first commercially viable fusion power plant. Fusion will deliver clean, safe, and on-demand power at industrial scale, providing a powerful complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emission grid. Combining new technologies, proven industrial processes, and advances in fundamental fusion science, General Fusion aims to be the first in the world to develop commercial fusion power. Key performance requirements have been demonstrated at the system level, setting the stage for building a pre-commercial fusion power prototype.

Position Overview:

General Fusion is searching for an Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Manager to lead the Company’s EH&S Program (Program) at its headquarters in the metro Vancouver area. Reporting to the Vice President, Fusion Island Engineering, the successful candidate will have experience in developing, operationalizing, and managing best-in-class Programs within a broad-based technology development environment. They will have experience with EH&S programs which reflect a combination of industrial safety standards and best practices for working in an environment that includes high energy electrical systems, high intensity lasers, high energy fluid/mechanical systems and alkaline metals.

General Fusion has a risk-informed foundation for its EH&S Program, building on the principles of Human Performance. The EH&S manager will maintain these guiding principles in refining and improving the Company’s Program, by working closely with the leadership team and communicating effectively across the entire organization – including engineering, technology development, executive leadership, human resource and administrative functions – to lead a collaborative, human performance focused safety culture built on trust, teamwork, and operational excellence.

Key Responsibilities:

The EH&S Manager’s scope of responsibility will include

Health and Safety Culture

  • Developing and maintaining the systems, processes, policies, and best practices necessary for maintaining a safe Company work environment and excellent safety culture in a technology development environment.
  • Collaborating with the technology development organization - including engineers, scientists and subject matter experts - to do hazard analyses and develop operational safety practices in General Fusion’s laboratories, including the safe operation and maintenance of General Fusion’s test beds and prototypes.
  • Acts as a change agent in support of continuous improvement

Health and Safety Program Management

  • Leading the Company’s Safety Committee and maintaining all necessary records and documentation associated with the Committee business.
  • Conducting and documenting risk assessments for test beds and prototypes across General Fusions technology development program.
  • Developing and managing an effective root cause analysis program as part of an overall Corrective Action Program (CAP) for both actual safety incidents as well as near misses – including incident assessment, capturing and effectively communicating incident learnings, and ensuring proper follow up of action plans together with management.
  • Tracking, documenting, communicating, and reporting the Company’s safety performance to stakeholders such as employees and the senior management team.
  • Ensuring effective and consistent implementation of the H&S program across our facilities in the metro Vancouver area.

Health and Safety Compliance

  • Ensuring General Fusion work practices, facilities, equipment, and work environment comply with all applicable regulations, laws, codes, and standards.

Requirements:

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • 10+ years of experience managing safety programs in a prototype or technology development environment.
  • Strong technical background with proven experience in developing safety policy using a risk-based approach.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Acts as change agent to drive cultural change and inspires others to action through collaboration and influence.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Focus on , building relations with functional and with key stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; service oriented.
  • Must have strong communication & presentations skills and ability to relate to all levels of the organization.

Preferred:

  • Experience with high energy fluid/mechanical systems safety practices and design.
  • Experience with high intensity laser safety experience.
  • Experience with high energy pulsed power systems safety practices and design.
  • Experience with liquid alkaline metal-based fluid systems safety practices and design.
  • Experience with radiation protection programs and principles.

Education:

  • University Degree in Engineering or Industrial Safety.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications:

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-30” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Experimental Plasma Physicist, Diagnostics

General Fusion is transforming how the world is energized by developing the first commercially viable fusion power plant. Fusion will deliver clean, safe and on-demand power at industrial scale, providing a powerful complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emission grid.

Combining new technologies, proven industrial processes, and advances in fundamental fusion science, General Fusion aims to be the first in the world to develop commercial fusion power. Key performance requirements have been demonstrated at the system level, setting the stage for building a pre-commercial fusion power prototype.

Position Overview:

We are looking for an experimental plasma physicist to join our diagnostics team. The focus of this position is on laser-based heterodyne plasma diagnostic techniques (interferometry and polarimetry).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop new diagnostic systems for plasma experiments.
  • Assemble, install, and operate diagnostic equipment.
  • Process data, interpret and report results.
  • Relate the analysis to known plasma physics theory and simulation.
  • Use experimental results to inform further diagnostic development.

Requirements:

Education:

  • A Masters or Ph.D., or equivalent degree, in plasma physics or a closely related field.

Skillset:

  • Strong background in research related to diagnostics for magnetically confined high-temperature plasmas; specifically with heterodyne laser based diagnostic techniques.
  • Strong grasp of plasma theory and be able to apply relevant theory to develop models of the experimental system as well as to contribute to technological innovations.
  • Proven ability to work well within a team setting.
  • Experience with statistical data analysis tools and standard data science techniques.
  • Experience in Magnetized Target Fusion is an asset.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications:

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-17” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Director, Information Technology

About Us:

General Fusion is transforming how the world is energized by developing the first commercially viable fusion power plant. Fusion will deliver clean, safe, and on-demand power at industrial scale, providing a powerful complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emission grid.

Combining new technologies, proven industrial processes, and advances in fundamental fusion science, General Fusion aims to be the first in the world to develop commercial fusion power. Key performance requirements have been demonstrated at the system level, setting the stage for building a pre-commercial fusion power prototype.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of IT will lead and grow the IT team, collaborate with other leaders inside he company, and work directly with external partners to build up the overall IT capabilities of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute the near term and long-term IT strategy and roadmap to support the growth of the company
  • Build and lead the IT team including coaching and developing direct reports inside the IT organization
  • Collaborate cross functionally with key internal stakeholders such as the R&D Software Development team, Finance, Procurement, HR, Facilities and Fusion Demonstration Plant team
  • Support selection, procurement, maintenance and deployment of new hardware and software technologies such as ERP, CRM, HCM, EAM…
  • Oversee and manage a successful ERP implementation
  • Coordinate with external partners such as software vendors and/or system implementers
  • Develop and execute the IT Target Operating Model for an efficient and lean IT function
  • Ensure IT compliance with SOX requirements for going public (e.g. implementing adequate internal controls) 

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Previous experience in technology consulting or IT leadership position
  • 15+ years of experience with right mix of skills
  • 5 years as IT director or VP level
  • Computer Science or Engineering degree or equivalent
  • Experience working with C-level executives

Preferred:

  • Experience working in an early stage, high tech and/or high growth company
  • Experience working on multi-facility, global projects, specific experience in Canada, US, and the UK
  • Experience managing IT Program for industrial companies (e.g. green field plant)
  • Knowledge of framework or certification such as ITIL, TOGAF, PMP, Scrum, BRM
  • Knowledge of Security framework such as NIST,…
  • Experience working in an early stage company
  • Experience working in energy & utilities, clean tech, renewables and/or high-tech sectors

General Fusion seeks individuals who are self-motivated, have good communication skills and are comfortable with creative problem solving independently and within a group.

What We Offer:

  • An environment shaped by a meaningful, purpose-driven mission
  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications:

Please apply directly at the following link:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=3196ba6f-d49c-4493-9290-3d91489bdfa9&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=411416&source=CC2&lang=en_CA

or:

send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-62” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

Senior HR Generalist

About Us:

General Fusion is transforming how the world is energized by developing the first commercially-viable fusion power plant. Fusion will deliver clean, safe and on-demand power at industrial scale, providing a powerful complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emission grid.

Combining new technologies, proven industrial processes, and advances in fundamental fusion science, General Fusion aims to be the first in the world to develop commercial fusion power. Key performance requirements have been demonstrated at the system level, setting the stage for building a pre-commercial fusion power prototype.

Position Overview:

This role plays a critical role managing all people-related aspects that align with the employment cycle of our employees, including but not limited to, recruiting, on-boarding, benefits administration including workers compensation administration, employee relations, managing the performance review cycle, and off boarding employees.  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee recruitment within the agency. Collaborate with hiring managers to understand skills and competencies required for job openings. Review and provide feedback to managers during the pre-hire process. Provide support to managers by participating in the interview process and skills assessments as requested by the hiring manager.
  • Work with the Chief HR Officer (CHRO) in developing and implementing recruitment strategies and processes necessary to achieve organizational staffing objectives.
  • Work with the HR and Payroll team in tracking all pay increases, active employees and reviewing the pre-process payroll register on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Assist with the open enrollment process, and ensures benefit enrollments and terminations are processed timely.
  • Strong knowledge of compensation and benefit matters.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical and critical reasoning skills
  • Strong compensation and benefit knowledge
  • Ability to work comfortably with diverse populations
  • The ability to engage with personnel at all levels of employment.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in HR Management or related field required. 
  • 5+ years of increasingly responsible experience as an HR Generalist or HR Business Partner is required.
  • Experience with compensation and benefit plans.
  • Experience in HR software implementation, including planning, resource management, and can assist in leading the implementation and post-implementation processes.

How to Apply: 

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# GA-2021-04 in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

ERP / Business Solutions Manager

General Fusion is transforming how the world is energized by developing the first commercially viable fusion power plant. Fusion will deliver clean, safe, and on-demand power at industrial scale, providing a powerful complement to renewables and a pathway to a zero-emission grid. Combining new technologies, proven industrial processes, and advances in fundamental fusion science, General Fusion aims to be the first in the world to develop commercial fusion power. Key performance requirements have been demonstrated at the system level, setting the stage for building a pre-commercial fusion power prototype.

Position Overview:

Reporting to the Director of IT, with a line to the Finance team, the ERP / Business Solutions Manager will initially develop, lead and grow the ERP / Business Solutions role, working directly with external partners and internal stakeholders to participate actively in the implementation of a new ERP (tier 2), then provide ongoing support and maintenance. The role will expand to implementation and support of other systems (e.g. HCM, EAM, CRM, contracts, collaboration tools, other), and has the opportunity to build a team over time as the company is in a growth phase.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage the ERP implementation successfully, stabilize and transition to maintenance & support.
  • Develop the ERP system administration role with hands-on and result oriented mindset.
  • Orchestrate the ERP system administration and/ coordinate with potential managed service provider for execution of incident resolution and service request management.
  • Support the application development and application maintenance & support (AMS) of new business solutions such as ERP, CRM, HCM, EAM, Expense management.
  • Support workplace technology and employee experience (Microsoft O365, Teams, Slack, other).
  • Understands business customers, application adoption & usage, and technology to maximize applications TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) and ROI (Return on Investment).
  • Collaborate & communicate cross functionally to ensure business satisfaction with the Finance – Procurement – HR – functions, R&D team, and the Fusion Demonstration Plant team. Play the strategic IT business partner role.
  • With time, lead and grow the Business Solutions team.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Education:

  • Computer science or engineering degree or equivalent.

Required Skills, Experience and Competencies:

  • Previous experience in ERP implementation and system administration.
  • Experience developing and supporting mission critical applications in the cloud.
  • Experience working with department such as finance, procurement, HR, sales, construction project services and research & development.
  • Experience working in energy & utilities, clean tech, renewables and/or high-tech sectors.

Preferred:

  • 7+ years of experience leading enterprise solutions such as ERP, CRM, HCM and /or EAM platforms.
  • 5+ years as an ERP manager or ERP consultant.
  • Experience working on projects and software procurement in a global context.
  • Experience managing ERP, CRM, HCM, EAM implementation for industrial companies (e.g. green field plant, construction project).
  • Deep knowledge of enterprise architecture, technical design, and software development.
  • Certification(s) on a leading ERP such as Oracle, Microsoft and NetSuite.
  • Experience working in a startup / entrepreneurial culture.
  • Be able to manage the ERP and ensure business satisfaction.

What We Offer:

  • Flexible hours
  • Four weeks’ vacation
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • RRSP Contribution
  • Employee Stock Plan
  • Support for professional development
  • Great company culture – social events, food trucks, bike rides, Sun Run, etc.

Applications:

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-71” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

General Fusion is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, or age.

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