Careers

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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.

ELECTROMECHANICAL ENGINEER

Opportunity

As a member of the Plasma Injector Systems team, the Electromechanical Engineer will work on the development and design of large electromagnetic coils for General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant. The work will focus on the electrical and mechanical design of coils and associated power supplies that will generate the magnetic fields required by the Plasma Injector System.

The successful candidate has experience in a structured engineering environment, and has demonstrated experience in prototyping, testing and implementing their designs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Developing the design concept for a large (1000’s of volts, 1000’s of amps) pulsed DC power supply from requirements, and extending those concepts into detailed designs
  • Developing test plans, and carrying out the testing, for verification and validation of their designs.
  • Producing the required design documentation throughout the design process.
  • Working closely with the rest of the design team to integrate their design with other systems.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design of power systems for large industrial or scientific equipment
  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and commissioning of large power systems
  • Experience with the design and implementation of fault protection and safety interlock systems to ensure safe system operation and maintenance
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Preferred:

  • Experience in the development and deployment of novel, first of a kind engineering projects.
  • Pulsed power design experience
  • Magnetic material modelling and transformer design

Education:

  • B.Sc. in Electromechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or closely related field.

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-2020-15” 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.

MECHANICAL ENGINEER - Compression Systems

Position Overview:
As a member of the Compression Systems team, the Mechanical Engineer will work as part of the team in the development of General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant. The work will focus on mechanical design of components both directly for and in support of the Fusion Demonstration Plant.

Key Responsibilities:
· Mechanical design for complex engineering challenges which require out-of-the-box thinking and novel concepts.
· Owning and leading the design of major components of the larger system.
· Working with partners and suppliers in the design of key systems and components, often sourcing components that push the limits of fabrication and availability.
· Identifying key risk areas and designing, building and conducting experiments to de-risk such areas of the Fusion Demonstration Plant design.
· Working as part of a larger design team to develop the design for the Fusion Demonstration Plant prototype.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:
· Strong analytical knowledge of engineering statics and dynamics, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics.
· Mechanical aptitude and a willingness to work hands-on with the components of the design, including prototyping, testing, analyzing, and iterating.
· Genuine passion for mechanical design, solving problems, building projects, and making things work.
· Strong understanding of materials and fabrication methods, as well as knowledge of GD&T and the implications of tolerancing on parts and assemblies.
· Ability to work independently, take initiative, and drive the success of individual projects from start to finish, including integrating with other systems and collaborating with other engineering teams.
· Comfortable working to aggressive deadlines.
· Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.

Preferred:
· 10+ years’ experience in mechanical design.
· Experience in designing prototypes in a research and development setting.
· Experience designing components for use in harsh and demanding environments, and for problems where there is little prior art or precedent to draw from.
· Good knowledge of SOLIDWORKS and analysis software tools for evaluating designs.
· Strong communication skills.

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:
· Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Physics (with mechanical specialization).

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 refer to “Job Ref# RR-2020-18” 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.

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Does This Sound Like You?

  • You enjoy applying your first principles approach to understanding nuances of complex engineering and physics concepts
  • Strong understanding of implications of interactions and conflicts between complex systems
  • Proven ability to manage complex mechanical system integration
  • Able to recognize, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve challenges across multiple systems
  • Ability to recognize how challenges within one system may be resolved through changes to one or more different systems
  • You care more about understanding WHAT a system needs to do, and less about how it does it
  • You take a full world view as part of your daily routine
  • Appreciate the value in transforming system requirements into clear, concise verification plans
  • You understand and enjoy the framework of a “System of Systems” approach
  • You enjoy collaborating with driven, passionate individuals across various teams
  • You want to use your talents to change the world for the better!

If this sounds like you, General Fusion’s Systems Engineer role may be the perfect fit!   

Position Overview:

General Fusion is seeking an experienced Systems Engineer to join our Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) team.  The Systems Engineer will take ownership of the Systems Engineering tasks associated with the design and development of several of the Demonstration Plant’s systems.  In this collaborative role, the successful candidate will work closely with Design Engineering to ensure several large electro-mechanical systems are defined, designed, and built to meet the program goals. Please note, this position is not a software system engineering role.

Key Responsibilities:

(What You’ll Be Doing!)

  • Writing, maintaining and updating functional and performance requirements for the systems.
  • Defining systems boundaries and interfaces.
  • Identifying, tracking, deriving, maintaining and updating requirements that stem from interactions that cross system boundaries.
  • Working with the Design Engineering team to ensure that design verification and validation plans meet the program goals.
  • Tracking requirements verification and systems validation.
  • Identifying challenges in meeting design requirements and or maintaining performance margins; working with the Design Engineering teams and the Director of Program Management to resolve these challenges in a manner that continues to meet the program goals.
  • Engaging all stakeholders before changing / updating requirements and margin allocations; communicating all changes to all stakeholders.
  • Working with the team developing and maintaining performance models for the FDP so they accurately reflect and inform design and requirements changes.
  • Working with the Senior Vice President of Prototype Deployment and their team, to capture requirements stemming from assembly, commissioning, testing, operating, servicing, lifetime extension and de-commissioning of the demonstration plant
  • Acting as a systems administrator for managing and maintaining the Systems Engineering information management tools.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

(What You Bring!)

Required:

  • 5+ years of experience as a systems engineer on a multi-disciplinary system-of-systems project or experience as a subject matter expert (e.g. control systems engineer, electro-mechanical engineer, diagnostics engineer, etc.) working with a systems engineer on a system-of systems project.
  • Practical experience transitioning novel, emerging technologies into one-of-a-kind engineering projects.
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing systems’ designs and requirements.
  • Experience writing requirements or designing systems to meet explicitly defined requirements.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Preferred:

  • Hands on experience designing / building / assembling machinery.
  • Experience with a systems engineering database using configuration management controls.
  • Experience writing or executing a Systems Engineering Plan or components of a Systems Engineering Plan (Verification and Validation Plan, Integration Plan, etc.).
  • Experience writing interface definition documents.

Education:

Bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering or other engineering discipline with relevant industrial experience

 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-2021-67” 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.

COMPRESSION SYSTEMS TECHNICIAN

Opportunity

The Compression Systems Technician will provide hands-on support of mechanical and electrical equipment as well as control and diagnostic systems currently in use or under development on General Fusion’s compression experiments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assemble, test and install sub-components of custom-built compression apparatus in the laboratory.
  • Apply critical observation skills to test results, take active role in interpreting results, and communicate results to engineering staff for iterative improvement of lab equipment.
  • Design and construct mechanical jigs, fixtures, stands, brackets and holders using varied materials including: lumber, steel, plastic, aluminum, and extrusions.
  • Manage pipe, fiber & cable routing.
  • Build cable and sensor assemblies.
  • Assist in equipment maintenance and upgrade operations.
  • Specify and order parts and materials for projects.
  • Manage inventory and storage of common lab parts and shop tools.
  • Work independently, while taking the initiative to gather information from engineering staff.
  • Proactively contribute to a great work environment while championing safe work practices.

Requirements:

Required:

  • Hands-on experience with installing and troubleshooting mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Basic machine shop skills (manual mill, lathe, bandsaw, etc.)
    Positive attitude to repetitive tasks and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to operate in a fast-paced environment with rapidly evolving priorities.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Strong multi-disciplinary technical skills – with demonstrated experience in diagnosing, repairing and solving system/equipment challenges.
  • Experience with basic computer programs (Excel, etc).

Preferred:

  • Hands on experience working with a wide variety of mechanical and electrical equipment in a research or product development lab environment.
  • Hands-on experience with installing and troubleshooting optical systems.
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD design software (SolidWorks).
  • Familiarity with 3D printing (SLA or FDM)
  • Basic computer programming and scientific data analysis skills.

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-2020-26” 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, FDP Facility Design & Engineering

Opportunity

Reporting to SVP Prototype Deployment the Director FDP facility & BOP design will Lead an internal engineering team and work directly with external partners to oversee the development, design, delivery and commissioning of ancillary systems in a new industrial facility located in either Canada, USA or the United Kingdom. As a member of the FDP team, the candidate will work as part of the team in the development of General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead an internal engineering team to develop requirements and oversee designs of plant ancillary system:
    • Mechanical Systems (HVAC, Craning, Pneumatic)
    • Electrical Systems (Power distribution, Instruments & Controls, IT)
    • Safety, Security, Fire Detection & Suppression systems
  • Coordinate with external engineers, vendors, and contractors throughout the life cycle of the project
  • Oversee and conduct design reviews, status reports
  • Lead and encourage employees’ development of direct reports

Requirements:

Required:
• Engineering degree or equivalent, with Professional Engineer designation
• Design knowledge of building standards, codes, and regulations for industrial facilities
• Project and/or Construction Management experience

 

Preferred:
• Experience working on projects in Canada, US and the UK
• Familiar with international codes and standards for facility design
• 10-15 years of experience + right mix of skills
• Be able to deliver the design and implementation of the ancillary systems on

 

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and the development / deployment of First of a kind, fusion demonstration plant (FDP) with many custom, highly integrated, state of the art systems. 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-2021-01” 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.

Mechanical Engineer (Magnetic Sensor & Diagnostics) /Physicist

Opportunity

As a member of the Diagnostics team, the Mechanical Engineer will work as part of the team in the development of General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant. The work will focus on mechanical design of magnetic sensors for a high temperature shock environment, both directly for and in support of the Fusion Demonstration Plant.

Key Responsibilities:

• Design magnetic sensors for a high temperature and shock environment
• Designing test jigs for prototype validation
• Leading mechanical design & lab testing
• Mechanical engineering activities
• Instrumentation design
• Test engineering
• Working on precision design for high temperature/ high stress environments
• Working on dDisruptive innovation technologies
• Working on Fusion R&D projects

Requirements:

Required:
• Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
• Good knowledge of SolidWorks
• Strong knowledge of test engineering & Instrumentation design
• Knowledge of Magnetic sensor probe diagnostics
• Experience designing small, precision parts
• Understanding tolerancing of precision parts, and the impact on part cost and delivery time
• Mechanical aptitude and a willingness to work hands-on with the components of the design.
• Flexibility to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.


Preferred:
• 8-10 years’ experience in mechanical design.
• Experience in designing & validating prototypes in a research and development setting.
• MPrecision mechanical design experience for high temperature & high stress environments
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.

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-2021-02” 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.

Computational Fluid Dynamics Researcher

Opportunity

As a member of the Applied Physics team, the Computational Fluid Dynamics researcher will develop relevant and accurate CFD models to assist with design and construction of a variety of components related to liquid metal plasma compression systems. The successful candidate will work closely with the engineering and science teams to determine component interactions, governing physics, and desired results. This will involve taking ownership of the modeling results, ensuring that they meet the needs, in both fidelity and confidence, of the engineering team. It is also expected that the candidate will actively reconcile modeling with experiential results and test cases.

Key Responsibilities:

• Developing CFD models of General Fusion’s compression system in a timely manner
• Post processing modeling results and communicating them to the team in a clear and concise manner
• Soliciting and following up on technical feedback
• Reconciling model outputs with physical results from relevant experimental test beds and using them to improve the fidelity of the models
• Depending on the expertise of the candidate, the opportunity to participate in R&D work such as code development, fundamental research, and advanced post processing

 

Relevant Skills and Experience:

• Passion to efficiently communicate complex ideas with technical audiences
• A refined and proven ability to reduce large, complex problems into domains that are practical to model, while capturing fidelity in important quantities and flows.
• Strong understanding of CFD principles and the ability to apply them to practical problems with a strong background in fluid mechanics and heat transfer
• The wisdom and ability to code reduced order (1D) models of systems to augment, validate, and in some instances, replace CFD models.
• Expert level skill with commercial codes: Fluent or OpenFOAM. Ideally both.
• Experience with Linux/Unix and experience running and post processing simulations on medium and large parallel computers.
• Expert level in Python, and Matlab.
• The candidate must be self-reliant and comfortable working with little supervision, without prescribed work plans, on projects that are based on high-level specifications.
• Experience with scalable cloud computing resources, such as AWS or Azure for HPC applications

 

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 Masters’ degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Physics, Fluid mechanics, or computational sciences or related fields preferred.

 

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-2021-61” 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.

Engineering Physicist - Plasma Reconstruction

Position Overview: 

The Engineering Physicist will be part of a team which is responsible for development and use of tools for plasma reconstruction. Primarily, the role will consist of translating diagnostic data into understanding of fusion plasma behaviour that is not directly observable. 

Key Responsibilities: 

• Collaborative development and coding of fusion plasma analysis algorithms 

• Create and support tools to be used by others within General Fusion, including tools for physics modeling, and visualization 

• Fitting experimental data to a physics model using statistical methods. 

Relevant Skills and Experience: 

The qualified candidate is results focused and has a strong background in coding and numerical methods. He/she will work with the rest of the engineering and physics staff, to further the development of plasma targets for General Fusion’s demonstration plant design. 

Required: 

• Strong background in coding 

• Familiarity with numerical methods 

• Ability to learn and get up to speed quickly

• Proven ability to work well within a team setting 

• Creativity to devise new methods of expanding our understanding

Preferred: 

• Experience creating Python code, especially the use of SciPy and related packages. • Strong grasp of plasma physics theory 

• C++ experience is also beneficial 

• Experience with statistical data analysis tools and standard data science techniques 

• Experience with calibrating and analyzing data from magnetic sensors 

• Familiarity with FEniCS PDE solver 

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: 

• B.A.Sc., or equivalent degree, in Engineering Physics, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, or related fields. 

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-2021-09” 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.

Plasma Injector Operator

Position Overview: 

As a member of the Plasma Injection team, the Plasma Injector Operator will help ensure we are getting the best results out of our Plasma Injector Experiments in accordance with the goals for risk reduction projects. 

Key Responsibilities: 

• Schedule Machine operation and experimental plan 

• Schedule Machine maintenance and upgrades 

• Schedule diagnostic Maintenance Upgrades. 

• Crosstrain operators on different machines 

• Ensure updated safety and operational procedures are in place 

• Ensure a clear test plan is in place for operators running experiments on each machine 

• Work with the machine operators to validate data integrity for each experiment as the test plan is being executed 

• Work with physicists and data analysts to do sanity check on initial results of each experiment to look for systematic errors in the data or the need for modifications to test the plan to ensure the test is achieving the purpose of experiment. 

Relevant Skills and Experience: 

Required: 

• Good working knowledge of the operation of all plasma injectors including diagnostics and controls. 

• Understanding of the basic plasma physics in our injectors to be able to work with the physicists to interpret results. 

• Understanding of the operational principles of the diagnostic to be able to sanity check the data being generated by the experiments. 

• Able to develop controlled test plans that achieve the experimental goals. 

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: 

B.A.Sc. in Physics or B.A.Sc. in Engineering Physics. 

Applications Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-10” 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

Position Overview: 

General Fusion is seeking an experienced business leader who will provide leadership to the Information Technology team. Based in Burnaby, BC, Canada, this individual will be responsible for the overall people and operation management of the IT team. Reporting Directly to the CFO this person is accountable for providing a vision and strategic plan for IT (and executing) within the business, while ensuring the cost-effective delivery of services and projects that align with the corporate and business unit strategy. Our next IT leader will have the opportunity to drive the adoption and optimization of technologies, methodologies, and tools necessary to push us forward, in addition to working as a peer with a bright, motivated, and technically diverse team. 

Key Responsibilities: 

The Director, Information Technology is a leadership level position that will participate in the Senior Leadership Team meetings and discussions that oversee the organization’s technology initiatives, IT changes, and updates to all projects. Following are key responsibilities for this position: 

IT Strategy and Planning 

• Work with the Executive Leadership to lead the company’s technology vision and its implementation, including continuously assessing the potential of emerging technologies. 

• Orchestrate complex projects that involve a multiple number of smaller initiatives while gaining enterprise wide engagement and support. 

• Recognize business transformational opportunities that optimize current and identifies new opportunities to improve performance and operations, aligning key stakeholders to a common vision. 

• Participate in strategic and operational governance processes. 

• Provide strategic direction and oversight for the design, operation and support of IT systems and programs that fulfill the needs of the business, including architecture management, application management, infrastructure, security, and risk management. 

• Develop and maintain an appropriate IT organizational structure that supports the needs of the business. 

• Maintain and optimize enterprise systems in support of business operations to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development. 

• Identify, compare, select, and implement technology solutions to meet current and future business and product needs. 

• Understand the company’s business model, business needs and opportunities for optimization. 

• In conjunction with business, develop the digital strategy and roadmap, ensuring its integration with the business strategy and plans. 

• Foster innovation within the organization to create new solutions that enable business results. 

• Ensure IT system operations adhere to applicable laws and regulations. 

• Establish and test technology provisions to ensure business continuity in the event of an unplanned outage. 

IT Operations and Influence 

• Develop an enterprise approach for leading improvement projects/programs that impact multiple business units. 

• Act as a trusted advisor to the Leadership team by building and maintaining relationships with business leaders to develop a clear understanding of business needs; ensure cost-effective delivery of information technology services to meet those needs (both current and future) and respond with agility to changing business priorities. 

• Assess the organization’s current capability and future opportunities while balancing between short-term improvements and long-term value. 

• Champion initiatives to create value for the business and reallocate resources as needed. 

• Support key projects that are at various stages and ensure successful delivery of solutions through effective prioritization, issue management, and communication with stakeholders and the senior leadership team.

• Maintain current knowledge of technology landscape and developments. 

• Track, analyze, and monitor technology performance metrics and work with various stakeholders to continually improve performance and outcomes.

• Own information security for the company ensuring that all reasonable measures are always in place. 

• Develop, track, and control the development of annual operating and capital budgets for IT. 

• Ensure that existing programs are functioning optimally, and necessary updates are made. 

• Provide systems and processes that enable all reported issues to be resolved quickly and efficiently. 

Leading Teams 

• Manage and lead the Information Technology team, including hiring, coaching, and effectively managing individual and team performance to meet and exceed on goals and objectives. 

• Build a high-performance environment and implement a value-based people strategy that attracts, retains, develops, and motivates team members. 

• Influence and inspire others to take responsibility for change while gaining engagement and trust from all stakeholders. 

• Proactively evaluate solution delivery partnerships with third party providers, manage vendor relationships and ensure vendor performance is meeting the agreed service level. 

Critical Leadership Behaviors 

• Acts strategically: capacity to formulate strategies, to translate strategies into business plans and budgets and to implement actions to achieve business objectives. 

• Exhibits highly effective communication skills: in all forums (interpersonal, written, presentations) and with all stakeholders (team members, senior leadership team, Board of Directors, vendors, etc.) 

• Highly collaborative: establishes alignment across all areas of the business and within own team. 

• Embraces what is possible: seeks technology advances and continuous improvements that provide value to the guest and business. 

• Results orientated: champions efforts for change that will increase productivity and goal accomplishment across the organization. 

• Demonstrates inspirational leadership: in managing both projects and people (ownership and accountability) 

• Business maturity and self-awareness: uses good judgement, has strong interpersonal skills and a high sense of awareness on how individual behaviours and actions are impacting the teams. 

Relevant Skills and Experience: 

• 10+ years in hands-on progressive technology-related leadership roles.

• Senior level experience with managing enterprise-wide programs, leading teams that implemented/maintained core business systems 

 Proven experience aligning technology with business objectives, driving business success through delivering timely and efficient technology solutions. 

• Experience coaching and mentoring high-performing teams of technology professionals. 

• Demonstrated experience in IT strategic planning, organization design and development. 

• Demonstrated ability to drive change through communication, leadership, and influencing skills. • Inspirational leader that gains trust and commitment in others to achieve great results. 

• Experience leading cross-functional teams and/or enterprise wide programs, influencing senior level management and key stakeholders effectively across complex contexts [more of a nice to have] 

Education: Required: 

• Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science / Computer Engineering or related. 

Preferred: • Graduate degree in business or a related field will be beneficial. 

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-2021-62” 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.

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.

Mechanical Designer

Does This Sound Like You?

  • You’re a common sense, technically savvy, Mechanical Designer!
  • You want to work in a state-of-the-art fully integrated facility.
  • You're great at what you do.
  • You want to work with a fantastic dynamic team.
  • You want to be challenged and make a difference, in your career and in your life
  • Most importantly, you want to change the world…….

If this describes you, the role of Mechanical Designer at General Fusion could be the perfect fit for you!

Position Overview:

 General Fusion is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our mechanical design team in support of the design of its pre-commercial fusion power prototype, the Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP).  Working with new generation, leading edge technology, The Mechanical Designer will be responsible for maintaining the integrated engineering model of the FDP through all phases of the design.  Reporting to the Manager, Compression Engineering, this highly collaborative role will work with an array of internal stakeholders in Engineering, Systems Engineering and Technology Deployment as well as with General Fusion’s development partners, to maintain the ‘single source of truth’ of the integrated FDP model.

Key Responsibilities:

(What you’ll be doing!)

  • Developing and maintaining the integrated engineering model of General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant prototype from conceptual through to final design. This includes integrating the individually designed systems into a single engineering model and managing interfaces and conflicts between systems.
  • Providing model outputs such as materials totals, interferences, and space constraints for stakeholders across the program, including engineering partners to General Fusion.
  • Maintaining the configuration of the engineering model throughout the design cycle to provide current and accurate model outputs to the required stakeholders.
  • Create models of components and system envelopes, and produce technical drawings and presentation graphics as required.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

(What You Bring!)

Required:

  • 10+ years’ experience in the mechanical design of complex systems.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Solidworks
  • Experience in managing complex, multi-user engineering models including experience with configuration management and full design life cycles.
  • Excellent communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to work with others across different business units

Preferred:

  • Experience with Systems Engineering
  • Experience in Solidworks PDM
  • Experience with geometric dimensioning and tolerancing.
  • Experience with other solid modeling software packages.

Education:

Required

  • Diploma Mechanical Engineering Technology

Preferred

  • Sc. in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

 What We Offer:

(What We Can Provide You!)

  • 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-2021-13” 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.

Computational Plasma Physicist - Edge Physics

As a member of the Applied Physics team, the Computational Plasma Physicist – Edge Physics will help develop relevant and accurate computational models of the plasma edge in General Fusion’s Magnetized Target Fusion (MTF) experiments and power plant. Focus will be on simulating edge physics and collaborating within the simulation team to integrate the edge model with MHD simulations of the magnetized plasma target under compression.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the choice of edge physics codes, and ensure that the selected codes are applicable to the conditions to be simulated.
  • Working closely within the simulation team to couple or otherwise integrate the edge physics model with MHD simulation of the fusion plasma
  • Work with the experimental team to validate the edge physics model
  • Taking ownership of the modeling results, ensuring that they meet the needs, in both fidelity and confidence, of the engineering team
  • Evaluating new techniques, software, and computer resources

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Computational research experience in plasma physics in a Linux environment
  • Experience in simulation of plasma boundary effects
  • Experience with plasma boundary codes such as SOLPS, UEDGE or EIRENE
  • 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-2021-16” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Facility Design and Engineering

Position Overview:

Reporting to SVP Prototype Deployment the Sr. Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Facility Design and Engineering will serve as the lead mechanical engineer to develop, design, deliver and commission mechanical systems in a new industrial facility located in UK. As a member of the FDP team, the candidate will work as part of the team in the development of General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead engineer for mechanical systems in an industrial plant:
  • HVAC systems
  • Craning systems (50 to 200T)
  • Pneumatic Systems
  • Plumbing & Drainage
  • Safety Systems & Interlocks
  • Standard Industrial Process Systems
  • Coordinate with internal and external engineers, vendors, and contractors throughout the life cycle of the project
  • Conduct and participate in design reviews, status reports and procurement support

Relevant Education, Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Engineering degree or equivalent, with Professional Engineer designation
  • 8-10 years of experience
  • Experience with 3D modeling CAD software
  • Design knowledge of building standards, codes and regulations for industrial facilities
  • Project and/or Construction Management experience

Preferred:

  • Experience working on projects in Canada, US and the UK
  • Familiar with international codes and standards for facility design
  • Heavy Industrial Manufacturing or Construction experience
  • Be able to deliver the design and implementation of mechanical systems on schedule, budget and scope while working with internal General Fusion teams and external partners

The work involved in this project combines a wide range of skill sets, and the development / deployment of First of a kind, fusion demonstration plant (FDP) with many custom, highly integrated, state of the art systems. 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# FDP 2021-02” 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.

R&D Mechanical Design Lead (Center Shaft Lead)

Position Overview:

As a member of the Diagnostics team, the R&D Mechanical Design Lead (Center Shaft Lead) will work as part of the team in the development of General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant. This is a lead role to the diagnostics team and the work will focus on designing a complex Integrated system with multiple stakeholders and difficult design requirements both directly for and in support of the Fusion Demonstration Plant.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead on designing a complex Integrated system with multiple stakeholders and difficult design requirements
  • Work with optical signal transfer/ vision systems
  • Work with data signal transfer
  • Experience of working with high voltage/pulsed power systems
  • Strong experience with R&D and Mechanical Design

Relevant Education, Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Mechanical Engineering Degree of equivalent
  • At least 8-10 years of Mechanical Design and R&D experience
  • Experience of developing new & innovative solutions to technical problems

 

Preferred:

  • Optical signal transfer/vision systems/imaging experience
  • Experience with Data signal transfer & High voltage/pulsed power systems
  • materials engineering
  • mechanical stress/strain analysis (e.g. ansys or similar)

 

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-2021-11” 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

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

  • Developing and maintaining the systems, processes, policies, and best practices for maintaining a safe Company work environment and excellent safety culture for all employees, contractors and visitors at the General Fusion facilities in the metro Vancouver area.
  • Ensuring General Fusion practices, facilities, equipment, and work environment comply with all applicable regulations, codes, and standards.
  • Leading the Company’s Safety Committee and maintaining all necessary records and documentation associated with the Committee business.
  • Tracking, documenting, communicating, and reporting the Company’s safety performance to stakeholders such as employees and the senior management team.
  • Managing an effective a root cause analysis program as part of an overall Corrective Action Program (CAP) for both actual safety incidents as well as near misses.
  • Collaborating with the Fusion Island Engineering organization to ensure systems and components for the Fusion Demonstration Plant can be safely operated and maintained.

 

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.

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

 

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.

Electrical Engineer

Position Overview:

As a member of the Plasma Injector Systems team, the Electrical Engineer will work on the development, design, and commissioning of pulse power systems involving large capacitor banks and electromagnetic coils for General Fusion’s Fusion Demonstration Plant.

This work will involve designing and working with megawatt-class power conversion systems in high/medium voltage domains, and both AC/DC and DC/DC topologies.  In addition, the work will also involve large energy storage systems deploying capacitors, batteries, and other technologies.

The objective of these systems is to drive an arrangement of coils that will generate the magnetic fields required by the Plasma Injector System. You will also work on the detailed design of large (>10MJ) high voltage (25kV to 50kV) capacitor banks and switches.

The successful candidate has experience in a structured engineering environment, and has demonstrated experience in prototyping, testing and implementing their designs. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop the conceptual and detailed design of a large (1000’s of volts, 1000’s of amps) pulsed DC power supply from system requirements.
  • Detailed design of high-voltage, high-current capacitor banks, switches, and bus work.
  • Designing interfaces to utility distribution-level electrical systems
  • Developing test plans, and carrying out the testing, for verification and validation of their designs.
  • Producing the required documentation throughout the design process.
  • Working closely with the rest of the design team to integrate their design with other systems.

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Demonstrated experience in the implementation and commissioning of large power systems
  • Experience with the design and implementation of fault protection and safety interlock systems to ensure safe system operation and maintenance
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Preferred:

  • Experience in the design of power systems for large industrial or scientific equipment
  • Experience in the development and deployment of novel, first of a kind engineering projects.
  • Pulsed power design experience
  • Transformer design
  • Mechanical design experience is considered an asset.

Education:

  • Sc. on M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Physics or closely related field. 

Applications:

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-25” 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.

High Performance Computing Administrator/Research Software Engineer

Position Overview:

General Fusion research relies heavily on computer simulation to design and operation its experimental devices. The Computational Physics team is seeking a High-Performance Computing Administrator with additional skills in Research Software Engineering to administer and maintain its internal computing cluster and provide support to researchers using the system. The current system is comprised of 40 AMD Epyc 7452 processors with 5TB of memory and 200TB of storage running CentOS 8.2.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a primary source of HPC expertise within General Fusion
  • Manage hardware and interact with vendors support teams
  • Develop customized software tools to enable physics simulation workflows
  • Help maintain the software environment of the cluster
  • Provide training and support to build expertise in the use of the cluster
  • Maintain and update technical documentation.
  • Serve as an expert resource within the IT team for Linux-related issues

Other responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively to help users optimize their codes for an HPC environment
  • Help maintain General Fusion’s rapidly evolving suite of physics codes
  • Manage and advise on use of HPC cloud computing resources

Qualifications:

  • Ability to design, install, and maintain HPC infrastructure, including networking fabrics, such as Infiniband, Omni-Path, or Fibre Channel
  • Experience configuring and managing HPC workload management and scheduling software suites required, preferably SLURM
  • Demonstrated knowledge across a broad range of HPC administration skills, such as monitoring and optimizing systems, maintaining backups, troubleshooting, and assisting users. Experience in a research environment is an asset.
  • Proficiency in POSIX operating systems, such as RHEL, CentOS, Ubuntu, OpenSuse, and BSD
  • Working knowledge of scripting languages, such as Bash, Perl, and Python
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; experience writing documentation
  • Demonstrated experience installing multiple compilers and MPI interfaces and organizing them with Module

Preferred:

  • Candidates with experience optimizing code in Fortran, C++, or Python are preferred.
  • Experience with optimizing MPI or other parallelized code is highly desirable.
  • Experience with optimizing code for GPU systems is highly desirable.
  • Experience installing and maintaining monitoring software like Ganglia and Nagios.
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining application tools like Module, OpenMPI, MariaDB, HDF5, netCDF, Anaconda, Scalapack, SuperLU, PetSc, Boost, and NoMachine
  • Experience with container software, such as Docker or Singularity
  • Experience with version control systems, such as git and subversion
  • Experience with cloud computing systems, such as AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a computer science or other scientific discipline or equivalent experience.

Applications:

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2020-29” 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.

Test Engineer, Compression Systems

Position Overview:

We are looking for a Test Engineer who will support the development of General Fusion’s Compression Systems through active testing. The Test Engineer will take on a lead role in the operation, iterative development, and integration of test beds within the Compression Team. The successful candidate will have a strong multi-disciplinary skill set, centered around collecting and interpreting data from physical systems and distilling results to feed into the design of complex mechanical assemblies.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Testing prototype piston and fluidic systems
  • Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data
  • Designing experiments
  • Communicating results
  • Working with design engineers on the specifications for and design of test prototypes

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Required:

  • Proven track record of ability to infer cause and effect of physical phenomena in complex systems
  • Firm grasp of engineering and physics fundamentals
  • Rooted understanding of the experimental method
  • Hands-on disposition
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Experience in mechanical design
  • Experience in a research and development environment
  • Willingness to contribute across a broad scope of skillsets in the development and testing environment
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams in a fast-paced environment with rapidly evolving priorities

Preferred:

  • Experience with pressurized liquid or gas systems
  • Good CAD (SolidWorks) knowledge
  • Experience working with LabVIEW software and NI data acquisition hardware
  • Proficiency in Python, MATLAB
  • Experience with diagnostic measurement techniques such as:
    • high frame rate video
    • pressure sensing
    • position and velocity sensing
  • Rapid prototyping skills
  • Experience with lifting/hoisting heavy equipment
  • Workplace safety training

The work involved in this project requires rapid prototyping skills, independence, flexibility and quick turn-around. 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:

Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, engineering physics, or equivalent.

Applications:

Please send your resume to opportunities@generalfusion.com noting “Job Ref# RR-2021-06” in the email subject line. We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

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