Commissioning Specialist

Devens, MA /
SPARC Team – SPARC Integration /
/ On-site
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) has the fastest, lowest cost path to commercial fusion energy.

CFS collaborates with MIT to leverage decades of research combined with groundbreaking new high-temperature superconducting (HTS) magnet technology. HTS magnets will enable compact fusion power plants that can be constructed faster and at lower cost. Our mission is to deploy these power plants to meet global decarbonization goals as fast as possible. To that end, CFS has assembled a team of leaders in tough tech, fusion science, and manufacturing with a track record of rapid execution. Supported by the world’s leading investors, CFS is uniquely positioned to deliver limitless, clean, fusion power to combat climate change. To implement this plan, we are looking to add dedicated people to the team who treat people well, improve our work by adding multifaceted perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have achieved outstanding results through a range of pursuits, and have skills and experience related to this role.

This team member will:

    • Support full implementation of an effective commissioning process with great focus on delivery of a fully integrated plant that is ready to start vacuum, cryogenic, and magnet operations leading to first plasma
    • Create and owning the commissioning master plan
    • Create and owning the system completion tracking and documentation, developing and managing system completion database
    • In collaboration with Cx discipline technical leads, define success criteria through completion procedures and checklists, with support from vendors and system engineering team, and milestone deliverables
    • Support Cx leads and system engineering teams in development of the sequence of operation and standard operating methods for various systems, for startup and operation
    • Supervise Cx field agent team in construction process supervision, capturing quality issues, verification and validation process during construction as well as during commissioning and startup
    • Manage the punch-list closeout efforts, coordinate walkdowns with appointed 3rd part contractors
    • Create handover packages and facilitating the handover process to system owners/operation teams
    • Facilitate the management of change (MOC) in commissioning process
    • Progress reporting on the status of system completion progress
    • Schedule and facilitate re-occurring status review meetings with CFS teams, vendors and construction teams, plus schedule review meetings, per scope
    • Work closely with procurement teams and vendors to coordinate status review meetings, punch-list closeout, acceptance testing and turnover documentation
    • Work closely with the construction entities throughout the construction process, facilitating the construction completion acceptance and turnover documentation
    • Work closely with vendors, construction support, commissioning agents, CFS system engineering team, PMO team and Tokomak operations team in scheduling, planning and execution of plant integrated commissioning
    • Lead successful and complete handover of the systems to system owners
    • Embrace a safe work environment
    • Facilitate operation team training process during handover and startup

The ideal candidate will have most, if not all, of these requirements:

    • B.S. in engineering or construction management, or similar field; or equivalent experience
    • 5-7 years’ experience in industrial facilities commissioning activities
    • Working knowledge of MEP and integrated control systems commissioning and startup processes for heavy industrial facilities
    • Experience with system completion management tools
    • Experience in executing specialized assignment, such as acceptance testing for commissioning processes
    • Knowledge of EPC systems in engineering design, document management, construction management and completions
    • Experience in fast-paced projects and dynamic environment
    • Experience in a functional-matrix organization

Additional preferred experience and/or qualifications:

    • Problem solving skills
    • Ability to bring teams together to achieve project targets and goals
    • Excellent verbal and written skills, and ability to communicate effectively and clearly
    • Ability to decompose high-level information into practical details
    • Progress reporting and executive level presentation
    • Industry recognized commissioning certification is a plus
    • Experience with system completion tool Cx-Alloy is a plus
    • Experience in Power Plant Commissioning is a plus
    • Ability to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs
    • Perform activities such as stooping, climbing, typing, standing, or sitting for extended periods of time
    • Dedication to safety to mitigate hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, strong magnets, and energized electrical systems
    • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
    • #LI-Onsite
CFS team members thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits. We all tightly align with our company values of integrity, execution, impact and self-critique. As we grow, we are looking to add talented people who are mission driven and bring diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems.

At CFS, we deeply value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer by choice. We consider all qualified applicants equally for employment. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.