Mechanical Project Engineer

Devens, MA
SPARC Team – Construction & Support Infrastructure /
Full-time /
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.

You will be responsible for activities relating to design and construction engineering within the mechanical discipline. Duties include working with engineering teams in the planning, sequencing, assembling, and issuing of construction Work Packages; development of installation specifications, 3D model coordination, interpreting design drawings and specifications, field verification of materials, monitoring construction progress, response to questions by constructors, providing direction in the field to ensure construction is in compliance with engineering documentation and developing handover packages to commissioning.

This team member will:

    • Coordinate with engineering on constructibility and design issues relating to mechanical and process systems
    • Identify the content of engineering document packages (Work Packages) required to support construction activities in the field
    • Plan, sequence, assemble, and issue construction Work Packages
    • Establish strong working relationships with the engineering teams responsible for the various process systems to facilitate conversion of engineering/design to physical plant
    • Oversee the maintenance of construction configuration management
    • Responsible for tracking, reporting, and forecasting activities in the field
    • Coordinate with the Procurement Organization for field procured materials, material substitution, services, and equipment
    • Review material receiving reports and warehousing to assure delivery of correct materials
    • Coordinate the preparation of cost reports, forecasts, and progress reports
    • Coordinate with Field Supervision and Subcontractors to plan/support construction schedules
    • Recommend and implement procedures to ensure construction remains in compliance with the requirements of engineering and design
    • Ensure engineering and procurement provide timely delivery of drawings, materials, and equipment
    • Review material receiving reports and warehousing to assure delivery of correct materials
    • Support the construction quality program
    • Support problem solving in the field and serve as liaison between Construction and Engineering
    • Support development and implementation of the Request for Information (RFI) process between Construction and CFS engineering
    • Development of turnover packages in accordance with defined system / sub-system breakdown.
    • Tracks pending issues and actions impacting system turnover.
    • Coordinates and facilitates system walkdowns
    • Reviews field generated inspection records for quality and completeness
    • Reviews field generated punch list items for quality and completeness and progress in project database
    • Supports the implementation of the records retention and turnover plans

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

    • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
    • 5+ years in a mechanical or process design and construction environment
    • Knowledgeable of the process to engineer, design and construct complex industrial projects
    • Knowledge Codes and standards
    • Ability to read and understand engineering documents issued for construction
    • Knowledge of mechanical and process systems

Additional experience and/or qualifications:

    • Experience in construction and technical inspection of mechanical and process systems
    • Previous work experience in construction or an industrial environment
    • Experience with 3D model CAD systems and ability to navigate such systems
    • Experience in commissioning of process systems
    • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs regularly
    • Perform activities such as stooping, climbing, typing, standing, sitting, etc. for extended periods of time
    • Dedication to safety to mitigate industrial hazards that may include heat, cold, noise, fumes, strong magnets, lead (Pb), high voltage, and cryogenics
    • Willingness to travel or work required nights/weekends/on-call occasionally
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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.