Sr. Safety Engineer

Cambridge, MA /
Manufacturing Team /
Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) is the surest path to limitless, clean fusion energy. Our mission is to enable world-wide clean energy for everyone, creating a sustainable environment for current and future generations. We have created a credible path to an operating fusion power plant in 15 years which leverages our novel collaboration with MIT and funding from strategic and financial investors who share our vision. This begins by developing a new class of high-field superconducting magnets that will enable the SPARC tokamak to demonstrate net energy from fusion for the first time. To execute this plan, we are now looking to add talented people to the team who are mission-driven and treat people well, improve our team by adding diverse perspectives and new ways of solving problems, have demonstrated exceptional results through a range of different pursuits, and have skillsets and experience that relate to this role.

At CFS, we are building cutting-edge hardware that will revolutionize safe, clean energy production for the world. To do this, we’re developing new manufacturing techniques and building out work spaces for both R&D and production. Safety is fundamental across all of our processes and facilities, and we empower all employees to make changes that improve safety for themselves and their team members.

This team member will:

    • Develop a comprehensive safety program for the company and instill a safety culture throughout the organization
    • Own all aspects of health & safety across all current facilities and head up the internal safety committee
    • Author and administer safety trainings and maintain training records
    • Ensure compliance with federal, state, and city safety regulations and obtain and maintain necessary permits
    • Lead investigations into all safety incidents and near misses and continuously improve safe operations
    • Work with manufacturing, operations, and R&D personnel to develop safety protocols and standard operating procedures and complete job hazard analyses
    • Develop safety plans for upcoming manufacturing facilities and provide input for building layouts and equipment purchases with a safety focus in mind

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

    • Bachelor's degree in an environmental, health, and safety discipline or equivalent experience
    • 7+ years' experience in health & safety engineering roles
    • Certification as a CSP (Certified Safety Professional) or CIH (Certified Industrial Hygienist)
    • Experience with creating safety programs from the ground up, including training and risk assessment and mitigation  
    • A proven track record of managing safe operations while supporting R&D and manufacturing processes
    • Experience with chemical safety, hazard communication, and waste management
    • Experience with heavy machinery, high voltage equipment, and cryogenics
    • Project management experience working with people from all levels of an organization and also with outside consultants and regulatory agencies
    • High self-motivation and drive to execute quickly with excellent troubleshooting/problem-solving skills
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills  
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.