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Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

501-1,000 employees

Develops compact fusion power plants



Devens, MA, USA

Materials & Structures
Research & Development
Aerospace Engineering
  • 15+ years of experience delivering relevant high tech projects in fast-paced and quickly scaling environments
  • Proven ability to lead a portfolio of 30+ projects in a range of disciplines
  • Results oriented, get-stuff-done leadership
  • Proven ability to successfully deliver complex projects on time and within budget
  • Proven ability to work in a matrix structure
  • Experience working in an R&D setting where large hardware and testing is involved
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills
  • A strong ability to understand deeply technical and complex products, including tokamaks, power plant systems, and superconducting magnet product lines
  • Advanced technical degree in an engineering or related field is a plus
  • Successfully execute each project in the R&D project portfolio, facilitated through the technical project manager (TPM) team
  • Select and mentor TPMs for each of the projects
  • Hire high-level outstanding TPMs when needed
  • Work collaboratively with the Technical Program leads to define new projects needed and their success criteria
  • Work collaboratively with the Head of R&D Engineering to staff projects and follow established engineering processes and guidelines
  • Work collaboratively with the PMO office to determine which project processes and tools apply to R&D projects and which need to be more tailored.
Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems


Commonwealth Fusion Systems is leading the charge in developing compact fusion power plants, utilizing cutting-edge high-temperature superconducting magnet technology. This focus allows for quicker and more cost-effective construction of sustainable energy sources. With projects like SPARC, which aims to be the world's first net energy fusion demonstration device, the company not only demonstrates its leadership in the energy sector but also its commitment to addressing climate change through innovative solutions.

Company Stage

Series B

Total Funding



Cambridge, Massachusetts



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



12.5 Company-wide Holidays

Our vacation policy is 'take vacation'

Our sick time policy is 'get better and try not to make others sick'

Generous parental leave policy

Health Reimbursement

Health, Dependent Care, & Limited Purpose Flexible Spending Accounts

Delta Dental, Blue 20/20 Vision optional

Wellbeing / Headspace coverage

Short-term & long-term disability

Life and AD&D insurance