R&D Technical Program Manager

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Commonwealth Fusion Systems

Commonwealth Fusion Systems

501-1,000 employees

Develops compact fusion power plants


Senior, Expert

Devens, MA, USA

Required Skills
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or applied science discipline
  • At least 10 years of experience managing project/program teams
  • At least 10 years of experience managing the development of technical projects
  • Experience using project/product management tools and tracking of projects or products
  • Experience in system-level design
  • Fantastic and clear communication and organizational skills
  • Resource estimation and projection
  • Strong time management skills
  • Self-motivation and autonomy
  • Manage a medium to large sized development, manufacturing, R&D, or Analysis program to maintain program objectives and hold overall schedules & budget
  • Own the test planning effort for the program to include test facility identification, test article fabrication, test matrix, data collection and transfer and risk reduction activities
  • Work with CFS collaborators to ensure objectives and timelines are communicated and agreed upon
  • Coordinate cross department communication to maintain the master schedule for the program and to manage risk and mitigate it properly when the opportunity arises or elevate project concerns when mitigation is not an option
  • Ask the right questions of the technical team to ensure driving toward a test/test article that will maximize learning in a timely manner for future design efforts
  • Coordinate with the test facility to plan for data reduction and feedback on any testing results in a timely manner
  • Work with the Open Innovation department at CFS to leverage external government/industry/academia support for project(s)
  • Coordinate within the R&D team for resources to support project(s)
  • Act as a mentor to the R&D engineering team and impart best practices
  • Work with procurement to ensure accurate/lean system level purchases that meet program timelines and keep the general cost/schedule/learning cycle moving
  • Grow and lead a team of engineers through the management of and accomplishment of project's objectives
  • Manage R&D engineering consultants associated with project(s), internal to CFS and external
  • Manage relationships with external collaborators including external testing facilities, MIT, other US government or international laboratories and facilities as required

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