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Fusion Generator Design Engineer

Everett, Washington · Science/Research

Zap Energy is looking for an experienced and self-motivated Plant Design and Integration Engineer with detailed knowledge and experience with design of power plants and/or nuclear power plants, particle accelerator facilities and/or radiation medical facilities. Successful candidate will support plant level design integration and system engineering activities.


  • Lead and participate in the conceptual development of Zap’s next generation pilot and demonstration plant – including plant systems, structures and facilities design

  • Interface with the technical teams to create and manage drawing packages of integrated system, including but not limited to Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), 3D models, and system interface drawings

  • Generate design package for key systems and plant features including coordination of calculations, design reports, mechanical drawings, and engineering design specifications

  • Develop strategies and procedures for plant level integration – manage technical margins, interfaces, trade-off requirements.

  • Work as part of a high-performing team of engineers and scientists

  • Develop supporting design documents

  • Support in development, maintenance, and refinement of plant level and system level requirement and specification documents

  • Support design tools and configuration management processes

  • Develop integrated definition of facility functions, performance and design compliance

  • Lead and support design reviews and resolution of cross functional technical issues

  • Lead and support the integration of plant information into licensing basis and regulatory submittal documents that support the licensing of radiation facilities

  • Support licensing activities associated with safety analysis reports



  • Education : B.S. or M.S in Mechanical, Civil, Systems or relevant engineering discipline

  • Years of experience: 5-10 years.

  • Demonstrated experience in implementing a Systems Engineering design approach in industrial or other high complexity, high regulatory environment

  • Experience in implementing integrated plant design of nuclear systems, including complex systems and structures

  • Strong understanding of configuration management principles, as well as knowledge of design control tools application on nuclear or similar complex industrial applications

  • Strong experience with computed aided drafting (e.g., SolidWorks, CATIA, Pro-E, ANSYS)

  • Experience in a broad range of topics throughout a product lifecycle, including conceptual design, final design, construction, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning

  • Ability to deliver projects that include many competing objectives and design constraints, with ability to resolve conflicts between objectives


  • Experience working to quality standards on design activities, such as ASME NQA-1 or ISO 9001

  • Background in nuclear and/or fusion project implementation a plus

Benefits of joining Zap Energy - While doing meaningful work is rewarding in itself, we also offer the following programs and benefits for all employees:

  • Competitive salary and benefits

  • Premium medical / dental / vision insurance

  • Flexible vacation and paid company holidays

Zap Energy is building a low-cost, compact and scalable fusion energy platform that confines and compresses plasma without the need for expensive and complex magnetic coils. Zap’s sheared-flow-stabilized Z-pinch technology offers the shortest potential path to commercially viable fusion and requires orders of magnitude less capital than traditional approaches. Zap Energy has over 60 employees in two facilities near Seattle and is backed by leading financial and strategic investors.   Zap Energy is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws and regulations.  

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